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GEARS 5

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GROWING UP GEARS

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t's weird to think of Gears 5 as "flying under
the radar." After all, it's the sixth game
(or seventh, if you count the remastered
original) in a storied franchise. But ever since
Gears of War 3 capped off the original trilogy's
storyline, the last few games in the series have
seemed more like fun if somewhat lackluster
distractions rather than essential entries.
Given its track record, you'd be forgiven for assuming that Gears 5 was more of the same.
Of course, you would be sorely mistaken.
Gears 5 doesn't just improve upon Gears of
War 4 in pretty much every way. It's also one of
the best games in the series.
Gears of War 4 famously shifted our attention away from Marcus Fenix and the original
delta squad and instead focused on Marcus'
son, J.D., and his scavenger pals Kait and Del.
Gears 5 picks up right where the previous
game left off and immediately digs deeper

BY MICHAEL GOROFF

into these characters and their group dynamic.
The story will once again require you to cut
through hundreds of Swarm drones and other
nasty subterranean monsters, but Gears 5 isn't
just another big, dumb action game. It's a
much richer character story than a Gears game
has any right to be.
Having officially joined up with the COG,
all three of the main characters are trying to
figure out what it really means to be a Gear.
Taking after dear old dad, J.D. sees himself as a

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natural-born leader, but he's a little too eager
to prove himself. Del, on the other hand, isn't
so gung-ho about how the COG operates, especially when it comes to dealing with civilians
and outsiders. And Kait is still trying to figure
out how exactly she's connected to the Locust,
having been stricken with headaches and hallucinations ever since the end of Gears 4. Discovering the answers to these questions and
seeing how the characters grow and change
over the course of the campaign makes for a


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