Gears of War 5 Page 28

  • DUFFMAN5 11 Sep 2019 21:30:25 24,912 posts
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    @Ror
    ;)
    I have sacked it off, for the time being (maybe have a couple of weeks break). I have tried to like and enjoy but unfortunately the multiplayer side is not grabbing me at all. It looks as though Gears 3 and 4 will still meet my Gears fix for the coming future.
  • JamboWayOh 11 Sep 2019 22:59:40 14,721 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    Back home now, so I can finally get stuck into this later tonight!

    JamboWayOh wrote:
    It's the same here in Gears 5 too, but you have to be close to the person you want to swap weapons with.
    Emotionally?
    Without question.
  • Vortex808 12 Sep 2019 09:40:42 13,344 posts
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    Just made it to act 2, I'm not getting much time and the glitches are making me wary of going too far, but it's a very pretty game. The lighting really is superb.

    I have only tried 1 run of horde (dropped server on wave 14), 1 game of arcade versus (seemed ok), and 1 of escape with randoms on release night - disastrous first run for us all as no-one knew what the deal was and one quit early, making it rather difficult to escape, so the other quit too.
  • Rusty_M 12 Sep 2019 11:12:56 7,039 posts
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    Darth_Flibble wrote:
    Thanks, I will remember that for next time. Had to drop the difficulty to easy to get past the act 2 boss. On easy, its a joke how easy it is but on the next level up, its so much harder as the AI is useless piece of shit and does not help even when it has fucking weapon out. For the next gears game I hope the AI improves as its quite poor and not improved much the early days
    I'm on Experienced. Del is a useless POS, who at least doesn't get himself downed too often. Meant that the boss took a lot of shooting. Jack's flash freeze helps with that as well if you've unlocked it.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 12 Sep 2019 11:26:59 6,369 posts
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    Restarted the game last night in co-op, as a friend had just subscribed to Gamepass and wanted to try it. Went great until we got to the end of Act 1...

    Then it threw a tantrum claiming that it still hadn't finished installing on my friend's PC and that only act 1 was playable. Nothing we tried could get it to actually do any more downloading and the size of his install seemed right. Best we could figure out was that it was because he'd downloaded via the Windows Store, rather than the Xbox (Beta) client.

    Left it with him redownloading the whole thing from scratch and hoping that fixed it. Still mind-boggling at how bad MS are at this stuff on PC, given they own the fucking platform.
  • Ror 12 Sep 2019 13:09:48 18,822 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5 :( Sorry to hear you're not getting into the multi, Duff.

    I played about an hour last night, but had to stop as I was on the verge of falling asleep. Probably shouldn't have played it after a day of airports, flights and taxis. I'll get stuck in properly this evening.
  • JamboWayOh 12 Sep 2019 15:26:34 14,721 posts
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    Err... Ok?
  • DUFFMAN5 12 Sep 2019 16:12:37 24,912 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    @DUFFMAN5 :( Sorry to hear you're not getting into the multi, Duff.

    I played about an hour last night, but had to stop as I was on the verge of falling asleep. Probably shouldn't have played it after a day of airports, flights and taxis. I'll get stuck in properly this evening.
    I know mate. I will keep trying though. I did play one game of Hill today, we won. I played ok, but only ok. The movement is so different to 4 as is the gunplay.
  • Vortex808 12 Sep 2019 16:28:02 13,344 posts
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    I have to say in the beta and in the games or two I have played on line, I do find the movement a bit different, but not sure if it is my settings, or something that's a bit 'off'.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 16:28:12 12-09-2019
  • paulboy81 12 Sep 2019 17:57:47 300 posts
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    Multiplayer seems like good old Gears to me.

    - I'm shit.

    - Arcade aside there's wall bouncing shotguns taking my head off left, right and centre.

    - Any time I do manage to have a decent round I get a private message from an incensed member of the opposing team telling me he's going to shag my mum.

    Pretty much been my experience with Gears multiplayer since 2006!!
  • DUFFMAN5 12 Sep 2019 18:17:54 24,912 posts
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    Did I actually use the word "shag" though ;)
  • waggy79 12 Sep 2019 18:33:47 2,002 posts
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    @paulboy81Take it as a compliment that you've annoyed someone that much with your skills that they took the time to write that! Would please me greatly. Love arcade mode too btw as much as i did in the beta. I 'own' in that mode.
  • Ror 12 Sep 2019 19:46:50 18,822 posts
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    I was going to spend the day playing Gears 5, but I just ended up playing Halo 5 multi for four hours instead :D
  • StixxUK 12 Sep 2019 19:59:19 8,199 posts
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    Should I even bother with Gears 4 or go straight into 5?

    Had lots of crashing issues so far with 4, even with the latest nVidia drivers (I understand this may be a thing...)
  • paulboy81 12 Sep 2019 20:45:25 300 posts
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    StixxUK wrote:
    Should I even bother with Gears 4 or go straight into 5?

    Had lots of crashing issues so far with 4, even with the latest nVidia drivers (I understand this may be a thing...)
    Yeah 4 is an absolute nightmare for crashing on PC (on some hardware that is), spent ages trying to sort it for my dad, trawling forums and various driver versions that were recommended for fixing the issue. Nothing worked, he just had to grit his teeth and play through it in the end.

    Funnily enough if was fine on his 750ti, but he upgraded to a 970 and it was never the same again.

    It's a shame because it's a great port otherwise.

    Edited by paulboy81 at 20:45:38 12-09-2019
  • paulboy81 12 Sep 2019 20:46:48 300 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    @paulboy81
    Did I actually use the word "shag" though ;)
    I knew I recognised the writing style.
  • nickthegun 12 Sep 2019 22:29:59 78,544 posts
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    StixxUK wrote:
    Should I even bother with Gears 4 or go straight into 5?

    Had lots of crashing issues so far with 4, even with the latest nVidia drivers (I understand this may be a thing...)
    5 gives a decent recap of 4 and, honestly, it's really boring, so watch that and wiki the plot.

    Fwiw, 4 worked fine on my 1080ti. The only real problems I had was the pad settings took a dump more often than I would like, but it was pretty stable.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 12 Sep 2019 22:49:41 6,369 posts
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    So a reinstall fixed my friend's issue and we pushed on in co-op tonight.

    This is much more fun co-op. You can do the whole "watching a bad movie, taking the piss" thing over voice-comms and a lot of the campaign battles really feel better balanced with two players. We've even more or less settled on roles. He takes a shotgun as his secondary while I have something snipier. Slightly unusual, because I normally play the berserker-type.
  • Rusty_M 13 Sep 2019 10:30:29 7,039 posts
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    Having seen how the AI plays, I reckon the difficulty spikes would just be fun intense moments in Co-op. As long as you're close enough to each other for the inevitable revives
  • nickthegun 13 Sep 2019 10:45:28 78,544 posts
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    I've been amazed by the A.I. I mean, it's a fucking low bar, but they actually manage to shoot and kill things and throw grenades at an actual target.

    Nothing says 'immersion' like watching an A.I. drone impotently pumping hundreds of bullets into the last enemy on the map before you have to wander over and put it out of its misery.
  • Wayne 13 Sep 2019 10:46:57 2,194 posts
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    Trying decide if we should go back to back to Gears 5 compaign (co-op) or just buy Borderlands 3. The server issues on Gears were really annoying us, but then BL3 will probably have similar issues day 1.
  • Ror 13 Sep 2019 18:33:51 18,822 posts
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    I'm partway into Act II and this is fucking spectacular so far.

    Also, I keep having to stop and gawp at things every ten seconds or so. This is one of the best looking console games I have played, and yet it's 60FPS and looks really fucking clean.
  • DUFFMAN5 13 Sep 2019 19:39:47 24,912 posts
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    15 minutes(on a Friday night!) and still searching for a match of KOTH on 4, everybody has been conned into playing the inferior Gears 5 version :(
  • AaronTurner 13 Sep 2019 21:02:34 11,126 posts
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    Updated this today and now I seem to be getting black screen flashes every ten or 20 seconds, anyone else?
  • Ror 13 Sep 2019 21:12:49 18,822 posts
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    Few things I meant to mention earlier:

    - This has quite a large variety of enemies, huh? Off the top of my head I can think of seven distinct types (not counting ones with different weapons/roles).

    - You go down a lot quicker now (at least on whatever they call Hardcore now), but it feels pretty well balanced given standard Drones also feel less bullet-spongey and headshot damage from autos is now really viable.

    - The walking around bit at the start of Act II reminded me a lot of the Hanover bit in Gears 3 (minus Cole losing his damn mind :D ).
  • Vortex808 13 Sep 2019 22:38:46 13,344 posts
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    Patch has sorted my collectibles, did it sort yours BFG? Hope you got your missing completion one too!
  • barbour99 14 Sep 2019 08:33:05 1,102 posts
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    Campaign playthrough done on Intermediate (aka normal) and it got pretty tough at times. I imagine Hardcore would be pretty punishing. Overall pleased with it.

    Two versus matches done on arcade and felt good, but not touched Horde yet. The ‘tour’ progression sounded like a good idea but I don’t think it will keep me playing :(
  • shuffles 14 Sep 2019 09:49:55 286 posts
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    Just finished and the achievement never unlocked? How do I fix it?
  • Baihu1983 14 Sep 2019 09:56:35 11,625 posts
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    You must find the holy grail and spin round 9 times while chanting I'm Batman
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