Brendan Hesse makes a case for why we don't need killer apps to wow and sell us on this generation.
Gears of war was the best 3rd person shooter of the last generation Imo
Nah, Uncharted was better *opinion*
On story and graphics it was. But I feel like Gears of War, specifically 3, is the game to beat for 3rd person shooter gameplay.
Vanquish was my favorite. Im not big into story-driven games though.
The Last of Us and Uncharted are the best TPSs of last gen. In my opinion. @Concertine Vanquish was amazing as well. :)
Uncharted games are more part of the action/action-adventure genres for me. Gears of War is clearly a game that puts all its focus on shooting. That being said, Epic's franchise was definitely my favorite last generation.
Two totally different games. THe gameplay and gun mechanics in gears of war is just in another league. I like Uncharted, but the enemy AI and the gun mechanics of the first two games are borderline awful. Especially the first one where you needed 20 bullets to kill one enemy.
In my opinion, having played both.Gears is just in another league when it comes to shooting. As an ACTION game tho Uncharted is epic, with great platforming and an amazing story. But not when it comes to shooting. Uncharted was a great experience for me, but only the one time I finished it. I think about gears shooting, co-op, multiplayer, horde mode and how much time I spent playing it, and its just one of the best experiences of last gen for me. Specially the multiplayer, best tps multiplayer every made.
The story and meathead characters prevented me from liking Gears of War last gen, so I prefer Uncharted as well. I feel alot of MP orientated players would be more attracted to Gears though
Same, I prefer Uncharted. Even if it were just on the basis of 'gun mechanics' (as some describe) I prefer it to gears. Gears 1, then 2 used to be my go to games till Uncharted 2 came out. I play TLOU (factions) now, which is quite like Gears of War in a lot of ways. It's better though in my opinion, much more versatile and balanced. I think Gears of War was a big deal because it was the first triple A of that kind. However I don't think its gameplay was revolutionary, and I think other games have done better since then. (e.g. Uncharted, Ghost Recon, TLOU). Just my opinion though. @Gamerfan290 Not even in Uncharted 1 does it require 20 bullets a typical enemy. In fact, it requires consistently less bullets than in the Gears of War games. On Uncharted 1 through 3, headshots always one shot kill regular enemies. I do agree that the gunplay in Uncharted 1 isn't nearly as good as the rest though, but I think '20 bullets to kill' is a gross exaggeration. Its problems stem more from its clunky controls, if anything.
Its eerie this article was written since I've been constantly thinking about a Gears moment. The 360 had the power to bring such a game to life along with DX9, so maybe DX12 will do the same, only time will tell. But then again, that Gears moment could be "lightning in a bottle" moment or that of "chasing a ghost". When its all said and done the new Gears may just be the only one to create that Gears moment. BTW, great article and I'm glad someone brought this up.
While I think Uncharted 2 was fantastic, the first one was a bit lackluster, in my opinion anyway. On the other hand I feel Gears of War got almost everything right the first time. Another point would be that Gears came out quite a bit before the first Uncharted game, and to me, was the first game I played that made me feel this was a true "next-gen" (at the time) game. For its time, it was beautiful, fresh, the game play was tight, the atmosphere was different from most games I was used to and, to top it all, the marketing campaign was very well done. So I wouldn't say which series is the better one, but as far as impact at launch goes, Gears really set the tone last gen.
I disagree. They took different approaches to tp shooters. They both had fantastic graphics, but Gears gunplay and controls were far superior. The shooting has never felt quite right in the uncharted series.
I know many wont agree, but I liked Ghost recon future soldier much more, it was a revelation for me. I even completed it on elite difficulty (and I suck at shooters). Then there is max payne 3 - brilliant game. Oh, lets not forget Mafia 2, the only mature game, that my little sister have ever played, because it was that GOOD! P.S. Damn, I forgot about Uncharted and The last of us, how could I?!
Im not even going to read this bullshit. The writer can settle for less if they want.
Why not? Gears of War is one of the best IPs of last generation and would really push a lot of unit sales for Xbox One. Microsoft wouldn't let this opportunity pass by.
I thought gears of war was to repetitive and the characters move way to slow.
You wanna why you got dislike reading your comment leads me to believe you never played gears. If there's one thing gears did right was not being repitive and a great story.
I disagree with you on the story part, I didn't find it to be anything special. Honestly, I found the characters boring and extremely cliched without much original thought put into the actual plot. Granted I didn't play past about half the 2nd game, so I don't know if they improved on it like many games in a series do(Like Kingdom Hearts was rather shallow in the first games plot, but expanded into a rather expansive world with some decent character development). But the game itself was fantastic. It wasn't repetative at all IMO. Some great shooting mechanics, and lots of stuff to keep it exciting as you progressed.
At rain slacker,, would you read half a book and pass judgment on the story? I have played all the campaigns in the gears trilogy multiple times and the the story puts most games to shame, it's epic sci fi!
I played the entire first game twice. That's where I got my impression of the story. I had the opportunity to play into about half the second game, and it seemed to follow the same pattern as the first story wise. I've heard the 3rd expands it, and people seem to believe that as a whole, the story is OK, and in some cases epic as you say. I don't disagree with their opinion, but if I read half a book and don't care to see how it ends because it just isn't what I consider anything special, or something that hasn't been done countless times already, then I don't really need to finish it to form an opinion. I didn't dislike the story. It was adequate for what the game was, and it certainly wasn't terrible, but nothing that I would write home about. If I had to compare it to something, I'd say it was a decent Sci-Fi show from when the ScyFi channel had decent Sci-Fi. The reason I never finished it was because I don't own an Xbox, and just had the chance to play it while staying with family on vacation. After leaving, I didn't pursue other avenues because I just wasn't interested in the actual story. I thought the game was fantastic for game play, and would be worth playing for that alone. But ultimately I do play games for the story, and at the time I just didn't have the time to invest in doing so for that particular series. If I get the chance again for whatever reason, I will finish it and maybe my mind will be changed.
I wasn't a huge fan of Gears last gen, but the industry is better off when games like this come around and stir excitement.
Gears was a massive step up in visual quality from the other games of the time, and established Unreal Engine 3 that was pretty much the visual standard of the whole of gen 7. A new game that marked major up-shift in quality would obviously be welcome again, so I don't know what the auther is getting at. It is unlikely we'll get one, but it would be cool if we did.
I think No Man's Sky has the potential to be that game changer of this gen. Just because of the expansiveness of the game that hasn't been seen on consoles yet. This of course is wishful thinking but from what has been shown so far it can be in a league of it's own.
I'm not sure about that. I think NMS is more relatable to MineCraft. I know MC is insanely popular, but I haven't seen it really defining anything or be any kind of moment for a generation. I think the game itself will be pretty good though and based on what I've seen so far it seems like it will be at least interesting. It could certainly get a MC like following, and I'm sure the devs would be quite happy with that.
Not really, everything No Man Skys is offering has been done before. It's just getting the attention now because the console community aren't used to many Sci-fi exploration games outside of the AAA franchises Halo/Mass Effect. It has a bit of attention to it and a quite a few people hyped for it, but I see it developing more of a cult following than mass popularity like Gears or Minecraft.
"we dont need killer apps this gen".....gtfo....thats what i payed for,geez some ppl the reason we payed £400 was for killer apps,not shitty indie games.....admitidly some are good but there defo not the reason i & loads of others payed all that cash. Cant believe someone who payed for next gen would say something like that????.
dont need killer apps cause people have become so materialistic that they will buy whatever has hype behind it before anyone knows its good or not. hell even if it sucks they will still buy it even. cause no one wants to feel left out booohooo
I don't get it with this "hype" word. When did mass advertisement mean a game was good? Or any type of media for that matter. I'm not going to buy something that doesn't interest me, hype or not. I can't believe people would waste money on something they didn't like in the first place just to see if some "hype" was real.
Isn't a killer app just one that gets lots of marketing and has a ton of hype before and after release? Good games don't magically sell themselves, and even looking at GeOW, the game could have gone unnoticed had it not had the backing that it did.
It's probably just me, but after comparing both, I enjoyed the shooter called Vanquish, from Platinum Games, much more than I did Gears of War. I got the opportunity to play Gears and Vanquish on a friend's console around the same time, and I went to the local game stop the very next day to pick up Vanquish for myself, instead of gears. I dunno why... Maybe it was all the rocket-powered drop kicks and super slides that Vanquish let me do?XD
Breakthrough ip is a game changer. Without them, no one would continue to play games. What if there were no Systemshock, Thief, Doom, Deus Ex, Half Life, Elder Scrolls, Mario, GTA? I could go on forever but these games define new types of genres we can't imagine gaming without.
So bottom line, if you jerk off to online mp then gears wins. But anything outside of that uncharted wins hands down. I'll take uncharted every time.........
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