Gears of War 3: Speculation

Gears of War 3: Speculation



Gears of War 3 Box Art
System: Xbox 360
Dev: Epic Games
Pub: Microsoft Game Studios
Release: Q4 2011
Players: 1 - (2+ Online)
Screen Resolution: N/A

On top of all that, we'll have new executions to choose from, including the option to remove a limb from your enemy before beating them to death with it (yes, I'm worried about the mental health of the designers behind this game). We'll also finally be able to swap weapons with friendly players, in case you want what they have and vice versa. There looks to be a lot of shiny new additions to the campaign but I'm sincerely hoping they work on the character development. Yes, this is a game about bulky space marines fighting even bulkier alien marines, but the story has always been pretty shallow. I'd compare it to a Michael Bay film, but that's far too harsh.

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If we were to get some side stories, similar to Dominic's quest to find his wife in the second game, that would make paying attention to what's going on when we're not fighting more appealing. I love Gears of War, but I couldn't care less about any of the characters, and that's a serious issue since the connection between the player and the characters they control and interact with has an impact on a their immersion in the game's story. So, give us something to care about.

Gears of War 3: Speculation

I think we've established the single-player is looking better than ever, but what about the multiplayer? Like all good sequels, Gears of War 3 will be expanding on its multiplayer offering by adding new game modes, including the much-anticipated Beast mode that was revealed at E3 earlier this year. Horde mode is so 2008, and the brand spanking new Beast mode looks to satiate that endless lust for destruction many gamers have. In this mode you get to control the Locusts, who have the sole mission of reaping all sorts of havoc on the Cog soldiers who are trying to survive. The better you perform, the better the more powerful the Locust creature you get to control (if you do really well you'll soon find yourself in the capable shoes of the Berserker).

Horde mode will also be returning in the third game, alongside the other online modes like Team Deathmatch and Warzone, though you can expect a few twists. There will also be an improved leveling up system so you can unlock a slew of character customization options, executions, weapon skins and mutators.

Gears of War 3: Speculation

Horde mode will also be returning in the third game, alongside the other online modes like Team Deathmatch and Warzone, though you can expect a few twists. There will also be an improved leveling up system so you can unlock a slew of character customization options, executions, weapon skins and mutators.

By Adam Dodd
CCC Freelance Writer

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