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Forums - Microsoft Discussion - To celebrate Xbox Series X, I am going to play through the entire GoW franchise for the first time, and in chronological order (Current Game: Gears 5)

Yeah I did the RAAM's Shadow DLC earlier in the play through. It was good. His powers were fun to use.

Finished Gears 4.

Maybe my favorite one of them all. Varied gameplay, incredible graphics, unique enemies. The story was not that strong, it seems it is just building up for Gears 5. Also I wish it let you use the badass new weapons more in the game. There are like two spots where you can use the new sniper or Overkill weapon on Locust. I love how they modernized the cover and movement systems. Also it's easily the most brutal Gears I have played. There were a couple times where a Locust ran up opposite of me in cover and I was expecting it to jump over and kick me out of cover but instead yanked me across the cover, pulled out a giant knife and disemboweled me and then slit my throat. Or did leap over and kicked me out of cover, but followed that up with a knife to the gut and throat to kill me.

I did start Gears 5 and yes, looks jaw dropping on XSX.



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Gears 4 was a low point for me. Gameplay was good but the story was....bleh. Gears 5 is a return to form so hopefully you enjoy it as well. It's just great fun from beginning to end.



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Gears 4 is the absolute low point for me. The tomatoes line made me LOL but outside of that it was not very enjoyable.

The entire first act fighting those stupid robots was boring. Act 2 gets better and imo, was the best part of the game. Things slow down big time in Act 3 even the more traditional enemies and fights couldn't save iy. Act 4 is solid but a shame it's pretty much entirely underground. By act 5 I couldn't wait for the game to finish.

Gears 5 is better in terms of structure, design and enemies, but the story is awful, the worst in the series by far. Again, Marcus's line to Faz made me LOL and the highlight of the game.



I'm on Act 3 of Gears 5 now. Gotta say, game seems pretty amazing so far. Graphically it's just gorgeous. Maybe the best looking game I have ever played. I know Hivebusters looks even better. I know a lot of people hated it, but I enjoy the skiff sections. Apparently people hate the idea of Gears not being completely linear, idk why. I am digging the extra layers of depth and strategy in the combat thanks to Jack.

Story wise, it's been hit or miss. I am digging the revelations about the Locust history and Kait's connection to it. Not really understanding how Reyna and Myrra are resurrected and Myrra is possessing Reyna? Maybe it is explained further in the game. Also it's cool that they wanted to elevate Kait as the main character but it seems they are basically discarding JD. Still, a great game so far.



Finished Gears 5. I think it is my favorite one. I did the entire Halo play through last year, and when 343i took over from Bungie, they made Halo 4, which I thought was the best Halo. Then they followed it with Halo 5, probably the worst Halo. I am glad Coalition started strong with Gears of War 4 but improved upon it with Gears 5 and didn't see a Halo type drop off. Speaking solely about single player.

I think Gears 5 is probably the best looking game I have ever played. The Series X version anyway. Technically and sound wise it's incredible. And the weather in the game and the effects it has on enemies and shots/grenades, amazing stuff. Story wise I still think it's all kind of dumb, it's Gears, but gameplay wise it's extremely good. I have started the Hivebusters DLC and it looks even better, so much more colorful. And the writing between the squad seems very good.

Overall I'd rate the entire series, minus DLC, as follows:

Gears 5
GoW3
GoW4
Gears Tactics
GoW
GoW2
GoW Judgement

And I don't think any of them are bad games or anything. Judgement and GoW 2 are the lowest games on my ranking but they are still good. Gears 5 sets up for a Gears 6 very well. I hope they go all out more with the open world hub type gameplay kind of like Tomb Raider did, plus add more abilities and upgrades.

Spoiler


I saved JD in the game. But I can see them somehow bringing either of the guys back to life somehow, idk which choice is canon in the story.



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LudicrousSpeed said:

Finished Gears 5. I think it is my favorite one. I did the entire Halo play through last year, and when 343i took over from Bungie, they made Halo 4, which I thought was the best Halo. Then they followed it with Halo 5, probably the worst Halo. I am glad Coalition started strong with Gears of War 4 but improved upon it with Gears 5 and didn't see a Halo type drop off. Speaking solely about single player.

I think Gears 5 is probably the best looking game I have ever played. The Series X version anyway. Technically and sound wise it's incredible. And the weather in the game and the effects it has on enemies and shots/grenades, amazing stuff. Story wise I still think it's all kind of dumb, it's Gears, but gameplay wise it's extremely good. I have started the Hivebusters DLC and it looks even better, so much more colorful. And the writing between the squad seems very good.

Overall I'd rate the entire series, minus DLC, as follows:

Gears 5
GoW3
GoW4
Gears Tactics
GoW
GoW2
GoW Judgement

And I don't think any of them are bad games or anything. Judgement and GoW 2 are the lowest games on my ranking but they are still good. Gears 5 sets up for a Gears 6 very well. I hope they go all out more with the open world hub type gameplay kind of like Tomb Raider did, plus add more abilities and upgrades.

Spoiler


I saved JD in the game. But I can see them somehow bringing either of the guys back to life somehow, idk which choice is canon in the story.

If they decide to go the open world hub route again, they need to make serious changes. Add different vehicles and simply more to do. Considering how the open world segments weren't very popular among critics and gamers, I see them take that part out for the next installment. I hope they do add more vehicle sections in Gears 6, but in a more linear fashion like GoW2. 



I just beat GoW2. I still think I like GoW1 more. Im working through the games a lot slower cause I bought all the kingdom heart gamaes and beat KH1 last night.

Not sure if I should move onto GoW3 or start Neir



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Gears 5 is also my favourite, about the choice you have to make I kind of hope TC goes with the numbers (basically go with the person who the majority of the community choose to live)






Gears 5 and 2 have my favorite campaigns. Really like how 5 explained what 2 hinted at - about the origins of the Locust - and how they made some lame characters way more interesting and likable (JD). They also gave Marcus and the old crew more protagonism and introduced new characters that actually add something to the game and are interesting, like Fahz, who I hated at first and ended up liking a ton.

I also like the Scorpio Team a lot.



I want to play GoW3 now but the code that I have (from GoW4 Ultimate Edition) says I need to change my language settings, which I have done many times and still unable to down the game.I was able to download the others, GoW, GoW2 and GoWJ. Anyone have any idea's how to fix this?



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