Gears 5 is an evolution for the series and steps in the right direction. The Coalition is working towards perfecting the formula established years ago and with the quasi-open world almost nails it. However, a barren and lonely environment lacks anything other than a drizzle of sidequests worth checking out. Gears 5 is the best the series offers and the future looks bright for Gears fans.
Ender Lilies
Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is a stunning Metroidvania set in a gothic nightmare where there is no hope for the inhabitants. Through a roughly 20 hour campaign, you restore the light to Land's End in what is a breakout hit for 2021.