Monday, March 16, 2009

Gears of War

Title:Gears of war
System:Xbox 360
Genre:Action, 3rd Person shooter

Gears of War for the xbox 360 was a one big step forward for the gaming industry. With its advanced cover system and graphics, it really showed the people the potential their xbox 360 consoles had.
The game starts you off as War torn hero Marcus Fenix getting bailed from prison by your buddy Dominic Santiago due to the need of more soldiers like Marcus. The game is set in a futuristic world similar to earth, over run by terrible monsters called the Locust. After a short intro and a tutorial to let you have a feel for the controls, it throws you into the war torn world.
The game play mechanic in Gears of war is genius but simple. It all revolves around a cover system that is dominated by the A button. Just using one button you can; Jump over walls, roll, hide behind obstacles and much more. The game has a very small set of weapons that are great, but really could have been expanded on. Your main weapon, probably the most fun, is the lancer. The lancer is basically your normal machine gun with a chainsaw attached to it. It never gets old ripping through flesh with your rusty old chainsaw. Other weapons include your basic assault rifles, shot guns, snipers, grenades and rocket launchers.

Overall, Gears of War is a game with great graphics, an excellent core game play mechanic and A gripping story that will leave you on the edge of your seat waiting for a squeal. I give gears of war a 5/5. This game is a must have.

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