The lights are on
The newest chapter of the Gears of War series hits store shelves this Tuesday, and you'll probably see reviews for it popping up any minute now. However, you won't see Game Informer's just yet.
If you've paid attention to any gaming sites over the last couple of weeks, you may have heard about a rocky online launch or two (ok, one big one in particular). Considering the Gears series has a heavy focus on multiplayer, we want to make sure that the online experience is playable and solid before we assign a definitive score to the game as a whole. Because of that, you'll have to wait a couple more days before you see our thoughts on the new Epic shooter. Keep an eye on the site on Tuesday evening, as that's when it will most likely be posted.
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Guess that there's a precedence lately for late GI reviews. It's really not a big deal, though. It's definitely a good idea to see how the public multi-player goes; after all, look at Sim City's server problem. You just gotta know if the on-line works these days. Looking forward to reading it even if I'm not an X-box owner.
I appreciate the GI Team's pursuit of excellence. Take your time!
I read a wide range of reviews when picking up a game. If it's a franchise I know and love, I will go in blind. Word of mouth is also a big factor in getting a game. Borderlands was a word of mouth purchase, and Batman: Arkham Asylum too. I'll read a review, pick the things that matter to my playing tastes and then move from there. For example, the new Monster Hunters could be one of the best games on the 3DS in reviews, but until I get a 3DS XL AND I can get a second thumb stick attachment (if it even has one and if it will feel comfortable), I won't get it. Those things matter the most to me right now.
Oh well. Take your time.