Ok I've played some more MP (no campaign still) and here are my thoughts:FFA
As I could never play a lag free match of any COD game in any mode, I appreciate this mode but probably because I'm actually decent coming in top 5 most of the time (got first place on all maps achievement yesterday). The first time I got 25 kills (was in second with 22 kills when the first guy got 24) I thought I won after I just got 3 kills in a row but somehow came in second despite having 2 less deaths
. This should be first to 25 kills or 4375 points (175x25) imo
My best was 25-3
This is the only mode where I feel gnasher is a must to start with unless you have some robot fingers or modded controller then a hammerburst or markza. Snub is useful too. I've only run into a few fuckers that use stim grenades. The main issue is the kids that join in parties! Two guys in the attic area in Library or a two camping the torque bow building in Streets. Domination and TDM
Terrible unless playing with a party (for both sides). People don't know how to protect/cap rings and if they do they get killed right away. Annex/koth is better. Seem to cater to cod kids. I've heard about ties as well. TDM I got stuck with campers that keep dying. I hated TDM in 3 and this is worse as there's no revives.Overun
I got stuck with morons and takes forever to connect.
Same as survival but more annoying since it's against bots. Connection is worse than other modes and longer to connect. People that go engie just stay on a turret and repair it - not using their sentry or repair stuff. Medics that don't revive. Oh and garbage snipers that try to snipe when they should be using spot and up front like Cole. I wasn't a big fan of Horde 2.0 in 3 (I loved original in 2) but this seems better imo.Gnasher
Gears 1 mechanics with 2's 2piece and 3's noob/casual market. Oh and inconsistencies galore. Some guy's at spawn (probably away) I shot several times, AIMING, and no gib so I just melee for the kill. The sawedoff is garbage. I think only noobs from 3 try to use it.Melee
Overpowered so I will abuse it till nerf. The speed is weird as I would melee someone only to get 2pieced or doubled to death before I can shoot or melee again. Where you melee a person also seems to affect their reaction.Grenades
Frags are inconsistent like in 3. The blast radius seems smaller than normal but I've gotten killed somehow. I think there should be a bit more of a delay before detonating. Ink's needs stun back and a nerf in damage. Stim needs to be fixed. Smoke's aoe needs to be decreased.Rifles
Lancer, retro, hammerburst seem to be fine though recoil on the hb is a lot. The classic is OP if the person knows how to use it. All need a slight buff or actives need to have a bigger rof increase.Pickups
Longshot seems to be a hybrid of 1/2. Not sure why there are two zooms. Easier to get no scopes than 2/3. Much harder to get get actual snipes. I haven't gotten a 2x zoom headshot yet. Needs a slight damage nerf imo. Too easy to steal kills.
Torque is harder to use due to no active charge bonus. It's also harder to "see" the reticule. The difficulty gab from 3 is bigger than 2 to 3 was.
Boomshot needs to have aoe decreased. Hammer of Dawn seems to take longer to charge. Flamethrower is OP. Breecher seems hit or miss for each match. Digger seems weaker than 3. Booshka needs to be fixed. The aiming is difficult but when it hits it will kill. Haven't really used the mortar but it feels different. The boomshield offers TOO much protection. I tossed two frags and someone shot a boomshot at a guy but he still survived. Someone else ended up shooting him in the back. Oneshot needs less ammon. Vulcan needs faster startup and maybe limit mobility to a fixed area like in 3 with the ammo box.Maps and other gameplay etc
Maps seems to cater to casuals that want to play cod. I do like some of the vertical aspects but the map sizes are way too small for a Gears game. The maps for survival/overrun would be better. The spawn points seem fine but the spawn times are crazy - definitely a play from COD. Weapon and ammo respawn times however are weird or at least seem so.
I would love to see a capture the flag like mode with classes. It'd be like a cheap TF2 for me as I don't play it on pc and don't have the 360 disc anymore.
Edited by Gamer SDP, 22 March 2013 - 07:59 PM.