I'm a huge fan of the gears of war franchise, and I've played every gears game to date,
Ive played the game for a few days and I am enjoying the gameplay mechanics themselves, its a very polished game, but on the other hand, I have some big complaints, and the reason I am writting them on here is because I want to know what others think about the same subjects, I will bullet point them below.
- Too many power weapons - I feel gears has got to the point where it is just rammed with power weapons, I remember the old gears of war was more about skill, even if the enemy had a boomshot or a longshot, if you used your default weapons well you could still come out on top. I understand power weapons should give an advantage and that's fine, but I feel that this game litteraly is just throwing them out to people, nobody dares to take cover and think about how they are going to play with tactics because they are forced to constantly rush around due to constant threats from power-weapons, the game feels like a mad rush fest, what made this game stand out was that you had a cover system and it brought a fresh style of game play to the table.
- Paying for gamemodes/skins? - Right, the game has just been released, and as far as I know, without buying a VIP pass or whatnot, I cant even play EXECUTION..yes. execution, a core game mode for gears of war, I paid £35 for this game, why do I have to pay for more maps and more game modes when the game has just been released? fair enough 1 or 2 months down the line, but a new tiny campaign, 4 game maps, and hardly any Skins or any new characters is just pathetic and unjustifiable, i feel taken for a mug that I have spent £35 on this.
- Grenades - now everybody spawns with a frag grenade and can throw it with a click of a button, this is also just not helping the game at all, the fact you can't hold an area down for longer than 20 seconds without frags coming in left right and center is just annoying, and before people go on about it stopping campers, the entire point of gears of war is that you had a cover system that enabled you to take cover, and the enemy had to think and work to flush you out vice versa using smokes etc.
Just my thoughts and opinion, I'm happy for you if your enjoying the game, but I cant help but feel let down even though I really tried to like this game, GoW just seems to be getting worse and worse with every title, I will be returning my game this week as I don't feel I got my moneys worth what so ever, and I am in no way paying an extra £10-20 so that I can play gamemodes/maps I should be entitled to anyway.