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PeterJensen
10-19-06, 03:35 PM
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It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it. We set off to a swanky London penthouse to play one of the most anticipated games of 2006, the third-person tactical shooter, Gears of War. We’d heard mixed previews, mainly revolving around a dodgy control system, but we’d been looking forward to the game for so long that we weren’t going to be phased by the hollers of discontent from a minority. We’ve seen plenty of trailers to know that Gears of War would look great and seen in-game footage which had blew us away, but it’s easy to be deceived with the publisher’s hype when we hadn’t seen it with our own eyes. We were excited, but also cautious just in case Gears of War didn’t quite live up to our expectations.

From the moment that we clutched the 360 controller in our sweaty palms and witnessed the first 30 seconds of the multiplayer map called Gridlock we were quite literally stunned. I exchanged a few glances with the HEXUS.gaming Editor Nick Haywood which was enough to tell the story. We didn’t have to say anything; it was the language of the gamer, the twinkle in his eye, and his ever widening smile that told me that he was thinking exactly what I was thinking. It was a moment where I just wanted to lay bare my inner emotions and shout at the top of my voice. It was moment that defied all logic as I struggled to come to terms with how the first moments of a videogame had messed with my soul. I literally took up position behind the cover of a car and sat there shaking my head in disbelief, frozen with awe, but occasionally brave enough to take a few pot-shots at an enemy on the far side of the map. As a person who’s been gaming for 18 years, playing Gears of War is undoubtedly the highest I’ve ever felt. Forget drugs and alcohol, everything you need to get that adrenaline pumping is coming our way in November.

A bit of background first… Gears of War thrusts gamers into humankind’s epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde. In this third-person tactical action/horror game, players live and breathe the role of Marcus Fenix. A disgraced former war hero, Marcus seeks personal redemption as he leads his fire team against an onslaught of merciless warrior fiends.

Gears of War is so good that we’ve been on a come-down since we had to leave it behind. It’s all we’ve been thinking about ever since and we’re in no doubt that it’s shaping up to be one of the greatest games of all time and one that should inspire other developers to follow suit. The era of next-gen shooters is upon us and you’d be foolish if you didn’t want to be part of it. ‘Emergence Day’ is on November 17th and it shouldn’t be missed.

http://gaming.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=6997

Looking forward to getting the game in the mail :p

Zelda_fan
10-19-06, 03:50 PM
Whomever wrote that piece in bold needs to get out more.

but yeah, I'm looking froward to this game a lot.

six_storm
10-19-06, 05:23 PM
If you ordered from Gamestop, you get your copy on Nov 8th . . . I paid my copy in full earlier today.

PCGamer4-life
10-19-06, 05:29 PM
This game is the single handed reason why I went out and bought myself a 360 this year. I hope it is worth the wait!!!

LiquidX
10-19-06, 05:42 PM
Its great seeing guys talk about a game like that. GOW will be big for all 360 owners come this holiday.

marqmajere
10-20-06, 12:46 AM
I'd like to know how long it's going to be. I mean there's been a few games that are supposed to be great, but only last about 10 hours or so.

Peoples-Agent
10-20-06, 01:43 AM
Whomever wrote that piece in bold needs to get out more.

but yeah, I'm looking froward to this game a lot.

Will be a classic and have some weird cult following with geeks walking around in Locust Horde outfits at conventions and what not.

PCGamer4-life
10-20-06, 10:31 AM
As long as it doesnt suck like epics other sp games like pariah (didnt they do that one or did it just use the ue2.5 engine?) and Unreal 2.

It looks like they put alot of focus into making it into a great game, I hear it has alot of resident evil 4 references.

EvilEye
10-20-06, 10:50 AM
Hope I get my Collectors Edition, but I hear it comes in really limited numbers... At least hear in Sweden...

evilchris
10-20-06, 12:26 PM
Whomever wrote that piece in bold needs to get out more.



No **** what a loser.

LiquidX
10-20-06, 01:05 PM
No **** what a loser.

What bold are you guys seeing?

J-Mag
10-20-06, 01:16 PM
What bold are you guys seeing?

In the quote the are referring to this sub part:
"We didn’t have to say anything; it was the language of the gamer, the twinkle in his eye, and his ever widening smile that told me that he was thinking exactly what I was thinking. It was a moment where I just wanted to lay bare my inner emotions and shout at the top of my voice. It was moment that defied all logic as I struggled to come to terms with how the first moments of a videogame had messed with my soul. I literally took up position behind the cover of a car and sat there shaking my head in disbelief, frozen with awe, but occasionally brave enough to take a few pot-shots at an enemy on the far side of the map. As a person who’s been gaming for 18 years, playing Gears of War is undoubtedly the highest I’ve ever felt"

LiquidX
10-20-06, 01:30 PM
That? It was just a highlight of the best part if you can call it that and thats all I actually read. I've seen it done many other times just never really commented on or shown any distain so thats why I didnt get what got them riled. Oh well, goes to show even something as simple as a high light can be seen way differently by some.

Namrok
10-20-06, 02:17 PM
Even though the article was extremely hyperbolic, I can't wait for the game. I hope its as good as they claim!