Sunday, April 18, 2010

Gears of War: The End is Near

Gears of War was one of the first games on the Xbox 360 and it was the game that first attracted me to the Xbox 360.

It starts off with Marcus Fenix getting picked up for his prison cell by his comrade and friend Dominic Santiago. Dom give Fenix a gun and says lets good and from that point on the action never stops especially when you first get the Lancer which is a machine gun with a chainsaw and when you first use the chainsaw you fall in love with that gun. The games plot is and alien race called the Locust has burrowed into the Earth's crust and is coming up out of the ground and has been trying to cause the human race to become an extinct race. You are Marcus Fenix and you and Delta Squad must stop this. You also have some other memorable characters like Augustus Cole a.k.a the Cole Train which is and awesome character and he bring some comic relief to the game. Then there's Baird a character who never shuts up and you just want to shoot him. Lucky for us he isn't as annoying in the 2nd game but he is still annoying. The co-op in this game is awesome and requires lots of team work no communication means you aren't going to win. The game is intense, but you are equipped for the challenge. I talked about the Lancer already but there is another beauty in this game called the Hammer of Dawn. The Hammer of Dawn targets enemies and then called on a satellite from space and it sends down a beam to Earth that incinerates anyone and anything in its path. Epic Games really made this game very unique.

Then Gears of War 2 came out improving on everything to make this game a better game.

This game takes off and this time you are going into the Locust tunnels and Marcus Fenix is back with Dom and the rest of Delta Squad. One this they improved was that even in single player you can be revived by your computer controlled partner. The downside is now the enemy can revive their fallen comrades as well, but I just love to pick them off with the Long Shot (the Sniper Rifle). They also improved the multi-player in Gears of War 2. If you have played these games you know they are awesome. If you haven't played this games you need to play this game.

With the announcement of Gears of War 3 the anticipation is building up. Cliffy B. official announced on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that Gears of War 3 will be released on April 5, 2011.

Gears of War 3 will be the final game to complete this trilogy. What's next for Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad we will find out when the game is released a year from now and I for one can't wait.

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