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.