posted by burntice61 (APPLE VALLEY, CA) Sep 19, 2011
Member since Apr 2010
gamers (74%) found this review helpful
Gears of War has become a milestone in video games, when you see a game nowadays use a cover system, an active reload or "hold A to run" scheme, you think "Hey this came from Gears!", but hey give 'em credit, they're using the best mechanics a third person shooter can offer. Gears of War 3 takes place a few years after 2, without spoiling much, ill tell you this, DOM HAS A BEARD...i've said too much i know. The story itself is really good, while corny at times, does answer alot of questions we Gears fans wanted answered.
The gameplay is alot better this time around, getting in cover is smooth instead of feeling like a Lego block snapped on another block, they've added a slight ADS(aim down sight) mechanic with some of the guns, now don't go "HEY THIS IS FROM CoD!" because its activated by clicking the right stick AFTER you do the normal zoom style of aiming.
Multiplayer is back and isn't laggy, YAY! Instead of the normal hope for a host in your area code, you can take a sigh of relief because theres DEDICATED SERVERS! In other words you die cause you ran into someone that is better. Horde 2.0 is a revamped wave based mode that feels more like a Tower Defense game, which is awesome. You got boss waves every 10 waves through and you got turrets, fences, and a (SPOILER ALERT) Mech suit that you use to fight the locust. Beast mode is a new addition which pits you AS the locust fighting against the Cogs, and the rumors are true...tickers are fun to play as!
Alright now here's my verdict:
The GOOD: -Campaign, a good, resolved and corny story combined with the good ol' gears action make it a perfect trilogy closer. -Graphics, Epic has done it again, Unreal Engine 3 looks amazing with backgrounds and sets that will blow you away. -Multiplayer, Dedicated Servers = No lag = Win. -Beast and Horde mode will keep you playing for months...or years. The MEH: -Beast mode has no single player, sorry guys.
The BAD: -The fact that i'm not playing! Now stop reading and go play.