By CDUBBE 3 Comments
It's funny how a persons attitude can change after seeing a teaser trailer for a game they've been waiting for. Fortunately my attitude change is relatively innocent. I saw the new Gears 3 trailer last week, and while I've been eagerly waiting for it to come out, I kind of wish it hadn't, because now I'm forced to wait a whole year for the game to come out. Man it looks awesome. It's not really the new guns and it's definitely not the tentacled lambent that have me so intrigued. It's the how Dom looks in the trailer.
One thing Epic has right, in my opinion, is creating some awesome atmosphere in their trailers. From the first trailer with "Mad World" playing in the background, to the "Rendezvous" trailer. Man it's that kind of atmosphere that pulls me into games the most. Gears of War may come off to some as just another space marine shooter, but its that little bit of stylized atmosphere that makes me want to play and stay in this universe for other game releases, and maybe even some novels.
But back to Dom. The rugged, worn look that he shows hints at the possibility of a deeper, rewarding story arc and character struggle taking place. Something to actually care about while chainsawing through a bunch of locust. So now I have a year to sit around and wait and speculate where Epic is going to take this story. Hopefully they'll deliver. Which plays back to the whole attitude thing. I'm both stoked and worried about the "final" game in the trilogy. But man, a full years wait is going to be brutal.
Either way I'm still going to have retarded amounts of fun Chainsawing through locust left and right. Just keep "the flood" over in halo. Those tentacled lambent have me worried.....