""Gears Of War 4's" open beta just finished, and it was met with mixed critical reviews. Read our take on the four biggest gameplay flaws that plagued the early access period!"
Poor reviews? Who's been reviewing and scoring the beta? I still don't get sites that are judging this beta as if it is the final product. Halo 5 improved in almost every area after it's beta. There is no reason to assume Gears 4 won't. Lastly calling out weapon balancing as an issues? That's why you have a beta!!! It will be adjusted for launch.
Alot of the previews or reviews of the beta are not so favorable.
Stop lying.....why don't you spend more time submitting great PS4 news. Its obvious Xbox is not your thing.
That's why it's a beta dude... it's not meant to represent the final product, they even said that this is a literal BETA not meant to be a demo.
Because of people like you? Play some games that are released, and judge a game when it is released. You will have a much better time if you do.
For f*** sake, for the last time, there is NOTHING special about this studio when they say that this Beta was actually not like other Betas but is a REAL Beta/Alpha/PreAlpha. What has this studio done that gives them any kind of "oh well it is Naughty Dog, we know they are going to deliver regardless" privilege? The graphics are incredibly disappointing and baffling and 4 months to the game going gold isn't a good sign either. End of discussion. The fact if you defend they are going to improve them massively before launch for the multiplayer mode (actual fidelity AND better performance which was around the 47fps mark) is you agreeing that it does look indeed very bland for a Gears game.
Mate, I think you're very well aware it's a beta. Something that is not the final product that's half a year away. I'm sure you wouldn't like a game on PS4 that you care about being judged unfairly when it's still in development. Show some empathy for your fellow gamers.
Do you guys want some magic to happen in less than 4 months?? This opinion pieces are already ACCOUNTING for the fact that it is beta. Read the review. It says constantly. "given that it is a beta". Even for a beta, people are saying its bad. Live with it Fact is Black Tusk is no where near quality as Epic was. Just like Gears Judgement took quality dived when other dev took over, new gears wont be as good as ones Epic made. Before anyone says "oh black tusk has former Epic employee", lol. so does 343. Even Gears Judgement had Epic supervision on it. Having couple Epic employee is not same as the whole team....
That's why they do the beta 6 months before the game releases vs the month before. So they actually have time to make changes. There are many betas, but very few do them early enough to actually make gameplay changes.
I think it is fair comment to talk about gameplay elements, however critising a beta for bugs and glitches is the most stupid thing I've read here today. Especially as this is not an near-launch 'beta' used for promotion, but a beta for a game some five months before launch when these will be ironed out.
@gamer1138 Well said. It's definitely going to improve before launch. It seems some people clearly don't know what a beta test is all about. Rod has stated this over and over again. At this time it's best to ignore them. @Overload I've also seen many previews happy with the beta and since when did it become ok for sites to start reviewing betas?
I don't think anything can be considered "definite". quantum break was supposed to be a "can't miss" hit and it's current metacritic average is 77........oops - I take that back. UC4 I figure is a definite home-run judging by it's current review average of 96. anyway - I do agree picking apart a beta for faults doesn't make any sense - betas are used to find issues so the devs can fix them.
@nucky “I don't think anything can be considered "definite". quantum break was supposed to be a "can't miss" hit and it's currentnmetacritic average is 77........oops - I take that back. UC4 I figure is a definite home-run judging by it's current review average of 96.” What does all that have to do with my comment? I'm talking about a Beta not being representative of the final product and you talking about metacritic scores for QB and UC4? Is this some kind of stealth trolling? Wow. Bravo. Lmao XD. smh.
History of betas lately tell a different story. Stop trying to discount ppls opinions just because you want to defend a series or company you like. BOth sides of the argument have merit. Many games that were suppose to look better or iron out issues from a beta never did and what we saw in the beta was very close to final.
@Wallstreet, its funny you say that. When you are the first one on many Xbox articles to "discount" others opinions.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, felt like pure gears to me. Had forgotten why I like gears so much, but the beta was an awesome reminder. To hell with what the psycho raving sony fanboy media have to say.
Rod confirmed this isn't even a beta. It's an alpha build. Just named a beta for marketing purposes and to not confuse the masses. His words. But as a huge Gears fan, I was highly disappointed. Can't lie about that. Alpha, Beta, whatever. Needs alot of work.
the funny thing is that same guy said everyone thinks of betas as demos now .....so why call an alpha a Beta in the first place, call it an alpha so people don't think that's what the games gonna look like. the guy basically defeats his own point in his rant when people complained about how bad the "beta" was.
It does? Whats wrong with it? I've never liked Gears MP but I played a ton of that beta. Couldn't put it down
"It's an alpha build. Just named a beta for marketing purposes" And you don't see a problem with that?
@nucky64 94...still incredible but lets try to avoid lying and trying to inflate the score.
it's 96 on average counting all the reviews on submitted on n4g, 94 on metacritic. He wasn't wrong, although I don't agree with him using metacritic score for Quantum Break but not for Uncharted 4. OT: They held a beta for feedback and they have more than enough time to listen to the fans. Yeah sure, most betas lately where just a part of the finished game just to use as a stress test for the servers (Destiny and Call of Duty come to mind), but those two betas came out just over 2 months before the games released. Gears isn't coming out till October. It'll be a must-buy for every Xbox One owner
Dude, don't even justify the points by using too much common sense . Who actually reviews a beta, and why are they taken so seriously? it's not like it's something we can't get our hands on our selves and make our own judgment for free ( well mostly )
The irony hurts my tummy. It reminds me of the recent DOOM Beta and now look at the recent video of the new Nivida 1080 GPU showcased using DOOM single-player running on the Vulkan API. https://www.youtube.com/wat... It looks and runs much better and I imagine the MP will be an improvement over the Beta as well. This is what beta's are for after all, to get feedback. It's like gamers these days don't understand gaming. The majority of this stuff has been common gaming knowledge for years - Alpha, Beta, game demos etc. etc.
We are talking about console gaming generally lol a pc game is a whole different beast and Alot of it depends on your rig so why are u mentioning doom running on one of the strongest rigs in gaming lol smfh We have history.... Almost all Assassins Creeds games that had bugs in beta ended up in final and games were same most part.. Uncharted betas were always great and final ended up similar to beta. Minus UC3 changing for the worst in its final build after subway beta lol Destiny Beta similar to final And many many more. Im not saying it wont or can't get improved im saying history hs been showing us from beta to final alot if things dont change contrary to what ppl or devs say. Your talking about ppl not understanding gaming yet you fail to realize there is concrete evidence of games going from beta to final with same bugs and issues smh. That fanboy juice is strong. Things can go either way, hopefully they handle what ppl arent happy with.
@Wallstreet37 I bring up DOOM as it's a recent game with a MP Beta and it received complaints not that different than what GOW is getting now. Also, it doesn't have anything to do with a powerful gaming rig, I have a powerful gaming rig now, the DOOM MP Beta was slower than it should/could of been, hence the video I posted showing that in fact, DOOM is a lot faster than what was seen with the MP. I'd also ask you to please refrain from slinging unsubstantiated B.S. by calling me a fanboy. I'm not a fanboy of DOOM or GOW so for you to make a comment like that is completely unfounded. "Your talking about ppl not understanding gaming yet you fail to realize there is concrete evidence of games going from beta to final with same bugs and issues smh. That fanboy juice is strong. " Huh? So a couple examples of games not changing much from Beta to final release automatically equates to every game suffering the same fate? If that's not a blanket statement I don't know what is. Have the previous GOW's shown a similar pattern? If you can show me proof maybe I'll take you seriously until then, let's wait and see.
hahahahahahahahahahahaha, one just has to look at who submitted it and you will understand.
Yeah this doesn't make much sense. The many people I played with enjoyed the beta. The only prob I had was the op gnasher but overall it played great.
This game looks so outdated, nothing is new about it.
That's what the fans wants. They want it to be like Gears 1.
Why not go play Gears 1 then?
Kind of like your silly comment.
Tell me? What is so 'new' and ground breaking about uncharted 4? But people r dickriding that game for all its worth. How about we judge the game when its released or at the very least reviewed just prior to release in October instead of Alpha footage
GOW 4 isn't launching until Oct.'16 ? They have tons of time to make improvements then! Unless it comes to PC I will not even be able to play it but I love the series. I'll never forget firing up Gears 1 on a SD T.V. in my room in the attic at my old house years ago and being completely blown away. Yeah, even on a SD T.V. it was one of the best looking games I had ever seen on console and it had a dark and creepy atmosphere that I loved. Gamers these days are either too young to know any better or they have to hate on something. Everyone is a critic :\
I think you're missing the point. Some fans want 4 to go back to GOW 1 atmosphere (Speaking for myself here), I enjoyed both GOW 2 and GOW 3 but I felt they lost something that GOW 1 had. IMHO, The horror elements and overall creepiness of Sera was captured perfectly in gears 1, not so much in the sequels. I immediately got that feeling of GOW 1 after watching the GOW 4 trailer. To each their own. Outdated? How exactly is it outdated other than the fact it's another Gears game, which will have cover-based TPS action. There are only so many things that can be done within each genre, only a rare gem once in a while comes along and reinvigorates a genre, that can be considered actually original or groundbreaking, so with your logic 90% of games are outdated when you really get right down to it. It's tough enough for brand new IP's to offer something fresh let alone a sequel or game within a preexisting series.
But that's one of the points..the Beta didn't even have that atmosphere of the old games. It lacked character style wise.
@ChubbyChuy - If you were responding to my comment - I never said scary. I said that GOW had a creepy atmosphere and a more horror-esque vibe compared to GOW 2, 3 and Judgement. Horror elements and a creepy atmosphere do not equal scary necessarily. GOW is no Outlast or Dead Space, two examples of games that I would consider scary. * Amnesia would probably be a better example of a scary game.
kraenk12 - Let's wait for more footage of the single-player before making any definitive judgments, MP IMHO is not the mode where this will be most apparent, it's the SP that will show what kind of atmosphere the game will have. The initial game reveal looked to have that style and atmosphere that I like from GOW 1.
What you wanted gears be like COD wall running or have jet pack ?
The only current gen AAA game that I played that had something new was Shadow of Mordor with its nemesis system. If i went with your logic every other AAA game that I played this gen is outdated.
Sad fans? Lol stupid article
its called beta were here to see those things
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LOL in its Alpha stages, its better than 90% of third person shooters, from a gameplay perspective. The mechanics have aged really well, so I don't understand what people want in " new " things, are they supposed to wall ride now too? Maybe have kill streaks? Technically it wasn't impressive, shadows were dull, textures outdated and the FPS wasn't even at 60 FPS most of the time, kinda just hung around 55. But those are definitive improvements I doubt Microsoft would let come at launch. I just hope we get more than 2-3 new weapons.
Maybe they think the game would be more modern if you could float around like a UFO...
Almost forgot about charge ups that let you instantly kill 3 or more people, thats what " skill" entails these days
Its just salty fanboys who are mad that MS baught Gears so they can't play it.
MS buying gears doesn't have anything to do with it, it was always exclusive or am I missing something? It was always Xbox exclusive minus GOW 1 on PC and the recent Ultimate GOW on PC. I'm expecting GOW 4 to come to PC as well. Point being, if you ever wanted to play a gears game, you always had to own a Microsoft console.
Fallout thing is that I don't think MS would have paid EPIC what they want to stay exclusive since the PS4 fanbase is so huge. If Gears 4 had ever saw the light you can bet that it would also have been on the PS4 as well.
There's a definite media bias against the Xbox One, especially when so much emphasis is being put on a beta of all things. Not even the Division and Destiny beta were put under a microscope to find everything wrong with the game. Gears 4 plays just like that...Gears of War...they're playing it safe while fine tuning and improving on already existing mechanics. The beta was fun as hell and if they add horde/beast mode it'll be one of the most played games this fall. The Witcher 3 which was wanked all of last year, mechanically that game played nearly the same as Witcher 2. UC4 which is getting praised plays just like UC2 and even Colin Moriarity said that the open world parts weren't all that open world. The number one complaint I hear in the Gears 4 beta is the games graphics which are underwhelming. I won't say it's because it's a beta because chances are the game isn't going to look at that much better when it comes out. But this is the MP component and the MP parts of a game always look worse than the SP. They have to for it to run at 60 FPS. There's already SP shots of Gears 4 and they look incredible.
-"The number one complaint I hear in the Gears 4 beta is the games graphics which are underwhelming. I won't say it's because it's a beta because chances are the game isn't going to look at that much better when it comes out." I wouldn't say that; the final build of the Gears 4 should look much better than the beta (which was an alpha build). Gears of War: Ultimate Edition looks much better than the Gears 4 beta and it was built using a more dated engine.
Keep in mind this is the MP component and the MP component by default is going to look significantly less appealing visually for it to keep the 60 FPS. The SP will look fantastic though.
Your comment is a sad reflection of the worst conspiracy-laden Xbox fanboys out there such as TheMooch and CrapGamer. It's warm outside, take off your tin-foil hat. The Gears beta not only lives in the past visually, but its gameplay doesn't necessarily give anyone in 2016 reason to get excited. The Ultimate Edition of the original game was pecked at in 2015 for being outdated despite being given new visual flavour. So fans want outdated? Let the critics cast their opinion of outdated. Some people have things to say about "playing it safe". Stop crying and making this about Sony games or the media. The betas for Destiny and The Division did not look like slimy goat turd when they were made available. You would find out more of the advancements that The Witcher 3 and Uncharted 4 have over their predecessors if you actually READ the reviews for the games, or even better.... played them. To even say that Uncharted 4 plays exactly like Uncharted 2 is egregious as sin, and that is only the single player. Naughty Dog always shakes things up with its multiplayer, which is starkly different from UC2 and 3.
a bias against Xbox 😂😂😂 so why have we had 500 articles about why ps4k will ruin gaming then ? MS just haven't paid as many people this gen .....last gen it was cheaper to pay off media because they had a year and a half headstart this time it's even Stevens so they can't afford to buy the good press
This is so true. Worse fact is that only 2 news articles above was praising an upgraded xbox one. And all the xbox fangirls in there praying were the same ones downplaying a NEO
Mr. Magoo is spot on but MS also had the advantage of new born golden baby yak blood to fuel all their dark rituals for the 360. Clearly they lost their last gen advantage of wizardry that paid off those many people.
Colin moriarty said it was too open, stop making stuff up
mann this guy.... lol theres always going to be BS in online shooters/ games period only issues i have is 1 being able to see frags planted 2. torque bow needs to be tweaked u can just turn and stick someone within a second i reached level 60 in the beta
My initial impression of the beta was how terrible the graphics were. Then after playing for a while I forgot all about that because I was enjoying classic gears of war MP again. They've actually done a pretty good job. Especially dodgeball, really liked that game mode
The site most complaining about no new ideas. On the other hand. Why fix something when the old formula is working?
These poor excuse for gaming journalists need to go back to Hell. It's long overdue.
Once again judging a beta of a game 6+ months before the games release. This wasn't some 'beta' launched 2 weeks before the game to sell it to people. Gears 4 beta was actually an alpha to test mechanics and gather feedback. Final product will be completely different
You don't know much about game development if you really think 6 months are gonna change a lot.
^yep. Watch the disappointment
Betas are previews of games meant for testing.. Its a decent blueprint of what the game is going to be like.. Im sure improvements will be made but still, it is possible for any game to be bad.. Wait and see what professional reviewers have to say from multiple sources before making a decision or just buy it blindingly and hope for the best.. Up to the xb1 owners
BETA or not. Those graphics left a lot of people underwhelmed and now they know that, so we should see vast improvements!
The single player should be good though......I hope.