Anyone else excited about Gears of War 3?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by troop231, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. troop231 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    #1
    I for one can't wait. I've been a long time player since the first game came out. I just got my level 100 in Gears of War 2 and that's about the only game I play for the 360.
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    #2
    Nope. Way overblown series, IMO (tried playing through 2 in co-op with my girlfriend, shes a huge fan).
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #3
    No not really. Kind of sick of the whole 3rd person run and gun, take a bit of cover etc.. gameplay.

    Mind - a lot my sickness is tempered from the fact I found Gears 1 & 2 a slog and never managed to complete them, and never played online much either as I was always thunderfecked within a few seconds of play.


    I'm sure it will sell by the bucket load though. :)


    Now if you were asking about SKYRIM on the other hand ;)
     
  4. JayMysterio macrumors 6502

    JayMysterio

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Location:
    Rock Ridge
    #4
    I am. Been trying myself to make it to 100, but it's slowing going if you do mostly horde mode ( like I do ) and don't boost. Been playing all the XP weekends but getting annoyed at all the dead weight that just sits in a corner for points not helping. I can't wait for the new horde mode, already getting a few regulars to play that.

    I may actually go to the midnight release to pick it up.
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Location:
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    #5
    Not really...too many games coming out and I didn't really enjoy part 2 so I might skip it until it drops in price.




    Bless
     
  6. iEnvy macrumors 65816

    iEnvy

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Location:
    DFW
    #6
    YES! :cool: It's going to be an amazing game.(hopefully). Gets people out of the "military/Call of Duty/I'll quick scope you, you quick scope me" trend.
    Personally Halo and Gears of War > Call of Duty. CoD is still fun though

    ----------

    Took the words right out of my mouth
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    #7


    It's like arguing over which is better; Macdonalds or Burger King...
     
  8. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a

    rezenclowd3

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    Undoing the work of Priuses: burning gas & rubber
    #8
    However both are terrible:rolleyes:

    I am tired of FPS and 3rdPS.... How about them 2ndPS's? ;)
     
  9. soloer macrumors 6502a

    soloer

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Location:
    Omaha
    #9
    I'm looking forward to it. I was thinking about going to a midnight launch, but considering I have to work the next day, it's not like I'd have much play time before needing sleep.

    I did just read that it sounds like Target has a special this week on it. Buy the game and get a $10 gift card to use at Target.
     
  10. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

    Tsuchiya

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    #10
    I'm pretty excited :D

    4-player co-op *drool*

    I'm home Tuesday, so I might go to a midnight launch...my nearest midnight opening is miles away though :(
     
  11. jmontalto21 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Location:
    New York
    #11
    Gears of War 3

    Well its officially out now on the east coast... whats the verdict? :eek:
     
  12. Nermal, Sep 19, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011

    Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #12
    I popped home four hours ago at lunchtime and mine hadn't been delivered yet, but hopefully it'll be there when I get off work in 20 minutes :)

    So the verdict so far is rather thin! Also, there's a world outside the US :p

    Edit: Pics!

    Edit 2: Oops, third one is upside down but you get the idea...
     

    Attached Files:

  13. JayMysterio macrumors 6502

    JayMysterio

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Location:
    Rock Ridge
    #13
    Just got back with my copy, going to throw it in and check out some single player. Will post later today and early thoughts.
     
  14. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #14
    First thought: Who designed this perfectly linear ship?! :p
     
  15. JayMysterio macrumors 6502

    JayMysterio

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Location:
    Rock Ridge
    #15
    Pic I posted in the last purchase thread...


    [​IMG]

    It's the game from the midnight release. Best Buy was also offering Live memberships for $39.99 instead of $59.99. They also gave out tote bag things and a t - shirt. Only disappointment is that the code for the pre order Mechanic Baird bonus wasn't in the box, but instead you have to wait for them to mail it.
     
  16. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a

    100Teraflops

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Location:
    Elyria, Ohio
    #16
    I received mine at 11:58 pm yesterday, as I will play the game tonight. I hope the single player is "epic" lol.
     
  17. soloer macrumors 6502a

    soloer

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Location:
    Omaha
    #17
    I haven't gotten too far through the first act yet, but I'm quite happy with it so far!
     
  18. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a

    100Teraflops

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Location:
    Elyria, Ohio
    #18
    I played through act one and this game rules! The graphics are cutting edge and gameplay is polished. However, sometimes I don't get to pick up ammo off the ground because of a cut scene, but not a big deal. There is plenty of ammo spread throughout the single player campaign thus far.

    This game is the standard for every video game. Epic had a long time to complete this game and it shows. When I play the game, I can tell that a lot of time and effort was exhausted to make this game right. Meaningless details were hashed out over lunch etc.... If you are a critic and feel that gameplay is weak, then you are wrong. This game has something for everyone! Hence, if you passed on buying the franchise, don't make a mistake, buy this game.
     
  19. JayMysterio macrumors 6502

    JayMysterio

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Location:
    Rock Ridge
    #19
    I am envious. Like me, there are still quite a few that haven't received their codes yet. Some are saying it's a screw up on BB's part based on the way the salesperson recorded the sale, and they don't realize to send out codes or some such nonsense.

    It's annoying, but I can get over it. It has made me more wary of BB's pre order offers though. If I see that it says the code is being emailed, I am going back to Gamestop or going with Amazon who have always been reliable with their emails. Seems BB is having a problem with this email thing, starting with Madden & Resistance, and the complaints are piling up.

    Aw well.

    It's still a hell of a game. The graphics are impressive! Not completely sold on the online still, the game is still heavily bent towards shotgun hos.
     
  20. soloer macrumors 6502a

    soloer

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Location:
    Omaha
    #20
    I'd rather snipe someone, but sometimes it's so much easier to sneak up on someone and mash them in the back of the head with a shotgun :D
     
  21. JayMysterio macrumors 6502

    JayMysterio

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Location:
    Rock Ridge
    #21
    I'd dig that as well, if it seemed to work consistently. In the several games I've played with friends, we've noticed that for some shottys are completely hit or miss. I've walked up next to people with the sawed off, they are completely unaware, fired, and... nothing. I'll be in other games and will completely clean the other team with just the sawed off & pointing it in their vague general direction.

    I know with dedicated servers it's supposed to eliminate the host/lag issues, but there are still examples of players being shot 'thru' walls. Lag can't be completely eliminated, just hidden well. Which is why like you I prefer to shoot from a distance. With my 'Downer', the Hammerburst, and rack up my assists.
     
  22. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    #22
    I got the game on the 20th and already have about 32 achievements lol. The campaign was a real tear jerker this time. Hands down the best game of 2011 IMHO.
     
  23. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #23
    Gears of War + Tear Jerker in the same sentence ? God help us all :D
     
  24. Huntn Suspended

    Huntn

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Location:
    The Misty Mountains
    #24
    There is a definite possibility, but then again, maybe not. 2 was good, but I started to see some redundancy. This is a good example of where a demo would be appreciated.
     
  25. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a

    100Teraflops

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Location:
    Elyria, Ohio
    #25
    Did you receive your code? I finished the game and it rules!

    ----------

    If Gears does not win something in 2011, then the process is rigged! Yes, R.I.P. you know who!
     

Share This Page