Travis at The Controller Online writes:" Lets start with the campaign. I promise no spoilers, but the campaign was foolish. We pick up where the story left of at the end of Gears 2. So after blowing up Jacinto in Gears 2, which was another failed attempt to destroy our enemy. We start Gears 3 on a boat called Sovereign and it’s all sorts of epic from there. Marcus continues to search for his father and after getting new information about his whereabouts the mission switches focus to try to find his father, as he appears to have a new solution to the Lambent and Locust problem. Your mission takes you all over the place, revisiting places from Gears 1 and 2. Dom also deals with letting go of his wife at which time we also see a crucial twist in the game. While trying to avoid spoilers, I will say that the gameplay was much smoother and something about it made me want to play more and more. The story was so good, I never knew what was going to happen next."