GameCritics: When it comes to cover-based third-person shooters, comparisons to Gears of War are going to happen. The game practically invented the sub-genre, after all. The problem with making comparisons is that they don't indicate a game's actual quality. Binary Domain may take a lot of inspiration from Gears of War, but it still does enough with its story and gameplay to be an excellent title in its own right. Meanwhile, many other Gears-like titles fail to do this, delivering nothing compelling. These end up being forgettable, gimmick-based versions of the game they're borrowing from. Case in point, Inversion.