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Average User Score: 5.9Feb 28, 2014I found the game really fun to play.
The story needs a big more edge and mystery and the AI needs to be just a bit more ruthless on theI found the game really fun to play.
The story needs a big more edge and mystery and the AI needs to be just a bit more ruthless on the harder difficulties.
The game deserves at least a 75 or an 80.
Loading times. Whatever. One of the highest rated games on metacritic has the worst loading times I have ever seen.
Graphics. It looks great.
Game play. Super fun.
Story and Characters. This is the most inconsistent part. All the ingredients are there, it just needs to be pulled together.
Overall. I am so glad this game is out and that it has (mostly) met my expectation for a reboot of one of my favorite game series.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Sep 24, 2011This game is excellent. The single player campaign is superb and fun despite being wrapped in a throwaway, groan-inducing story. For those whoThis game is excellent. The single player campaign is superb and fun despite being wrapped in a throwaway, groan-inducing story. For those who are complaining about the story; I don't quite know what you were expecting. The multiplayer modes are a lot of fun and exceedingly well balanced. As a long-time Gears of War 2 multiplayer, I can see why there is some controversy around the changes that have been made to multiplayer. The multiplayer feels less strict, with tighter controls and it really emphasizes the need to work as a team. I think a lot of the complaints around GOW3 multiplayer basically centers around GOW2 fans who can't use the same old bag of tricks. The ranking system also seems to work a lot better now too, so some of these players who are upset about getting beaten could just have found themselves with a new class of opponent.
For many of the GOW3 multiplayer games, players with good map knowledge and tactics won the games every time. The teams with the most organized attack plan (whether on purpose, or by accident) constantly dominated.
I find that there is some weird stuff happening around interacting with players/bots that are downed. You seem to need to be in JUST the right place to revive them, or to use them as a shield or execute them. I have lost a few matches as I was fumbling with the controls to use a guy as a shield but couldn't quite get it right.
Despite these minor issues. This game is very well made and one of the highest polished games I have ever player. The whole presentation oozes quality and perfectionism.
Great Job EPIC
The multiplayer bots seem to have been upgraded as well. While still not the same challenge you get from human players, they WILL kill you if you are careless or make a mistake. On every server I've played on so far, any bots playing have held their own and were not "gimmes," or (much of) a weak link in any team.
This game is huge. Even after completing the single player campaign on "Hardcore" (a step I wish I could just skip, and go straight to Insane), I still feel like I have only scratched the surface.… Expand