Rod Fergusson talked about his long history with Gears of War before announcing the newest entry in the series, but perhaps a decade ago Epic wouldn't have trailed their new game with a talky video of several minutes as various Gears jaw-jaw. Naturally there's death, tears, and so much scenery chewed in a few minutes you won't believe it.
Gears of War 5 is a tough sell. It looks visually incredible, has introduced major melee elements and spectacular-looking bosses. At the same time... this isn't a game anyone plays for the story, and Epic spent a lot of time showing us just that side of it.