Gears 5 Review
By most metrics — polish, graphics, writing, acting and engaging game play mechanics — Gears 5 is an impressive product for both solo players and competitive or cooperative shooter fans. But moving forward, the series desperately needs to venture into new ways of telling its stories and pacing its encounters.
If you make the player an overpowered super-solider at the start, where is the sense of progression? Defying classic RPG storytelling, Anthem‘s missions and story lack the momentum and character-building that define the best games in the genre, and especially the best games from BioWare itself.