Gears of War 5 Page 30

  • Ror 17 Sep 2019 12:55:53 18,894 posts
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    I paid a visit to New Hope last night.

    Fuck those fucking leech swarms though. Freak me out every time.

    /shudders
  • barbour99 17 Sep 2019 18:49:08 1,102 posts
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    Played through my first Escape match last night and itís pretty good. Tense, lack of ammo and demands team work. Havenít got my head around the skill cards or character levelling yet - seems to be a lot different to Ď4 but Iím sure thatíll come.

    Only annoying this is that it takes SO long to get into a game with all the cinematics and loading screens.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 17 Sep 2019 22:51:55 6,533 posts
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    Good god, that fight at the end of act 2 is fucking awful fight design. Every attack pretty much a 1-hit-kill, on a boss with a fuckton of health.

    Got it done in the end, but a few anxious minutes a couple of attempts before the win, where I had to talk my co-op partner for Gears 5 (very much not a hardcore gamer) out of just quitting.
  • Nitrous 17 Sep 2019 23:37:23 1,822 posts
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    I'm not looking forward to this boss fight in Act 2 that's if I get to that point. Currently stuck on getting into the old Mine.

    I've got across the ice easily enough but defending the attack afterwards is not fun... At all.
  • AaronTurner 18 Sep 2019 00:53:19 11,271 posts
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    Iím there now, itís retty terrible and I feel there arenít enough tools for what the game wants you to do.
  • nickthegun 18 Sep 2019 07:08:37 78,777 posts
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    Mmmm.... I don't know about that. All you have to do is keep your distance, side roll when he chucks a spine and spray the ice when he walks or charges at you then shotgun him in the back.

    The trick is not to get greedy because his health bar is way too long and you have to do that loop so many times you get bored and try to steal more damage.

    I know it's singularly unhelpful when some smart arse says it, but it really isn't that hard. He's no Raam.
  • DUFFMAN5 18 Sep 2019 07:09:54 24,978 posts
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    @nickthegun
    "He" is called the Matriarch mate...just saying is all ;)
  • nickthegun 18 Sep 2019 07:12:46 78,777 posts
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    Nitrous wrote:
    I'm not looking forward to this boss fight in Act 2 that's if I get to that point. Currently stuck on getting into the old Mine.

    I've got across the ice easily enough but defending the attack afterwards is not fun... At all.
    You can also shoot the ice on this bit. And upgrade shock trap as much as you can and the perk where cool down lessens when you kill things. It seems like the best grenade in the game.
  • nickthegun 18 Sep 2019 07:13:34 78,777 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    @nickthegun
    "He" is called the Matriarch mate...just saying is all ;)
    Oh yeah. They should have made the tits bigger.
  • DUFFMAN5 18 Sep 2019 07:46:03 24,978 posts
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    @Frogofdoom
    Hi mate.
    My "goodies" arrived yesterday. THANK YOU so much mate. Love the stuff. Have the T on now. Very considerate of you, really appreciate it
    Oh Yeah!
  • Frogofdoom 18 Sep 2019 08:41:38 14,245 posts
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    Glad you like it mate :)
  • Vortex808 18 Sep 2019 09:14:57 13,386 posts
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    Good stuff.

    I now have a mental image of Duff chilling at home with a cup of tea in a gears mug, new gears t-shirt on, cog logo slippered feet up on a wretch shaped footstool reading the Eg forum on his phone.

    Nice.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 09:15:21 18-09-2019
  • TechnoHippy 18 Sep 2019 09:40:58 15,436 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    @nickthegun
    "He" is called the Matriarch mate...just saying is all ;)
    It's the 21st century - we don't prejudge :-)
  • nickthegun 18 Sep 2019 09:53:20 78,777 posts
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    It should have screamed its pronouns rather than 'RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGAGGGGGGGGGGGGGAGH'
  • Nitrous 18 Sep 2019 10:48:13 1,822 posts
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    @nickthegun I'll give shock trap a try. I haven't done much in the way of upgrades to Jack so I've got the component's required which I can apply before it starts.

    I'm OK on the 1st wave but the 2nd wave wipes me out by which point I'm low on ammo. Maybe I need to keep one enemy alive and try and get more ammo from the ice...
  • richyroo 18 Sep 2019 14:40:54 375 posts
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    It took me a good few attempts to kill the Matriarch until I got the hang of it. The best advice I can give is:

    Do NOT run around....WALK!!! There will be times when it charges you but once you've avoided this charge (usually with a dive), start walking, DON'T run.

    It will struggle to locate you if you walk and give you time to collect the freeze weapons or for Jacks Freeze power to ready up.
  • nickthegun 18 Sep 2019 14:49:26 78,777 posts
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    if you shoot at its feet while its charging, it falls in the ice, you don't need to avoid it.

    One thing I will say is that Del should have shouted 'SHOOT THE ICE' or something before the mine or at least during that fight. I only realised it was a thing after I threw a grenade at the boomshot guys and they, rather unexpectedly, drowned.
  • Duffking 18 Sep 2019 16:42:35 16,365 posts
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    Speaking of Act 2, I played a bit at lunch today. I got to a bit where I have to protect a thing from getting blown up. I had hoped that escort mission AI might have progressed beyond "go to the location where you are most able to be shot at by enemies". Why not wait in cover or something while I kill the enemies you clueless sack of fuck?
  • Frogofdoom 18 Sep 2019 16:50:21 14,245 posts
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    @nickthegun there is a bit before that where it teaches you to shoot the ice under enemies though. I didnt think of that for the first couple of tries though.
  • nickthegun 18 Sep 2019 18:37:24 78,777 posts
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    I must have completely missed that.
  • Frogofdoom 18 Sep 2019 18:55:06 14,245 posts
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    It was a couple of locusts stood on some ice by one of the towers I think.

    I had previously learnt about thin ice when I put the mace weapon through it killing myself.
  • AaronTurner 18 Sep 2019 21:04:32 11,271 posts
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    Iíve only used grenades on the ice, didnít realise guns did the same.
  • MouthOfSauron 18 Sep 2019 21:45:19 15 posts
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    Finished this today on Hardcore, solo! I say that with pride because this game has some crazy difficulty spikes.

    I never played 4 because I'd become pretty jaded with Gears and felt that it's time and been and gone, but this kinda blew me away. I love the new cast of characters and the slight advancement in geral gameplay. Visually this was stunning and ran to perfection, it's just a shame that it's not a PS4 game because it won't get the proper praise that it deserves being on a platform with no games.. ;)
  • Mayhem64 18 Sep 2019 22:55:02 1,059 posts
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    Just out of random interest, is there any way to get the Halo Reach character pack if you didn't order the Ultimate edition? As in, there doesn't appear to be people selling codes for it for example.
  • DUFFMAN5 19 Sep 2019 03:45:56 24,978 posts
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    @Mayhem64
    I don't think so
  • johnnyrocketfingers 19 Sep 2019 09:23:36 2 posts
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    Having good co-op sessions with this. Just did the communication tower/lab stuff. We're probably going slow but we make what time we can. Enjoy the melee weapon and god damn it's so good looking.
  • Mayhem64 19 Sep 2019 14:35:36 1,059 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    @Mayhem64
    I don't think so
    This is what I was thinking, appears the install is tied to your account automatically. Sneaky! The Terminator pack was a code though.

    Disappointed there's only seven starting maps (albeit all original), although there's five "old" maps if you want to host, but they aren't in the online rotation. Yet. They've tried to spruce matters up by having more vertical action, which works most of the time. Have to look up and down, not just left and right heh.

    @DUFFMAN5 I know you said you hated Arcade. I'm getting used to it, I think the key factor is finding a character whose traits and weapon loadout match your play style, given there's barely a Gnasher to be found. At the moment on the Swarm side, that's the egyptian mummy looking Hunter for me, with most of my skulls going towards buying grenades heh.

    Still the same old lag problems as before, but not so severe most of the time at least. I'm swearing at my useless teammates more currently! How far I can promote myself during each Tour of Duty have to see as I play in more concentrated bursts, and the daily task refresh more suits play across multiple days in a week.

    So far, so good, kind of. Love the new mace, pity it's a slot replacement not a pickup, so you lose a weapon, but I've had multiple fun getting 3 or 4 kills in one go during KotH with it heh. Just still getting used to a new Gears. Haven't even started the campaign yet btw!

    Edited by Mayhem64 at 14:36:13 19-09-2019
  • Nitrous 20 Sep 2019 00:02:36 1,822 posts
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    So happy Act 2 chapter 4 is over. It's a difficulty spike from accessing the mine at the door and then getting back out again. Probably going to get stuck again at the end of chapter 5 but I've read through a few tips on this thread so hopefully that'll help.
  • Ror 21 Sep 2019 17:06:00 18,894 posts
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    I'm at nearly 12 hours and just started Act III :o

    Paduk!
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 21 Sep 2019 17:26:47 6,533 posts
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    I think we're near the end of Act 3 in co-op now. Mostly enjoyed it - feels more compact than Act 2, which is a good thing for this game. My one gripe is that sodding storm... we had to backtrack through it a couple of times for sidequests and it's just plain annoying.
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