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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."

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Proeliator1224d ago

I genuinely liked Judgment. It was a bit light, but was solid overall.

gaminoz1224d 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?

BadCircuit1224d ago

Yeah I know. That is an odd decision. What's popular...Horde mode. So of course, dump it!

Godem1224d 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?

BanBrother1224d 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.

BadCircuit1224d 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.

gaminoz1224d 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.

TekoIie1223d ago (Edited 1223d 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.

DeusExer1224d ago

I personally believed the series should have stopped at 3.

gaminoz1224d ago

Then what would Xbox have had different to PS3?

sashimi1224d ago (Edited 1224d 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

REALgamer1224d 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).

gaminoz1224d 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_Porkins1224d 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.

REALgamer1224d 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.

Belgavion1224d ago

No Horde = no buy (at least for now)

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