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I'll probably sign up for Xbox Game Pass on PC for this game.



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Should also mention that there is a big divide between user and professional scores on Metacritic.

Gears 4 was: 6.9 user.
Gears 5 was 8.8 user.

Clearly the actual reviews aren't reflecting gamers experiences.



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SammyGiireal said:
DonFerrari said:
And for the complains of Gears 5 being a better game than Gears 4 and should have a better score, it still is 1 point above. Also just remember that even though the publication is the same it is likely that the review was made by different people so the fact the reviewer think the game is better the score may be lower (because it wasn't his score on the previous game).

Yes, most big publications have different reviewers. I think it is just a bit shocking as Gears 5 is seen as one of Microsoft's big guns and it delivers the goods as far the series goes. It seems this gen in particular there has been a lot of scrutiny over Metacritic/Gameranking scores for big titles and exclusives.  Let's remember HZD which ranked in the 80s though plenty of people loved it (myself included), very few games get to that mid 90s range. I still value Metacritic ....rarely has a game in the 90s range not turned out to be special. So I usually jump in blindfolded of a game gets those scores.

Off topic, again!...: I would have figured HZD was in the 90's. Blew my f***in' mind! But there it is, sitting at 89 on MC. Ah well.

Came to post what you and Don said. Different reviewers in play may lead to a scenario where a sequel that's almost universally considered to be superior to it predesessor, garners a similar score as said predecessor. The number of reviews is different too. 103 MC reviews for Gears 4 vs only 78 for Gears 5.



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COKTOE said:
SammyGiireal said:

Yes, most big publications have different reviewers. I think it is just a bit shocking as Gears 5 is seen as one of Microsoft's big guns and it delivers the goods as far the series goes. It seems this gen in particular there has been a lot of scrutiny over Metacritic/Gameranking scores for big titles and exclusives.  Let's remember HZD which ranked in the 80s though plenty of people loved it (myself included), very few games get to that mid 90s range. I still value Metacritic ....rarely has a game in the 90s range not turned out to be special. So I usually jump in blindfolded of a game gets those scores.

Off topic, again!...: I would have figured HZD was in the 90's. Blew my f***in' mind! But there it is, sitting at 89 on MC. Ah well.

Came to post what you and Don said. Different reviewers in play may lead to a scenario where a sequel that's almost universally considered to be superior to it predesessor, garners a similar score as said predecessor. The number of reviews is different too. 103 MC reviews for Gears 4 vs only 78 for Gears 5.

HZD is definately an easy 9 to me. The story, music and presentation were superb. It just goes to show, I used that example because that is one of the games that I have enjoyed more than many games rated in the 9s.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
I'll probably sign up for Xbox Game Pass on PC for this game.

Xbox game pass is the best deal in gaming right now. Microsoft should make a 200 dollar xbox with one year of xbox game pass. 



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Snoopy said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
I'll probably sign up for Xbox Game Pass on PC for this game.

Xbox game pass is the best deal in gaming right now. Microsoft should make a 200 dollar xbox with one year of xbox game pass. 

Yeah it seems the new gamepass subscriptions are insane. Also a lot of pc players seems like 30% of the people play it on pc based on my experience playing it online, Expect some news next week.







Pemalite said:
Should also mention that there is a big divide between user and professional scores on Metacritic.

Gears 4 was: 6.9 user.
Gears 5 was 8.8 user.

Clearly the actual reviews aren't reflecting gamers experiences.

Yea, seems like it.

Gears 5 Metacritic PC User Score 7.1

Gears 5 Steam Mixed 50% Negative



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I may have to check this out while my gamepass is active. Did not have very high expectations but this seems like the one of the first MS games I have felt like I needed to play in a LONG time.



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Shiken said:
I may have to check this out while my gamepass is active. Did not have very high expectations but this seems like the one of the first MS games I have felt like I needed to play in a LONG time.

When you play it, post your thoughts. I wasn't hyped up to play it because of Gears 4 but I still wound up playing it on day one thanks to Game Pass. It didn't take long before I was truly impressed. Unfortunately, you have to go through a boring tutorial section before the greatness can begin.



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Zoombael said:
Pemalite said:
Should also mention that there is a big divide between user and professional scores on Metacritic.

Gears 4 was: 6.9 user.
Gears 5 was 8.8 user.

Clearly the actual reviews aren't reflecting gamers experiences.

Yea, seems like it.

Gears 5 Metacritic PC User Score 7.1

Gears 5 Steam Mixed 50% Negative

Gears 5 on PC has also copped the brunt of the troll reviews. I understand all games have them but it seems the PC version of Gears 5 has copped it hard. Gamers are holding a personal grudge over MS games rather then respecting what is a good game.

I couldn't help but laugh when I read this one..

Loony toons graphics!? On the PC version? That would have been funny if this didn't actually add to the User score.

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