Tuesday, October 11, 2011

For Chainsaw Enthusiasts Only

Gears of War 3 has been out for a few weeks but I put off writing about it until now.  I've been playing it off and on since it's release because I really wanted to like it.  The problem is... I don't.

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad game.  Unfortunately, it's just more of the same.  I liked Gears of War and it's sequel a lot but this third installment isn't doing it for me.

The problem is that it plays exactly like Gears of War 2.  Granted, now there's four player co-op, a couple new guns, and some new enemies... but it all feels like it's been done before.  Probably because it has.

There are a few other new features.  Horde mode, one of Gear's crowning achievements, has some added base building features.  Beast mode now let's you play as the enemy killing the humans.  Overall, the whole package is tied into a nice online system too.

But I have to be honest.  If you didn't absolutely love Gears of War 2 then do not spend $60 on this game.  There's nothing new here.  I paid full price and I regret it.


  1. Yaknow, everything I hear about this game makes it sound like it would make a great DLC for Gears of War 2.

    And the problem with the game is still that the company knows all too well they can do this, and people will still buy it at full price. My brother did it, and he's having a blast, but you're not getting anything fundamentally different than 2 and if anyone says they bought it for the story I am going to burst my sides laughing.

  2. It would have been a great addon or DLC or even expansion pack. The $60 price tag is just so steep.

    The story had a final conclusion for the series and even though I had played all the games I still felt almost no emotional connection to the characters. I guess I'm kind of glad I saw it through to the end... but the story wasn't all that good.

  3. Void, you never said, is your LoL account on US West?

    Sorry for off-topic!

  4. Yeah, I play on US West. Sorry for not responding sooner. Is there cross server play at all?

  5. Nope, zero cross-server play unfortunately! :(