recently I have been playing gears of war judgement only to get more and more disappointed with the attempt to make gears a call of duty like shooter I used to think gears was way better then that apparently I was wrong. First off wither you play multiplayer or campaign you can only have two weapons and only choose one of them in multiplayer. secondly the cover system seems like a after thought that fails horribly. Finally there is the campaign it self which made me feel like gears is trying to become a B game and not an triple AAA the levels are either divided into five min increments or the levels are actually five mins with a stupid gears challenge thing that really kicks of arcade games as arcade games and not worth 60 bucks.
I draw a parallel f the Lord of The Rings releasing a blockbuster trilogy and then later coming out with more story in The Hobbit. I think this game is great for fans of the franchise and those of us that got connected to this story. I especially liked the embedded challenges in the campaign that added a refreshing element to a system I was extremely familiar with. My two issues with this game were 1) The unlockable Aftermath campaign should have come first and not locked. It felt out of order chronologically. I believe there was plenty of dialog that could have been a transition for Kilo squads story. 2) It was a lot of the same engagements and weapons from the previous chapters. Issue 1) is the greater in my opinion because issue 2) is somewhat expected in a 4 chapter of a franchise. But simple tweaks and details could have helped eliviate this issue i.e. experimental weapons the never finished testing/ production by E-day and things of that nature.
All in all I recommend this game to fans of the franchise.