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Tis' the season of prequels...

posted by Nemy009 (HOUSTON, TX) Mar 20, 2013

Member since Mar 2006

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

...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.

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So much fun.

posted by LIQUIDFX00 (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Mar 24, 2013

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Member since Feb 2012

3 out of 5 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.

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Above Average

A alright game but it has flaws

posted by FluffyMan23 (FREDERICK, MD) Mar 23, 2013

Member since Jul 2011

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

I like this game but it feels like this story could have not be told really the story isn't that strong. The story is basically how Baird got demoted from Lieutenant to Private there that's the story it feels like dlc right? the other characters Paduk and Sofia I liked them but wished they were flushed out more especially Sofia.
Now the multiplayer dear god this is the problem the multiplayer is no longer Locust vs. Cog it's Cog vs. Cog what the heck also there are least multiplayer characters only 9 characters and they make no sense why is Tai in here also no executions okay what the heck you just took the best and coolest part in the gears games and you throw it out for fastest multiplayer well screw that but I think it may be fixed in a update god I hope so.
But despite all I said I still liked it I really did maybe because I'm a Baird fan I don't know but the story despite how basic is enjoyable through less dramatic really their are no dramatic moments in this just action, action, action no Dom's epic and sad sacrifice here or something like it. Ignore the people that say this game is horrible it's okay but not the best story and overhyped.

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