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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: October 13, 2011 (08:34 AM)
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Very good look at this game and series as a whole, as a very good shooter series that just misses out on being memorable and therefore runs the risk of being made forgettable in time.

I used to love Medal of Honor back when it came much that I bought three more games in that series. Two of which will likely never get finished because after playing some more modern FPS games, they're just so clunky for me that the gameplay is unappealing and there's not enough of a draw otherwise for me to have any desire suck it up and play through obsolete mechanics. I mean, down the road, I might change my mind, but I doubt I'll overly enjoy the experience.

I got the feel that 5-10 years down the road, Gears of War might wind up being the same sort of thing.

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Author: Suskie
Posted: October 14, 2011 (06:35 PM)
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Thanks a lot. I don't want it to sound like I'm retroactively viewing the first two games in a more negative light, though. Even if you judged them side-by-side, Gears 3 is the weakest of the bunch (though obviously still quite solid).

But the fact that this is part three in a trilogy does force me to view it from that perspective. The fact that I wasn't terribly excited for this release, or particularly sad when it was over, is a problem. These are great and highly influential shooters, but Gears 3 also underlines all of the opportunities Epic missed.

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