The following is taken from Official Xbox Magazine:
‘’Gears of War 3’s executive producer Rod Fergusson reckons that Marcus Fenix, Dominic Santiago and their barrel-biceped cheerleading squad are “the best cast in videogames”.
“I think people don’t realise the calibre of acting that can be in videogames, and how much they push it,” Fergusson told us in the recently reborn OXM Podcast. “Our cast I think is probably the best cast in videogames, but obviously I’m biased.
He had some fascinating thoughts on the production of Gears 2’s Maria Santiago death scene, increasingly touted as one of this generation’s iconic moments.
I get that Mr.Fergusson will be biased towards the game he worked on however if he truly believes that his cliché Gears of War super beefy soldiers are the best cast in modern video games then he clearly has only ever played Gears of War 1 and 2. Gears of War as a franchise are good games; they play well sound great and look great. The action is brutal and unrelenting however story and characters are not the franchises strong point. It’s a pretty cookie cutter storyline (and I’m not buying a bloody £10 novel to ‘expand’ my knowledge of the games world ‘) of Humans V Nasties and to be fair that suits the game fine. The false impression that people try to throw at other that Gears carries a heavy storyline with complex and real characters is something I take issue with (and a lot of chuckles for the record) and rightly so in my opinion.”