@LEGITLakers: You sound incredibly ignorant.
Jeff only gives 5 stars when a game is super legit, so i'm gettin' this game! btw. GREAT REVIEW JEFF
Got it preordered on Amazon. Can't wait!
I preordered this game not really wanting it, just because ebgames had a trade 2 in for $50 credit deal going and it only worked for a few games, one being this one.. I woke up this morning and saw a bunch of reviews and now i'm stoked! Hope its honesty and not just a flood of money that has been turning out all these great reviews (because GoW is advertised on almost every site today).
Glad to hear the series has not dropped in quality. I was a little worried based on some of the more tame gameplay that they've shown off that maybe Epic had peaked. Anyway, game sounds amazing. Tuesday can't come soon enough.
Dude, your comma splices are ridiculous.
I agree fully with the review. I finished it myself last night, and was just blown away at how Epic did not take the easy way out with story. That, plus at just how amazing a character Cole became through the first Act, and leads to one of my favorite sequences in the series.
Very cool; looks like I'm going to have to buy a 360.
I will never make the mistake of buying a Gears game after Gears of War 2. Just too similar to the first. Not my thing.
I'm pumped up for some gears 3 now!
Are you saying this game I don't like is better than that other game I like? Grrrrrrrrr.
I've got it pre-ordered. I only do SP. Now I can tell how much I am missing, even if Ice tee is also invested in the MP (bah). Just the same, Gears has always manged to ripped me 60.00 for a once play-through cause well, I like it..Even for the wisp of the story that looks like is going to finally coalesce. So looking forward to it.
I'm shocked. Giantbomb gives a firstparty 360 game 5 out of 5!?
You know, I've played through both Gears campaigns and messed around with the multiplayer but, while I DO enjoy this series, neither game has really stuck with me. Not like Reach, or Bad Co. 2. I always end up selling them on eBay a week or two after finishing the campaign.
I want to know whether the end boss battle is as much of a disappointing cop-out as it was in Gears 2. That was one of the few times a game ending actually pissed me off.
If I can defeat my compulsion to buy every new AAA game that comes out, I'll probably pick this up during some Black Friday sale when it'll be $30-40.
That's great to see. I was pretty stoked for Gears 3 but knowing that it wraps up in a satisfying way definitely seems exciting. Can't wait!
Wish these games came to PC. I liked the first one and this one sounds like a homerun. I can't justify buying an Xbox just for Gears and Halo though.
Space Marine ripoff...
Gather the roommates, warn the significant others, Horde Mode is BACK!
Pre-ordered and can't wait. Honestly, I'm really glad to hear that the game doesn't just end on a "WHOOP! We GOTCHA!" cliff-hanger.
Gears of War 2 was the very definition of a 'meh' release to me, and since that game came out I've drifted too far into PC territory to be really excited about a console exclusive. Still, this review has convinced me that I need to at least check out the singleplayer campaign at some point.
I just Pre-order on Amazon (same day delivery) so how stoked was I to see the review today?! Thanks for affirming my purchase I look forward to playing with you all on Horde and putting a shotgun to your back during King of the Hill mode.
Good informative review. thanks Jeff
Traded in 19 games last night and preordered this and BF3 with the money! Don't feel so bad about getting ass raped by EB now!
Gears is probably my most memorable title of this generation because it was the first game I bought this gen that made go "wow", Devil may cry was that game last generation.
Yes the graphics were very impressive when it launched back in 06 and obviously games have come along that look even better but gears was the first for me, Also the the cover based gameplay was very fresh to me, i had never played a game like gears before, | had played games with a cover mechanic but not like gears, GOW just felt so snappy and responsive after the tutorial I was effortlessly sliding into cover at speed popping out killing a bad ass monster jumping over the cover running and sliding into the next cover to get close to my next kill, It just felt great IMO and no other third person shooter with a cover mechanic has done this part aswell as gears has IMO.
I cannot wait to play this game, Gears 1 was also the game I played most online ever apart from fifa, I am not a huge MP gamer but the 4 vs 4 matches felt good to me and I was able to get some strategic MP gaming going with strangers which is nearly impossible in games like COD.
I am just gutted that money is very tight at the moment and i cannot afford to pick this up, I have got it top of my rental que and sent a game back so it arrives the day comes out hoping to get lucky, but i will be buying it at the end of the month was my pay hits the bank.
Let's see, the last time that happened was Forza 3 almost 2 years ago. But go ahead and keep crying, fanboy.
Definitely glad that I pre-ordered this.
finally Important Questions about the GoW universe are answered, like "which space meathead has the biggest gun" and "will americans ever get tired of this 'space marines vs. aliens' shit"
Spoiler - New enemy type: Orks!
Just pre-ordered on Amazon because of this review. Damn you Giantbomb. /shake fist
haha no surprise there.
You know, this review could have been condensed into that last sentence. The other stuff the game does is just extra.
Sigh. I guess I really should give the Gears series another chance, since people seem to like it so much.
Gears 3 so totally crept up on me! Didn't realize until the guys were talking about it on the last Bombcast that it's releasing next week.
"LET'S DO THIS!" -Benjamin Carmine, R.I.P.
Already pre-ordered but the QL has definitely got me excited, game looks sharp!
A good review and it has made sure I definitely get Gears 3 now!
Great review Jeff. This is the only Xbox game I'm getting this year and I can't wait to pick it up.
Jesus, I can't believe this game comes out next week. And I'm running ridiculously low on miscellaneous cash. Thanks a lot, better than expected summer games! You wiped me out.
Well excuuuse me princess. Sorry I had to :)
Man I can't wait to see what happens - and then get the band back together for some of that sweet sounding new Horde mode.
Didn't they delay this from March 2011 for a reason? I don't think it was explicitly to add kinect support but they were gonna use the extra time to do that. So nothin?
Unfortunately, no Gears 3 for me for a while. My 360 Slim has decided to get the disc tray error, so I have to send it in for service =/
Also, remember this? It's amazing...
alright! I can't wait. I'm picking this up. Expanded horde mode sounds amazing and more than I was hoping for
For marketing. They needed to have a tent-pole release for the fall so it was moved.
Cant wait for Gears 3...looks Amazing! This is why i choose 360 over ps3. Everyone knows if you only got enough time for 1 console, you go 360 baby! Not a hard choice by any means.
@TheHBK said:Didn't they delay this from March 2011 for a reason? I don't think it was explicitly to add kinect support but they were gonna use the extra time to do that. So nothin?For marketing. They needed to have a tent-pole release for the fall so it was moved.
Ya it was moved because MS needed a big game for the fall but EPIC used that time to their advantage to polish the shit out of this game and it shows.
Awesome. It's great to see two franchises with mediocre second games bring their A game for the finale.