posted by XxDummyxXD (CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI) Nov 11, 2006
Member since Sep 2004
gamers (72%) found this review helpful
In Gears of War, I was thoroughly surprised by what I saw. The hype definitely held to the game and the Graphics....well freaking awesome. This is the best looking game to date on ANY platform. And Halo?? Why try to compare it to Halo?? Not even the same engine. The Unreal 3 engine used really did this game justice in all aspects of it. The multiplayer is great! Just like real life, when you die .....you DIE!!! I used to like the re spawn and come at it again but this game forces you to use your best tactics and also your best skills, if you have any. Even if you don't it will definitely provide hours of bloody, fun, practice for just about anyone. Have a good day and happy hunting!!
posted by Slicendice (GRANITE BAY, CA) Nov 10, 2006
Member since Sep 2006
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
I'm not the biggest fan of shooters, but this game is a first. Easily better than BOTH of the Halo games (HA THATS RIGHT, I SAID IT!) this game draws you in with simple controls, intelligent enemies, and plenty of blood, gore, chainsaws, language... just like SPR (minus chainsaw)
The story, from what I've learned so far, is centered on Marcus Fenix, who is some sort of convict who is called upon by the Collaborative Organization of Governments (COG) to fight back the Locust swarm. While the story is definintly second-place to the action, it still drive you along to give you a reason WHY your fighting (other than survival...)
Gameplay is awesome! Most evasive actions are controlled with the A button, making cover, dodging, and anything necessary from getting blow to pieces simple. A new feature to shooters which I found really nice was how the two triggers were used. The right one, if pressed alone, just fires off shots in the general direction your facing, while pressing L trigger then pressing R trigger allows for better aiming. And did I mention the use of a chainsaw bayonet on your full-auto rifle to carve up baddies? Brutal and a bit sickening, but very effective.
Last of all, the enemies. God, the Locusts.... These guys are smart! they take cover, flank, use all the tactics you do... and the smaller ones scare the living Jesus out of you when they jump out of nowhere!
Overall, this is a most excellent game. Be sure to at least rent it, buy it if you can stand the gore. Happy hunting!
Exactly what I expected-- a third person shooter designed for quick sales that feeds the military-industrial complex Americans love.
Cartoonish gameplay, ridiculously flat characters, an uninspired story and wonky controls make this the greatest pile of garbage to get more than an 8 on Gamefly. It's impossible to take this game seriously. Maybe the sequels are different, but this was definitely a flop.
Just like Mass Effect, without any of the interesting characters, fantastic plot, and cool powers. Another run of the mill shooter that you'll never miss. Nothing to see here, move along.