I was VERY disappointed to see HordeMode get done away with but the campaign is pretty fun with the new random enemies spawn system. co-op campaign with friends and the declassified missions spice things up
multiplayer im not crazy about, feels too arcade-y. but if YOU like it, cool
summary: definitly fun as a rental but they'd have to bring back horde mode for me to BUY it
Let me start by saying that there are waaaaaay to many cry babies out there that wanted this game to be just like gears 3. But hey guess what the changes are what make it JUDGMENT not gears 3 so stop crying. The graphics in this game are visually stunning and the new control scheme i found to be very easy to pick up on and when going back and playing gears 3 found the function of the d-pad to be combersome and a waste of time so cheers to the developers for getting rid of that.
Ok alot of harsh words about the campaign, it is different from the other games but there is a reason behind it. if you listened to the developer interviews they said this game was SUPPOSED to be more fast paced and come right at you game play because it takes place alittle after E-day and the war is fresh. I say big props for adding the declassified missions because more than once my friends and i replayed a level over and over cuz it provided a more challenging game as well as the star system cuz we just HAD to get all 3 stars.
Ok on to MP.....so i gotta admit i really hated MP in the previous gears games so the changes they made to this one only made it funner for me, i found the matches to be more even and more reliant on team co-operation.
Now the number one complaint about the new game that i cant stand is the whinning about no horde mode booooo hoooo. well stop your blubering because i think they hit it right on the nose with these new matches. overun is extremly fun allowing each side to play as both the cog and locus and race each others times and if you were worried about there only being 10 waves in survival, dont be cuz its only playable on hardcore and it is VERY difficult. The variations in character classes provide for a very different, stategic, and exciting gameplay then the original horde and lets face it MOST people always just quit after 10 waves anyway.
All in all great game so if your on the fence about buying Judgment, GO FOR IT! dont listen to the haters!!!
just as good as any other gears. only thing it needs is more maps and there releasing free ones next month. also for all those people complaining about no execution mode they are releasing it for free on April 4. don't take me for the exact date its somewhere around there.