I have been a huge fan of the Gears of War series, but this one is just a big dissapointment. The campaing was a prequal to the series. This was very short, easy, and unentertaing. Not to mention they added things that were not in the other Gears games. Its like they didnt try. The muliplayer was terrible. Very different from every other muliplayer. They also took out the COG vs. Locust, which was a nice and easy to tell teams appart. Overall this game was not very fun at all. It is a waste of time and not worth wasting a penny on. Go play the other Gears games if you are looking for a fun experiance.
This franchise has always been something that I have counted on for its epic scale and you get very involved not only with the combat but with the story and foundation of its setting.
Judgement sadly loses sight of that. There is an absolute feel of the game being a series of short several minute objectives strung together thinly by story. The option to add greater difficulty for greater reward is great but should have been added through narrative so you arent endlessly feeling like you are "driving throught the video game and getting stuck at every single red light".
The story was ok. It's nice to at least have an answer to the history but unfortunately it's not particularly interesting. All the mechanics are the same nothing has really changed. At about a weeks worth of play it made for a very pleasant "downloadable content add-on" rather than another sequel (or prequel in this case).
Great to rent, don't buy unless you are a collector.