Top Things Gears of War 3 Needs to Be Epic

From the feature article:

"The saga of the COGs that has played out over the course of the last 4 years has been a wild ride as we have followed Marcus and co. above and below ground in their final stands against the Locust. After the conclusion of GoW2 it became quite obvious that we would be seeing our ragtag group of heroes once more, most likely in a stunning conclusion and the final, final…final stand of the citizens of Sera. Sure enough, our main man Cliff Bleszinski will no doubt be announcing that we won't have to wait long to see the fall of locust or the fall of man in April 2011. The series has been phenomenal up to this point, with a few annoyances but great thrill rides nonetheless. There are a number of additions/changes that could really make the conclusion harrowing and be considered the best in the series and here at Planet Xbox 360 we have a few ideas/hopes that could make Gears of War 3 a love letter to fans. (Readers BEWARE, there are SPOILERS from GoW 1 and 2 after the jump!)"

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UltimaEnder3145d ago

Can't wait to see what Cliffy shows off tonight on Jimmy Fallon; this is the BIG game the Xbox 360 needs to show they are here to stay in 2011.....

hamoor3145d ago

2.4 player co-op
3.endless waves in horde
4.better matchmaking system(the first one was better)
5.better ranking system(numbers?? are you kidding me cliff?)
6.make the shotgun like the first one grenade tagging please
8.better graphics
9.5vs5 is good for gears no need for more players
10.bring it already!!!!

Lord Vader3145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

Fix the L A G...

Fix the L A G...

Fix the L A G...

Dont get me wrong - i am a HUGE Gears fan, my favorite MP this Gen, but Gears 2 really screwed the pooch on MP. They had better start Beta testing NOW.

iFLOWLIKEWATER3145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

All Gears 3 needs really is...dedicated servers and...I always like to see improved graphics in games. Besides that, and I'm only speaking for online, new modes and weapons would be great, everything else perfectly fine to me. Dedicated player here...Cliff, you should only listen to the dedicated players. F*ck the ones that have moved on long ago!

Edit: If no dedicated servers, at least bring back the option of creating your own public matches like in Gears 1.

BeaArthur3145d ago

Lord Vader....I was going to say Beta, Beta, Beta but you made the point.


Gears is amazing! I wonder where Cliff comes up with most of this stuff anyway. I mean they have bi-pedal lizards dressed in Gothic attire flying around on demented butterflies, lol...

young juice3145d ago

i think it should take some inspiration from uncharted.

everything about uncharted 2 was perfect besides the online getting a pretty repetitive. (co-op was really fun though. you know besides it being harder than dwayne johnson at a strip club)

truthfully, i have never played a 3rd person game with perfected online... this would be something for gears and uncharted to challenge each other to.

Chris3993145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

Only major critique. DON'T hype the story when it's your typical jocks in space fare. No matter what angle people try to take as a defense, shooting your wife in the head (even if she is a bit of a vegetable) is NOT cool.

I was actually buying into the "deep, emotional" story that Cliff promised till Dominic euthanizes his wife, who he's crossed Hell and back to be with. Made absolutely no sense if you have ANY adult sensibilities or are married. You fight to save the one you love. He didn't even attempt to bring her in for treatment, he just puts her down like a dog, shares a manly hug with his bud, and then get's back to killing locusts. Wtf?

Other than that, the game was pretty fun.

Red_Orange_Juice3145d ago

train scene
killzone 2 graphics
god of war boss battles


Why would Gears need those things when those things don't help those games. Each Gears game sells way over 5 million copies so those games need to learn from Gears.

deadreckoning6663145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

LOL, check out the kid down below whose getting mad cause people are referring to Gears as G.O.W..lmao, just epic.

As far as the article is concerned, I welcome a new Gears game. If the 360 does make another price drop then ill buy it with a 360.

StanLee3145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

4 player coop would not work unless it's a separate 4-play campaign.

HolyOrangeCows3145d ago

"Dont get me wrong - i am a HUGE Gears fan, my favorite MP this Gen, but Gears 2 really screwed the pooch on MP"

You said it.

HammockGames3145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

If there's one thing Gears 3 needs it's dedicated servers, and right behind that would be eliminating the exhaustive heap of MP glitches - at launch.

I love Gears' graphics, but I wouldn't mind an upgrade.

Regardless, Gears is pretty epic anyway.

8thnightvolley3145d ago

fix match making
sort lag
find a weapon balance that works and KEEP IT THAT WAY.
4 player coop
make use of large scale battles just like was in gears of war 1 with so many locust and no big guns to assist to keep the players on their toes.
customizable weapons( which not like call of duty that unbalances the damge as per say)
customizable costumes such a character and colours which would even help do a big 3 way battle of 4 ppl per team.
use elemental damage like fire, poison ice or water which could maybe

fire= set person ablaze will abit more damge
poison- damage over time
ice= slow down movement speed
water= occationally affect opponents weapon effectiveness

(this is just a rough off my head thought)

few little things like these could make the game more fun

more game types would be good and maybe they could try copying a book from kz2 with the warzone and have all game types in one game session from meatflag,to king of the hill, etc

the use of stealth element in the game and reduce the linearity ..

i am sure more could be added to this but gear3 has the ability to really do well i hope epic is listening

ThanatosDMC3145d ago

Make co-op longer. 4 friends that are really good breeze through co-op too fast. There has to be more enemies and make the AI harder. I mean, sure it's fun to rush most enemies with a chainsaw to see who kills it first... but c'mon we want more funny times together!

They gotta fix the shotgun lag.

2Spock3145d ago

It needs to be "Bigger, Badder and more [email protected]". Considering that was suppose to be in the last game.

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PepperJack3145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

some good gameplay would help lol, all though all your really need to make an epic game is a big ass advertising fund and then fools shall buy

KionicWarlord2223145d ago

Article is pretty spot on . Also needs more crazy executions .

Chainsaws that are mini disks would be great .

Kingdom Come3145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

More of the Same. Can't wait for tonight. Best. Game Franchise. Ever.

midgard2273145d ago

more of the same? that is exactly what part 2 was

BeaArthur3145d ago

If this is the best game franchise ever you need to play more games.

Kingdom Come3145d ago

I've been playing Videogames for around 10 years I have a 360, PS3, PC & a DS, a lot of games.
Point stands. Best. Game Franchise. Ever.
And since you claim I'm wrong, I'd love to hear your opinion.

midgard2273145d ago

umm ive been playin games since i was 3, so thats 21 years, and in my opinion gears isnt the best franchise ever, its the most over-rated.

although if u believe it is then its ur opinion, but just know u and a select few think that because u dont play more games. ive had nes, snes, genisis, dreamcast, ps1, ps2, ps3, xbox, 360, psp, GB, GBA, DSi, gaming pc, psp.

now i played alot of games and im sure that gears is on the bottom of my list

Kingdom Come3145d ago

Well, I'm 16, not 24. Most overated? Modern Warfare and Halo me thinks.
And like you said, it's my opinion, like I said, I'd like to know what your favourite franchise is...

kaveti66163145d ago

Midgard's claim that the Gears franchise is the most overrated franchise ever is just as ridiculous as the claim that the Gears franchise is the best ever. Of course, both are opinions, but poor opinions.

I would argue that the Sonic games are very overrated. Fun, but overrated, more overrated than Gears.

Gears needs a more dramatic story that doesn't come off as corny like the one in Gears 2. Better multiplayer stability, and that's pretty much it.

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