I'm angry, okay? Internet angry. Really really mad. I love Gears 3, I think it's insanely well polished in every way. Also Gears 2 MP was fantastically supported from broken to almost functional for over a year.
By now you should all be aware there's maps and a ton of characters on disc. (On top of this weapons skins business.) Most likely to end up as on-disc DLC, and from all corners of the internet it seems I can't find anyone as upset as me about it?
To me there's an element of trust that comes with DLC; that I paid for the very best complete product Epic could give me by the time they pressed a disc. Now it appears they held back and want to charge for work they've already done, and you and I already paid for?
Before you start the last mission I knew those ship upgrades were for something, but I neglected them the whole time. As the cut scene started playing and my crew died one after another I knew I screwed it up. When Tali got bit, I ran and turned off the console.
But I didn't feel right about it.
Later in that mission when Kelly died I was super upset about it as well, but instead of trying to right that wrong, I decided that I had to deal with it. That was a very real outcome that I could have avoided but screwed around too much before hand to do so.
I learned to live with the outcome of my actions, because doing the wrong thing made me feel bad, but turning off the console to try and be 'perfect' felt worse.
" Patrick Klepec left EGMi last week and did turn up at the Whiskey offices for both GDC podcasts. He's a big movie enthusiast so he could fill Alex's role of both games and movie critic in the west coast office. "