The new Gears of War game came out Tuesday the 10th if you had the ultimate pass like me you were able to play it 4 days early luckily for me, I was able to beat the games story mode already. And well what can I say it’s not the best in series but not the worst either.
The new story now follows Kait looking for answers to who she really is, this actually a great story and probably has the most story ever told in a Gears title to date. Kait herself is a great character to play as and does an amazing job of running delta. The game even brings back some more old faces like Clay Carmine one of the baddest dudes around. It was so great to see him back in the game. The story does end on a cliffhanger however which means there will be another one hopefully.
The open-world sections of the game are odd and interesting to see the series go in this direction but if I’m being honest, I much Prefer the section of the game where we are in tunnels in closed-off hallways fighting all manner of monster this is still in my opinion where the game shines. Gears to me is a cover-based shooter that’s formula has always worked so well I don’t feel the need to have these long open-world sections that really mess with the pacing of the game.
The skiff is fun to drive around in but all it really does is get you from point A to point B and I never felt the need to explore really. I just wanted to progress through the game. Having jack though as a partner did really help me in so many situations that otherwise I would have died in his abilities are what give the game an RPG like element that really can change the way combat goes depending on how you’re playing the game. He has all sort abilities from stims to cloaking, all the way too barriers that stop bullets in their tracks.
However, and I’m not 100% sure if this was because I was playing in early access, I ran into some of the worst bugs I have ever seen in a game. Every hour it Felt the game wouldn’t save and I would have to turn off the game and reload sometimes having to make me redo a whole lot of the mission I was on. On top of that sometimes enemies would just not load in so the game wouldn’t know what to do and freeze up. At this time, I’m not sure if these issues have been fixed just be warned that it’s very annoying.
All together Gears 5 has some really amazing ideas that at the best of times worked incredibly well and made me enjoy being in a Gears game again. But at the worst of time due to bugs or long skiff rides made me miss playing the older title that never get old to me. I still highly recommend giving the game a go because it has one of the best stories in a Gears game to date and is still a whole lot of fun. Gears 5 is currently out on Xbox one and $59.99.
Currently playing: Borderlands 2