I think the beta plays pretty well. It feels like Gears, which it should. But the weapons feel better to me. My lancer wins at long to medium, gnasher wins close to medium, and the SO is good but you only get that 1 shot. And the SO is a little over
powered but if you know they are using it just stay back a little and the gnasher wins with quicker shots. The lag is usually pretty much non-existance and host advantage is usually minimal.
I think this is a great Gears game so far that feels almost right. It plays it's own style well and should be long term fun when the full game launches.
I feel that they have tweaked it very much in weapon form. The weapons all seem to behave a bit differently from the last games and seem to have some better balancing. The lag issues seem to have been resolved greatly although it still gives a lot of crap.
In the end, its kind of what Gears 2 should have been with cool new features.
The sawoff shotgun is garbage people just rush and blow you up same with chainsaw , I shoot them with a gnasher while they are running towards me and its like i shoot them with a water pistol. I mean its better than Gears 2 but not Gears 1 . The gnasher
is inconsistant and way too much range, And the dedicated servers are a fake i played a game that had Host migration. Also the Lancers especially the retro are WAY to overpowered thats all people use now.