VIDEO | X360 Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | 10:54 PM

GC: Gears of War 3 gameplay

GC: Gears of War 3 gameplay

Here are we back to our hotel after the Microsoft community event where quite a few games were demoed. Let's start with Gears of War 3 and this quite nice gameplay sequence played by Mike Capps.

GC: MS Presentation

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Commented on 2011-08-17 23:52:25
Wow this game looks exceptional. Much more natural looking, better lighting, better shadows, smooth geometry for the character models.. looks like a completely new engine even if it isn't. Maybe the best looking console game I've seen so far. After doing without one for several months I'm so glad I repurchased a 360 recently.
Commented on 2011-08-18 01:09:01
so.. tempted... but... cant... watch
Commented on 2011-08-18 01:29:40 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
so.. tempted... but... cant... watch
Nothing's really spoilt. It's pretty early on in the game and nothing mega story-wise is revealed.

But still, spoilers are spoilers.
Commented on 2011-08-18 01:41:56 In reply to spacemanjupiter
Posted by spacemanjupiter
Wow this game looks exceptional. Much more natural looking, better lighting, better shadows, smooth geometry for the character models.. looks like a completely new engine even if it isn't. Maybe the best looking console game I've seen so far. After doing without one for several months I'm so glad I repurchased a 360 recently.
Its looks better for sure, and gears2 already looked amaizing.
Commented on 2011-08-18 01:54:29
Look stunning, if it wasnt for Forza 4, i would say this is the new benchmark for console graphics!
Commented on 2011-08-18 02:20:49
Wow! Graphics are stunning! Seems to be up there with Crysis 2 on 360 and Uncharted 2/3 on PS3.
Commented on 2011-08-18 06:21:58
And the female is voiced by the Hot voice of Cloe (Claudia Black) from Uncharted 2. At least, it sounds just like her...
Commented on 2011-08-18 07:51:28
amazing, yes new benchmark for console graphics, even surpasses Crysis 2 and Uncharted 3 :o
Commented on 2011-08-18 12:34:19 In reply to Darth82
Posted by Darth82
amazing, yes new benchmark for console graphics, even surpasses Crysis 2 and Uncharted 3 :o
maybe technically, but this is such a borefest on my eyes... Yawn.

Not that I think Crysis 2 is less stereotypic, but at least Uncharted is just sporting a creativity and playfulness with the media that both Crysis and Gears just doesn't have.
Commented on 2011-08-18 14:24:39 In reply to BooMMooB
Posted by BooMMooB
maybe technically, but this is such a borefest on my eyes... Yawn.

Not that I think Crysis 2 is less stereotypic, but at least Uncharted is just sporting a creativity and playfulness with the media that both Crysis and Gears just doesn't have.
Jesus, a "ps3 owner" saying that a game might be tecnicaly better than uncharted...thats just wrong, did I woke up in a diferent universe where people are reasonable
Commented on 2011-08-18 15:26:04 In reply to Darth82
Posted by Darth82
amazing, yes new benchmark for console graphics, even surpasses Crysis 2 and Uncharted 3 :o
amazing what you can do when you put in shoddy AI and shoddy animation..
Hell the ai in Halo:CE is better than the gears of war "whack a mole"
texture wise and the architecture is fantastic, character models are lovelly, but in chaos, it just turns to shit.. well shit been a bit harsh.

Benchmark? no, fantastic game? yes.
Commented on 2011-08-19 01:49:25
Actually all the hands-on says gears3 runs smooth as butter even in chaos.
Commented on 2011-08-19 10:10:29 In reply to LuoSKraD
Posted by LuoSKraD
Jesus, a "ps3 owner" saying that a game might be tecnicaly better than uncharted...thats just wrong, did I woke up in a diferent universe where people are reasonable
Hehe, yeah - I know that is unthinkable ;-)

But actually I also own a X360. I played the first Gears through but skipped the second. I 'might' get Gears3 if the reviews are stellar.
Commented on 2011-08-19 10:23:29 In reply to BLackHawkodst
Posted by BLackHawkodst
Actually all the hands-on says gears3 runs smooth as butter even in chaos.
thats not what i ment..
Commented on 2011-08-19 16:03:19
Sad that they've been sitting on this game for 2 years now... Looks great, but its been done and delayed for 2 years...MS has only this as it's exclusive.
Commented on 2011-08-19 17:31:58
And Halo :P

Halo>Gears IMO
Commented on 2011-08-19 20:28:05 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
And Halo :P

Halo>Gears IMO
that needs a few more > to indicate how much it owns gears.
Commented on 2011-08-19 21:08:53 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
that needs a few more > to indicate how much it owns gears.
In Gamersyde, I dare not :P
Commented on 2011-08-19 21:13:20
I hate the multi television setup, so annoying!! But the game looks sick

Epic is awesome
Commented on 2011-08-21 22:55:32 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
In Gamersyde, I dare not :P
but you are right! :)
Commented on 2011-08-21 23:41:26
Posted by Sath
In Gamersyde, I dare not :P
It's a fair point though if you examine both games and how their combat differs. Gears can feel whack a mole at times - Gears2 address this a little i think i'm right in saying. I like how Gears feels when you're impacting your rounds on enemy and i'd say the game has more punch overall like this- a bit like how Halo1 also has that. Gears has something i just like very much about the combat, but it would be a lie to say it's as accompished as Halo games in some areas- most games don't tend to be actually

Halo games are generally more dynamic resulting in a more sophisticated action i think. I like them both though for different reasons

I've been playing a lot of ODST lately and it now ranks as my second fave in the series. It's was always a good albeit disapointing game but i'm now seeing it for something much better than that

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