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||Posted - Nov 27 2006 : 5:22:09 PM
Many of you may know, that Gears of War is one of the most intisipated games this year for the Xbox 360. They said it was going to be a killer app and oh they were serious when they said that. Gears of War takes place on planet Earth, where ailens basically try to take over the world. The aliens have been living underground for many years, until one day they come out to break havock. This a third-person over the shoudler shooter. The game has amazing graphics and sound, one of the best looking games on any consle in my opinion. The gameplay is extrodaniry, both online and single player will keep you in the game for many hours. The single player campaign may be a good 8-12 hours long, depending on which difficulty setting you play on but you can always enjoy playing co-op with one of your friends. While you're playing single player you can invite one of your friends in while your playing by yourself to play some co-op. Online play is a lot of fun, all though it has a total of 8 players online, the game still does this part very well. Gears of War has plenty of blood and guts, some vulgar lanugauge and a lot of blood splarting on the screen. No matter if you are a fan of third-person shooters, this game is a awesome one. I recomend it to anyone who loves good gameplay aspects and fun online play. I give Gears of War, a 9.5 out 10.
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||Posted - Jan 13 2007 : 10:25:40 PM
"Best game i've played on the 360 so far." -Riley
||Posted - Jan 10 2007 : 8:03:12 PM
its pretty but theres a lot of stuff they need to fix but i cant wait for the new maps
"what my little boy got the job done" marice chavez
|DARK WOLF R I P
||Posted - Dec 30 2006 : 05:11:41 AM
Gears is a superb game but has many faults, just how many times have I been stuck not able to shoot or move just look around, in a game as good as this you wouldn't expect such big faults. Just check out youtube for all the glitches out there it is not good, but GOW is still one of the greatest games I have ever played and look forward to the sequel. 9/10
||Posted - Dec 29 2006 : 7:52:30 PM
ya its a fun game its pretty challenging on insane i just beat it today
||Posted - Dec 29 2006 : 11:48:18 AM
thnx guys, i understand that GoW just doesnt let up, and with the right group of people it is endless fun, but I myself love RPG's and when good story material like that found in Gears isnt used to its fullest potential, I find it a bit dissapointing. Maybe I am a bit critical but I feel the covenant threat in halo is more of a dramatic story than that of the Locust destroying Sera... of course I like the Locust better than the Elites...but its still an AMAZING game
||Posted - Dec 29 2006 : 10:31:16 AM
I would give Gears of War a 9. It is a truly awesome game, amazing graphics, good gameplay, but it kinda gets boring once you have completed the campaigne on Insane and gotten 48/49 achievments.
I do not find it boring yet, but I cant imagine it to be fun for a long time.
||Posted - Dec 29 2006 : 08:00:14 AM
That was a great write up, Duminkan...
I personally give Gears a 10, but only because it was the only game that came out in 2006 that I actually play for fun... This game has replaced H2 in my book which was unthinkable before 'Emergence Day' for the Achievement Family...
I can understand if you don't give it a perfect score, but you won't hear any downsides to Gears come from this house!
edit: Welcome into the Fold, zZ Dr K Zz... Cya on XBL!
||Posted - Dec 29 2006 : 12:21:03 AM
Welcome to the forums zZ Dr K Zz.
|zZ Dr K Zz
||Posted - Dec 28 2006 : 9:50:18 PM
Gears of War is an amazing game. I enjoyed the campaign, especially co-op, and also enjoyed playing multiplayer. The graphics for the game are amazing, the controls are fluid, and the gameplay is excellent.
I would give it a 9.9/10.
Also, I am new to the forums and I love the website so far.
||Posted - Dec 27 2006 : 11:16:34 PM
In My Opinion Gears of War is better than a 9.5/10 but not good enough for a Perfect Score...
I would Personally, Give it 9.8/10 on my own Personal Scale, not some .5 weird stuff...
||Posted - Dec 27 2006 : 9:29:44 PM
A review I did for gamespot...
Cliffy B and the super-hype machine
Gears of War has been one of the most anticipated games ever. Its intense hype has even cast a shadow on Halo 3, making many forget about Master-Chief and the covenant; garnering focus on a new enemy, The Locust and ushering in Emergence Day. Gears of War is the story of a planet named Sera, a land very similar to earth, where humanity has been living in peace for several years. When one day an unknown enemy arises from the depths of Sera, striking the denizens of Sera hard an fast, this day came to be called Emergence Day. Gears of War showcases the exploits of Marcus Fenix who was recently incarcerated after committing a so called “war crime”. He is rescued by his good friend Domingo Santiago, who make a daring escape to rendezvous with man’s last remaining resistance. After Emergence Day the Locust had systematically killed millions upon millions of humans, and with little knowledge on their enemy humans in a final act of desperation bombed all of their major cities and bases. They then established a haven on a plateau made of a super thick mineral. The Locust are unable to dig through this plateau, but in the game the Locust have come closer and closer to eradicating the human race, and have penetrated man’s last defense, it is up to you to fight back the Locust hordes and take back Sera.
The basic mechanic that drives Gears of War is the idea of finding cover and taking out the enemy from your secure position. GoW aims to put forth stark realism in its gameplay. GoW has been able to accomplish one of the best cover systems in recent years. To duck behind cover you simply press the A button along with the corresponding direction in which you wish to duck for cover. It often works very seamlessly and helps maintain the high octane pace of the game. Of course there are several instances where you might get stuck in environment, since the A button is also used masterfully to provide a ducking run, that helps you avoid fire and get from one location to another rather quickly. Though this will rarely be a concern for players as there is much shooting to be had in GoW. The weapons all have their own unique flair and provide devastating gore when used in close range. Head shots have not been this good since Resident Evil 4. But the weapon that steals the show is the Lancer Assault Rifle, which is equipped with a chainsaw at the end to extreme melee carnage. Never has melee been so fun in a game since the implementation of this chainsaw rifle, which when revved up literally slices your foe into fleshy pieces of meat, reminiscent of Soldier of Fortune Gold. The aiming is spot on and everything comes together into one solid action packed orgy of gore. The different components work well both online and offline, and have no fear the clunky D-Pad on the Xbox-360 controller never gets in the way of the fun. Now the flaws of GoW lay in the main story which is fairly weak and doesn’t do much in the character development department. Basically all you’re given is that you’re a group of big beefy guys fighting an army of big beefy monsters in order to take back your world. And luckily this is all you really need to know as the action is so amazing that it will only really run through your mind during parts of the story where you might ask yourself “shouldn’t I be told something here?”. As for the ever popular achievements, they are divided fairly evenly among the single player component, the cooperative component and the multiplayer.
Gears of War has some of the most impressive graphics I have ever seen. Explosions, rain, bloody bits are all given justice in this game and are never wrongly represented. Epic has used the latest Unreal Engine to expertly map the environments and the characters, in what is the best looking game on the Xbox 360. The graphics also do not falter on multiplayer either, all in all GoW packs a punch in the graphics department. With support up to 1080i when Gows is hooked up to an HDTV, it’ll be an expericen like no other.
Along with the weak story the audio in Gears of War falters for not being dramatic enough. The music doesn’t really stand out at all, meanwhile the guns do not pack the audio power they should. The only gratifying sound in the game is the sound of your Lancer Rifle chopping up your enemy. The main character Marcus Fenix sounds too cliché, and the overall voice work isn’t really too good. What really got me was the awful song at the end of game when the credits were rolling; it was simply a joke! Though the sound of the game is a bit lack luster, you can rock to Gears of War on Dolby Pro Logic 2, which again provides an exciting experience through surround sound.
Gears of War features three different modes, the single player campaign with three varying difficulties, as well as a coop mode which can be played on the same three difficulties. You can play coop on the same system through split screen, through a LAN connection hooked up to another 360, or through xbox live. By hosting a game you’ll play as Marcus and your friend will team up with you as the trusty Domingo Santiago. What’s very cool is that you or your friend can jump in at any time to kick some Locust ass. There are no hiccups and no graphical problems when playing coop online. After much talk about the single player component where Gears really shines is in its spectacular multiplayer. With three different modes War zone, Execution and Assassination you’ll be on for hours with your friends. With a max of eight players, four on four can be pitted against each other as the Locust and the COGs (Coalition of Organized Governments). GoW implements online teamwork like no other game on the 360. Not one mechanic from the single player is useless, which makes GoW online a fun installment in the 360 library of games. The only problem I find with the multiplayer is the constant problems with connecting to ranked games online (something found in many of the 360’s games). Epic will most likely fix this problem in the future in the form of a downloadable patch. Though the modes aren’t very different it simply does not matter, as it is such a fun experience, and who doesn’t like to chainsaw people into bloody bits online huh?
Gears of War has come and it is every bit as fun as everyone imagined, though with a lack luster single player campaign who can complain with such an impressive multiplayer. As to any future downloadable content only time will tell, but expect to receive something at your local xbox live market place. Gears of War presents a spectacular blend of high octane action and adventure and one of the most exciting multiplayer components in years. Though it is a bit late Gears of War has ushered the in the true age of Next Generation gaming, what ever that may mean to you. No matter where you’re from or who you are, Gears of war is for you, it is a must have game for the Xbox 360.
||Posted - Nov 27 2006 : 7:25:12 PM
i wrote up a review on my gaming blog - with the exact same overall score
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