Cliffy B.- You Don’t Need To Play The First Two Gears To Play The Third

GxC writes: "For many that are new to the XBox 360 scene or maybe new to the extremely popular Gears of War franchise, they might be wondering if you can just go into the upcoming game, Gears of War 3, without knowing anything about or playing any of the first two games." According to Cliffy B., you can.

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WhiteLightning2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Well you kind of do, you guys are trying to say it's the best story you've done so why are you trying to say now "Oh the story....yeah who cares about the last two just buy the third, you don't need the other two"....if the story is that good then I'm sure people would be better off playing the previous games to understand more in the third game. You won't get that feeling of being on a journey with the characters or that feeling of a well wrapped up story if you skip right to the third game.

I hate it when people buy the third, fourth game in a games franchise and havent even bothered or tried to play the previous games. I remember when my friend got God of War 3 and I said to him "So have you played the first two or are you getting the HD collection".... "No" ......"Well what about the story, your not going to get that emotional ending if you havent played the first two"...."Who cares it's just a game". Although to be fair is wasn't really much of a gamer, he just took a interest recently since he's moving into an aparentment with three other people who are core gamers, I suppose you have to do what ever to keep your social status up.

Anyway GTA and Burnout are differen't because they aren't story based.

It's like someone watching the last Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings film first without watching the previous films

SoundGamer2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

I agree. When it comes to games without a story, sure, pick up whatever game you want in the series. However, if the game is story based and you really want a better appreciation for the game as a whole, then start at the beginning.

On the other hand, if you are playing it just for the multiplayer part (which it seems a lot of people do these days), then fluff it. Do whatever you want.

MintBerryCrunch2642d ago

Clifford needs to learn some Marketing 101

this would have been a great time to advertise the previous games

JeffGUNZ2642d ago

@ Mintberry

He is marketing. You can buy both Gears new for like $15. He doesn't want people to think they have to go out and buy two games first before buying gears 3 3 weeks before launch.
$60 is greater then what the value of the other two gears are combined. I believe that statement is him trying to get in more first time players.

LOGICWINS2642d ago

"I hate it when people buy the third, fourth game in a games franchise and havent even bothered or tried to play the previous games."

With games like Yakuza 3 and Yakuza 4, you don't have to play 1 and 2 to understand the story since Y3 and Y4 give you a detailed recap of what went on in prior games.

Also, with prequels such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution, you don't have to play the Deus Ex that came out in 2000 to understand the story in the new game for obvious reasons.

WhiteLightning2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Well yeah I know about those games

I was on about story based games

God of War, Gears of War, Uncharted, Mass Effect, Half life, Assassins Creed etc

Can you imagine someone jumping into Kingdom Hearts 3 when it comes out. I mean fans of the franchise are lost already because of the differen't platforms the side games have came out on so for people who have never played them before.....well good luck to you


Yes but it's nice to play the past Uncharted games to get the refrences in Uncharted 3

Look at what Elena says in the trailer

"No cursed treasure (Drakes Fortune)
"No diabolical War lord (Among theives)"

Small refrences but fun...people like that sort of thing.

Anyway the side games on portable are differen't in some cases in Kingdom Hearts it's kind of neccesary to get your head around the full story while something like Uncharted or Resistance on a portable is nothing.

waltyftm2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Why hate it, not like u getting any part of the sales.

LOGICWINS2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Well, you didn't need to play Uncharted 1 to understand/enjoy Uncharted 2. Different plot, different villian, different locale etc.

Same thing with Uncharted 3.

By your logic, people would need to feel forced to buy spend $250 on PS Vita to know what happened between Uncharted 1 and Uncharted 2. Don't you think thats too much to ask?

MrSpace2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Logicwins why do you start something out of nothing, honestly you do this all the time. The guys is just talking about main series games and you bring in hand held games. It's like you look for arguments or you try and change the opinion of others when theres is differen't to yours. Chill man, it surprizes me how you have so many bubbles most of the time.

LOGICWINS2642d ago

^^You can't even maintain the average 3 bubbles on this site and your giving me lessons on how I should conduct myself on N4G?

LOL..its called having an argument. Everyone here is calm..the only problem here is that your not making use of the ignore button so ull never have to see any of my comments again.

_Aarix_2642d ago

Woah woah woah.....theres an ignore button?

Micro_Sony2642d ago

MGS 4 was the first MG game I played and up till this day I still have no clue on what was going on.

Also why did those mech things sound like cows? Did I miss something in the previous MGS games.

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MidnytRain2642d ago

This is kind of what I was thinking. I guess it makes it easier for newer players to get into your game, but I get the feeling the story becomes disjointed - like all the things that happened prior really weren't important or something.

JsonHenry2642d ago

The first two are so cheap you might as well pick them up. Both were decent games. Even though I never finished the 2nd one. Just not my type of game I guess. But it was a really good game for a 3rd person on rails shooter.

iHEARTboobs2642d ago

Any developer will catch you up on the story so you wont have to play the previous titles. I'm a big Gears fan and it's not due to the story.

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waltyftm2642d ago (Edited 2642d ago )

Same crap, different day.

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Servbot2642d ago

Played the first two and will likley skip the third game entirely.

cr33ping_death2642d ago

same here... but only because of my sh!tty 360 the broke and im not into giving ms more money to play 1 game.... :( ill misss you gears


You got disagrees....what a bunch of mindless goobers. Microsoft is their lord....thats sad. Good for u son i'm with u.

BladedTech2642d ago

Is there a recap? If so, this game should at least be considered for Game of The Year 2011.

Christopher2642d ago


Recap included = GOTY
No recap = ???

BladedTech2641d ago

No, what i'm saying is that most games that do include recaps are usually the best games for newcomers to play. That's why I like Splinter Cell: Conviction.

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