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There's no doubt that the Gears of War series is incredibly popular, people rave about the combat design and technical achievements that the series has to offer. It's fair to say that one of the less heralded aspects thus far in the series has been the storytelling. We spoke to the director of production at Epic Games Rod Fergusson about what the team has learned about presenting a story in video games from the original trilogy and what new narrative avenues Gears of War: Judgment allows.
With a stronger emphasis on environmental storytelling and cutting down "the friction of cinematics", the teams at Epic Games and People Can Fly hope to learn from the past, which is why they brought in a consultant from Pixar to learn from the masters.
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Sure blame the cutscenes...Why not just hire a writer?
I enjoyed the previous games, but I'm just worn out on it. Gameplay, while refined in 3, is just stale for me now.
This and AC3 are games I feel like I would have loved to see 6 months ago, but now, I'm just tired looking at them.
The Gears franchise and games in general have a problem setting up relationships because getting right into the action is so important to the pacing of a game. The gaming audience at large does not have the patience for a good first act so developers and publishers don't give it to them/us.
The Maria moment in Gears 2 was so laughable because the relationship between Maria and Dom was never established. We're just supposed to feel sorry for Dom because it's his wife without first buying into their relationship. That does not work and never will. And because gamers do not have patience for the character/environment setup I don't know if we'll ever get a decent story.
Something the Half-Life series has done. HOW BOUT DAT SHIET?!
Hopeflly developing a deeper story will take Gears to the ext level.
narration thing sounds a bit shakey, but its good to see them trying to shake off the rubbish storytelling in a lot of games.
The Gears-series could definitely benefit from having a better story, never exactly been their strongest suit. Here's to hoping they succeed.
it may not have been ground breaking but i still loved it.
I'd certainly say GoW is more violent than a Pixar production... ;-)
i through Gears of War 3 was the end then i toad myself there going to make a new one
I guess I'm just a sap for cut scenes but I enjoy a good cinematic moment every now and again. Baird better be as hardcore as Fenix though.