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Gears of War 3 Casual Mode – What’s It All About?

MMGN writes: It was revealed yesterday that Epic Games would be implementing a “Casual Mode” in Gears of War 3’s multiplayer component.

What does this mean? Very little details have been revealed, but the idea is simple: separate the new gamers from the old.

I’d be lying if I said this inclusion didn’t worry me. I can definitely acknowledge why Epic has introduced the mode. After all, games like Call of Duty sell by the truckload by purposely appealing to the very market Epic wants to attract with this new mode.

That said, it seems to be a very vulnerable implementation, and as someone that considers themselves to be a “hardcore” console gamer – five-plus days of online action in Call of Duty 4, Modern Warfare 2 and Halo 3 – I am strongly of the belief that there will be certain gamers that take advantage of the mode.

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CommanderSheperd2310d ago

Gears of War is already a game for the casual crowd anyways, so I don't understand this mode. It's easy to pick up and play, not much story, people buy it for the multiplayer, it's filled with blood and gore. Is that not what most of the casual crows looks for nowadays?

ECM0NEY2310d ago (Edited 2310d ago )

Gears of War multiplayer has one of the biggest learning curves in games today. Its one of those games that if you dont constantly play you get worse.

If gears is for casuals who is Mass Effect for?

Im not hating on ME, I love the series its just gears is not a game that you can just pick up and play online and get a positive K/D ratio.

I think anyone can pick up ME and be successful

Miiikeyyy2310d ago

Biggest learning curve? It wasn't really that hard

frelyler2310d ago

And this is what is wrong with the game industry today. What people don't like to be challenged anymore? If you can't play it, then me as a gamer says gtfo of here. What next, football is too rough so we change the rules so people don't actually have to have any physical contact at all or even exert themselves. The ONLY reason I can think of to go along with this is allowing disabled people to play. This way they can still get a cool experience without having their physical limitations hold them back. Now I am talking about people with serious medical issues, not the uncoordinated whiny COD crowd. Somehow I don't think that EPIC is doing this for the disabled though.