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Submitted by BadCircuit 544d ago | review

OXCGN’s Gears of War: Judgment Review- Hordeless, but still distinctly Gears

OXCGN:

"I’ll start this review by saying four very sad words, ‘Rest in Peace Horde’.

The first thing I noticed when I put Gears of War Judgment in was that lack of horde mode.

This meant two things for me – firstly, the game was going to have to be that much better to impress me, and secondly, I was delayed starting the campaign by a few minutes because I had to wait for the tears to dry so I could see again." (Gears of War Judgment, Xbox 360) 9/10

Proeliator  +   544d ago
I genuinely liked Judgment. It was a bit light, but was solid overall.
gaminoz  +   544d ago
I didn't like Gears 2 at all, except Horde Mode, but my faith was restored with 3.

This one looks to continue the positives but what? No Horde mode?
BadCircuit  +   544d ago
Yeah I know. That is an odd decision. What's popular...Horde mode. So of course, dump it!
Godem  +   544d ago
really? I liked Gears 2 but thought gears 3 was average... maybe because it was just more of the same?

I will probably get judgement later down the track?
BanBrother  +   544d ago
@gaminoz

One of my 'friends' claims to have a hacker friend who discovered that Beast and Horde are locked on the disc. If this ever sees the light of day, EPIC are going to cop a s***-storm.

I think they made this so 'light' to make back money on Gears 3, which had more content than any other shooter this gen IMO.
BadCircuit  +   544d ago
Gears of War is one of those franchises that you think can't go on indefinitely, but then keeps coming up with good additions.
gaminoz  +   544d ago
I wonder what the next one will look like on Durango or whatever they call it. IT's always been a pretty good graphics game too.
TekoIie  +   544d ago
I agree. This was a great game but I think they should take a step back. These were some fresh changes but maybe too many to handle at once lol.

A combination of what made Gears 3 great and Judgment feel fresh would make for an incredible Gears game.
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DeusExer  +   544d ago
I personally believed the series should have stopped at 3.
gaminoz  +   544d ago
Then what would Xbox have had different to PS3?
sashimi  +   544d ago
I know its a far fetched idea but what about a new ip? i know its crazy but maybe just maybe it might just work lol
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REALgamer  +   544d ago
As good as Judgement is, I feel like this along with Ascension are pretty good indicators that this generation has gone on too long...

It's always safest to launch new IPs at the beginning of a new generation so they can get enough attention to make a full franchise.

With the sequels, prequels (God of War Asension), spin-offs (Judgement) and reboots (DmC, Tomb Raider) in the past year, it does seem like publishers are struggling to fill the gap before the next consoles arrive ready for new series to begin (Destiny, Watchdogs, etc).
gaminoz  +   544d ago
That makes sense actually. You can get away with trying new IPs in a less crowded marketplace, and the first year of a console release seems to be the best time to try and get a new franchise started.
Jek_Porkins  +   544d ago
I agree 100%, but at the same time if you had to choose these games or nothing, I think we'd all pick these games.

The problem is that a new IP built from the ground up should take 3-4 years, if this had been a typical generation we would have seen new consoles over two years ago, so that creates a lot of uncertainty for developers, who don't want to have hardware switched in the middle of development.
REALgamer  +   544d ago
Yeah, nothing against the games I mentioned, just interesting that studios don't seem keen to truly begin any new series, trilogies or story arcs at this point, but still need to release something so it's falling to spin-offs instead.
Belgavion  +   544d ago
No Horde = no buy (at least for now)
Ravenor  +   544d ago
Judgement like Ascensionis a perfectly fine game, neither is going to set the world on fire and win new fans to either franchise, but if you liked things about them before these than you aren't going to find anything offensive about either...except for a lack of Horde Mode.
Jek_Porkins  +   544d ago
Great game, didn't think I'd like the lack of "Downs" or "Hoard", but I am absolutely loving Domination.
StreetsofRage  +   544d ago
I too was sadden and confused at the loss of horde mode. Seriously why take it out?I was kinds hoping for a bigger and badder horde mode. Luckily as most reviews mention, overrun is as intense as it gets. An amazing addition to the great gears franchise. The immense teamwork is something that is truly lacking in multi player games. Do yourself a favor and get this game.
otherZinc  +   544d ago
I agree completely! Horde Mode has kept me playing Gears 3 since its release, minus other new games that I had to play.

Judgment is fantastic and a must play for all Gears fans and new players. Definitely worth the $60.

I hope the poster above is correct; saying Horde mode is hidden in Gears Judgment.

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