posted by beato21 (WEST DEPTFORD, NJ) May 22, 2013
Member since May 2013
This game is the fourth entry to the series, and should improve based on its previous goods and bads. The storytelling is good, as like all the other Gears games. The multiplayer is good with the edition of rank rewards and many game types. The one thing I enjoyed most in Gears 3 was horde mode. That sadly was not in this game, instead replaced by survival mode with very few features.
Not anywhere close to being as good as the other GOW games. I must have spent hours and hours playing 1,2 & 3. This is the first one that I played through as quickly as possible just to beat it. No multi player on this play through, just story mode and give it back. "EPIC" fail on this one.
Honestly I'm been a huge GoW fan since GoW 1 and they've always been downright brutal in the way you feel the weight of the character with every step, every single shot from your pistol to the boomshot. This does take a different approach to the franchise by making it very arcadey. It's much, much faster than other GoW, much more frantic. I like the respawn rate in this game, it keeps your heart beating fast without having to wait for the next round to try to get revenge on the last guy that blew your head off.
TDM: Fast and furious, but only 4 maps by default, sucks but there will be more soon, as of this writing there is 6 maps more on the way.
FFA: Took me a while to try it since I wasn't sure it fit with the whole series, but it's great. Crazy action that will keep your palms sweating.
Domination: Eh, fun but boring (personally) after about 3 matches, cliched KoTh.
Overrun: Very balanced gametype like Battlefield's "Rush" mode, capture and objective, move on etc. Either you will love it or hate it. I love it.
Story: Bleh, who cares? it's fun to watch and play the sequences but like most shooters; including GoW; has never had an okay story until GoW 3 and even then it was mediocre. It's all a joke, don't play these for the story.
Embrace the change or whine. Love it or hate it, if you hate it don't buy it, if you love it buy it. Voice your opinion and hope they keep this series alive or kill it, whatever, it doesn't matter to me; I just hate to see an okay game getting very emotional reviews because things aren't the way they always were before.