Gears of War: Judgment, The Verdict's Not So Good - RipTen Review

RipTen writes: "Gears of War: Judgment is a prequel to the popular third-person Microsoft Xbox 360 exclusive franchise, Gears of War, and it’s broken up into three essential elements; campaign, co-op, and full out multiplayer. What you think of Gears of War: Judgment will all depend on what you are looking for in the game.

Are you someone who enjoys playing the “story mode” then shelving the game and moving on to something else? Or are you the type who’s looking to play with friends online until the servers are shut down? Maybe you’re a gamer that wants both. Well, lets “dig in baby” and find out if Gears of War: Judgment is worth tapping into your Thrashball reserves."

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ehuipe1311d ago

This sequel feels like one of many that are part of this end of the generation throwaway games, which includes the latest God of War. Odd, considering that I'm positive both the 360 and PS3 are going to be doing great this holiday even with new consoles.

DatNJDom811311d ago

6/10 is about what I would give it as well. Maybe that's being too generous. Nothing new. Prettier lighting, but not that much prettier. Story is the most generic bullcrap I have sat through. The last gears game that mattered was 1. Duck shoot duck shoot. Boring.

testerg351311d ago

DatNJ, weird... your pass comments make you out to be PS3 fanboy.

OlgerO1311d ago

The average user score on metacritic is a 6

Ezz20131311d ago

that's what it deserve ...really ..nothing more

Stunt1311d ago

I've been hearing Judgment is more of a "for the fans"-type game.

Nostradavis1311d ago

If you mean "fans of Halo and COD" then yes. Fans of Gears? Not so much.

PaladinXII1311d ago

Really fair take on the game.

Jek_Porkins1311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

I've rarely seen a game score the same way across the board, so while I wouldn't say this game is a 10, I'd say 8 or 8.5. The campaigns and story are probably the best and most entertaining of all the Gears games. Also, stoked they finally added Domination to the mix.

Since reviews are just opinions, it's hard to argue with them, I can just speak for myself, but 80 on Metacritic is pretty good, and it'll probably sell between 3-5 million copies, which is outstanding for an exclusive.

Nostradavis1311d ago

The campaign is great Jek but the replay value comes from the multiplayer and this release is super thin in that department. In fact, its the thinnest since the original release in 2006 when it comes to modes. And all three previous Gears games launched with 10 maps, yet somehow this one only has four. It was either rushed or they realized they didn't have to give gamers all those maps and modes because they could just charge us extra for them later. If you think that logic deserves an 8 or 8.5 then be prepared to pay forkloads of money for your favorite titles in the future when games require extra $ for the ending.

Skips1311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

It's meta is pretty good.

Weird how it's user score is much lower though at a 60. I guess some people were a bit more disappointed than others. : /

Jek_Porkins1311d ago

Or it's trolls, I mean I never even look at the user scores on games anymore. People spam them with fake, negative reviews all the time.

Nostradavis1311d ago

Jek makes a good point with trolls on user scores however the one thing to note in addition to that is that some users are actually just as qualified to review a game if not more so depending on their level of exposure to it. Just because someone reviews a game for a specific outlet doesn't always mean they are well versed in the history and evolution of that series. With a game like this you may find that most user reviews are taking into consideration more changes (good and bad) then a typical website review.

Skips1311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

But if it's only trolls, weird how many "verified purchases" agree with it's user meta score.

I honestly don't think people would spend $60 just to give it a bad review :/ . I wouldn't be surprised if buyers from GameStop feel the same way.

But maybe you're right, it could be "just the trolls". lol

Blastoise1311d ago (Edited 1311d ago )

Just be glad it's not a BS 3/10 from Blistered thumbs -_-'


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