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Cringe Gears 5 Hivebusters DLC is 10 times better than Gears 4 & 5 campaigns combined

Superayate

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You say that as if Gears 5 didn't have a great campaign, I thought it was the best of the series. Especially the lab revelations.

Yeah they replaced a white dude with a skinny girl to tick some sjw boxes, but otherwise it was great.
Lab were excellent, but open world aspect to it, really makes it feel lacking in my opinion. If it would like those linear levels, which is in the game, it would be excellent. If that make sense. Like a classic Gears campaign.
 
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You say that as if Gears 5 didn't have a great campaign, I thought it was the best of the series. Especially the lab revelations.

Yeah they replaced a white dude with a skinny girl to tick some sjw boxes, but otherwise it was great.
Gears 2 was my favorite campaign. Gears 4 was the worst due to lack of narrative breaks and gameplay variety until near the end of the game. You're just moving from one set-piece to the next shooting stuff. It felt tedious. Gears 5 was much better with the breaks, exploration and Jack mechanics.
 

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They should have made this a standalone Expansion "launch game" :messenger_beaming:
This should be the formula going forward. Sony absolutely NAILED this. Full games just take too long.

The Coalition should have had this for launch and 343 should have launched with an ODST sequel or Team Osiris spin-off instead of wasting time patching up MCC. Then Halo Infinite could have had all the time it needed.
 

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This should be the formula going forward. Sony absolutely NAILED this. Full games just take too long.

The Coalition should have had this for launch and 343 should have launched with an ODST sequel or Team Osiris spin-off instead of wasting time patching up MCC. Then Halo Infinite could have had all the time it needed.

The problem with Miles is you can finish it in a day or so, 100% it in less than a week, and then you're left with nothing but a PS3 remake as your marquee launch title.
 

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Gotta admit. The overwhelmingly positive impressions make me want to check it out.

Despite looking good the Gears 5 campaign was an absolute slog. Constantly running through large empty spaces to get to the next combat encounter (which were still fun), and the obnoxiously boring characters like Kate and non-sexually threatening black dude. They also made JD a bitch.

This sounds like a massive step in the right direction. Wonder if Rod Ferguson leaving for Blizzard was a good thing for the franchise.
 
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They really are and that is why I would love to see them work on something new.

I can see them doing Gears 6 on UE5 to get familiar with it then using UE5 to create something new.
 

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They should have made this a standalone Expansion "launch game" :messenger_beaming:

Nah, I prefer a remastered next gen Gears 5 plus this expansion with by FAR the best-looking next gen graphics at $0 as opposed to something similar on another console at $70. :messenger_winking:

I need to hurry up and finish Gears Tactics and download and replay Gears 5 and this expansion. I absolutely loved the Gears 5 campaign other Cait kind of annoyed me so I want to play the Series X version. I can't imagine how good that looks considering how good the last gen version looked.
 

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I just sat down to finish the Gears 5 campaign. I played a lot on One X/PC but waited for the Series X to finish it. Gears 5 is the most impressive game I've played on next-gen yet across both Series X and PS5. Maxxed out effects, amazing HDR, and locked 60fps.

Going to start Hivebusters today.
 
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I just sat down to finish the Gears 5 campaign. I played a lot on One X/PC but waited for the Series X to finish it. Gears 5 is the most impressive game I've played on next-gen yet across both Series X and PS5. Maxxed out effects, amazing HDR, and locked 60fps.

Going to start Hivebusters today.
Well that looks better, so you are in for a ride.
 
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I have Game Pass and the regulars Gears 5 downloaded. Is there a way to just download the DLC for free or do i have to delete my Gears 5 and redownload the Gears 5 GOTY edition they added to Game Pass? Not seeing another way, but i really don't to do that giant download.
 

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I have Game Pass and the regulars Gears 5 downloaded. Is there a way to just download the DLC for free or do i have to delete my Gears 5 and redownload the Gears 5 GOTY edition they added to Game Pass? Not seeing another way, but i really don't to do that giant download.
Do you have GP ultimate?
 

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Not a high bar. Gears 4 and 5 were dreadfully boring. I was so bored at the end of 4, in particular, I was scrolling Facebook during the ending cutscene.
 

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I played a bit earlier and will finish up tonight.

First impressions were pretty good and the grfx look great on the XsX
 

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i'll check it, G5 campaign was acceptable
can't wait till the coalition gets a shot at doing something else
 

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Will give this a go. Not expecting much as Gears 4 and 5 had shit campaign's.
 
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I haven’t played a Gears since Gears 3, but I played 4 hours of Gears 4 for the first time tonight. The “Enhanced for Xbox One X” version.

Holy shit at the weather effects, destructible cover, and amount of stuff happening on screen at one time in the outdoor scenes.

I know this is still “old gen” but very few games have felt this “next gen” to me.
The weather effects and destructible environments, along with the awesome mini-Horde sections, were some of my favorite and most memorable parts of the GOW4 campaign. I was pretty annoyed that none of them showed up in GOW5.
 
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I quite liked both in all honesty.
They were both good, 4 got really hurt due to terrible pacing and the start of the game being really dull (dunno bout you but the robot enemies are boring as fuck).
5 was good, I liked the choice to tackle small skirmishes as you like, just that the game world was too big and not really enough reason for it it be so. They could have had user selected random sections but without the bland romp to get there.
If the Coalition will continue working on Gears' properties I really hope they will read the books and include something from the Pesanga, that whole part of the Gears universe seems missed and could open up the combat quite a bit..


 
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Oh yeah, forgot since I bought the bundle. Either way. It's the same length per dollar.
Miles Morales is taking most people just over 12 hours on average. Xbots are just shitting on it because some have taken shots at Series X for not having launch exclusives and pushing backwards compatibility so hard instead.
 
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Anyone else notice how this is only free for Game Pass Ultimate users? Expect to see more of these types of expansions of first party games so MS can drive people to the more expensive tier.
 
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This free on Gamepass? Not to sound like a cheap fuck, but the service has conditioned me to almost never buy games at all. It's kinda incredible how much money I've saved as a result. Thousands over the last year since I joined the ecosystem. Only bought ESO's Chapter and Remnant and maybe one other game. Also, length? Like, Gears is a fun couple of afternoons for me, though I'm loathe to spend $20 on a 3 hour adventure.
 

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Yeah I agree, was a bit sceptical about the 20 bucks pricetag, but I'd say it's absolutely worth it if you like gears and don't have gamepass ultimate.
 
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