X06: Gears of War Multiplayer Hands-on Part Deux

From IGN: "For a game Peter Moore calls "the best looking game on any platform this year," Gears of War holds its own. In our latest hands-on session, a four-on-four team deathmatch in a new map called Canals, we found the latest build to be free of any frame-rate issues, to feature the same stop-and-pop gameplay, and the same bloody chainsaw"

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THE TRUTH6270d ago (Edited 6270d ago )

What does concern me though is GOW..... Please hear me out before you choose to call me a fanboy.

What concerns me is the amount of Gore and violence coming from the game...... Giving that it is coming at christmas time I'm just concerned with MS strategy to market such a game as far as visual advertisement example: in stores as demos and on TV with commercials?
The fact that it was a total "no-show" at TGS for this same reason is really starting to make me feel as though MS is out-right "controlling" exactly how much they show of this game.

This is to by no means bash but I think if they put a demo of this game running at any major video game store MS may get some very heavy out cry from media and parents concerned about the outright violence of such a game...

Im just alittle curious and somewhat concerned as to how MS and Epic plan to market a game that is supposed to be "THE GAME" around christmas time with this amount of violence and gore? Only time will tell

example "All too often, the chainsaw feels like a complete matter of luck, as you and an opponent collide, both pressing and holding B for a melee attack. One of you will get the chainsaw out. The other, if equipped with a chainsaw, will feel as if the two seconds holding down the melee button should have resulted in the death of the enemy. Instead, you will find your extremities severed from your body -- frustrating, to say the least."

Imagine seeing this at your local wal-mart, best buy, gamestop/eb games ect ect. during christmas time? The graphics look so good it "could" be a back-fall because of the excessive gore, not bashing just concerened

UrbanJabroni6270d ago

"The graphics look so good it "could" be a back-fall because of the excessive gore..."

Which would, of course, increase people's desire to play the game. Anytime we've seen a cryout against game violence it increases the sales, certainly on GTA but even on relatively mediocre titles such as Postal.

TheMART6270d ago (Edited 6270d ago )

Please Truth, no more USA restriction bull on the games.

Like the government having those stupid debates. There are child games, there are adult games.

Like there are child cartoons on tv and adult stuff including porn at night.

Parents are there to watch over what kids see. Like adults can rent/buy porn, thrillers and other adult stuff, and kids can buy kiddy movies and games.

And there it ends. Now gimme the gore and blood!

ps: anything you try to pull on Gears, also reflects on Resistance, COD3 and any other shooter that has been in the past on also Sony demopods.

Ravenator5296270d ago

For starters, we have no idea if this game will be used in the 360 kiosks during the holiday season.

Since it is a mature rated game with a lot of blood and violence, they may not even attempt to use the game as a demo. If the store isn't allowed to sell mature rated games to minors, how can they risk letting a minor play the game at a kiosk?

Maybe they will though. There was a COD2 demo on the kiosk when the 360 launched. So go figure.

But at least you won't have to worry about it at Best Buy because the PS3 display will drown out everything in the store. LOL!

Anyway, I can't wait for this game (as well as many others). It's looking great and its backed up by the reviews.

PS360PCROCKS6270d ago

yeah ps3 areas are rediculous their like a 1/4 of the entire store


Sorry, CliffyB, But "Gears of War" Doesn’t Need A "God of War"- Style Reboot

Shaz from GL writes: “In an interview, Cliff Bleszinski says that he’d be interested in helping develop a Gears of War reboot akin to God of War. Unnecessary? I think so.”

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Jin_Sakai23d ago

Regardless, Gears of War gameplay feels outdated this day and age.

spicelicka21d ago

I completely disagree. Outdated in what way? There is literally no other cover based TPS multiplayer game like it and the core gameplay is so good that people still play Gears 1 today. I can't think of any games that has shotgun battles like Gears. The real issue is that there is simply no new audience for it, because the learning curve is so steep. It just needs to market itself better and the work needs to be done on the campaign side. Better to just split up the single player and multiplayer as two different projects and releases.

Also, this who "reboot" discussion isn't considering the fact that God of war doesn't have multiplayer as a significant portion of the game. Single player only games have a lot more freedom to change. With Gears you have to consider that there's an entire community still playing every day, so you can't just change the core gameplay balance. On top of that they can't dedicate as many resources to single player as God of war, because the budget has to be split with multiplayer.

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Gamingsince198121d ago

There is no other one like it because there is no demand for that style of game, kinda obvious really. If there was an interest in gears style games the market would be flooded with them.

lucian22921d ago

Gears of War 1 and 2 were bad combat wise.... Story wise too. I beat both of them because of the hype and gave up after that.

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GamerRN21d ago

I agree. It needs done kind of overhaul, but I don't think a God of War style would suit this game.

I gotta be honest I don't know what it needs, but it needs something ... And 5 wasn't it

terrorofdeath21d ago

Maybe it's a reboot more in the sense of a more emotional storyline or something like God of War, and some small tweaks in terms of gameplay.

anast22d ago

They don't have the talent to do a GoW style reboot.

DOMination-21d ago

Do you have a genuine reason to come to that conclusion, other than it not being a PlayStation studio?

The Coalition probably have the best and most knowledge team on Unreal Engine 5 outside of Epic. I'd have thought if anyone "had the talent", it would be them.

Rude-ro21d ago

Because they did not do a fantastic job when they took over the ip.

In fact, the majority of ips under Microsoft shows complete signs of cheap development with bigger marketing budgets.

More make up on dated engines can work… but can not be mistaken for innovative.
No innovation equals no ability to push a franchise into anything new.
Take the “open world” introduction in the last gears…
Empty vast traveling areas to get to pre determined “random” encounter areas is a cheap developing approach.. not innovation to build any trust into.

kneon21d ago

Even if they were the best in the world at UE5 that would only mean that they might make a great looking game. It takes a lot more than that to make a great game.

anast21d ago

"Do you have a genuine reason to come to that conclusion, other than it not being a PlayStation studio?"

History and current output.

rgraf7721d ago

God of War is overrated. Those boring boat rides talking and backtracking.

GamingManiac21d ago

Bruh, that made me laugh lol

anast21d ago

I'm not big on the game, but it isn't overrated.

Inverno22d ago

A reimagining that continues the lore, and story of established characters is absolutely a great way to continue a series that needs a refresh. I agree that any long standing franchise that has run it's course definitely needs a "God of War" style reboot, because GOW did it right. I might have my issues with the last two games but they did right by the series regardless.

Ra303022d ago

There's no helping Gears of Woke. Microsoft killed this franchise when they forced the woke culture into the story.

itBourne21d ago

God of War did the same, just in a more subtle sly way.... They could of probably made a few cuts and bam, PG rated movie right there. God of Rainbows and Daisies.

itBourne21d ago

Dang, so many dislikes lol, willing to elaborate, just didnt want to throw out a bunch of spoilers. If anyone wants to discuss as to why, im always open to discussions. Just shoot me a DM.

343_Guilty_Spark21d ago (Edited 21d ago )

How is it woke? Because the lead is a female?

Is Horizon woke also?

CantThinkOfAUsername21d ago

It is, but not due to the gender of its protagonist.

zeuanimals21d ago

There's no helping you. Anti-woke culture killed your brain when they force fed you the idea that diversity is the worst thing ever.