posted by consoleteller (MILNESVILLE, PA) Jun 25, 2013
Member since Nov 2011
THIS IS THE FOURTH INSTALLMENT IN THE GEARS OF WAR SERIES WHAT THIS GAME IS ABOUT PRETTY MUCH IS THAT BAIRD AND HIS GROUP ARE ON TRAIL FOR COMMITING CRIMES AND DISOBEYING ORDERS THERE ARE FOUR MEMBERS IS BAIRDS SQUAD WITH EACH TELL THERE STORY THE WHY IT HAPPENED IN THERE OWN WORDS THE FOUR ARE AONYA,BAIRD COLE AND PAVEK EACH MISSION HAS THIS RED GLOWING GEARS SYMBOL ON THE WALL ALL'S IT IS PRETTY MUCH IS YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DO OR TO DO NOT DO BY NOT DOING NOT MUCH HAPPENS YOU STILL PROGRESS THROUGH THE GAME LIKE NORMAL IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO IT IT EFFECTS THE MISSION IN ITS OWN WAY MOST ARE DIFFERENT EFFECTS ON THE LEVEL BUT SOME ARE THE SAME ALSO BY DOING IT YOU EARN STARS WHICH UNLOCK STUFF AS YOU PROGRESS THROUGH THE GAME EACH CHARACTERS STORY IS DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS I WOULD RECOMMENED THIS GAME TO ANYONE WHO HAS PLAYED THE OTHER GEAR GAMES IF YOU HAVE NOT YOU MIGHT WANNA START WITH GEARS ONE AS THEY ALL GO TOGETHER IN SEQUENCE OK I HOPE THIS HELPED ANYONE UNSURE OUT THERE
While I haven't been a huge fan of the Gears of War franchise this title has done nothing to change that. Simply put this game is more of the same from all the other ones. Most of the gameplay is still the same and very little is changed. As a matter of fact that is the biggest problem with this game! This game has zero new gameplay mechanics or missions that feel fresh. It seems they half-heatedly tried that with the "declassified" missions but those get just as tedious and predictable as the rest of the game. Multiplayer is no better and to be quite honest most other games do multiplayer better than this one does.
Overall this game is a rental at best but I do not recommend buying it or giving it more than that. I give this game a 5/10 for being a very lackluster and copy-paste game for this series.
I will always stand by the conviction, any game with a price tag of 60 bucks should have a solid single player campaign, multiplayer only games should be 40 bucks.
i personally like this series of games but this one was a let down. i play single player so i don't have to deal with other people. with a real lacking campaign and so much focus on co-op and mulitplayer i would recommend passing it up.