Will you play multipalyer or the campaign first?

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#1 Posted by rame (27 posts) -

When you first get Gears of War 3 which game mode will you play first? multiplayer or the campaign?

#2 Posted by Heltom92 (698 posts) -

I almost always play campaign first in games. I am more interested in seeing how the story ends than playing MP for this game. I did like the beta a lot though.

#3 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7039 posts) -

My friends and I have a plan to go through campaign on Insane the night it comes out, so that unless something changes in the plans.

#4 Posted by spankingaddict (2655 posts) -

The campaign. I won't play multiplayer, other than horde mode...
 
I hope they wrap up the story pretty good. Then move on to a new franchise.

#5 Posted by RawknRo11a (549 posts) -

probably gonna play a bit of the campaign once I get home at midnight, then once my other friends are ready, gonna hit up some Horde mode! Honestly I've never been wild about the competitive multiplayer in the gears games, I'm sure I'll give it a try though

#6 Posted by spankingaddict (2655 posts) -
@MariachiMacabre said:

My friends and I have a plan to go through campaign on Insane the night it comes out, so that unless something changes in the plans.

Shouldn't you experience it in hard mode, first? Then you'll somewhat know what to expect from insane...
#7 Posted by nomorehalfmeasuresdoctor (143 posts) -

Campaign. I have to see how it ends and I have to finish the fight.

#8 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

Always the campaign first thing.

#9 Posted by ProfessorEss (7253 posts) -

Campaign definitely, then a bunch of Horde, then it'll probably go back on the shelf.

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#10 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7039 posts) -

@spankingaddict said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

My friends and I have a plan to go through campaign on Insane the night it comes out, so that unless something changes in the plans.

Shouldn't you experience it in hard mode, first? Then you'll somewhat know what to expect from insane...

Well, actually I had completely forgotten that you need to unlock Insane for some dumb reason, but I find it more fun to experience something really difficult with no prior knowledge of the games layout. It's what kept me pushing against the maniacal wall of death that is Super Meat Boy. That extreme level of challenge infuriates me to no end but overcoming it? My god, it's the best thing in the world.

#11 Posted by RawknRo11a (549 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre: sounds like you'll be playing it twice... I believe they are planning on keeping the difficulty setting structure the same as the past two games. In other words, you need to beat the game on any difficulty first to unlock Insane difficulty... just sayin...

#12 Edited by spankingaddict (2655 posts) -
@MariachiMacabre said:

@spankingaddict said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

My friends and I have a plan to go through campaign on Insane the night it comes out, so that unless something changes in the plans.

Shouldn't you experience it in hard mode, first? Then you'll somewhat know what to expect from insane...

Well, actually I had completely forgotten that you need to unlock Insane for some dumb reason, but I find it more fun to experience something really difficult with no prior knowledge of the games layout. It's what kept me pushing against the maniacal wall of death that is Super Meat Boy. That extreme level of challenge infuriates me to no end but overcoming it? My god, it's the best thing in the world.

Yeah, I forgot about that , too. I enjoy experiencing games on brutal difficulties ,as well. Hardcore mode can be pretty punishing , but if your a Gears veteran then it's probably not too bad.
#13 Posted by DrMadHatten (118 posts) -

Campaign. I'm scared to go into multiplayer because I missed the Beta. But then again, I've played Gears before...I'll get back to you

#14 Posted by rmanthorp (3850 posts) -

Campaign!

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#15 Posted by TheDoorman (534 posts) -

Um Beast Mode

#16 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

I'm not buying it, but if i were, it'd be singleplayer only.

#17 Posted by deskp (444 posts) -

Campain, gears multiplayer never interested me.

#18 Posted by Shadow (4977 posts) -

I'm going to wait on the campaign until all the new players know what to make of a football player running around with a golden retro lancer.

#19 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2283 posts) -

Campaign obviously. After that I'll play the shit out of Horde and multiplayer.

#20 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

Campaign. I have no interest in "zee multi-playhuh"

#21 Posted by Lukeweizer (2583 posts) -

Campaign so I don't get spoiled online.

#22 Posted by RobotHamster (4169 posts) -

I usually always play a bit of the campaign first.

#23 Posted by Burns09 (340 posts) -

Campaign, playing the multiplayer first would be just dicked!

#24 Posted by Intro (1205 posts) -

Usually MP, but considering how stupid everyone will be on it and the fact that it's dumbed down so much I'll do campaign.

#25 Posted by rmills87 (463 posts) -

Definitely story first, then Horde 2.0. Not really a fan of MP at all. I prefer working together against the Locust in Horde. PLUS, I'm very interested in the new base-building. Cannot wait for this game!

#26 Posted by Vexxan (4612 posts) -

I can't imagine anyone playing the multiplayer first.

#27 Posted by NickBOTT (481 posts) -

Multiplayer first for sure

#28 Posted by coffeefuckyeah (4 posts) -

I  will bounce back and forth. I played lot's of horde mode at comic-con and was so blown away, that it would be impossible for me to just not play it when i get the game.

#29 Posted by Teoball (561 posts) -

I'll probably play through the campaign a couple of times with some friends and then never touch it again, like the two first games. No interest in the competitive multiplayer.

#30 Posted by kgould01 (45 posts) -

i am playing the co op campaign at the midnight release with my fellow clan members on insane until we beat it. then off to multiplayer

#31 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Mostly campaign with some multiplayer sprinkled in after I finish the first couple Acts.

#32 Posted by NTM (7233 posts) -

Campaign, and it's nice to see everyone thinks so to. Also, this could have been a poll. 

#33 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

@Intro said:

Usually MP, but considering how stupid everyone will be on it and the fact that it's dumbed down so much I'll do campaign.

What? How is it dumbed down? Please don't be one of those guys who got way too butt hurt over the retro lancer and sawed-off shotgun.

#34 Posted by Sweep (8782 posts) -

@Afroman269 said:

@Intro said:

Usually MP, but considering how stupid everyone will be on it and the fact that it's dumbed down so much I'll do campaign.

What? How is it dumbed down? Please don't be one of those guys who got way too butt hurt over the retro lancer and sawed-off shotgun.

I love those guys!

I'm going to play campaign first. Several times. I already played a whole bunch of the beta so the multiplayer is a known quantity at this point.

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#35 Posted by Mike512 (210 posts) -
If I was playing by myself or if my friends were working I'd go to campaign first but if it's a big midnight release like it is, I'll be playing online with my friends the first night.
#36 Posted by DarkShaper (1319 posts) -

Campaign, mostly because I let my gold lapse and I don't want to start paying again for just one game. I did love the multi in Gears 2 though...

#37 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@spankingaddict said:
The campaign. I won't play multiplayer, other than horde mode...  I hope they wrap up the story pretty good. Then move on to a new franchise.
#38 Posted by natetodamax (19164 posts) -

Definitely the single player but I'm also really excited for the multiplayer in this game based on my experience with the beta. They're making it more accessible this time which is really exciting. But yeah, single player for sure. It's always been the main reason why I play the Gears games.

#39 Posted by UnrealDP (1220 posts) -

3 player cooperative baby! It's the first thing i'm doing and there's no other way to go!!! Well okay that is just my opinion, but still THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO GO!!!

#40 Posted by NTM (7233 posts) -
#41 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

@Heltom92 said:

I almost always play campaign first in games. I am more interested in seeing how the story ends than playing MP for this game.

Ditto. If I even get this game to begin with.

#42 Posted by OtakuGamer (1222 posts) -

Most likely play the multiplayer first, campaign isn't its strong point imo.

#43 Posted by pweidman (2282 posts) -

Campaign co-op most likely. Gotta see about the story first. Then hours and hours of Horde mode I predict. Vs. mp will be sporadic at best and the last priority.

#44 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

CO-OP first on normal than insane with my buddy.

#45 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Campaign co op on hardest setting with my cousin, then straight into Horde mode.
 
Feel like I said this before, but I couldn't find my response in the topic so oh well.

#46 Posted by XenoNick (1390 posts) -

Campaign on Hardcore followed by Insane. Then crack on with multiplayer.

#47 Posted by Bigrhyno (505 posts) -

I'm not sure if I am getting or not, but if I do it will be for the multiplayer only. I only play a few single player games a year, and the single player of the Gears of War series doesn't interest me.

#48 Posted by HairyMike87 (1015 posts) -

Multiplayer stuff first to check out the new modes for a bit, then start playing the campaign. 

#49 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

Already played the shit out of the beta, so I'm going headfirst into campaign.

#50 Posted by karatetron (690 posts) -

Campaign, always.

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