The lights are on
of War lost its identity with this game. Judgement was made by People
Can Fly who made Bulletstorm and is where most of the influence of
Judgement's campaign comes from. Instead of just going through the
campaign just to hear the story and live through moments of the
character's lives, you play through an arcade shooter with a narrator.
While it's not the worst campaign they could
have done, it's lacking in originality and takes all the arcade
elements from Bulletstorm and tries to call itself a Gears campaign just
because it uses character from the Gears universe. The campaign has
always been nice to have but was never the main reason most people buy
the game and multiplayer is where Judgement falters beyond what I could
have even imagined. First, you have to choose between different gun
loadouts, none of which allows you to have two what I will call primary
weapons (i.e. gnasher and lancer). Instead you get one primary and one
secondary (i.e. snub pistol) which is odd because you could always start
with two primaries and a snub pistol in every previous game that it
seems destructive to take away your ability to have two primaries. Part
of the reason People Can Fly may have opted to make this change is also
present in the multiplayer game modes. Free for all, domination, and
team deathmatch are the three traditional competitive game types that
make their way into Judgement and they are all copies of Call of Duty or
any other first person shooter. It seems to me that People Can Fly
could care less about what made Gears unique and just wanted to sell
another generic shooter with the same generic control scheme and the
same generic game modes and the same generic weapon loadout system.
Even overrun copies team fortress with the class system and how the cog
interacts. You think that's all they copied? Nope. They even copied
Mass Effect 3 with their prizebox system. Instead of copying call of
duty again and unlocking things based on experience points earned and
what you choose, you are forced to unlock things randomly with
prizeboxes. Want a really cool gun skin? Well you better pray that you
can get a prize box which hopefully unlocks it for you because that's
the only way your going to get it. Unless you want one of the skins you
have to pay for. Yes, microtransactions are in Judgement and each
character skin is going to net you $4 more, and there a lot of skins
that are download and pay for only. People Can Fly effectively ruined
everything that made Gears of War unique by changing mostly everything
to copy another game instead of coming up with something new and
creative and Epic just sat back and did nothing because they don't care
about the games they make apparently, it's all about the money.
2.5...That's a bit harsh...
That is a bit low it is at least a 7
Sadly, I have to say I agree with pretty much all of this. And...I miss Wingman. Suddenly I feel like rebuying Gears 2.
I agree with the other guys. Your review is based off your personal feeling since its changed. This game still has life in it. But they can please everyone. So some ppl love it while others hate it. But it does not deserve in my on opinion a 2.5. This game is awesome!!! And I loved Bulletstorm. Been wanting People Can Fly to make a 2nd one.
It is now a 7