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Thread: Gears 5

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    I'm getting into Act III now and... it's definitely a better campaign experience than Gears 4 was. That being said there's nothing really new to the game, it's still broadly the same as it was last gen with the open area sequences being just filler that doesn't add anything. The end section of Act II was good though and the game knows how to deliver spectacle.

    I've definitely come down on the side that Gears 5 is good looking but it's not a hardware showcase in my eyes. It's a game that is incredibly easy to look at and think it looks great but it's the super clean image quality and the devs artistic direction that's doing all the heavy lifting. Many key shots like the mountain and jungle are just flat 2D images and as soon as you walk up to objects it exposes that the game is relying on low resolution textures. It's a system pushing game but its the base Xbox One that's being pushed really. It certainly speaks to The Coalition though, their second entry and they've got a handle on the series much stronger than 343 have managed with the now wayward Halo series,

  3. #23
    Never really got into the gears of chore games; although they always look nice. Does it still take a full bullet clip to take down an enemy?

  4. #24
    Finally got the chance to put a couple of hours into this. So far, so Gears (4). Bit of mindless fun. Looks good and sounds good.

    One thing I would like to praise is the subtitles. Specifically the subtitles relating to grunts, groans, creaks, collapses and other non-word based subtitles. I can imagine that they’re really useful for those with hearing impairments. Some of them are also really funny. I forget the specific wording of one that made me laugh out loud (genuinely) but it was something like, “Marcus: Deep, sarcastic grumble with menacing undertones that would make the manliest of men retract his testicles into his gut.”

    Okay. I might be embellishing slightly but I think I’ve captured the spirit and it did genuinely make me laugh.
    Last edited by Paulos G; 16-09-2019 at 07:19 PM. Reason: Stray “the” that snuck in while I wasn’t looking.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Superman Falls View Post
    I'm getting into Act III now and... it's definitely a better campaign experience than Gears 4 was. That being said there's nothing really new to the game, it's still broadly the same as it was last gen with the open area sequences being just filler that doesn't add anything. The end section of Act II was good though and the game knows how to deliver spectacle.

    I've definitely come down on the side that Gears 5 is good looking but it's not a hardware showcase in my eyes. It's a game that is incredibly easy to look at and think it looks great but it's the super clean image quality and the devs artistic direction that's doing all the heavy lifting. Many key shots like the mountain and jungle are just flat 2D images and as soon as you walk up to objects it exposes that the game is relying on low resolution textures. It's a system pushing game but its the base Xbox One that's being pushed really. It certainly speaks to The Coalition though, their second entry and they've got a handle on the series much stronger than 343 have managed with the now wayward Halo series,
    I'll agree with that... The outside open sections in Act II already look a little off due to less lighting and other niceties you get in the closer quarters areas... But still, it's well executed and I've loved some of the last pieces so far. It's still showing some great gameplay touches and small advancements which are far more important than the graphics.

  6. #26
    I did Act 3, Chapter 1 last night and have to say - easily the ugliest part of the game so far. It's staggering just how hard the visual quality dropped off on that one.

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Paulos G View Post
    Finally got the chance to put a couple of hours into this. So far, so Gears (4).
    I do miss the more spooky and dark setting of Gears and those wind flares. Gears V is stunning mind a real technical due force with some of the best use of HDR and lighting yet

    Simple mindless fun, No fussing with endless menu screens, just straight into action and tons and tons of it.

  8. #28
    Tonight I might finish this, I'm on Act IV-Chapter II which is the final one in the game. It's picked up a bit but personally Act III was a real lull.

    One thing I know I want from Gears 6 next gen is a better sense of this being a lived in world. The arc of Gears covers nearly three decades yet there's little visual arc to the state of the world, the ruins you run around in Gears 5 look just like the ones from Gears 1 barring a bit more colour. The story tells you that you're saving humanity from the enemy threat but in game there's pretty much zero sign anyone but a dozen COG soldiers exist in it which really undersells the threat, the scale of the mission you're undertaking in Gears 4 and 5 feels really small and low stakes. I want to battle the enemies as they assault a city in which civilians are desperately trying to flee, chainsawing one before turning and seeing someone get snatched into the ground etc. The world of Gears is pretty but its pretty lifeless and it'd help to amp up the stakes to feel like the Gears weren't the only thing present in the world.

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