Ive tried abit of escape. Levelled up Emile abit. Probably not a good character pick, better for horde. Its intense, and the map creator might be interesting but it looses the horde strategy fro some kind of frantic dash. Theres also no where near enough ammo. They really need to sort that out.
To be clear, it’s not surprising at all that Gears 5 is an excellent third-person action game. This iconic series has never really had a misfire, even when changing hands from original developer Epic to The Coalition, and the hot streak remains unbroken. What was unexpected is just how effectively it doubles down on story with a character-focused, consequence-filled tale that plays to one of the franchise’s most underappreciated strengths and backs it up with fun, welcome additions to both its gameplay formula and flow. And that’s just the campaign: add in a heavy-hitting multiplayer lineup of Versus, Versus Arcade, Horde, and Escape and it makes Gears 5 one of the best and most versatile action-game packages in recent memory.
SugarDave wrote:Is it even worth downloading the high-res texture pack if I'll only be playing this on a 970?
Yep, even with everything on High or above you'll be getting a better image than either the base Xbone or the X. Download it, if it causes any performance problems then you simply uninstall it from the graphics options screen.
rinks wrote:Even though it’s legitimate, I can’t help feeling a little guilty that I didn’t directly pay for this brilliant game.
I'm not sure why. Microsoft have plenty of money and have made the decision that having subscription payments for the games they make is more lucrative than having people pay normally for those games. It saves you money (especially if you took advantage of the cheap sub offers) and Microsoft can brag about having a gazillion subscribers that seems to excite the shareholders so everyone wins.