This week Steve Tristan from little old Cardiff got in touch with Xbox World magazine to say he feels that the Gears of War series hasn't changed much over the years and that he's a little perplexed by the reception to the latest in the franchise.
More of the same is great! Especially Gears of War!!
I recently played Gears 3. By far the best looking game on 360. Great game as well.
That's like being perplexed as to why Uncharted 3 has been recieved well. It's a formula that works exceptionally and makes enough changes to keep things fresh. Look at the Zelda or Mario series.
Funny, many will agree with you but when the same argument is made for Call of Duty, many would disagree.
I was just going to make the same argument. Call of Duty is an easy target though I suppose.
Its because it comes out every year and the campaign is forgetable for the most part.
difference is call of duty gets released every year while uncharted and gears have a 2-3 year cycle yes, both have minor, but enough changes made throughout each iteration, but the yearly release of CoD games is what most "haters" gripe about, at least its what i hate most about cod games
Very well said and one ive said many times. Go to PCGamer.com and say that and youll get bombarded with hate. Im a PC gamer myself but the community there on that site is incredibly negative.
exactly. i dont get why people always say: ohh theres a new call of duty every year blabla. its a 2-year developing cycle, because only the mw series is made by infinityward and waw and bo were made by treyarch. the people who say its mw2.5 dont know anything about the game, the changes they made in the multiplayer. while they changed a lot in the gameplay they kept so many things from mw2 regarding sounds and visuals. for example cars are mostly the same, ac130 is the exact same. thats something i would have wanted them to change.
@lonecastaway - the 2-3 cycle i was talking about wasnt developing cycle, i was talking about the release cycle...its true, CoD series itself is kinda like 2 separate series , but activision is still selling a game every year and basically the same ppl buy the game every year with a couple new adopters with each one
Remember the hola hoop with Mass Effect 3 multiplayer? Then you got the hola hoop with the game not changing enough.... You can't please them all! Damned if you do, and damned if you don't!
Not every game has to be reinvented to be amazing. Halo Reach is a shining example of what not to do with an amazing game.
the same can be said for almost every sequal of every game ever made.
This picture perfectly explains it...
Great...now we are approving random mail rant that is in no way shape or form news worthy for approval. What is next, text messages?
This is silly. Name a sequel that immensely changes from the previous game? I can't think of any.
Battlefield 2 ---> Battlefield 3
DRAGON AGE!!! Definetly Dragon Age.......
Reporting on letter columns of magazines and websites is now considered journalism on N4G. LOL.
Gears 3 gameplay, especially MP and coop is the best in the series. Nonetheless, the SP has some serious pacing issues. It is just an endless action game, and by the time u are done, u don't remember much of anything that happen. They introduce some new characters w/out any proper introduction of who they are or how they involve in the war? What is the relationship between the father and the queen? etc......nothing is explain in the game and make it seems somewhat fragmented. I'm thinking that u need to read some manga or something to get some back drop on the story?
I agree with on this, its like a never ending slugfest with pretty graphics. Believe I tried getting into the whole plot, but I just couldnt its that mediocre. Its my personal opinion and should not be taken as anything other than such. Just saying.
gears 3 could have been great but epic got lazy on the campaign and made a shooting gallery. Multiplayer could have been so much better if they did not try to nickel and dime you at every turn with skins, characters, and maps that are locked on disc. I was a big Gears fan, but 3 left a very sour taste in my mouth. the game played well, and looked amazing, but it lacked the personality that drew me to the other 2 games. I sold my copy roughly 3 weeks out from launch. Absolutely nothing kept my interest or even made me want to go back. I wasn't going to pay for DLC that was on the disc, and I'm not going to pay extra for the compelling campaign missions that they held back.
srsly who the hell pay for something u can play. literally i played Azura and Blood Drive maps ten times now without paying a god dam penny!.
Is this guy blind? - Dedicated Servers - Hugly improved Graphics/Engine - A heap of new weapons - A ton of new gameplay mechanics (Mantle Kick, Meat shield, Weapon Executions, Grenade Tagging, Chainsaw Duels, etc) - Epi Map designs (Sinking Map, Avalanche map that changes the layout, hail rain map) - Fleshed out storyline - Silverbacks mechs - new and original multiplayer modes - Ribbons - Medals - Weapon Skins - Horde 2.0 - Beast Mode - 4-Player Co-Op Campaign - a ton of new enemies - bag and tag ability - so, so much more...
I personally think the series has improved with each iteration.Though I prefer Gears 2 to the new one,3 is undoubtedly one of the best games on the console.The addition of the Lambent as major enemies really put strategy at the forefront,especially during the last level.Also,you get to play as Cole...that has to count as something,right. On the multiplayer front,it's easily the best of the three.Lags and connectivity issues still exist,but are not annoying as the second.Also,the maps are by far the best.Beast mode is amazing too.
Amen, I agree with the writer. Outstanding article.
It was the best of the series, but nothing really groundbreaking or new so I would agree with the article
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