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Gears of War 3

Discussion in 'Games' started by Sir_Brizz, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Is anyone interested in this game?

    I've been playing my review copy for several hours now and I'm liking some of the changes. It seems that the usefulness of cover has been diminished to some degree. Running out in the open or charging enemies is rewarded a little more in certain situations, particularly with turrets. This is definitely the best looking Gears game, but it's also squeezing every last ounce of power the 360 has to run it, you can tell in several areas where the framerate is beginning to drag.

    I'll be writing up a full review tomorrow to hopefully post on the weekend.
     
  2. haarg

    haarg PC blowticious

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    Getting it as soon as I can and playing through it with a friend. Probably won't have time for at least a week after release though.
     
  3. Vaskadar

    Vaskadar It's time I look back from outer space

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    Bought the Epic edition with my amazon.com discounts. Let's see... sixty dollars worth of discounts. :D

    <--- consumerism ftw

    It's good that they've switched over to dedicated servers, the multiplayer component was/is a lot smoother than before when I played the MP Beta. Lighting is fantastic with the implementation of the lightmass system, light-ray rendering, visual effects such as exponential fog, dynamic volumetric fog volumes...

    Unfortunately, I've got two major UDK projects to hand in this upcoming week, so I won't be able to really even touch it until after the weekend of the 24th-25th.
     
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  4. Sjosz

    Sjosz (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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    Pre-ordered and ready. Hoping to finish DXHR prior to release so I don't have to divide my attention between 2 great games.
     
  5. Lruce Bee

    Lruce Bee Transcending to another level

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    Won't be getting it personally but Gamespot is jizzing all over this in their review.
     
  6. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    A couple reviewers have said negative things about the game, but I think most of them are wrong. One said the story was really weak, and that's not true. The story in this one is far more interesting than in either of the previous games. The biggest thing in this one is that there aren't really any "Holy crap am I really doing this?!" types of areas, but the progression of the game and the quality of the levels is FAR more even than it has been, which is a major plus.
     
  7. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Peeees on this sheeeeeeet
     
  8. Vaskadar

    Vaskadar It's time I look back from outer space

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    Eat shit and die!

    I'm justifying my expensive purchase of a video game and peripheral goodies on the internet by being childishly immature.
     
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  9. Mozi

    Mozi Zer0 as a number

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    I hate you so much right now!!!!!!!:mad: I have to wait till Tuesday when my copy from Amazon shows up on my desk.
     
  10. BITE_ME

    BITE_ME Bye-Bye

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    English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

    You get stuff from the rain forest?
     
  11. Slainchild

    Slainchild Gold Member

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    Got it preordered, looking forward to it.

    They've actually put some effort into the MP this time around which is the main reason I want to play it.

    More refined game mechanics and campaign mode sweetens the deal.
     
  12. xMurphyx

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    I have it preordered too, but I still wouldn't mind reading your review!:)
     
  13. Mozi

    Mozi Zer0 as a number

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    Yup, I require I a lot of trees to be used in the creation of the cardboard box my game will arrive in. :lol:
     
  14. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm just a few "levels" from the end now. Yowzas!
     
  15. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    I've got my copy, but I haven't opened it yet.
     
  16. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    Oh it's already released?...
    May be the best birthday present for a long while. Horde/Beast COMING

    EDIT: oh review copies
     
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  17. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    I recall it hits retail shelves on Tuesday.
     
  18. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Beats me where ambershee got his, but mine was a review copy from Microsoft.
     
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    Oh, I thought it came out on the 30th, but it's the 20th! Now there's a welcome surprise. I won't miss the first week after the release!:)
     
  20. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    I work for Microsoft, and my copy arrived early. It happens sometimes.
     
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