That was a very interesting video. Again, nothing against 5, but that really shows how good Gears 2 was.
It does seem a trend that happened this gen, and not just with Gears, but world immersion has taken the back seat in some franchises. Crowbcat made a video of Dead Rising 4 vs the OG Dead Rising, both of which take place in a mall, but in the original one there is so much interaction with the environment that is completely gone in the new one. I hope this trend stops next gen.