Gears 4 Beta Impressions Thread
Some of us were shocked by the direction that the developers are taking Gears 4 versus multiplayer (I, for one, got personal and did some name calling). For the record, because the core gameplay changed for each iteration, there was never any way that The Coalition was going to please everyone. By definition, what makes Gears 1 fans happy disappoints Gears 2 and Gears 3 fans, and vice versa. Many excellent improvements to Gears 1 were clearly evident in The Ultimate Edition. That is without a doubt, how The Coalition wanted to please, or at least placate, the Gears 1 fans. Having played 8+ days of it, they have done their job well enough. Thank you, Coalition. You already have my money.
Now, it is time to please the Gears 3 fans, I guess, and that is what Xbox gamers will be getting a glimpse at this Monday. Since it is free, I suspect most Xbox One owners will be at least trying it (“Christmas” noobs! WOOT!). It is a couple days early, but because there was a new video, I thought I would just create a thread for people to leave their thoughts once they have played it. I will be playing it as much as I can, and can stand (if it is unpleasant). The new gametype, Dodgeball, is a stroke of genius – Duh! Of course! – for the Gears Universe, and if the game mechanics and maps are enjoyable, it will make Gears 4 very appealing. If not, I am confident that the campaign will be everything that we have loved about the first four games.