THE GOOD: - Jaw dropping visuals - Fantastic voice acting and sound effects - Furious and flowing game play - Array of weapons, all useful and unique - Online Multiplayer offers hours of fun - Online also offers a co-operative campaign via Xbox Live - Extras such as hidden COG tags to find - Three difficulties for Campaign mode
THE BAD: - Too short - The storyline could be slightly better
SUMMARY: Where do I begin. This game is absolutely, without a doubt the best game I have ever played. As soon as I put the disc in the tray I knew that this game was going to suck me into a world of Chainsaw bayonets, Earth foreign Aliens, complex AI and Xbox Live's finest ever game since Halo 2.
To start things off, I'll talk a little about the people you spend the whole game with - the COG's. COG stands for Coalition of Ordered Governments and there are 3 other people who are in squad - Delta. I won't spoil the game for you, but after various 'events' at the beginning of the game, your team is left with people...
I and a buddy are playing co-op together in a mansion. My partner gets caught from behind and knocked out by a Locust. I run to my friend in order to try and revive him but the Locust who just took him out guards his helpless body. While stuck trying to kill this Locust, two more Locust come up from behind and surround me. At that point, my only option was to get my friend back up or die. The Locust that stood between me and my buddy started to reload his weapon and that was my only chance. I revved up my chainsaw and dashed toward the Locust, screaming, ready to cut the son of a bitch in half until I see him reload his gun and fire at me. Who lives and who dies?
For many shooters, there are different factors that make them good. Some has multiple factors and some having only one, such factors being intense moments, fun game play, strategy, or just being pure awesome. Gears of Wars has all of these rolled into one game that no casual or hardcore gamer should miss.
THE GOOD: The Graphics are incredible. Only surpassed by the Likes of COD4 and Bioshock.
Game play is immensely fun and addictive. I am on my 3rd straight play through.
Co-op is intense, and fun and is just plain awesome.
The game has a freaking Chainsaw Bayonet, what else you want!?
THE BAD: Very little.
Sometimes the characters refuse to take cover and all you do is Jump forward into cover. This can lead to horrible deaths, bouts of cussing and general anger. Though these are few and extremely far between.
Sometimes your Teammates make Brash decisions, like running into an Exploding arrow, or charging a turret.
lastly, if you are not an experienced gamer, the controls can feel, awkward for a time
SUMMARY: Gears of War has to be one of the Best games in Existence. it gives you visuals never surpassed until three years later, by titles like Call of Duty 4 and Bioshock. It has one of the simplest and most useful cover systems in gaming. Using only one button, which simplifies things greatly.
Realistic graphics which push the 360 all the way.
The cover system is outstanding and very simple to get to grips with.
Voice acting is decent along with some nice sound effects.
Interesting revival techniques
Fun Online play with little lag
The third person view (over the shoulder) may not suit all gamers.
The story is quite short.
Only 8 people can be in online matches meaning it may not be as intense.
Tactical thinking is required which again may put off some players.
Not many weapons to choose from.
SUMMARY: When Gears of War hit the scene in November 2006, it took the gaming world by storm. Its innovative cover system won many fans around the globe and it quickly nailed itself down as a Xbox 360 classic. Though the market is dominated by Shoot 'em ups, Gears of War bought something new to the table. The intense fights you find yourself in while playing in the campaign bring a smile to your face and Epic Games have certainly struck gold with this little number.
The increasingly big developer Epic has finally brought us this piece of pure 3rd Person Shooter heaven to the Xbox 360 entitled Gears of War.
The amazing complicated game yet amazingly simple controls really shine through for the experience of the game, since it branches off what your doing, take blind fire for example, shooting a enemy with much of your body hidden, sounds a bit hard, but can be accomplished easily, by tapping A to stand next to a Wall, shuffling to the side of the wall a pressing the shoot button, simple indeed.
The Weapons in this game aren't like many shooters, it's not full of an arsenal spread over the game, like Call of Duty for example, but Gears of Wars' weapons are simple yet used to great affect, like sniper, their may only be one, but it can lead to a very nice, yet gory headshot. Now as soon as you see Gears of War, you'll probably think "Chainsaw Bayonet? Great!" but it's not as simple as just running up to an enemy, revving your saw and cutting strait ...
THE GOOD: Absolutely gorgeous graphics, very lively, detailed environments that capture the destructive beauty of Gears of War, multiplayer fun that keeps you awake and your heart racing for that sweet action, weapons are very creative, not a hero game; you get support from three other guys or just one at certain duet moments, easy interface with the environments, gory but still friendly enough with a majority of people, futuristic look and feel, the game challenges you as you raise the difficulty level/experience level, General RAAM and Berserker are actual ENEMIES and not just pansies, rewards for many different things in the game.
THE BAD: Storyline is a bit chopped up. How come you can't be a woman? That should be included! A.I. sometimes screws up a little too bad, especially making obvious mistakes that make no sense at all. Otherwise the game is extensively great.
SUMMARY: Ahhh... Gears of War. The first game I ever bought along with a brand new premium X360. I blame my cousin for...
THE GOOD: + Graphics and gameplay are breathtaking. Neither disappoint. + Co-op play + Smooth online play (That's right, little or no lag) + Voiceovers are right for a change (there's many horrible voice-overs in many games, this one works well) + Long missions make it worthwhile
THE BAD: - Although there's long missions, there aren't many missions - Weak story (to be expected for a tactical FPS like this one)
SUMMARY: This game takes place sometime in the future. Human kind nearing extinction, and these monsters known as Locusts are trying to gain total domination of the world. The two playable characters are Michael Fenix Dom Santiago (playable only through co-op as a second player). They have some history together with war and such, but there isn't much background on the characters, which is a good thing is this game, keeping things simple lol.
- Broken-down Ratings:
Gameplay: 5/5 Now, I know what some might say, that it's overrated, and usually I agree on these terms, such as Halo, but the ...
THE GOOD: Gears of War or GOW is an amazingly entertaining and addictive game for the XBOX360. The storyline is great, a sci-fi/war plot, and with that there comes plenty of action. The graphics are top notch and the third person perspective/view makes for some intense action. Weapon choice is similar to Halo, not too many different things to add to your arsenal, but more than enough diverse ones to fit any given situation. Of course, XBL [XBOX Live] for this is incredible. The multiplayer death matches are ingenious to this title, and never get boring. And the audio isn't fuzzy, so no more turning up the volume just to hear the voices.
THE BAD: All that good, how can there be any bad? Well there are two things that ruin this game, or just make it boring if you get involved with either. Hackers/Glitchers... really gets old trying to shoot someone who glitches and does the "back flip/hover" glitch to get to a really high spot. Then a sniper is all you need to finish a round. And of cou...
Gears of War is the highly anticipated third person shooter for Xbox 360 from Epic Games. It features some of the best graphics, sound, and gameplay on any game on any console to date. But did it live up to all the hype? Did it live up to what Epic promised it would? Did it deserve the numerous "Game of the Year" awards? Yes, yes, and yes. It delivered everything Epic promised and much, much more. In this review you'll find out what really makes this one of (if not the) best next-gen game out today.
The gameplay in this game is, with all due respect, the best I personally have ever seen. The cover system works excellently, providing cover to leap to at almost any point during the game. The AI in this game was excellent, the enemies and allies use the same set of controls and physics to combat each other. There's not much of a difference between Campaign and versus mode due to this, which in my opinion is an extremely good thing. Online co-op is an extremely nice touch, allowing you a...
THE GOOD: - The best graphics seen in any game so far - Easy controls - Nice storyline - The levels ooze with quality - Excellent multiplayer - superb co-op - amazingly little lag online
THE BAD: - Short campaign - Some people spoil online mode - Needs some balancing - only eight people online modes
SUMMARY: Gears of war, the biggest game to hit 360 last year, the hype has been tremendous, so does it live up to it? In short, yes.
As expected the graphics are absolutley gorgeous, arguably better than any other game on any system currently on sale. So the graphics rock, but waht about the gameplay? multiplayer? story?
GOW is a third person Sci-fi shooter, with an element of sqaud based action. It is set not too far in the future, the evil locust are trying to take over earth and the human race is on the brink of destruction. You control Marcus, a battle hardened soldier who has been taken from jail to rejoin the desperate fight. The main objective is to wipe out the locust threat with your sqaud face...