Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition Review
Initially released on the Xbox 360 in 2006, Gears of War demarcated a creation of digital war. It brought blockbuster production beliefs and meaty gameplay to the still new console and gave birth to one of the biggest entertainment franchises around.
But Gears was not just a graphical showcase, it brought a logic of essence strategy to gamers, thanks somewhat to its much-copied cover mechanics. It’s the only way to last in a game which features tough antagonists that are only too happy to kill you with a well-placed bomb.
Those strong essentials have been maintained in Gears of War Ultimate Edition, which is one of the most comprehensive re-releases you will ever see. Developers The Coalition have restructured every quality, level and character model from scratch, in addition to making new cut scenes with the latest tech and new motion capture.
Right from the beginning, this looks like an up-to-date release. There is lot of detailing and the cinematic scenes in particular look awesome. It is strange for a game to have a come back after almost a decade, back then it looked remarkable for the time and now it creates the same magic. That is an intricate mix of nostalgia and glitzy work by The Coalition, making it a must-have for gaming enthusiasts.
The main operation remains pretty much the same as what you have played before, although with five extra tasks which were previously limited to PC. You will find them fun and stimulating and have a pretty petrifying boss at the end.
Fine tunings are subtle but ample – the controls are a little more updated and character movement is slicker, taking some lessons from later entries in the sequence. Everything you want is still here. One change which is unquestionably for the better has to do with the difficulty levels. There’s now an easy mode which makes things much easier for those who have not played this genre.
Luckily, the outstanding co-op preference is still available. It was always the perfect way to play the game and remains so in the Ultimate Edition. Favourably you can now be joined by a buddy at any time.
The Coalition has managed to bring the multiplayer to life in a way which gratifies the needs of returning gamers and also welcomes newbies. It’s still not an exciting affair like many modern shooters but the bumbling movement is sensible by being able to take a couple of hits before you expire. Unless you are unfortunate enough to meet a shotgun or elatedly grinning chainsaw/rifle collaborative.
The Ultimate Edition of Gears of War is more than just an unplanned re-creation, with an enormous amount of work done to update it. That said, there are still some persistent grievances. The difficulty spikes can be annoying, especially when coupled with some lengthy gaps between checkpoints. And the partner AI when playing unaccompanied is just as impenetrable as you recollect, getting in the way of shots, monopolizing your ultimate cover position and sometimes just plain getting lost in the background. You do get a lot of substance though, with a core story enduring between 10-15 hours and the chance for fun co-op play and many hours of multiplayer carnage.
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by techtalks @TechTalks September 11, 2015 2:39 PM UTC