Gears 5 [XO, PC, XBSX, XGP]

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by iroboto, Jun 19, 2018.

Tags:
  1. Scott_Arm

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Messages:
    14,209
    Likes Received:
    5,634
    Live on the edge!
     
  2. TheAlSpark

    TheAlSpark Moderator
    Moderator Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Messages:
    21,737
    Likes Received:
    7,403
    Location:
    ಠ_ಠ
  3. BRiT

    BRiT Verified (╯°□°)╯
    Moderator Legend Alpha

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    15,948
    Likes Received:
    14,880
    Location:
    Cleveland
  4. iroboto

    iroboto Daft Funk
    Legend Regular Subscriber

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    10,827
    Likes Received:
    10,865
    Location:
    The North
    Finished Gears.
    Act 4 was ace, bombastic way to finish
    I choose team 'left'. lol. brilliant. hahaha.
     
  5. Scott_Arm

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Messages:
    14,209
    Likes Received:
    5,634
    My nvme took a huge shit so I haven't had a chance to finish the game. I guess if you're windows install corrupts two weekends in a row, you should expect it to pretty much go haywire on the 3rd weekend.
     
  6. iroboto

    iroboto Daft Funk
    Legend Regular Subscriber

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    10,827
    Likes Received:
    10,865
    Location:
    The North
    that's brutal, really surprised by all this corruption happening.
    my windows has been pretty rock solid, but i dno't do much with it
     
  7. Scott_Arm

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Messages:
    14,209
    Likes Received:
    5,634
    wi
    Mine is because my nvme is toast.
     
  8. TheAlSpark

    TheAlSpark Moderator
    Moderator Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Messages:
    21,737
    Likes Received:
    7,403
    Location:
    ಠ_ಠ
    There was some update for winstore the other day, which may have helped fix things for me. Idk. I'm feeling a bit apathetic to return. Usual crew of Gears Horde friends don't really care as much for the new iteration either, so...... eh.
     
  9. RobertR1

    RobertR1 Pro
    Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2005
    Messages:
    5,740
    Likes Received:
    937
    Picked it up again and am Skiffing through the snow. This game is really good.

    I have to echo the colleathaon elements that takes you out of gameplay. The story is fun enough. Varied locations and varied tactics to gun play make it a complete package that the running around picking up stuff and upgrades wasn't needed.
     
  10. TheAlSpark

    TheAlSpark Moderator
    Moderator Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Messages:
    21,737
    Likes Received:
    7,403
    Location:
    ಠ_ಠ
    The skiff concept might have been better as a separate side-story with a different group. They could have done something a little funky playing as some experimental DB squad.

    On a side note, I thought Jack would do something somewhat nutty like become the head of a DR-1 chassis so that player 3 wouldn't be bored. Kick it up a notch to the giant mecha!

    Or ya know. Hijack a Swarmak - "CONTROL, WE'VE HIJACKED A SWARMAK." -J.D. Like father, like son. References. Anyways.

    *cue Gears 6 revelation that the prolificness of the Locust are also related to Carmine genetics. Reyna's "spineless father", ya know? :runaway: They can retcon Dr. Torres as being the turkey of the family tree while the Carmines choose the name of the other side of the family to separate themselves.

    I keed.
     
    #190 TheAlSpark, Sep 26, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2019
  11. higherARC

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    106
    Just got to Act 4. This game is outstanding love the open sections reminds me of Halo CE. I can definitely see TC pushing more for Gears 6 on Scarlett with more dynamic things happening in the hub sections. Gives so much life to the world and immersion. I aimlessly walk around admiring the scene o_O graphics are easily some of the best out there top 3 for me. Can't believe it's 60fps on top of that too

    X

    *Character detail blew me away love how the lights on their armor are dynamic light sources light up environment too
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Devious likes this.
  12. ultragpu

    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2004
    Messages:
    6,242
    Likes Received:
    2,298
    Location:
    Australia
    Ingame model definitely looks poor with polygonal edges everywhere, very minimal alpha coverage to facial hair and low res textures are quite noticeable (look at the nose man, yuck). These two shots are some of the worst examples you could pick to demonstrate the graphics :). The cut down of graphics fidelity is very obvious here for being a 60fps title, there's no need to hide that fact. I'm on my second run of the campaign on the X, basically anything that's outdoor looks flat and low poly, the game does have some very nice indoor sections tho, such as the Hangar bay with that rocket. I feel like after Act 1 the game takes a big nose dive graphics wise till the last Act. Very inconsistent looking man.
     
  13. higherARC

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    106
    Yea no sorry disagree I've played many games and Gears 5 impress me over most others. Extremely high res textures in game, lighting is the best i've seen it's the perfect hdr showcase currently and the particle effects are top notch
     
  14. iroboto

    iroboto Daft Funk
    Legend Regular Subscriber

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    10,827
    Likes Received:
    10,865
    Location:
    The North
    Let me know if you are team 'left' or team 'right'

    hur hur hur
     
  15. RobertR1

    RobertR1 Pro
    Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2005
    Messages:
    5,740
    Likes Received:
    937
    Boys, I might need to turn in my gamer card. So got to "enter the mines" section on Act 2. Been playing on experienced. That section is my Waterloo. Do I drop down and accept my casual status or keep hoping that I can rekindle the bro gamer eternal?
     
    DSoup likes this.
  16. Sigfried1977

    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    5,005
    Likes Received:
    1,817
    I remember old Gears being fairly challenging on "normal" mode. On easy it became way too easy of course. I think loads of games are missing that in-between sweet spot now these days. The Resident Evil 2 remake nailed it I think.
     
  17. Scott_Arm

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Messages:
    14,209
    Likes Received:
    5,634
    @Sigfried1977 Yah, I'm not sure why there's a reluctance to provide difficulty options. Some games it's 3 options, some games it's only 1. There's probably room for adjusting to maybe 5 difficulties in most games, just by adjusting the damage enemies inflict. Give people the option to tailor their experience. There's nothing worse than playing a game that's way too easy, or so hard that you really can't enjoy it.
     
  18. RobertR1

    RobertR1 Pro
    Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2005
    Messages:
    5,740
    Likes Received:
    937
    Almost done with Gears 5. Literally at the last section. I've really enjoyed it. I did a 5hr marathon last night to get there. Great job to the team.

    The "jack robot" which i thought was a bit gimmicky at first ends up adding a very nice dimension to the gameplay. You can change it's abilities on the fly. To me it felt a bit like Dragon Age: Origins where I could micro my team and it's abilities mid battle (my fav combat in a rpg btw). Towards the end, I was really using Jack to setup my battles and building most of my tactics around his capabilities.

    I hope there's some story based DLC as the MP, horde, etc aren't for me. Looking forward to Gears 6 at this rate.

    On the PC, games looks great maxed out and holds up frame rate quite well. I'd say it's well optimized.
     
  19. Jay

    Jay
    Veteran Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    1,825
    Always thought it was a shame that MS 1P games generally(?) doesn't have story based DLC's.
     
  20. TheAlSpark

    TheAlSpark Moderator
    Moderator Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Messages:
    21,737
    Likes Received:
    7,403
    Location:
    ಠ_ಠ
    The ROI was probably low (if anything) when they tried it out with Gears 2 (deleted chapter) & 3 (Raam's Shadow).

    Wonder how UC: Lost Legacy sold.

    I'm somewhat struggling with how they might design a compelling narrative around open-world while keeping costs under control. The Gears formula is at its best when it's a curated linear experience. The open sections just become an excuse to have the player sit through party dialogue, which can be meaningful in its own right, but is otherwise boring to play, especially in co-op where it's not even combat driven.

    Horde is too slow for me to care about it these days.

    Escape might have been more interesting if it incorporated elements of Overrun (Gears Judgment) with enemy players on the opposite side and leaving it to the Tally of Time for scoring.

    -----

    So when are they bringing in the M41A Pulse Rifle as a skin for the Lancer GL? *cough*

    ------
     
    #200 TheAlSpark, Oct 17, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2019
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Beyond3D has been around for over a decade and prides itself on being the best place on the web for in-depth, technically-driven discussion and analysis of 3D graphics hardware. If you love pixels and transistors, you've come to the right place!

    Beyond3D is proudly published by GPU Tools Ltd.
Loading...