Brothers to the End - A Great Moment In Video Gaming

Posted by Vincenzo (141 posts) -

As I made my way through Act III in Gears of War 3 last night with a friend in co-op mode, we were treated to an awesome moment in video gaming.

Without spoiling anything, it was a key moment in the story marked by a slightly more cinematic cut scene than the rest complete with the instrumental of a song that is very fitting and beyond effective for the cut scene.

This scene was very well done and it was even moving, just like a movie. And we say that a lot. Video games are like movies. But after this cut scene, I realized not every game brings an effecting story every time. Gears of War 3 definitely stepped it up here. Video game stories can be good, but this was a treat.

If the rest of what Gears of War 3 offers is not reason enough to warrant a purchase, I must say, if you like story modes, this part of the game would be well worth the price of admission. It also is interesting experiencing this with 1-3 other players. There was an understood silence as my friend and I watched, and as soon as it was done, I immediately asked my friend what he thought, then throwing out a few reactions like "Wow that was good" and "Great use of music".

Ultimately, this is a great example that co-op is a mode that is all too often overlooked. We need more co-op, namely on consoles.

Moments like these are the ones we remember in video games and it's even better if you can share it with a friend or a loved one. Here's to hoping that more games bring it all together with great voice acting, co-op play, and great story telling.

I am excited for the end cinematic. The bar has been set a little higher.

#1 Edited by Vincenzo (141 posts) -

As I made my way through Act III in Gears of War 3 last night with a friend in co-op mode, we were treated to an awesome moment in video gaming.

Without spoiling anything, it was a key moment in the story marked by a slightly more cinematic cut scene than the rest complete with the instrumental of a song that is very fitting and beyond effective for the cut scene.

This scene was very well done and it was even moving, just like a movie. And we say that a lot. Video games are like movies. But after this cut scene, I realized not every game brings an effecting story every time. Gears of War 3 definitely stepped it up here. Video game stories can be good, but this was a treat.

If the rest of what Gears of War 3 offers is not reason enough to warrant a purchase, I must say, if you like story modes, this part of the game would be well worth the price of admission. It also is interesting experiencing this with 1-3 other players. There was an understood silence as my friend and I watched, and as soon as it was done, I immediately asked my friend what he thought, then throwing out a few reactions like "Wow that was good" and "Great use of music".

Ultimately, this is a great example that co-op is a mode that is all too often overlooked. We need more co-op, namely on consoles.

Moments like these are the ones we remember in video games and it's even better if you can share it with a friend or a loved one. Here's to hoping that more games bring it all together with great voice acting, co-op play, and great story telling.

I am excited for the end cinematic. The bar has been set a little higher.

#2 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1180 posts) -

Im not that far into he game yet as im waiting my my coop partners most of the time. I have my suspicions on what happens and to whom in the story (although I could be way off). I also think I read somewhere what the song in question is. Can't wait to get farther into what (even at the beginning of Act 2) is already one of the best games Ive played in recent years.

#3 Posted by Vincenzo (141 posts) -

@Twisted_Scot: I don't think you will be disappointed!

#4 Posted by SpartanAmbrose (834 posts) -

Definitely one of the best moments in the game. I couldn't help but get choked up a bit when I first saw it.

#5 Posted by Vincenzo (141 posts) -

@SpartanAmbrose: Same here.

#6 Posted by hbkdx12 (779 posts) -

I can't really flesh out my argument without specifically referencing the scene but overall, i wasn't moved. Although the music was a fantastic touch i surely wouldn't consider it a momentous video game experience, for the series surely, but in all of video gaming? not at all
 
Also, I'm pretty sure this happened at the end of Act III, not act IV

#7 Edited by crazymexicancarpi (66 posts) -

Going to be man enough and admit that I shed a tear on this moment of the game.

Brothers, 'til the end.

#8 Posted by Vincenzo (141 posts) -

@hbkdx12: You're right it was Act III. I fixed it.

#9 Posted by guiseppe (2842 posts) -

I was just pleasantly surprised (shocked) that a Gears of War game almost had me in tears. Totally unexpected.

#10 Posted by Lotan (219 posts) -

Mad World could make a children's birthday party seam grim.

Love it.

#11 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1180 posts) -
@Vincenzo said:

@Twisted_Scot: I don't think you will be disappointed!

Finally got round to finishing up the Campaign and yeah your right, one of my favorite scene in a game to date. Only gripe was that they could have all just got in the car...problem solved. Ah well.
#12 Posted by Vincenzo (141 posts) -

I finished the game over the weekend. I actually like Brothers to the End even better than the ending. It was a decent ending, but BttE was more powerful for me.

#13 Posted by Edin899 (629 posts) -

@crazymexicancarpi said:

Going to be man enough and admit that I shed a tear on this moment of the game.

Brothers, 'til the end.

.....If you were man enough you would never have shed a tear in the first place.

#14 Posted by LordAltmer (11 posts) -

I loved it, really great moment in the game.

#15 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -

one of the 50 greatest cutscenes in video games I would say....personally probably in my top 5 favotites

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