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Old 24-09-2011, 04:08
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Lets get together for some games of gears

I'm a guy who enjoys gears but has no one on my list to play with, i can hold my own online, and enjoy horde

Leave your gamertag in here and we can add each other and play!

sickside85 is my gamertag, add me, and i'll add you, add your gamertags guys
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Old 25-09-2011, 11:44
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Gears 3????? What can I say about the game. It's a 'perfect' game. People can say it's shallow but it is what it is. My only complaint is Epic charging for gun skins on the marketplace. They bring out a brilliant game and then insult us by charging for what should be free in game unlockable content.
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Old 25-09-2011, 15:13
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Yeah i gotta agree with the skins packs comment. theres just far to many packs available. i dont mind paying for new map packs but not just to change the colour of the weps. gamertag is XxBlaKOuTZxX
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Old 25-09-2011, 15:21
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I'm still working my way through the campaign but it's so much better than the other games in terms of variety and storyline. It seems everything together so well and the whole game is very polished. The graphics are insane, pushes the 360 to new levels and up there with the very best I've seen this gen, in some places I actually think it's without equal.

I should be playing through game in co-op and trying out the other online modes soon (looking forward to getting stuck into beast mode, that looks fun) so I'll post my impressions on that when I've played more of it.
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Old 25-09-2011, 15:32
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Gears 3????? What can I say about the game. It's a 'perfect' game. People can say it's shallow but it is what it is. My only complaint is Epic charging for gun skins on the marketplace. They bring out a brilliant game and then insult us by charging for what should be free in game unlockable content.
I'm sure i read somewhere (possibly IGN) that the skins that are available to buy on the Marketplace are all actually unlockable for free in the game if you just progress through the ranks normally. I think it's the same as those "Unlock Everything Quickly" DLC's for the EA Sports games, i.e. utterly pointless and for people without patience.
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Old 25-09-2011, 15:44
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I'm sure i read somewhere (possibly IGN) that the skins that are available to buy on the Marketplace are all actually unlockable for free in the game if you just progress through the ranks normally. I think it's the same as those "Unlock Everything Quickly" DLC's for the EA Sports games, i.e. utterly pointless and for people without patience.
Some can be unlocked as you progress through the game, but sadly the others are purchase-only, as far as I'm aware. Not that I particularly give a hoot about what skin is on my weapon - the less flashy the better, tbh, I don't want a pink flowery gun sticking out as I crouch at the side - but it's a shame to see so much 'dlc' at launch.

Having good fun with the game this weekend, although I'm only on Act II at the moment.
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Old 25-09-2011, 16:46
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Just had my first play-through of Beast mode, with some randoms. Absolutely brilliant, very good fun. A lovely change from Horde mode, non-stop madness with no time to sit about worrying what to do.
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Old 25-09-2011, 19:11
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I've just played through the campaign. There have been times when I have shook my head in open-mouthed disbelief at the sheer awesomeness. The graphics (with added colour this time around) are nothing short of fantastic, but the the best thing about the franchise with me is just the absurd outrageousness of the Locust Horde and the design of their weaponry, transport and equipment. I loved the Corpser in Gears 1, the Tickers and the Beast Barge in Gears 2, and in this instalment, flipped out when I saw those Gas Barges. Just superb.
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Old 25-09-2011, 22:49
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Just finished the campaign (solo), it was excellent, although that final boss was an absolute bitch on Hardcore, i imagine it would reduce me to tears on Insane (it wasn't so much the boss itself, it was the bloody endless hordes of Locust that kept draining my health).

Even though the ending seemed pretty final, I hope that's not the last we see of Gears, hopefully there's some more Locust hiding somewhere in need of a good chainsaw massage

Had a quick go on the multiplayer as well, it seems good (as a Beta participant, i was expecting as much), although i much prefer the close quarters maps to the snipe fests that occur on the more open maps.
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Old 25-09-2011, 22:56
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Old 26-09-2011, 14:26
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Loving this game!

Played campaign this weekend (interspersed with drinking, football and F1) got to Act 4, that sequence at the end of Act 3 had me on the edge of my seat, open mouthed.
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Old 26-09-2011, 14:32
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Great choice of music at the end of Act 3. I think they used it for an ad for the first game didn't they?


I got up to Act 5 last night. Should get it finished later.
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Old 26-09-2011, 15:24
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Great choice of music at the end of Act 3. I think they used it for an ad for the first game didn't they?


I got up to Act 5 last night. Should get it finished later.
Yes it was. A perfect choice.



I hope this isn't the last we see of the franchise. Obviously we'll have to say goodbye to the old guard. But, get a new team of COGs, new world, new enemy.
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Old 26-09-2011, 19:04
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Finally been able to sit down and pop it on. Loving it so far, though it has reminded me how bad I am at multiplayer.
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Old 26-09-2011, 21:18
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loving this game, doing coop campaign at the moment which is great! will replay doing it on my own also, cant fault it so far!
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Old 26-09-2011, 22:28
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Jesus, can't wait to get my hands on it.
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Old 27-09-2011, 13:42
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On the whole the game is excellent anwell worth the money, especially as i got one of the cheap deals at Morrisons.

Campaign was good and brought to a final conclusion though I do believe that there will be more Gears games in the future. Mostly along the line of a prequel to the original story, Pendulum wars anyone????

Horde is in two words the .....Mutts Nutts. Just awesome.

Beast mode was a one trick pony, far too short and only played to get the unlockables and achievement points, I am a score whore after all.

Multiplayer justs reminds me of how naff I actually am on Gears and quite regularly have my arse handed to me a plate by some prepubescent. Oh well practise makes perfect and all that........
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Old 27-09-2011, 21:42
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I'm really enjoying this, the controls are perfect, overall really tight gameplay.
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Old 28-09-2011, 01:30
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Just finished the Campaign. Awesome

My only niggles were story related:

- Some characters and events from between 2 & 3 could have been explained better, been fleshed out more. Not everyone will have read the three books set in that period... I ended up reading Wikipedia to find out more about who the hell Sam was, and what happened in the gap.

And, as Baird also wanted to know...

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Still, despite all that, I think the story was less shit than that of Gears 1 & 2.
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Old 28-09-2011, 07:33
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I haven't finished the game yet but I suspected that was the case from Gears of War 2.
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Old 28-09-2011, 08:36
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Just finished the Campaign. Awesome

My only niggles were story related:

- Some characters and events from between 2 & 3 could have been explained better, been fleshed out more. Not everyone will have read the three books set in that period... I ended up reading Wikipedia to find out more about who the hell Sam was, and what happened in the gap.

And, as Baird also wanted to know...

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Spoiler



Still, despite all that, I think the story was less shit than that of Gears 1 & 2.
I made sure I'd read all the books before the release of Gears 3 but you're quite correct about the Gearspedia website - the synopses are excellent. I never read the comics (where Jase makes his appearance) but they're also covered on the website. The biographies are also quite exhaustive.

What surprises me is how young Bernie's voice sounds when she's actually Hoffman's age! Also it would've been nice (and a change for a Gears game) to be fighting along side Mac the dog!
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Old 28-09-2011, 20:07
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Urg multiplayer makes me so angry yet I can't stop playing it. Why can't it put all the crap people (like me) into games so we at least can be crap together?
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Old 28-09-2011, 21:25
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Urg multiplayer makes me so angry yet I can't stop playing it. Why can't it put all the crap people (like me) into games so we at least can be crap together?
Multiplayer tip: Don't bother aiming for the heads, aim for the legs and then quickly finish them off while they're defenseless on the floor. Doing this tactic i've been racking up quite a decent score on most games.
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Old 29-09-2011, 13:30
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Multiplayer tip: Don't bother aiming for the heads, aim for the legs and then quickly finish them off while they're defenseless on the floor. Doing this tactic i've been racking up quite a decent score on most games.
Deffo made it easier! I keep getting way more downs than I do kills which is annoying.

The thing that is most annoying is when the team spawns behind you, I'm not quick enough to realise. But practice makes perfect I suppose.
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Old 29-09-2011, 14:33
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You need to pull your shotty and get good.

My tip... Play Horde on your own using any weapons except the Lancer or Hammerburst. The later waves (6-10, 16-20 etc) provide some good opportunities to sharpen your skills.
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