It was all Gears of War 3 all the time, and I loved every second of it.
I had two games of Gears 3 going all week long: a co-op campaign with one of my GamesAreEvil.com colleagues and a solo campaign where I review the strategy guide. Eric and I did finish it on Saturday night, and I’m very close to finishing my solo campaign. Even though the game is over and I know how it all ends, I still can’t stop thinking about it. I can’t wait to finish my solo campaign. I can’t wait until enough of my friends buy the game so we can have a 4-player campaign. I can’t wait until my friend who finished Gears 2 with me buys the game so we can play together. I even want to try out the Arcade mode and a few games of multiplayer, something I’ve never done in my entire gaming career.
I wish I could say more about the game, but it’s going to have to wait until I write and publish my review for Gaming Angels. But I can still say this; I do not believe that Gears 3 is the game of the year, but it’s definitely one of the most fun games I’ve ever played. It’s ranking up there with Mass Effect and the inFamous franchises. Even if you never played the first two Gears games, you can still jump right into this installment and have a ton of fun.
Okay, enough Gears gushing. I’m sure I will enough in my review, my strategy guide review, and in the podcast this week that will make everyone sick of it.
So after I finish my solo campaign, it’s back to working on Adam Jensen’s story. I’m going to miss being able to plan to just shoot everything in sight, but I know the story will make up for my future frustration with the stealth. Because yeah, there will be future frustration. I’m just not very stealthy.