Gears of War 3 Review [GameRevolution]

GR: When Gears of War debuted, it used Mad World as marketing. Monsters and rubble and darkness, that was the backdrop used to invoke hopelessness, desertion, war, and sadness in the time of the Coalition of Ordered Governments. Of course, what gamers got was a series about blood, guts, and chainsawing your enemies in half. Massive men impale even more massive monsters on rusty bayonets and spike the left-behind corpses as if they'd just scored a touchdown.

So when Epic Games attempted to make good on Mad World and their marketing in Gears of War 2 by drumming up some hackneyed, piss-poor excuse for a love drama, I laughed it off. Corrupting Dominic Santiago's wife and forcing him to put a teary-eyed bullet in her head was too much, too far. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, Dominic couldn't drive the Gears plot forward.

Fortunately for everyone involved, Gears of War 3 arrives on the scene to make good on every single wrong turn the series has taken. Marcus Fenix and company are back and they've brought with them a campaign filled with weight, emotion, momentum, and even more death and destruction.

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Sev2436d ago

Oh man, I remember those Mad World commercials. I wanted the game just because of that.

dbjj120882436d ago

Yeah they're definitely classic now.

doctorstrange2436d ago

Easily the best game ad ever made

gogospeedracer2436d ago

That was a killer commercial! I am glad they [Epic] is doing the series right!
This game is awesome!

antz11042435d ago

The "Rendezvous" ad from Gears 2 was also great, but not close to Mad World.

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BigWoopMagazine2436d ago

man gears 1 and 2 always felt sluggish and clunky, so if they actually smoothed that out it's definitely great news

gogospeedracer2436d ago

Something wrong with your controller?

NukaCola2436d ago (Edited 2436d ago )

Gears 3 lost a lot of that gritty effect. And is now very polished and more vibrant in color. Some parts looks a little clay-like now without the effect. Similiar to playing Mass Effect 2 on PC without the film grain. I think it's the Unreal Engine in general, but the camera work is freaking brilliant. I can't think of too many games that can shaky cam and not give you nausea, like Kane and Lynch 2 did.

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It looks great still. This is a dryer clay look tho. Most Unreal games in the past always looked like everything was Unless of course the devs didnt know how to master it. Then it looked like Singularity. But you can see this in other games, like Arkham Asylum. Looks good, has a srtstyle to it I can dig.

dbjj120882436d ago

Clay-like is an excellent way to describe it.

Cpt_kitten2436d ago

yeah thank god they realized there was more colors than brown variants

that pissed me off with gears 1 & 2 because you couldn't tall anything apart because it was all the same

gears 3 is the beast out of all of them

edureboucas2436d ago

Sounds awesome, can't wait to play it!

Sayai jin2436d ago

I'm playing it now and it awesome!

jetlian2436d ago (Edited 2436d ago )

the splitscreen 3d!! beast mode is tight as hell from what l played

stormeagle62436d ago

Get ready for Cliffy B to bitch about getting an A- and not an A!

LostTokens2435d ago

If you're taller than 5'8", just hold your palm against his forehead. He's short, isn't he?

Short or no, I wouldn't wanna fight him.

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