The control's have changed, you can only carry two weapons at at time, and the multiplayer has changed. There is no Horde, and you can only choose classes when you are on survival mode. You also can not pick up enemy weapons on survival. They tried to make Gears into call of duty or battlefield. For someone who has played all of the other Gears, it is a let down. They kinda messed this one up. Not sure it was worth buying, but put it in your Q and see what you think.
...and reboots. Because this current generation of consoles is coming to a close, developers are reluctant to introduce many new IP's or advance the story of existing ones. So, as a result we get 'fill in the blanks' prequels, or stylized revisions.
Obviously, Gears of War Judgement is a 'fill in the blanks prequel' that I don't believe very many people were asking for, but we got it whether we wanted it or not. Personally, I hadn't followed what this game was going to be about. I knew I was a prequel and it starred Baird, but that was about it. I've played a few hours of the campaign with a few random people and it was enjoyable; far more fast paced and chaotic than previous Gears. It's interesting how they worked aspects of the "horde" mode from the previous games into the campaign were you have to hold your ground against a specific numbered waves of enemies, all with the aid of barricades and turrets.
I found it strange and annoying that they removed weapon selection via the d-pad, and that they decided to remove the concept of a side-arm and just simply made all the weapons equal; meaning if you want to carry a pistol you'll only be able to carry a single big gun like the "lancer", "boomshot", "longshot", etc. That's right, no more "longshot", "torque bow", "boltok pistol" loadouts my friends. Why Epic decided to do this is beyond me but apparently somebody felt that aspect of the game needed changing, and that's what they did. Was this for better or for worse? Well, it will be up to you to pass "Judgement" on their decision. Rent it and then deliver your verdict.
posted by LIQUIDFX00 (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Mar 24, 2013
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
I am not a gears head. i enjoy the games but i am not seriously into them. this game is the only one i have played for more than one playthrough. I know a lot of people on these reviews on Gamefly don't like this game that much and i can't fault them for that. It is different that the other games to an extent. But thats what i like about it. This game rewards you for everything you do. It is a reinforcer to play it. I also like pure action that is happening around every corner. I didn't care much for the horde mode but i don't ever like those but it is cool that it is there if you want to play it. overall good game and great rental.