Gears 5: Hivebusters O Beehive crushers, is the latest content to reach the final numbered installment of one of Microsoft’s most beloved franchises. Developed as not by Coalition, this fifth installment has chosen to bring many more changes than its predecessor. These changes didn’t just result in playable modifications, such as changing the aim of the weapons themselves, or engaging the “semi-open” world in its campaign.
The latter may not have appealed to a lot of players, since it kind of broke up with the pace of a saga that is usually rampant. This frenzy is a key point of this new DLC, Hivebusters. And that’s it, we are in front of an addition that tells us the origin of the Scorpion Platoon, soldiers tasked with destroying the hives of the swarm from within. In this new addition to the campaign, we will enjoy a classic, linear and action-packed story. But is it worth playing Hivebusters? If you have any doubts, Don’t miss our next analysis!
The birth of Scorpio
Without a doubt, one of the main incentives for fans of the saga is to learn more about the characters who are part of the Scorpio team. We’re talking specifically about the featured trio in Escape Mode, Mac, Lahni and Keegan
And it is that in a way the Scorpio Squad remembers our beloved Delta team, obviously saving the distance. We have characters who have great charisma and who develop their brotherly love during this expansion of the campaign. Perhaps, as a negative point, we can say that this union on the part of the three characters occurs at too fast a pace, but it is that Hivebusters is pure frenzy.
Despite this, we will know many details about their past, their personality traits or why they join the team. A team led by an old franchise acquaintance who came from the shadows. This mission aims to defeat the beehive located in Galangi. During this mission We will be approached by several surprises that will aim to create a weapon allowing the Scorpion team to exterminate with the hives from within.
A spectacular island
This DLC takes us squarely into simply brilliant environments. The Galangi Archipelago will take us through environments never seen before in the saga. This means that we will enter from lava covered environments to lush jungles full of danger. The graphic part in this sense dazzles and overwhelms in some of his scenes.
The jungle environments suit the saga like a glove. And that’s it, in many moments it takes us to classic action movies in which a platoon has entered uncharted territory (Ahem Predator). It makes us stay on the screen almost stunned while waiting to see the next scene the game will surprise us with.
But we won’t have time to think too much. The action of this DLC is simply fast, chaining brutal clashes in the jungle or in the swamp of Pahanu
Use your head
On the other hand, this whole looming bullet storm is spiced up with skill use. The skills in question are the same as those we have in Escape mode, and their use will be vital to overcome this adventure in the greatest difficulties.
However, despite the frenzy that our mission has as its flag, exploration of the environment will be essential. This is due to the fact In the different scenarios we will not only have the classic collectibles of the franchise, but we will also have items that will allow us to improve our skills. The improvements are quite substantial and will allow us to overcome the adventure with less difficulty.
In addition to all of the above, Hivebusters It includes news in other ways, such as including a new creature. The Wakaatu is the latest addition to the franchise’s bestiary. A practically mythological creature that will have a major weight in the history of our peloton. Likewise, Hana Cole, daughter of one of the franchise’s most memorable characters, Cole Train, will also enter the scene.
In short, Hivebusters …
Hivebusters It’s content that has reached our consoles quietly, almost without warning, which has led many people not to give it the attention it deserves. However, those who ventured into its action, discovered superb quality content and that in many sections, it is questioned whether the open world of the base campaign was really necessary.
And that’s it, Hivebusters does many things. On the one hand, we have beautiful environments, we have charismatic characters who kind of remind us of the first installments of the saga, and we have a mission to fulfill. Maybe the only downside that we can put to this DLC is that the brotherhood of our 3 protagonists arrives too quickly, we almost feel forced. Of course, this is mainly due to the fact that this Hivebusters it only lasts about 3 hours. For our part, We can only say we want more.
Ultimately, this DLC becomes almost essential content for fans of the saga. It’s a shame that it doesn’t last a bit longer, or that new swarm creatures unique to this archipelago have been added. For the rest, we are faced a virtually unforgettable trip and it will leave you with a pleasant taste in your mouth. Best of all, this content is free if you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. If you liked this analysis, we remind you that we have a lot more here. Also recently we remembered what it meant Weaponry of war for the Xbox world.
Gears 5: Hivebusters
- Everything you expect from a Gears campaign
- Overflowing action
- A team with a lot of charisma
- Its surroundings are spectacular
- You ran out of time to develop your characters