Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Gears of War Review

Yes we've got ourselves a masterpiece.....

Reviews upped as found by the admirable Deitrix........
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1:41am xplay's video review 5/5
2:14 am Playboy Magazine gives it a perfect 4/4
Atomic magazine give it a 9/10
14:49 Gamespot 9.6
15:08 Yahoo games 4.5/5
15:17 1up review 10/10
15:34 IGN review 9.4
16:09 Metacritic 93%
16:29 Teamxbox 9.6
18:00 Playmagazine 10/10
Dailygame 90
Gamebrink 97
Gameinformer 9.5
360 gamer 80%
Gametrailers 9.1
Official Xbox360 mag 90%
Eurogamer 8/10

Reviews Summary
An unforgettable adventure through 36 hectic, desperate hours of a group of soldiers' lives...A visual and visceral masterpiece. Gears of War is downright amazing.
Gears of War is truly a breakthrough, The absolute finest game of its kind.
What Halo did for first-person shooters, Gears does for third person - it's that good
Gears is the best game of the year hands down
"next-gen graphics" is a gross understatement. It's got the most impressive graphics ever seen in a video game.
One of the most heart-pounding and graphically thrilling experiences of the year
There is a healthy learning curve to the cover system
The gameplay in Gears of War will keep you on the edge of your seat--primarily because the enemy AI is so impressive.
Rammed with excitement, innovation and atmosphere.
Next-generation game in every respect, trampling convention and really rewriting the shooter genre with flourish and pace.

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Tom said...

If there was ever a reason to spend my hard-earned cash *cough*student loan*cough* on an Xbox360 then this is surely it.

DEITRIX said...

"We recommend loading the game on Hardcore, especially since players can change the difficulty when restarting at the latest checkpoint. Sure, the Hardcore Achievement won't be unlocked for that Act, but switching to Casual is a great crutch when certain swarms of Locusts are just too challenging".

"This is what next-gen gaming should look like. If you've recently purchased an HDTV and want to show it off to friends, Gears of War is the game you'll use to do so. If you read our hands-on preview of Rainbow Six Vegas, you'll recall we were pumped about that game's graphics. Then we played Gears of War. Quite literally, when we went back to Rainbow Six Vegas we thought we were playing an Xbox game. Gears of War has such amazing textures, architecture and environmental detail that certain small aspects are almost photorealistic. That's a phrase DailyGame has never before used when describing a game".

Just a couple quotes from a review...
Just about every review has said to start the game in the HARDCORE mode to get the full effect and more time into the game! WILL DO.

They all say the graphics must be seen to believe! I cant wait to see this in HD...! My copy comes tomorrow and will give my first impressions after playing..(of course)!!

Excellent post I must say.

gnome said...

Good for you boys.... Get me some free time please...


See you (well not actually) in 10 or so days...

DEITRIX said...


1. Prison Breakout - Completed tutorial level on any skill level.
2. Completed Act 1 on Casual - Complete Act 1 on Casual Difficulty.
3. Completed Act 2 on Casual - Complete Act 2 on Casual Difficulty
4. Completed Act 3 on Casual - Complete Act 3 on Casual Difficulty.
5. Completed Act 4 on Casual - Complete Act 4 on Casual Difficulty.
6. Completed Act 5 on Casual - Complete Act 5 on Casual Difficulty.
7. Mercenary - Complete all acts on Casual Difficulty.
8. Completed Act 1 on Hardcore - Complete Act 1 on Hardcore Difficulty.
9. Completed Act 2 on Hardcore - Complete Act 2 on Hardcore Difficulty.
10. Completed Act 3 on Hardcore - Complete Act 3 on Hardcore Difficulty.
11. Completed Act 4 on Hardcore - Complete Act 4 on Hardcore Difficulty.
12. Completed Act 5 on Hardcore - Complete Act 5 on Hardcore Difficulty.
13. Soldier - Complete all acts on Hardcore Difficulty.
14. Completed Act 1 on Insane - Complete Act 1 on Insane Difficulty.
15. Completed Act 2 on Insane - Complete Act 2 on Insane Difficulty.
16. Completed Act 3 on Insane - Complete Act 3 on Insane Difficulty.
17. Completed Act 4 on Insane - Complete Act 4 on Insane Difficulty.
18. Completed Act 5 on Insane - Complete Act 5 on Insane Difficulty.
19. Commando - Complete all acts on Insane Difficulty.
20. Time to Remember - Recover one-third of the COG tags (on any difficulty).
21. Honor-Bound - Recover two-thirds of the COG tags (on any difficulty).
22. For the Fallen - Recover all of the COG tags (on any difficulty).
23. My Love for You Is Like a Truck - Defeat a Berserker on Hardcore Difficulty.
24. Broken Fingers - Defeat a Corpser on Hardcore Difficulty.
25. A Dish Best Served Cold - Defeat General RAAM on Hardcore Difficulty.
26. Zen and the Art of Reloading - Perform 25 perfect active reloads (on any difficulty).
27. Zen and the Art Part 2 - Perform 5 perfect active reloads in a row (on any difficulty).
28. Clusterluck - Kill 3 enemies at once 10 different times (on any difficulty).
29. A Series of Tubes - Host and complete 50 ranked matches.
30. Dom-curious - Complete 1 co-op chapter as Dominic Santiago on any difficulty.
31. Domination - Complete 10 different co-op chapters as Dominic Santiago on any difficulty.
32. I Can't Quit You Dom - Complete all acts in co-op as Dominic Santiago on any difficulty.
33. Don't You Die On Me - Revive 100 teammates in ranked matches.
34. Fall Down Go Boom - Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with the Boomshot.
35. Pistolero - Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with a pistol.
36. The Nuge - Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with the Torque Bow.
37. I Spy with My Little Eye - Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with the Longshot.
38. Don't Hurt 'Em - Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with the Hammer of Dawn.
39. It's a Massacre - Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with the Chainsaw.
40. Curb Appeal - Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with the curb stomp.
41. Capital Punishment - Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with an execution.
42. Is It a Spider - Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with grenade tag.
43. The Money Shot - Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with a headshot.
44. Always Remember Your First - Finish playing a versus ranked match.
45. Don't Hate the Player - Finish with the highest points in a ranked match.
46. Mix It Up - Win a ranked match in every versus game type.
47. Around the World - Win a ranked match on every versus map.
48. Can't Touch Me - Win 10 ranked matches without losing a round.
49. Seriously ... - Kill 10,000 people in versus ranked match total.

DEITRIX said...

Jeeze Gnome!! Thanks for stopping by for 1 freakin' second..!!!

The Elderly said...

Hi gn..... wher'd he got, what takes 10 days, why was he wearing a ski hat?

Deitrix stupendous list, see it added above...... thank you

Tom that studen.... erm cash you've fought so hard to win, could indeed be spent on less worthwhile pursuits.....

DEITRIX said...

I really need to take off work tomorrow...
I'm starting to feel a little sick.. Yep! I'm sick for sure.
-Not because Gamestop just called saying GOW will be there tomorrow either..

TheTimeRunner said...

I don't know which one is scarier. That this could be the game for the Xbox 360


That playboy actually rates games.

DEITRIX said...

The perfect excuse to pick up Playboy magazine..!! Game reviews!

(DEITRIX is currently getting the shate beat outta' him by the wife)

fatherkrishna said...

Deitrix ny dear fellow... I think you mean 'shite'... and don't cross the wife... beleive me young man... you're playing with fire...

DEITRIX said...

Shite it is then..! Yes, yes, yes... I've been burned many times now..! She even adds gas now and then... Our love is like a burning flame! -or maybe I'm the only one burning in flame..?

fatherkrishna said...

We've got to keep our lovely ladies sweet at all times...
Whatever it takes is the order of the day... My role models are Homer from the Simpsons and Hal from Malcolm In the Middle. Flawed husbands no doubt... but whatever mischief they get up to they always manage to win back the affections of their feisty other halves... I don't know about you (or even if you know the shows...)but Hal and Lois strike a particular resonance in my world... (LOL!) Good luck my esteemed brother!

The Elderly said...

Deitrix sorry to hear you feeling unwell, this particular kind of illness is apparently an inter continental plague..... authorities are predicting the symptoms will start affecting european workers in about ten days time...... wrap up well, and try to keep yoursefl entertained...... cough!... oh dear!

Timrunner, it came as a shock to me that Playboy reviews games...... I wonder how they rated "playboy the mansion"....

Wise words from fatherkrishna re the trouble and strife, it's beyond me why wifes would think anyone could pick up playboy just for the pictures.... such an unfortunate incident of stereotyping...... i'm horrified.....

gnome said...

And I thought I were in a shite position... heh, most of oyu are married...

Au revoir

fatherkrishna said...

Indeed Elderly I find the articles on cars and film reviews far more interesting... (cough)...
(Dabs fevered brow with worryingly crusty handkerchief...

fatherkrishna said...

Gnome once you find the right girl you'll want to settle down for the rest of... Oh OK you're not buying this are you?

The Elderly said...

hell Gnome glad you coul........

damn!! he's gone again.... this type of coming and going... is not normal for Gnomes....... you even left a full cup of tea.... very peculiar....

wait now...gnomes don't hibernate do they?

fatherkrishna you have spoken for the vast majority of men...... I applaud you, how dare we be taken for granted..... and just look at that tissue, obviously her indoors is buying designer washing powder.... for shame... real men need real washing powder..

fatherkrishna said...

There's some strange stuff going on at planetdreamcast general discussion forum check it out and addfuel to the fire...

The Elderly said...

What a den of iniquity... shameful.... southern fried chicken by the way.....