I’ve said some nasty things about the Gears of War saga in the past.
But never let it be said I am above spending £40 on giving the series a third chance to change my mind. The first one I felt was a glorified technical demo for the Unreal Engine (and I’m not technically wrong on that). The second had a better story and was more forgiving, but it exposed the almost self-pleasuring Americana influences of a state in perpetual war. That I found at times a LITTLE tasteless.
But here I am, ready to give the series the benefit of the doubt. And it’s right I give it another chance – there is always room in my heart for one or two more, so why not let them have a chance to get it?
Worst case scenario – I finish it, get bored in a week and end up trading it in for something else. That is a risk I am willing to take, because I’m sure that my local games shop wouldn’t refuse a copy of Gears of War 3 from me… they already know my taste in gaming is manic at the best of times.
Anyway… time to give it a go. Wish me luck!