Gears of War

Gears of War was four dollars at Game Stop. Now while I don't recommend shopping at a glorified pawn shop this was quite a deal. I made it though chapter one, but my heart wasn't in it. I kind of half-assley made it though the levels. I kept telling myself it's gonna get better. You're going to find out Marcus's past and it'll be worth it. My interest peaked when I was given a gun that called down the power of the sun. I fired a laser that fired a perpendicular solar beam at the enemy, but I was disappointed to learn that it only works when the game finds it convenient. Similar to the hover-disk-thing in Enslaved. Finally when chapter one was over I found out by a prompt in the game that I would have to start ordering my troops, since I was now in charge. This reminded of Brutal Legend. How the game started as a great single player experience but became too complicated when one had to split their attention one hundred different ways. I really didn't want a repeat of that experience so shelfed the game. I may come back some day. But probably not.

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Posted by yashination

Gears of War was four dollars at Game Stop. Now while I don't recommend shopping at a glorified pawn shop this was quite a deal. I made it though chapter one, but my heart wasn't in it. I kind of half-assley made it though the levels. I kept telling myself it's gonna get better. You're going to find out Marcus's past and it'll be worth it. My interest peaked when I was given a gun that called down the power of the sun. I fired a laser that fired a perpendicular solar beam at the enemy, but I was disappointed to learn that it only works when the game finds it convenient. Similar to the hover-disk-thing in Enslaved. Finally when chapter one was over I found out by a prompt in the game that I would have to start ordering my troops, since I was now in charge. This reminded of Brutal Legend. How the game started as a great single player experience but became too complicated when one had to split their attention one hundred different ways. I really didn't want a repeat of that experience so shelfed the game. I may come back some day. But probably not.

Posted by AjayRaz

that is the best image that i have ever seen.

i borrowed it from a friend over the summer in order to prepare for Gears 3 but i never actually made it through Gears 1. i guess it would have been a better experience with a partner.

Posted by yashination

I might try that. Thank you for complimenting my "artwork". It makes me really glad I moved here from blogger.

Posted by MB

@yashination: Can you associate your blogs to the correct forums if you're going to be copy & pasting them all here, please?

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Edited by yashination

@MB: Umm sure what forum would be best?

Posted by MB

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/editing-tools/820/tutorial-cross-posting-your-blogs-to-the-correct-forum/393943/

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Posted by Funkydupe

@MB: Where can I find the forum rules, please?

Posted by believer258

This game is nothing like Brutal Legend, and I never actually used the squad commands. In fact, they're absent from 2 and 3 so I'd bet that no one used the squad commands.

In the meantime, I'd suggest getting a buddy to play Gears of War co-op with. Certainly I had tons of fun with the single player, but it's the co-op that I had the most fun with.

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Posted by yashination

It probably is more fun with a friend. I actually never really gave it the time of day. I just heard the words "Squad Commands" and got scared that I might have to do extra work.

Posted by believer258

@yashination said:

It probably is more fun with a friend. I actually never really gave it the time of day. I just heard the words "Squad Commands" and got scared that I might have to do extra work.

Rest assured, my friend, that they are never necessary. They are there for you to use, but I forgot about them even being in the game. And also like I said, they were cut from the second and third games so I'm not the only one who considered them useless.

Just finish it. Trust me. You might enjoy it a lot more than you think. Except for the final boss, he's a real bitch to fight.

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