I think I know why Cliff B. and others maybe left Epic Games to pursue other paths; they didn't see eye-to-eye on the future of the Gears franchise after the trilogy ended with GoW 3, which was an incredibly amazing game in every way. It was perfect closure.
Judgment has you playing as Baird, but when he's the main character instead of the genius wise guy cracking one-liners, he can't quite fill the shoes as Dom or Marcus in my mind. The game is played out in flashbacks as Baird and his crew recount wars and such in a court room, telling their story as the game progresses as a prequel to the other games.
Still expect great graphics from next gen tech and game engines, great sound, voices, and very polished third person shooter. Judgment does change up the shooting mechanics and went for a more Call of Duty controller scheme though. I also think the whole gameplay is faster and way more intense, like Call of Duty. You can move quicker and have more close encounter moves, also ridding the slow d-pad controller for switching weapons and grenades. I like it, but it took me awhile to get used to it.
The 1-4 player online campaign is still amazing, and during parts of missions you can now choose side quests called "declassified" missions. You may have to beat the level in a certain time frame, or only use pistols, or kill your visibility for an intense fight scene with fog. It makes it way harder, but also gives you more XP to level up your guy and earn stars, like CoD Spec Ops modes.
My HUGE complaint is the lack of Horde mode. They replaced it with a new OverRun mode that is basically Locust vs Gears in a very condensed 10-round tower defense type setup. I grew old of it very quickly, but playing as the Locust are a ton of fun. Online MP like TDM and CTF are still very competitive and fun, but still not up to what GoW 3 was, and no horde mode. I still enjoyed Judgment but returned my purchase already.
posted by awsomeness432 (WYOMING, NY) May 27, 2013
Member since May 2013
when I played this game I thought it was gonna be awesome but to me it is just a boring halo game the camping sucked and multiplayer to me was the same as anything
I give this a 3; and that's being very generous. This is what happens when you let someone else make your game. The first three Gears games were amazing, this one is an absolute joke. Short, and very boring campaign, extremely dumb A.I. friendlies, very unrewarding experience playing on insanity, and a ridiculously disappointing boss fight (from the first moment you see Karn all the way until he dies, it's just an absolute joke.)etc etc. The multiplayer is even worse. The best things that ever happened to Gears were Horde and Beast modes, so what's the first thing People Can Fly did? They removed both of them and replaced them with horrible clones of them, along with an exact copy of Call of Duty's survival mode. Oh how the mighty have fallen.