Gears of War 3 Hands-On

Gears of War 3 Hands-On

Mantle kicks, curb stops, and headshots for chickens? I'm in.

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Hopefully they've nerfed the shotgun a bit, or at least made the other weapons more useful. The multiplayer is awesome, but it gets tiring when all you do is roll melee shotgun.

Godamnit I was just starting to forget about Gears 3 after the hype of the beta being announced a while back, and now I am all excited for it again.

Thanks for the info, I am liking all these new changes so far. Let's just hope the single player is up to scratch.

I got the epic edition of bulletstorm so I can try the beta when it's out....however I guess I need Gold Membership to try the beta...curses.

2 different lancers now? "Regular" lancer with chainsaw and retro with bayonet on it?

therandombear:
I got the epic edition of bulletstorm so I can try the beta when it's out....however I guess I need Gold Membership to try the beta...curses.

2 different lancers now? "Regular" lancer with chainsaw and retro with bayonet on it?

Its a pendulum war lancer.

PixelKing:

therandombear:
I got the epic edition of bulletstorm so I can try the beta when it's out....however I guess I need Gold Membership to try the beta...curses.

2 different lancers now? "Regular" lancer with chainsaw and retro with bayonet on it?

Its a pendulum war lancer.

Cool...Don't know if they'll make it, but I would like a pre-quel to Gears of War 1. Game set during pendulum wars, and maybe even earlier leading up to the pendulum wars. Before the locust, first encounter with locust and then gears 1.

Nice to know but this is already information I have gained over the past few months.

Still, since Escapist is close to Epic Studios, why not. I'd love some live action footage though!

NIIIIIICE

TDM, in Gears? Real niiiiiice.

Seconded less shotty action please. The shotgun is the most fun weapon WHEN it's actually situational so you feel like an actual badass when you use it.

Multiplayer sounds much more team based than the the previous games with some of these new additions, rather than just a bunch of people gettin' together in one game and goin' all out.

Figures I get excited about this game again when I no longer have the system or energy to play it. I'll have to figure something out by the time the release date rolls around.

I really hope I have the money for this when it comes out.

I've read a few things about this game that have worried me, but pretty much everything in this article was a plus, from my perspective.

It sounds like they're trying to make rushing the enemy a better tactic. Which makes sense, as it used to be best to just chill behind cover and wait for a head to poke out.

Heh I asked the VP of Epic if I could pirate Bulletstorm, sadly he said no.

OT: I never got into Gears multi, but horde mode was a fucking blast. Got so close to beating it too before my internet cut out and I got dced from the match. Never got close to that level ever again. I hope horde is just as addicting in this one.

Oh, so the game looks polished already and it's nearly ready? Good, it should be out soo- OH WAIT! September was it? C'moon Epic!

"Epic hopes it can still benefit from additional time in development." my ass. They are just holding it back for marketing window. When they are holding the game for this long it better be good and have no online problems. Atleast they are giving us a beta, i appreciate that.

I can't wait for the beta. That was, of course, one of the reasons I bought Bulletstorm...

I'm not getting hyped up for this. I did for Gears 2 and then I was let down. The campaign was good but the multiplayer was very sucky in my opinion.

They said they were ironing out the kinks in Gears 2 months before it came out... That still needed 6 title updates before it was playable online.

So long as the multi-player is balanced, I'm ok with it. But please, remove the massive explosion when the hammer of dawn activates. It doesn't make sense to die from it when you are 10m deep into a building.

I never got into the Gears 2 competitive multiplayer cuz I just kept dying a lot...I wasn't bad at the game otherwise when it came to Campaign or Horde. Must've been that darned shotgun!

K_Dub:
Multiplayer sounds much more team based than the the previous games with some of these new additions, rather than just a bunch of people gettin' together in one game and goin' all out.

thats what was fun about the first game, they ruined that in the second game.

people dont tend to favour team based games, unless they play with clans and such, why do u think call of duty is so popular, because u can go commando on everyones arse, if u give people a game that only really works when u work together, they wont play it religeously, unless they are truly badass

Iwana Humpalot:
Oh, so the game looks polished already and it's nearly ready? Good, it should be out soo- OH WAIT! September was it? C'moon Epic!

"Epic hopes it can still benefit from additional time in development." my ass. They are just holding it back for marketing window. When they are holding the game for this long it better be good and have no online problems. Atleast they are giving us a beta, i appreciate that.

second ^^

its EA man get used to it.

CardinalPiggles:

K_Dub:
Multiplayer sounds much more team based than the the previous games with some of these new additions, rather than just a bunch of people gettin' together in one game and goin' all out.

thats what was fun about the first game, they ruined that in the second game.

people dont tend to favour team based games, unless they play with clans and such, why do u think call of duty is so popular, because u can go commando on everyones arse, if u give people a game that only really works when u work together, they wont play it religeously, unless they are truly badass

I can definitely see your point, but even so, I can't help but feel that a team based strategy style is most appropriate for a game like Gears of War.

In Gears, there are gameplay mechanics that simply benefit a team based style game. You've got cover-based combat and the ability to revive your allies. Both of which add a huge amount of depth to the game. Whereas in CoD, a team's strategy is much simpler because it lacks a number of the mechanics that Gears has, leading to a much more individualistic free-for-all game.

I'm not saying that CoD lacks depth or strategy, or that Gears of War has a better multiplayer! I'm not! All's I'm sayin' is that, to me, it seems that the Gears franchise features gameplay mechanics that favor a team-based strategy type of game; moreso than say Call of Duty. And that's why I'm pretty excited for the Gears of War 3 multiplayer!

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I can definitely see your point, but even so, I can't help but feel that a team based strategy style is most appropriate for a game like Gears of War.

In Gears, there are gameplay mechanics that simply benefit a team based style game. You've got cover-based combat and the ability to revive your allies. Both of which add a huge amount of depth to the game. Whereas in CoD, a team's strategy is much simpler because it lacks a number of the mechanics that Gears has, leading to a much more individualistic free-for-all game.

I'm not saying that CoD lacks depth or strategy, or that Gears of War has a better multiplayer! I'm not! All's I'm sayin' is that, to me, it seems that the Gears franchise features gameplay mechanics that favor a team-based strategy type of game; moreso than say Call of Duty. And that's why I'm pretty excited for the Gears of War 3 multiplayer![/quote]

thats a fair few points right there.

i just want to say that gears 2 was a bit of a failure in the balance between team work and rambo style players, however it looks as though they are fixing this :)

EDIT quote fail :(

Wish Gears 2 & 3 came out for PC also. Oh well... still a great game.

 

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