I just finished Gears of War 3 about 30 minutes ago and I thought the campaign was amazing, probably the best I've played all year and I was so happy that Epic took the pacing, the plot and the characters more seriously this time and then I started thinking back on what happened in the game, thats when the problems started kicking in. I started mulling the story over and I started finding all these really dumb moments in the game that I kind of noticed but ignored in the heat of the campaign.
SPOILERS: Gears of War 3
- They go to Char for fuel (leave wihout fuel), they go to Haven for fuel (leave without fuel) and then they go to their special vehicle and fuel was in the same building the whole time.
- Griffin says "I'll see you again, mother fuckers!" and then you never see him again. It was like that whole part of the game was designed around just having a cameo appearance for Ice-T. He was also a horrible character.
- They hint at this big conspiracy with the Queen and all this backstory behind the whole debacle but then never ever explain it (outside of 'I wanted peace, but she wanted to come above ground' thing). Who the fuck is she? Why does she look human?
- Why does Dom barely speak? I'm meant to like Dom, but I ended up just liking Baird because he actually spoke throughout the game.
I have a few more, but you get the point. It happens with movies and books as well, you go through the experience, get blown away and then once you start thinking about it a little bit, it starts to fall apart. It happened with Alan Wake, Heavy Rain, Black Ops, Fallout 3 and now Gears of War 3. I still think Gears 3 is one of the best games I've played all year and easily the best Gears game, but it went from amazing to pretty good in about 10 minutes. Has this ever happened to you?
Bet with Conegamer and AussieGecko that the PS3 will have more exclusives in 2011 than the Wii or 360... or something.