Pros absolutely gorgeous graphics, intense and well developed story line, great co-op off and online play, multiplayer rivals that of halo 1
Cons the gameplay is so amazing that you sometimes miss the beauty of the game
Summary All I have to say is WOW. When I gave this game a 10...it means it's a 10. I went into this game knowing the hype, knowing how amazing it was supposed to be, but I never though it could be as good as it is when i play it. The campaign is great with a well developed story line, every time you die and restart a checkpoint you;re forced to play a different way due to enemy AI and different obstacles. If this gets to tough for you... check into XBL and play co=op with one of your friends.
As for online multiplayer...it beats Halo 2 and rises up to the standards of Halo 1. This is what happens when companies take their time with games. Sniping someone and watching their head pop off, chainsawing their body in two, blasting off a chunk of their body with a shotgun at point blank, and the most over the top of all... stabbing a frag grenade into their body and watching as they unknowingly walk away just to explode 2 seconds later. The game is perfect...most fun I've had ever in a game. It so team based and Epic was right anything other than 4v4 doesnt feel right.
In all the game is perfect, wouldn't change one thing about it.
Pros Graphics, Unique Gameplay, Intelligent AI and Multiplayer Capabilities
Cons Diversity and longevity
Summary Gears of War is the newest edition to the Xbox 360 gaming portfolio that has been touted as being the first, truly next-gen title for the Xbox 360. Rightfully so, Gears of War presents a graphical quality that has not been seen in a console game to date, including those games previewed for the PS3.
As a participant at E3 2006, the latest Build of Gears of War looked as though it was ready to take on the graphical power of the PS3. Until now, skepticism remained prevalent amoung the Xbox 360 community as well as its competitors that Gears of War would be considered a true next-gen title. Games such as Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter and Oblivion attempted to unleash the power of the 360 with marginal success. Developers were unaware of the 360's potential. That is, all developers except Epic.
Epic was the studio that insisted that Microsoft include 512MB of video RAM for the 360, which is double that which was going to be included in the 360 at first and double of what is included in the PS3 (256MB). Epic insisted that the additional RAM would allow much more data to be buffered which would in turn allow developers to create true graphical masterpieces. None were able to do so, until Gears of War.
Gears of War will set the standard for next-gen gaming on the 360. Having played through the campaign on the lowest setting, I am able to say without uncertainty that Gears of War represents what the Xbox 360 is truly capable of. Graphics set aside, the unique gameplay brought forth by Gears of War revolutionizes the 3rd person shooter genre. The "take cover" mentality truly creates a unique environment within which your character resides. However, the multiplayer aspects of this game should not be excluded.
Gears of War allows the user to join the single player campaign of one of his/her friends so that they, as a team, can fight through the game with even more satisfaction than if they were on their own. The Xbox Live portion of Gears of War also translates the extraodinary unique gameplay from the single player missions to the multiplayer side which creates some astounding gaming scenarios.
Though there are many great characteristics about this game, there are also a few drawbacks as well. The diversity of the enemies that you fight will not leave you breathless. It seems as though you are fighting the same 4 types of monsters throughout the entire game. However, this tends not to be a large concern because you become more worried about keeping behind cover than what type of enemy you are fighting. Also, the longevity of the game is also in question. Most FPS and TPS games do not endure. That is, actual game time is around 10 hours or so. However, this can be remedied in Gears of War by starting on the "Hardcore" setting rather than the "Casual" setting. This will leave your first experience with Gears of War much more satisfying and it will most certainly test your patience towards the end of the single player mission.
Overall, Gears of War is by far the most brilliant game to come about for the Xbox 360. From its graphics to its unique gameplay, Gears of War will undoubtedly set the standard for next-gen gaming on the Xbox 360.
Pros Awesome graphics and lighting; intense fighting
Cons Even the easiest level kicks my ass; now I need a 71 in. HDTV
Summary Not that I was dissapointed with the Xbox 360 launch titles, but I was hoping for more in the graphics deapartment given all the early hype. Typically, game console companies (ESPECIALLY SONY) blow out a lot of hot air about the capabilities of their new gen consoles. This has made me take the hype with a grain of salt and lower my expectations. However, now that GOW has been released, I can say that the early hype about the XBOX 360 capabilities has been fullfilled. Take a look at this game on a HDTV, and it becomes evident that you no longer need to go with a high end, $7000 PC gaming rig to get a superior gaming experience. Although I am typically not a big fan of Microsoft products (I hope and expect that the ZUNE will bomb), I have to give them kudos on finally delivering on the promise of true HD gaming on a console that rivals or exceeds that on a high end PC. Now where is the Sony President who stated at E3, qoute "..high def gaming has not arrived until we say it has..." He needs to pull his head out of his ass and play GOW on an XBox 360.
"Something new"on by Soulwolf
Pros Gorgeous and unique
Cons Haven't found anthything yet
Summary Gears of war is innovative in a way I have not seen in the shooter genre before. It’s truly something different. If you think all shooter’s are alike you really need to have a look at this.
Pros graphics, advanced gameplay options, chainsaws!!!
Cons none! cant think of any right now
Summary i have played tons of games in my lifetime, from counterstrike to halo. from rainbow six to fear. this kicks the ass of any first person shooter i have played to date. when i first got it i immediately started a coop campain with my buddy and we were constantly in awe. gears of war didnt cease to amaze us with its unique sinarios and stunning grafics. the online multiplayer from the few time i played it showed little or no lag. and was extremly pleasureable to play. voice communication adds the the excitement and realism of the gameplay. the enemies in gears of war are like that of no other video game. they seem to act differently every time. and they advance on you fast