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Gears of War! (Xbox 360) Review
Topic Started: Apr 5 2007, 06:00 PM (223 Views)
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The long wanted game is finally out for the public and i have a hands on review after beating the game, After seeing Gears on the 360 at E3 i was stunned by the beautifully look of the environments, people and yes the monsters by being powered by Unreal Engine (another one of my fave games). now that i have my grubby hands on it heres my review.


Story: Gears of War takes place on a planet known as Sera, inhabited by the human survivors of a once-glorious civilization. For a century, however, they fought among themselves. Eventually they knew the hush of peace that blanketed the land. That was until the discovery of Imulsion, a phosphorescing, low-viscosity fluid. Discovered by an oil-exploration drill, it was unusable until a woman named Dr. Helen Cooper created the Lightmass Process, which enabled production of cheap energy. The world economy soon collapsed due to its extremely low price and the elimination for the need of hydrocarbon and nuclear fuel sources. The few countries that had an overabundance of Imulsion under their feet soon found themselves at war with nations who were not as lucky, and so began the Pendulum Wars. During the seventy-nine year war, the Coalition of Ordered Governments, or COG, became a legitimate minor political party. Founded long before the Pendulum Wars by fanatical socialist Alexiy Desipich, the party was based on an obscure world-government philosophy based on eight guiding principle values: Order, Diligence, Purity, Labor, Honor, Loyalty, Faith, and Humility.

The Pendulum Wars ceased on what is now called Emergence Day. In less than twenty-four hours, a ravenous species known as the Locust burst from under the ground and attacked every major city on Sera. By the time human forces pulled together to form an effective defense, it was too late. The Locust Horde had already taken control of the majority of the world's urban, military, and manufacturing centers. Billions lay dead, approximately one quarter of Sera's population. The COG took matters into their own hands and re-enacted the Fortification Act, allowing martial law to be placed on all remaining survivors from the initial invasion. All survivors were ordered to evacuate to the Jacinto Plateau, a safe haven that the Locust Horde could not penetrate from the underground due to its thick granite substrata. Survivors who could not make it to the plateau were given the following apology: "For those citizens who can't make it to Jacinto, the Coalition appreciates your sacrifice. Please forgive us, this is the only way."Chemical and orbital particle laser weapons were used in a scorched earth strategy to deny the Locust Horde survival on the surface, forcing them to stay in their underground warrens. This war would continue for another fourteen years.

Somewhere around the tenth year, Jacinto was being fortified into an unassailable fortress. Its once magnificent cities, envied for their beauty, were soon converted into military defense platforms. The plateau's natural fissures and utility systems were destroyed or flooded with nerve gas to delay the Locust Horde's inevitable attack. People who had not made it to Jacinto Plateau, but had survived, were called the Stranded. The Stranded are living in horrible conditions and malnutrition, and have to find ways to defend themselves. When the Locust began their attack on Jacinto, Marcus abandoned his post in a response to a distress call from his father, a renowned soldier, at the East Barricade Academy, but he was too late to save him. At his trial in the House of Sovereigns, Marcus was charged with dereliction of duty, cowardice, and failure to obey orders. Exempted from execution due to the testimony of Dominic Santiago, he was imprisoned instead. Years later, the COG found themselves running low on able-bodied soldiers, so they turned to untraditional sources of men: the infirmed, the young, and the condemned. Marcus Fenix was pardoned, and freed by his friend Dominic Santiago. Shortly afterwards, the Locust Horde overran his prison. The Gears of War campaign begins here. This can also be read in the Gears of War forums in Nightmares of War that features a whole background.


Gameplay: Gears dose NOT play like other 1st-3rd person shooters. its gameplay is called "Stop and Pop" in other words when your fighting you will need to stop and get some cover (tree, rock, lamp ect...) and then pop your gun and head out from your cover and shoot. this makes it feel more like your realy in a gun fight and not just F***ing around shooting anything that moves by just standing there like a dipsh*t. another Plus is that your main gun doubles as a chainsaw, and theres nothing more satisfying then running up and F***ing the crap out of a Locust! another thing is the types of guns you get ranging from gnasher shotguns to Hammer of Dawn the only thing is you can only have 2 guns at 1 time, not including the Pistols and Grenades.


Graphics and Sound: The first thing you see in Gears is the Giganormis visuals that make it feel like you will be siting here for a vary long time, everything from the buildings to the people to Marcus Fenix's belt, it all looks so vary good. once you get into a fire fight and start to killing you will also see how even the blood and gore looks quite nice, and when you get the chainsaw kill the blood splatters all over your TV set. another nice thing is the sound, its that "Omfg i think a Grenade just exploded in my room" sound and it ranges from noises of monsters talking and the sweet sound of a sniper shot going threw your brain.


Multiplayer: When you think it cant get better.....it dose. as soon as you hit online it becomes vary vary vary fun. Theres a cooperative and versus mode i have only played Vs but i'l get around to co-op later. In versus theres 3 modes first one is Warzone which is your standard team deathmatch, Assassination in which you must protect a "VIP" from doom, and the last and best mode is Execution acting much like Warzone except that when an opponent is down, the opposing team must finish them off using certain violent fatalities. in other words you must rip them apart Peace by peace. A fourth multiplayer mode, called "Annex", will be available in the next patch for Gears of War. In Annex, you win by keeping control over key map locations, or objectives, long enough to collect a winning number of points makeing it much like a Cap the flag game.


Well its the end thank you vary much for reading this, i am happy i got a 360 when it came out only for this game....and oblivion. i give Gears of War for the xbox 360 a 10 out of 10.



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Gears of war is the best. I beat it and the graphics and all of the aspects of it are the best. I beat it in all of the difficulties and collected 28 tags. I have basically nothing more that i hVE TO DO BUT HAV FUN NOW.
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yah but even after all of that you need to pull in crap loads of hours to get the "Seriously" Achievement
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I think i beat that. I beat it in every difficulty already. What about you?
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so you have 10000 online ranked kills? nice i have compleated most of it just a few levels on insane and its done.
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