Top
130°

Developers look back on Gears of War, the shooter that kickstarted a bold, new era of console gaming

Fortnite may be taking over the world, but nothing comes close to the formative significance of Epic Games' Xbox 360 debut.

Read Full Story >>
gamesradar.com
The story is too old to be commented.
Spurg46d ago

Gears's cover mechanics and Horde mode were the most copied idea from last gen.

I wonder if Epic will ever consider making a single player game ever again.

RpgSama45d ago (Edited 45d ago )

"but nothing comes close to the formative significance of Epic Games' Xbox 360 debut."

Really? Nothing comes close? C'mon, who writes these articles every day that put a positive spin on anything and everything Xbox.

timotim45d ago

You don't think Gears 1 was a positive?

81BX45d ago

Is everything negative?

Donnie8145d ago

Yet you continue to read them and try and to find a way to put a negative spin on anything and everything Xbox.

RpgSama45d ago

@timotim

Gears is a great franchise and a Gears 1 it's an awesome game, but from there to actually say that NOTHING comes close to it is a completely different thing

Kiwi6645d ago

So you only want negative articles ?

rainslacker45d ago

I think there were certainly things that came close, or even surpassed it. COD comes to mind. Super Mario Bros 2 and 3. Zork(original). Halo.

But Gears of War certainly had a major impact on the direction games went last gen, and that effect still persists to this day.

annoyedgamer45d ago

Gears 1 and Marcus' chainsaw lancer was a pop culture phenomenon.

+ Show (4) more repliesLast reply 45d ago
Seraphim45d ago

you say that as if Gears was the first game to have such a cover mechanics.

Fist4achin45d ago

GOW was a blast. I didnt like the last fight with Raam though. I would have thought there would be tons of dead birds with how much lead was thrown.

timotim45d ago

Classic! Lots of devs drew inspiration from it and it defined a whole new type of shooter.

Ezio204845d ago

Still remember its first trailer. That's when I decided to buy a console.

Bismarn45d ago

Please correct error in headline, should read:
"Developers look back on Gears of War, the shooter that kickstarted a bold, new era of cookie cutter sequels and copycats."

Show all comments (17)