This is not a flame post, it's a subjective view based on my later experience with a game i previously completed.
Ok coming back to the original game, playing on Hardcore which to most games is medium.
AI is brain dead, your companions literally get dropped every time leaving you to fend for yourself, when they do fight they are literally barely capable of killing an enemy.
The bigger issue is how much ammo a single enemy takes, it makes dealing with a horde frustrating to the point of just not caring and not playing again.
It's been a good 9 years since i last played, now i feel like it's a cheap tacky game put together with not much thought behind it other than to look good.
It is a graphically stunning game for it's age that's for sure.
I can't even imagine me enjoying this game which is what makes this all so surreal and hard to take in, i once enjoyed this game but can't now?
Not done Gears 2 or 3 or any other Gears games.