Here are some issues I have with this game and why I think it is hands down the worst gears game so far.
1. Four Shitty Maps. Ok so you can say there are 8 but for anyone that bought this game for the vs multiplayer there are only 4. It would be ok if the 4 maps were actually decent but these are shit. Too many levels vertically for a gears game. Why are dudes dropping down from 2 storeys above me to shoot me in the back? Barely any fall damage and thats besides the point gears has never been this way when it comes to being able to jump off of any ledge. These maps are beyond shit. One of the big things with gears mp is listening and being aware when someone is sneaking up behind you but instead now they can be above you. Fucking garbage.
2. Carrying 2 guns? Why? Why do this? Why make it so that you can carry a primary and a sidearm? Gears has always been rifle and shotgun with handgun. This is so stupid. So if I spawn with a shotgun I am helpless when I face an opponent at any decent range? There is no good reason that they changed it so that Y changed weapons. This benefits nobody. In gears 3 you had a medium range weapon and a short range weapon so that you stand a chance in any scenario. Instead in this game you have to choose between playing at medium range or close up. Awful decision if you ask me. I want more options when im in a situation where I need a medium range weapon and need to switch to short range.
3. Spawning with grenades/ Sawed off shotgun. I know this may come across as elitist or whatever and to be honest I dont care but seriously what the fuck? So if I feel like I have been outplayed I can just toss out a grenade in last resort and possibly win the battle? I have played quite a bit and there is nothing but frag spam in this game. I know the grenades arent quite as effective but they are still pretty nasty. Sawed off shotgun has 2 shots in a clip now. What the fuck? Part of using the sawed off was realizing that if you fuck up you pay the price. Instead if you miss on one shot you can just turn around and blast away. Way to make the most cheapest gun in the game even worse.
4. No DBNO?(down but not out) Why get rid of this staple in gears multiplayer? I and many others loved struggling to get back up after being bested or helping others up. There is no decent reason why they got rid of this. No meatshields no grenade kills while down. fucking hell.
So for those of you that consider yourselves fairly invested in gears multiplayer how do you feel about the changes? Do you like them or do you feel that they basically spat in the face of those that continued to support these games in favor of catering to the mainstream COD Halo crowd? I have to say that gears had taken a huge step down from the superb gears 3. Fuck this game basically. I knew but I still caved and I only blame myself for this.