Looks like more Gears of War, but that could be a good thing. I think I'll wait to see what the reviews says, and then wait for the first price drop.
I was actually thinking it looks like a pretty significant departure from the previous Gears games, and that it could be good or bad.
Weapons, speed/pacing, and game types all look pretty different.
Yeah, the only people here crying monotony are the ones who probably haven't played any or all of the games. I was worried at first about some of the changes being brought in but after watching this I feel pretty good about playing something a whole lot more robust and different. The classes look cool and the unlocks are a lot better than they were in Gears 3.
Giant Bomb has apparently never had much of a Gears community anyway for whatever reason; it's more often than not just another franchise for people to unload their built up snark on.
I think this looks great anywhoo, but that's also because I've never had that much of a foothold in Gears multiplayer, and the idea of heading in fresh alongside a pack of other new players means I'll be on more of a level playing field, and not find myself getting decimated over and over by the max rank players who apparently do nothing but play Gears of War 3.
Plus the faster pace of it all sounds incredibly enticing and will be a lot more accessible, which has naturally got the hardcore MP fans in an uproar. Single-player looks super fun, too. And fuck all ya'll, Baird's possibly the best character in the series! Only downside to all of this is the removal of horde mode, which does suck something awful. I had envisioned that they'd implement the class system into horde mode, so you could repair structures and stuff, but that's evidently not the case. Maybe in next-gen Gears 4.