Did people really like Gears of War: Judgement?

#1 Posted by Essian (3431 posts) -

Gotta say, I find this game to be a serious downgrade. I LOVED the first three gears games. I played 2 at least 6 or 7 times. But this is just so... arcade-y. Counting points for kills in single player? Making each area a small condensed arena for a specific firefight?

They took away so much of the oppressive atmosphere that made the Gears of War series. I gotta say, major let down.

#2 Posted by BattleSpectre (5966 posts) -

I agree definitely a downgrade from the previous Gears games. I still won't forget the fun I had for years on end with the single player and the multiplayer of the first one.

#3 Edited by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

It's definitely the weakest in the series but I didn't mind a little change. The court preceding leading to the flashbacks with the addition of declassified mission was a pretty interesting concept.

It was very plausible though; a war is going on while they're in the court blabbing away when we already know pretty much what's going to happen.

While the concept was cool it lacked the epic factor the first three games brought to the table with their campaigns.

#4 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

Are we really discussing Gears' Atmosphere ?

Wow ! :o

#5 Posted by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

Are we really discussing Gears' Atmosphere ?

Wow ! :o

Beats you talking about RPGs. lol couldn't resist <3

#6 Posted by jasean79 (2357 posts) -

I liked Judgment. Sure, it wasn't as Epic (no pun intended) as the previous 3 installments, but it offered decent gameplay and enough variety to justify the purchase (except for the season pass that I got suckered into - what a letdown).

I wish they would've added Horde mode back into the game. That was such a nice change from having to just play vs multiplayer in GoW 3. But, I guess they wanted to try something different and for the most part I had fun with it. My biggest gripe was the in-game audio. I was so sick of hearing "This will give us extra eyes!" every time Paduk threw out his GPS thingy. So annoying.

#7 Posted by Essian (3431 posts) -

Does the whole game continue to play out in 15-20 minute, bite sized arena fights? I know I basically described the first three gears of war games, but at least they broke up the fighting with slower paced moments that complemented the action

#8 Edited by Essian (3431 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

I liked Judgment. Sure, it wasn't as Epic (no pun intended) as the previous 3 installments, but it offered decent gameplay and enough variety to justify the purchase (except for the season pass that I got suckered into - what a letdown).

I wish they would've added Horde mode back into the game. That was such a nice change from having to just play vs multiplayer in GoW 3. But, I guess they wanted to try something different and for the most part I had fun with it. My biggest gripe was the in-game audio. I was so sick of hearing "This will give us extra eyes!" every time Paduk threw out his GPS thingy. So annoying.

That pun was definitely intended, sir!

#9 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

@ bowchicka07

Trust me... I don't like saying that crap anymore than people like hearing it. :(

#10 Edited by jasean79 (2357 posts) -

@Essian said:

@jasean79 said:

I liked Judgment. Sure, it wasn't as Epic (no pun intended) as the previous 3 installments, but it offered decent gameplay and enough variety to justify the purchase (except for the season pass that I got suckered into - what a letdown).

I wish they would've added Horde mode back into the game. That was such a nice change from having to just play vs multiplayer in GoW 3. But, I guess they wanted to try something different and for the most part I had fun with it. My biggest gripe was the in-game audio. I was so sick of hearing "This will give us extra eyes!" every time Paduk threw out his GPS thingy. So annoying.

That pun was definitely intended, sir!

Indeed it was. lol

#11 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6961 posts) -

Are we really discussing Gears' Atmosphere ?

Wow ! :o

Tell us your thoughts on RPG's Lulu_Lulu

#12 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

@ speedfreak48t5p

If you insist.... RPGs Suck ! :p

hows that ?

#13 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6961 posts) -

@ speedfreak48t5p

If you insist.... RPGs Suck ! :p

hows that ?

6/10

You can do better.

#14 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

@ speedfreak48t5p

If only I had better material to work with.... Thats how bad RPGs are.... They screw up everything !

You know I've never rated anything here ? Its why I don't write Reviews.... They won't let me write on without rating it.

#15 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

@ speedfreak48t5p

If only I had better material to work with.... Thats how bad RPGs are.... They screw up everything !

You know I've never rated anything here ? Its why I don't write Reviews.... They won't let me write one without rating it.

#16 Edited by CTR360 (6983 posts) -

gears judgement its great game but for me gears 3>> gears 1>>gears 2 >>gears judgement

#17 Posted by Yoshi9000 (387 posts) -

Yeah, Epic definitely rushed it. Campaign was just okay, but the worst part was the multiplayer. I don't mind DLC if the game has plenty of meat to begin with, but judgment really didn't have much maps and game types. Also overrun got boring pretty quickly. It was fun at first, but then you realize it's just a bunch of spamming of each classes' special "ability" (engineer sentry, grenadier grenade). It had a little strategy, but not enough to keep overrun interesting to want to play for over a couple months.

#18 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

@ Yoshi9000

It was Epic Game's Subsidiary, People Can Fly... They also made Bullet Storm, and I think Overun was miles better than Horde mode. What I didn't like was the removal of active reload from multiplayer.

#19 Edited by jasean79 (2357 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu:

Disagree with you on Overrun being "miles better" than Horde mode. They both were good in their own respect. Probably one thing Overrun had over Horde was the 10 wave max. I used to hate getting in Horde games online, only to have my players leave after a few rounds leaving me with the shitty AI.

#20 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

@ jasean79

Atleast you had AI..... Last time I played Hord last year the players left. And what started as a 5 man team at wave one ended as a 2 player co-op survival experience at wave 4. From now on I'm strictly a Local Multiplayer man. :)

#21 Posted by doubalfa (6808 posts) -

I enjoyed the original trilogy, and I play them from time to time, but I felt like Judgement was just a bunch of scenarios with little story to them, this game is what makes me doubt the next installment, the series would be higher regarded if judgement was never released, it could have worked as an expansion to 3 I guess

#22 Edited by jasean79 (2357 posts) -

@doubalfa:

The series will never be the same with Cliffy B gone.

#23 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

@doubalfa

Really Story was never Gears specialty... Infact the thinner the plot the better.

#24 Posted by coasterguy65 (5880 posts) -

I liked the game, but you really have to look at it for what it is...a Gears spinoff instead off part of the original Trilogy.

#25 Edited by doubalfa (6808 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu: I know the plot is not the best out there, but iy gave you at least the curiosity of what happens next.

#26 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

@doubalfa

I think story by cutscene is overated. But you know what was really good ? No RPG Elements !

#27 Edited by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

@doubalfa

Really Story was never Gears specialty... Infact the thinner the plot the better.

The plot may have been a little thin but the setting and impact was huge. Apocalyptic yet mankind survival type of feel. An almost invincible and relentless army of aliens or locusts or whatever the hell you were fighting against some gruntly old fashioned shoot first and ask questions later COGs and the rest of mankind. I like games where there is a lot riding on your shoulders plot-wise, gets me more immersed.

Judgement toned it down too much for me.

#28 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

@bowchicka07

You guys really should stop putting immersion on some type pedestal, its overated and theres nothing developers can do about it because of how subjective it is. One mans immersion is another man's immersion killer.

#29 Edited by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu: Idc about any else's immersion. You can call me selfish. If I enjoyed it, I will flaunt it.

#30 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

@bowchicka07

You're breaking my Heart ! :(

#31 Edited by cejay0813 (611 posts) -

Didn't play it... Lost interest after 3 honestly. And I heard it was a step backwards so I'd rather ignore the fact that it was even released. Gears of War 3 had it all imo

#32 Posted by Megavideogamer (5323 posts) -

I kinda liked Gears of War Judgement. Even though it was a departure from the series.

#33 Posted by spike6958 (4707 posts) -

I enjoyed the campaign from PCF for what it was, I enjoyed the arcade feel and the introduction of side objectives, it was fun.

The multiplayer from EPIC on the other hand was garbage. They took everything they had built in the first three games and did a massive shit all over it, I guess that's what happens when the people who where responsible for creating the series leave, and the guys left want to try something new. This is also why I'm glad Rod Ferguson is in charge of Black Tusks project, hopefully he'll keep the game more in line with what he knows Gears fans want.