Preview: Gears of War: Judgment: Plays almost exactly like every Gears title -

Gears of War: Judgment plays almost exactly like all previous Gears of War titles.

For hardcore Gears fans, this isn't a bad thing, but if you were hoping for something different, you'll be disappointed.

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BanBrother1758d ago

Well, Gears 2 played quite differently than Gears 1. Gears 3 played quite differently than Gears 1 and 2. I suppose, it all comes down to the speed and controls of the game. Any hardcore player can tell the difference from a mile away.

I don't see how a 3rd person cover game could 'play different' from its predecessor. Unless they go into 1ST person? Name any established franchise that 'plays different' from others in the series, whilst remaining in the same genre. I hear crickets.

coolbeans1758d ago (Edited 1758d ago )

From what I've played: The KZ3 demo plays much differently than the adored KZ2.

Edit: The Witcher 1 and Witcher 2. ;)

darthv721758d ago

"almost" exactly not a definitive "exactly".

Subtle differences but they make it sound like playing like the rest is a BAD thing. not in the least. It shows that the formula for success is if it aint broke why fix it.

i enjoy the gears games for their action, story and fun. If judgement has that, then im sold.

EVILDEAD3601758d ago

No Active Reload...COMPLETELY different experience.

JoySticksFTW1758d ago

I know I'm in the minority, but I want Mario to play like Mario games, Demon/Dark Souls games to play like Souls games, and I want Gears to play like Gears.

That's why I'm getting those games in the first place. I like and want the feel and controls of that particular series just in a new story / scenario.

If I want a different play style, I'll just play a different game.

Again, that may just be me though.

Blastoise1758d ago

Devil may cry, Killzone 3, Battlefield 3, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Modern Warfare 2, Final Fantasy 13, Final Fantasy 12, Resident Evil 4, Super Smash Bro's Brawl...

maniacmayhem1758d ago

If it ain't broke don't fix it. We have had many, many games that changed the formula and failed and lost most of their user base.

I say keep the formula that has made it such a success and just make tweaks and changes here and there. Offer new modes which they are doing.

DigitalRaptor1758d ago (Edited 1758d ago )

All I can say is that if this game reviews better than Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time then something is up based on the same argument of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

coolbeans1758d ago (Edited 1758d ago )

You see...the last Sly Cooper before Thieves was made in the PS2 era. Since then, reviewers have burned through numerous 3D platformers that may have provided some sort of nuance (be it gameplay, online functions, etc.) that makes the recent Sly feel "old-hat" in their opinion. (Note: I haven't played it so that's pure speculation)

In Gears' case, those reviewers may have already predetermined "from what I've played, no other TPS series does X Y Z better," therefore making it harder to demand greater changes.

To say Judgment demands as much reviewer scrutiny for remaining similar to its 2-year-old predecessor compared to a sequel that (supposedly) remains similar to its 8-year-old, last-gen ancestor is simply absurd.

Edit: But I still agree with your sentiment of possible double standards (like throwing 9's at it for being the same) when it arrives.

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StinKyNuGz1758d ago

gears 1 was the best just remake that for next xbox lol..

Jek_Porkins1758d ago

That is an odd title considering the Gears titles all played differently. Gears 3 was the fastest paced and my favorite because they introduced Death Match. If Judgment plays anything like 3 I'll have something to do for the next year+

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