Naturally he's talking in his ''Baird'' voice, but deary me, for starring the character in a story set 14 years even before the first Gears, he still manages to sound older than ever. It's only a trailer, so it won't matter too much; I imagine they'll tweak his voice to make him sound a tad more spry come the full game. There's basically been nothing but Overrun coverage since its announcement as well, which is understandable, given how much of a multiplayer-focussed series it is, but I'd be much more interested in hearing about the story. Especially given the leads, the new writer, and how Epic apparently even sought advice from Pixar Studios (err, yeah, seriously... 4.0) as to how they can better portray their characters and... what have you. Plus there's meant to be this Simple Spawn System that's in play during the campaign, which is apparently a derivative of the AI Director from the Left4Dead series. So definitely want to get a more expansive look at how that'll function.
Oh, I think the Overrun mode looks pretty alright, too. I haven't played any Gears online (plenty of experience with bots, though...) and, while I admittedly said the same thing about Gears 3, this might be the game that'll finally force me to invest in some GOLD for my 360. The Gears 3 MP is no doubt nigh impenetrable at this point, and while I can soundly thrash the competitive AI even on 'Insane' mode, I'm willing to bet that still doesn't exactly prepare you for actual human players. Hence why I'd rather wait for this and the sea of newbies to flock right along with. Though getting to play Horde in Gears 3 how it's meant to be played, instead of splitscreening it with my brother, still sounds pretty enticing... Playing on normal mode, we're stuck in the early 30s and it's reached the point where we simply can't contend.
So in general, who here is actually looking forward to this? I've been a fan of Gears since I first got into the series in 2009 when I also got my 360, though it's Gears 3 that's definitely gotten me in deep. Though perhaps not enough to go around reading the books and comics mind you. I'm pretty excited for Judgment in any case, but I'm getting the impression that I'm apart of the minority.