TitanReviews writes: With Gears of War 3 on the way the question that inevitably comes to mind is "Where are the competitors?" CoD's Modern Warfare brought everyone out of the woodwork, but why is no one after the Gears audience?
Does this guy know what competition means. "Don't even bring up Uncharted my PS3 brethren; it may be a third person shooter but its utterly different and fantastic in a very different and separate way." That maybe true but the people will decide do I get Gears or do i get another title (for example Uncharted 3) so they are your competition. Edit: what it sounds like is that he wants a Gears clone to compete against. Do we really want that???
That's like saying Bioshock is the competition for Call of Duty, it just isn't. The games only exist in the same genre.
Well, Gears is unique...like Uncharted. Both different and both will sell millions. Both Rage & Resistance 3 come out in Sept, but I project they all do very well. Just a great year for gaming all around.
Dude every game is compettion lol and u cud not have picked 2 worse examples.. Bioschock 2 was delayed since it came out in the same month as CoD: Modern Warfare 2 lol
Heartnet is right actually. The marginal cost of buying a game (CoD, Gears, etc) is $60 and the opportunity cost of purchasing said game is ANYTHING else one could have spent that same $60 on including purchasing another game (Bioshock, Uncharted, etc.). This is especially true for multi-console owners. I hate hearing the "They're two different games so they dont compete with each other!" bullcrap. Has no one here ever taken an Economics class in college or at least high school?! **remembers the average age of N4G users** Oh yeah... well when many of you are finally make it to high school maybe you'll understand a little of the complexity of the laws of economics. I swear that crap is so convoluted and mingled no one should ever make such a clear cut statement like "X game has no effect on Y game"
That was a nice article write up. Gears 3 really doesn't have any competition--at this point anyway. The stuff that goes on in Gears 3 is quite the spectacle that I don't think anyone will be able to surpass. But in a more humble rhetoric I'll just say that Gears 3 is a unique experience in the shooting genre.
I think there is a difference between competition in the business term and from a game play term. You are discussing the former, while the author is discussing the latter. ... but yeah, there is no competition to Gears of War 3 this year! In my humble opinion of course.
and in my humble opinion, I'd say there is no competition for Uncharted 3! it's in a league of it's own! and whats gonna happen! I think Most will do what they did with the release cycles and compare Both Gears and Resistance. They've been star crossed competitors for the longest!
I haven't played Uncharted enough to form an opinion and then only the first one, but your opinion is respected. Some people like this and some like that. That said, Gears of War 3 Beta is really awesome so I have confidence it will be good when it is released in September. If I could find a way to get my Xbox 360 controller on PS3 I would play it more.
@ iamnsuperman I am a fan of both Gears of War and Uncharted but I don't feel like it's a choice between 1 or the other. I find them very different games. Uncharted more action adventure and Gears of War more fantasy. I don't even consider Uncharted a shooter. It has so much more depth than that; the platforming, puzzles and story sets it apart from any of the 3rd person shooters mentioned like Gears of War, Army of Two or Lost Planet. 3rd person is just the perspective you play in. Uncharted isn't a shooter in the same way Elder Scrolls isn't an FPS. First person is just a perspective you can play the game in.
Depends what ur budget is :) if u can only afford one which do you pick ;) 2 different games but competetion none the less.. and Uncharted is a shooter ;) and Elder Scrolls isnt an FPS its an FPRPG as its not a shooting game ;)
Of course there's no game EXACTLY like it, that would be stupid, if that's your definition of competition, then almost nothing has competition
Every First person shooter in exsistence is in competeion with themselves in fraid :(
looking for hits & telling fibs.
I'm surprised Sony hasn't come up with a Gears clone yet.
You really want a Gears clone where a couple of steroid induced guys grunt at each other? Anyway, I think there was one from Team Ninja or something. Can't remember more than that though.
Not a clone, but something in the TPS genre that is fast and mean and has multiplayer. Vanquish just couldn't cut it.
Seen this yet? It's not a shooter though, but it fulfils your 'mean and fast' criteria. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Quantum Theory I think that was what it was called and it flopped, I'll try the demo out sometime.
what's wrong with steroids
@superking That game looks like complete sh!t. Graphics looks like a 360 launch title. LMFAO.
Well one was gonna come out then it went multi-platform and we all know how it turned out... A massive failure that's what happens when you turn a ps3 exclusive into a multi-platform FAILURE. That game was Quantum theory it had the potential to be a massive GOW clone. The fact it went multi-platform meant it was rushed and therefore it failed massively.
Only reason it went multi was they knew the game was going to fail badly if they just relased it on on platform. With Xbox also getting a version, the loss would be reduced a bit.
Sony should make a FPS named "Space Rings" where you play as a sci-fi warrior, a 'Roman', with enhanced abilities. His name is Elite General. You fight of aliens trying to destroy the space rings. Now THAT is a GOTY contender? Definitely no competition. /s
You fight aliens trying to destroy humans and try to destroy their headquarters, the space rings.* Fixed.
Uncharted and Gears won't compete, anybody with both systems who like TPS will get both, anybody with one system will get its exclusive.
Thats not entirely true, Although I will say gears has solid gameplay, The game has a very different appeal, The story is well...I dont want sound biased so shall we so going for a different goal, Whereas gears is pretty focused on finishing its story and having a great MP. Gears appealed to me for two games but for the third, I cant garuntee I will be joining in until I see the release come at the very least, Even though I have both systems I think both have very different goals, Much like the consoles they are on. That said I see your point in how most will get it and have agreed with you
Ye no competition. On tps front on the other hand uncharted 2 is just better IMO.They pretty much perfected the formula i dont know how they wanna top it with 3 but knowning ND they will. Only thing i hate about the gears of war series is the bulky space marine cliche its been done to many time especially by epic.
They've lost weight in Gears 3 :)
I think that if people want a TPS oriented warfare on consoles with a solid multiplayer, they'll chose Gears on 360 and Socom on PS3. Lot of people neg SOCOM but SOCOM 4 in terms of gameplay, mecanics, action and diversity is a great alternative for an online TPS on console. The gameplay has maybe more depth than Gears of war but maybe is less noob friendly even if some if its matchmodes are more casual with this episode, it's still a good action TPS packed with action, tactic, big and better maps than Gears and also much more player online by match i think it can runs 16 vs 16. On both consoles players can have good online TPS oriented "war". i'm really looking forward to gears for its solo campaign more than its online, even if gears is very linear it have its own universe and own narration, rythm. and what it does in solo it does it really good.
SOCOM is sh!t. It was sh!t on PS2 but people loved it because it was "unique". These days it's sh!t because it's the same old crap people played 10 years ago. No new innovation, sacrificing better graphics for more players. The reviews prove my point, the series is done, it will never be more than a 6.5/10
What reviews show is only that reviewers play casual games, with assistance, bullet magnetism and when a game requires some skill they prefer return to more casual games. I've got no problem to say that Socom has not great graphics but in terms of gameplay it has 100% more depth than gears of war.
@ cultgamer.......you have a shot at troll of the year.
First thing my friend said when he heard about gears3 was "meh I'll buy it but not hyped about it since the second was a dissapointment." Gears3 has all the competition in any sense of the word. It will be great for 360 only gamers but its shine is definetly gone since the first released.
I was going to say how much I liked Gears 2 even with the B/S surrounding it, and how UC3 will compete but in its way, and how Gears is unique and shouldn't be imitated but then I read all the ignorant comments.
um gears is cool but another huge ps3 exclusive i s coming out that some month RESISTANCE 3 ... i think thats competition .... but um quick question where is Uncharted 3 competition ???
Resistance is a fps. Not a tps.
Resistance 2 Week 1 Sales: 409,270 Lifetime Sales: 2.13m Metascore: 87 Gears of War 2 Week 1 Sales: 1,945,524 Lifetime Sales: 6.06m Metascore: 93 If Resistance 2 and Gears 2 are anything to go by, Resistance 3 is no competition for Gears of War 3. Checking the Americas pre-order chart, 20 weeks from launch, Resistance 3 does not even appear in the top 20, which means it has less than 40,000 pre-orders. Gears of War 3, however, has been in the number 1 spot on the chart for months now. 22 weeks to release, it has 450,000 pre-orders. It is FAR outpacing Halo: Reach and even Black Ops (both the 360 and PS3 version combined). The beta has a lot to do with this, although it was already outpacing both games before the beta was even announced.
Gears don't have a good story. I bet less than half the people that played the 1st 2 still don't know what is going on including me. The only cool thing about gears is the chain saw gun.
i have this game on my ps3 its named different tho ? quantum theory was it? LOL XD
"Heavy Rain has no competition." See what I did there? -End statement
Gears of War does have competition. Competition doesn't mean that you need 2 of the exact same genre of games. It's going to be a violent shooter, so it does have A LOT of competition I believe it's comming out at September, or November? So ya, it's gotta compete with: Resistance3 New Call of Duty Rage and a few others I forget.
I can't see rage or resistence holding gears back. Gears coming before cod or BF3. Uncharted 3 is in a danger zone coming in with Assassin creed,cod,BF3 within weeks of it. ND is overestimating the series. It was the best product of 09 due to competition. And it came out several weeks before cod then and was forgotten pretty quick. Most the praise was critic based. Now with it coming so close to more established MP games if someone has to choose uncharted will be last. I truly think its why even MS moved gears out nov
Really? Uncharted should be top of everyone's list. CoD will be the same rehashed crap it has been for the past 4 years, there's no confirmation of an Assassin's Creed game this year and Battlefield 3 won't cannibalise an established franchise like Uncharted, some cross over, but no one will drop one over the other unless one gets horrendously bad reviews. The main thing is though, none of these games are similar, they don't touch each other's markets, cross over occurs, but they don't really affect each other. As for Gears, I question if releasing in September will affect anything (Resistance is exclusive so won't affect it and RAGE is a different type of game entirely with maybe some vague similarities in "violence" factor). That whole quarter is packed though, even releasing in September isn't going to change the fact that quarter has all the biggest games of the year... apart from the ones you mentioned, Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, Arkham City....
the games are good. Problem is most people can't get all the games at the same time. I get 20-30 games a year and no matter what november Is always hard. Hard finding 200+ dollars free in a few week span. And a lot of people will look to maximize money with how long a game will last. Me personally If I had to choose 1 not to get its assassin creed. I just beat 1 and 2 in the past few months still got brotherhood. Bf3 and uc3 will be my top 2 for nov. But every year cod brings me back and I go into scramble mode
Why people find it neccessary to start criticising and hating the Gears of War Franchise due to an article on a site many of us have never heard of is beyond me. Did Epic Games state that Gears of War has no competition? No. In fact, Cliff Blesinski stated just a matter of days ago that he was looking forward to Uncharted 3, and the guys over at Naughty Dog have been playing the Gears of War 3 Beta and claimed they loved it. Don't start hating on the Gears of War franchise due to one guy's opinion, I've been playing the Gears of War franchise since day one, it's my personal favourite, I've been playing the Beta for a few weeks now (due to my early access through my purchase of Bulletstorm Epic Edition), and for me, as a Gears of War obsessive, its the greatest thing I've ever played. For others it wont be, it doesn't bother me, because its personal opinion.
Screw it I'm buying both. I'm a college student with a job and not many bills to pay...I'm taking advantage of that >D
Idk about others but games like Arkham City and Elder Scrolls: Skyrim are way up on my list compared to Gears 3.. in fact, for me, Gears 3 isn't even on my list. I haven't played any of the gears games and that franchise just has no appeal for me.
You have truly missed out on one of the best franchises ever...why cheat yourself? Since its inception developers have tried to copy the Gears formula to no avail...do yourself a favor and go out and pick up these games...you will hate yourself a little less afterward.
haha, I have the games, I just have never played them. I just don't really jump on it like I do the other games coming out.
this is the last game for the xbox(period)
uncharted... geas 3 looks amazing but there is better games geas 3 don't have competition on the xbox3660 but it has alot on the ps3... i just wish it's on pc..
The article says it all...Gears has no comp. If you had problems with Gears 2, they have been remedied in 3. The beta speaks for itself, I'v been playing since week 1 and can't get enough of it. It's going to be a sad day in America when the beta is over...
screw Gears,,more like gears is no competition LOL
no ones laughing...
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