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Should the next Gears game be another iteration or a complete reinvention?

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  • Complete reinvention/reboot

  • Evolution of the current formula/iteration

  • I don't care either way


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Jakartalado

Member
Oct 27, 2017
585
I would change the single player tone to a complete horror stuff.

Keep the horde, mp and escape stuff iterating.
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,787
The core gameplay of Gears is perfect. Remix the trappings around the core systems as 5 did, but there's no need for complete reinvention. A Gears game without snap-into-cover would be like a Mario game without jumping.
 

Remo Williams

Member
Jan 13, 2018
4,689
The Coalition are on the right track, I think that Gears 5 got the balance of the old and the new just right, and the series has been rejuvenated. I'd prefer them to continue with gradual changes, no drastic reinvention is needed at this point.
 

Archon

Member
Oct 27, 2017
557
They've already soft rebooted it just recently, I don't see why they'd hit the reset button so soon after.

How would you even reinvent it at this point without creating essentially a new IP?
 

Trickstah

Member
Sep 16, 2018
198
If it ain't broke... as they say.

Not every game has to be similar. Gears is Gears. It works because it has stuck to its roots.
 

Shawcroft

Member
Oct 29, 2017
291
I reckon they'll have to shake it up at some point, but next game probably wouldn't be a great time.

Presumably they'll try to close out the 'new trilogy' or at least the current story arc, so flipping gameplay on its head completely would probably be a bit messy.

Though as others have mentioned, if people really like the open world shenanigans a lot they'll probably lean into that more.

Not sure how I feel about it myself. The idea is nice and the skiff controls are really cool, but so far it just felt like riding around trying to find the random item / location that looks special and then starting a mini-mission. But I'm not very far in, so we'll see.
 

calibos

Member
Dec 13, 2017
60
Iteration is fine, but evolve the new stuff introduced.

Open the world up more but still have a story like 5's.

Add massive Hives to the open world. Make the game world far more dangerous.

Make Horde mode more of a progression. bosses every 5 waves, but ramp them up gradually. By waves 30 - 50 you are fighting multiple bosses with multiple mini bosses.

Rework the large boss AI and movement. I always feel like the bosses, especially in Horde are dumb, slow moving and easy to trick and distract.

Oh, and get rid of those god damn slugs. They are a poorly designed enemy that has terrible b-line AI and can down you in a couple hits even on beginner.
 
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Flux

Member
Oct 28, 2017
2,632
In the past I've repeatedly been in favour of them re-booting the game, but it would be strange to do so now given Gears 5 ends on an unresolved cliffhanger. I say conclude this current narrative and character arc with an iterative update for Gears 6, and then re-boot for Gears 7.

To be fair they already changed a lot with Gears 5, they just now need to lean into that new stuff even harder. I do really enjoy the new changes though, and wouldn't ever want things to go back to classic Gears.
I'm surprised this is your opinion. Also (this is for everyone else as well), you can reinvent something and still have it be the continuation of a story sprung by the old formula. See God of War and Halo Infinite.
 

KrAzEd

Member
Oct 27, 2017
268
Brooklyn, NY
I think they should expand more on the rpg and open world elements, but there is nothing like gears out there and I haven’t been this addicted to a game in a long time.
 

Rivo_Labrat

Member
Apr 27, 2019
16
To those that want a complete reboot/reinvention I'd like to ask you to please leave gears alone. If it's not the game you like then that's OK. But please let those who are fans enjoy their game because there is nothing like it. Evolution is good. This nonsense of changing it into something else is not.
 

Couchpotato

Member
Nov 7, 2018
135
Keep Gears feeling and playing like Gears. They own the cover shooter market, similar to Forza Horizon's situation. I don't see any business reason to change, and Gears fans can keep it kicking indefinitely.

Hopefully, at some point, the studio will be in the position to make side projects for other genres or whatever they want in or outside of the Gears universe at so it doesn't become another Bungie situation.
 

Raide

Member
Oct 31, 2017
7,932
Iteration of Gears 5, since it's the best Gears game by a long shot. Flesh out the open world more, enhance the narrative and deepen the connection to the characters.

If people want reboot etc, just leave that to Gears spinoff like Pop and Tactics. Just work a good horror Gears spinoff as well please.
 

Type422

Member
Nov 28, 2017
101
Currently at the end of chapter 2, but I would be happy if the next part is just like the first chapter :D The open world passages do nothing for me. Yes you can skip that stuff if you want, but then it's only much more filler. I'd be quite happy if it would be some epic gunfights with great setpieces and a memorable cast.
 

Dezzy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
635
USA
Reboot it already. Maybe I'm missing something, but spending a majority of my time sitting behind cover spots and aiming at enemy heads is not fun. Gears gameplay feels feels slow and lacks mobility.
 

etta

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,625
Jesus Christ, God of War did a number on some people.
Not every game needs to completely reinvent itself, if you don’t like it, don’t fucking play it. You don’t have to play it or like it, the world won’t give the tiniest shit that you don’t like Gears 6.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,802
The World
Keep the Semi-Open World and it is optional. Increases Campaign time by 25-30% maximum.

Increase RPG elements - customization of armor would be cool. More set pieces like Act 1 of Gears 5 (only in Act 2 at the moment), they could play around with multiple protags to tell branching stories.
 

Remo Williams

Member
Jan 13, 2018
4,689
Reboot it already. Maybe I'm missing something, but spending a majority of my time sitting behind cover spots and aiming at enemy heads is not fun. Gears gameplay feels feels slow and lacks mobility.
That's not how you play Gears at all, especially now with all the new offensive and defensive options - it's a crude caricature of the real thing, not the real thing itself.
 

Joe White

Member
Oct 27, 2017
176
Finland
If people want reboot etc, just leave that to Gears spinoff like Pop and Tactics. Just work a good horror Gears spinoff as well please.
Yes, I would like to see something like Gears Survivor VR spinoff that starts from events of Gears 2 where they drop to hollows and player is the sole survivor of the pod and need to get out of the caves.