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Submitted by infestedandy 1211d ago | opinion piece

5 reasons why Gears of War: Judgment will disappoint (and 5 reasons it won't)

The Plagued Gamer writes: "Being one of the most storied franchises of this generation, Gears of War is the very definition of ambition. Having several books, their own toy-line, a devoted fan-base and three solid games with a fourth on the way, Epic Games' blockbuster series has achieved every bit of success it's deserved. However, as important as Gears is, it's not without its glaring faults. Being fanatical Gears junkies ourselves, we're not so sure about Gears of War: Judgment. To play our point in as fair of a way as possible, we've compiled a comprehensive list of five solid reasons why Judgment is a bad idea, but with five more reasons why it's helping the series. So what are you waiting for? Let's do this!" (Gears of War Judgment, Xbox 360)

Abash  +   1212d ago
This is the only Gears game I just cant get excited for. Gears 3 ended things nicely and this just doesnt interest me really. I'll get it when it drops in price
Blankman85  +   1211d ago
Took the words right out of my mouth! I'm so incredibly meh for this game. It won't disappoint me because I'm not excited for it.
I wish they'd taken the time to make a new IP instead of just cashing in.
I apologise to those of you who are looking forward to the game, I don't doubt it will be enjoyable for you.
ChunkyLover53  +   1211d ago
Why would they waste resources on a new IP this late in the generation? Obviously most of Microsoft's first party studios have been working on next gen games for a while now.

I'd rather get the next great franchise on the Xbox 720 to be honest. I want to see something new on new hardware that impresses me the way Halo CE did with the original Xbox or the way Gears Of War did with the Xbox 360.

I'm happy that we are still getting these huge AAA blockbuster games this late, Gears Of War Judgment is a great way to send off the Xbox 360 into the sunset in my opinion. Most people originally bought a 360 for Gears and now we end the generation with a new Gears that tells Baird's story.

Its the same thing with God Of War Ascension, I'm always down for some God Of War, its clearly a way to get those fans to buy one last God Of War game on PS3 before the PS4 comes out.

I don't fault either company for doing that, I love good games, and lets be honest, more Xbox 360 owners are going to be happy with a Gears Of War title, as opposed to some niche new IP.
StrongMan  +   1211d ago
Same here man. I just can't seem to get interested in this one.
yesmynameissumo  +   1211d ago
The only Gears that disappointed me was 2. And that's where I left it. If Microsoft, who I'm currently speaking with, actually makes good on my 16 months dead 360, I may check out 3 and Judgement. Gears is a great series. Until then...wait for it to be released and played before you pass... Judgement! <sputter>Gah - bad jokes!</sputter>
ziggurcat  +   1211d ago
zuh? an X360 doom article? *rubs eyes*
TekoIie  +   1211d ago
So basically according to this guy you should be disappointed at.... everything?

On top of that most of what was talked about was not "FULLY" talked about to support his point.
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infestedandy  +   1211d ago
There's good points in there, the negatives obviously required more elaboration.

How long do you need the article? Six pages? I love me some Gears, but I think these points are fair.
BigBoss1964  +   1211d ago
I love Gears of War especially 3, Judgement is just coming way too soon I mean Gears 3 turned a year old recently
grayfoxx881  +   1211d ago
Got a good point. Judgement is a little too soon. I loved the original Gears to death, and 2 was pretty fun. I didn't care for 3, it didn't look like a Gears game to me. I won't be picking up Judgement, too burned out on this series.
animegamingnerd  +   1211d ago
i am a big fan of gears but yeah i feel this is simply milking the franchise just like halo 4
Nexgensensation  +   1211d ago
I bet if Gears of War was on blu ray!
this franchise series would surpass MGS heights!
hennessey86  +   1211d ago
Who knows
The fact that its being developed by a new studio might freshen things up.
jetlian  +   1211d ago
only people not interested are the ones who are scared of what its gonna do in sales to any games around it. By the time this comes out GOW3 would be 18 months old.

Game looks great article was wack. writer: 4 player coop will mess things up then 2 sentences later 4 player coop is fun get out of here
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grayfoxx881  +   1211d ago
I'm not interested in Judgement and I couldn't care less how it does in sales. People that are indifferent about this game might just not like shooters, or are moving on to something else. What you wrote doesn't make any sense, but I'm guessing this isn't the first time since the word "wack" is in your vocabulary.
Tontus  +   1211d ago
1) Well the pre-orders for the game are terrible at the moment in the USA (It's by far biggest region) with it's biggest competition in March 2013 a.k.a. God of War: Ascension massively ahead.

2) look at the hype for Gears of War: Judgement, it's almost non-existent, not ever Gears of War fans care anymore.

3) I was a huge Gears of War fan, bought all of the games day one and have the Gears of War 3 Epic Edition (Awesome statue by the way), but Gears of War 3 was very disappointing to me and a lot of other people, the multiplayer was better than ever but it had a very weak campaign.

So no, people aren't saying they're not interested because of how it'll affect the sales of other games because it'll be the worst selling and lowest rated (still highly acclaimed though) Gears of War game yet and God of War: Ascension will easily outsell it anyway, especially if it has the same growth as GoW2 (4.2m) to GoW3 (5.3M+) which would make GoW:A reach 6.4m+ lifetime.

I'm sorry if it upsets you that people don't care for the release of GeoW:J but it shouldn't bother you, if you're still interested in it good for you but don't fabricate reasons for others being uninterested just to reassure yourself of your own opinion.
jetlian  +   1210d ago
1 Both of you are new accounts which puts your comments in question by default!

2 Who preorders in this day in age? and for a game releasing next year when theres a holiday coming with great games already.

3 what term should I use instead of wack? something like stupid is stupid. Fact is one min the writer rags on something then turns around and says its a good thing the next.

4 It doesnt upset me tontus as God of war:A wont/will never out sell gears of war:j. Every gears game sold over 6 million thus far.

Gears 3 campaign was considered the best in the series sounds like you and the people you think that are in agreement with you are in the minority
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madjedi  +   1210d ago
"Who preorders in this day in age?" I still do because i want the game day one and walmart and best buy(mine at least), rarely carry anything but mainstream popular games.

And their selection isn't as large as gamestop's is, for most mainstream releases preordering, probably isn't necessary but if you like certain niche titles it's either gs or online.

That and gamestop is maybe 5-7 minutes in traffic for me, best buy 20+ depending on how bad traffic is.

I don't like the way, the title is worded that implieds first hand knowledge, which short of a dev/tester breaking his/her nda, no one would know.

"4 It doesnt upset me tontus as God of war:A wont/will never out sell gears of war:j. Every gears game sold over 6 million thus far."

Okay great one of those types of gamers. -_- I really miss older generations, where people bragged about how fun the games were not how big the sales numbers are.

Cod, wii fit, justin beiber or twilight all sell/sold very well, doesn't particularly mean they are any good.

Right and wack is any less stupid sounding.
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infestedandy  +   1210d ago
Dude, you really need to read the article. I always hate it when people whine and say that the writer is contradicting him/herself when that's the ENTIRE point of the article. This is what they said before the list got started:

"To play our point in as fair of a way as possible, we've compiled a comprehensive list of five solid reasons why Judgment is a bad idea, but with five more reasons why it's helping the series."

Each reason was going to be focused on positively and negatively. Even if you don't get it right there, it says BAD and GOOD under each section.

C'mon man.
grayfoxx881  +   1210d ago
1. LOL Right...

2. Plenty of people preorder.

3. How about some grownup words!

4. Pure opinion, you can't anticipate how future sales will do.

As far as the campaign goes, again, that statement is your opinion.
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jetlian  +   1210d ago
of course its my opinion I said it I dont represent anybody else.

Dandy nobody said anything about contradicting. the writer is an idiot.

story" Judgment will focus on Damon Baird and Augustus Cole, two of Gears' most likeable characters. The thing is, who cares? "

well if they are the MOST LIKEABLE Why is that a problem? He goes on to say they cant expand the locust backstory. Ummm yea they can in cutscenes ..doesnt mean baird and cole will know what the player will know.

For the good he comes out and says the majority play the game for MP so story isnt an issue anyway. So why mention it at all?

MP: the bad gears has always focused on team play so FFA and overrun class base isnt that great. The good "It might not be the classic competitive modes you're used to in a Gears game, but it's the next step to making it addictive again"

is the new modes good or bad? If you like teams then play team base modes. Dont see how either mode stops you from the normal game play.

"he first two games allowed for a buddy to drop-in and the third game allowed for up to four people to play simultaneously. Great as that sounds, the addition of two more people diluted the experience greatly. With bigger environments and enemies with more health, at times it felt like a grind to get through an area."

the good: "u can get four of your close buddies to jump into a game, the experience can be extremely satisfying. Gears 3 did a good job at making the game feel full at a four player capacity and Judgment should be no different"

Now if you didnt like 4 player in gow3 what the hell changes it in GOWJ?

what GROWNUP WORDS? you mean GROWN UP! yea people do preorder.... gears had more than MW3 last year didnt out sell it though did it? naw didnt think so
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StreetsofRage  +   1211d ago
Wait what? Each Gears was better than the last. Gears of War 3 was amazing. Some of the best graphics this gen and a very good story. The online is still some of the best multiplayer around. Horde mode is addicting as it gets.

Gears Judgement looks to improve the multiplayer in many ways. This is a no brainer for real gamers especially those that like multiplayer. Day 1.
SageHonor  +   1211d ago
This list is contradicting in so many ways.
infestedandy  +   1210d ago
It's an article talking about both good and bad points on each of those reasons. Did you even read it? lol
SageHonor  +   1210d ago
Yeah thats why i left that comment.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   1211d ago
Gears on ps2 please.
KMCROC  +   1211d ago
First day buy.

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