gamers (78%) found this review helpful
It was about 2 weeks from today I was sitting there wondering why everyone was so excited about this game. It just didn't seem that fun to me. However, about about a week from release I reserved to get my early copy and see what all the hype was about.
Once I started playing, however, all of that changed. I immediately became drawn in and didn't want to stop playing. Their is no real way to describe what makes GoW so much fun. Is it ability to play one of the best online games, go through the entire campaign with co-op, or having a difficult game that requires using cover and flanking? It's all of these things and the thing Cliffy B wanted out of this game...realism. You use cover as you would if you were Marcus Fenix, you use your blind fire much more than you could ever anticipate, and you are praying that the nade just tossed at you came up short.
GoW is a very fast game with tons of action. You are constantly seeking cover and trying to find the best way to outsmart the intelligent A.I. system. It can be a bit on the short side length wise, but that is where multi player enters the arena. The multiplayer is insanely fun and always a blast to play. However, I spend as much time trying to get into a game as I do playing, but that could just be my own connection.
As great as this game is it does have it faults. My major complaint is the lack of a crouch button. When you are in cover you have the ability to click the left thumbstick to crouch, but when just simply standing this ability is missing. Although the roadie run sends you into a crouch it would have been nice to be able to crouch at certain points. My only other complaint is whenever loading from a some difficult checkpoints you would still have to listen the dialog and move about very slowly. This game is amazing and you shouldn't let these things stop you from buying this game. After all the lack of crouching does somewhat add to the realism.
This is defiantly a game you will be playing for a while.
posted by Scottyboy (ABITA SPRINGS, LA) Mar 6, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
GEARS of WAR is by far the most rewarding, self gratifying game I have ever played. If you live to play shooter games "especially deathmatch or some type of battle mode" then this is the only game you will need to keep that craving at bay. The graphics are phenomenal, totally on a level of there own. As amazing as the Campaign mode is for this game, honestly "who cares" its all about xbox live. I know I know when you first get the game you want to check out the Campaign, get used to everything yada yada. Just register to xbox live " if you already haven't" then clear your calendar for about a month. (maybe 2 months depending on the level loserdum you let yourself go to) Since GEARS is a new "better" bread of shooter, the game can take a little getting used to, and being a noob can and will be frustrating at times. Just pay your dues for a while and before you know it you will be screaming "headshot" like its your only reason for living."seriously" GEARS is endless hours of fun and is guaranteed to satisfy. This game will be the DOWNFALL of the PS3, "blueray smooray" its all about the GEARS of War................
gamers (76%) found this review helpful
Okay, first I would like to point out that I bought this game expecting stellar graphics, awesome gameplay, immerse storyline, and a great multiplayer experience. Well, this game delivers ALL that and more.
Graphics/Physics: 10.0 The most detailed and smooth game I've ever played. I have found no problems so far. You see enemies yell at you as you blow their head off with a sniper rifle. Enemies get blown apart, cut in half, and decapitated with certain weapons.
Story: 10.0 Very easy to get attached to the players, but still fun to chop a foul Locust in half with a chainsaw on the end of your gun.
Gameplay: 9.9 Bullets whiz over your head as you use the new cover system, which is very good. You stand up and pop a cap into that stupid drone's head as he rises up against a wall to shoot you back. The only reason it's not a 10.0 is because sometimes your buddies do something REALLY stupid and get shot; it doesn't happen often though.
AI:10.0 Very smart enemies. They will use cover, flanking, turrets, and frag grenades to kill you. They are so smart that you can't just run-and-gun in this game, because you will get shot faster than granny at a paintball game.
Multiplayer:10.0 Virtually no lag I have experienced. I literally have not played a game this much since Halo 2. Most people will play one game and get addicted at once. It has Xbox Live and split-screen play, so get some friends online and off to play a game just to rip them in half with a chainsaw yelling, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre Biaches!"