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#1  Edited By SolidGame_basic
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I never actually played the original back in the day, so this is all new to me. My only impressions of the series were from multiplayer which skewed my opinion because I wasn't used to the slow paced combat. But the campaign has got me hooked! I can see how special this game was for its time. The remaster does a great job of making the game next gen friendly. One thing I didn't expect from the game was the horror aspect which is awesome. My understanding is that the 4th one will go back to this. Overall, I'm pretty happy. I kinda wish they remastered the whole series. Not sure how I will like playing the 360 versions. What is your verdict, SW? Any first time Gears players?

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#2 mems_1224
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from what i hear its a pretty bad remaster of a meh game. gears had its place and time but it hasn't aged well. they should have done gears 3, that was the only good gears game

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#3  Edited By speedfreak48t5p
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Well, it's remaster of a great game. Pretty hard for it not to be good.

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#4 Ghost120x
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Not a first time player but I think they did a good job with it. As a fan I love the subtle differences they changed in the cut scenes and the new character lines of dialogue.

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@mems_1224 said:

from what i hear its a pretty bad remaster of a meh game. gears had its place and time but it hasn't aged well. they should have done gears 3, that was the only good gears game

Where'd you hear that? It's a great re-master, it seriously looks and runs great. 60fps multiplayer, 1080p, all new graphics and cut scenes, its basically the definition of a great re-master in my books.

The game has aged of course (2006?) but it's definitely interesting to go back and play the game that set the standard for third person shooters. It still controls and plays well to this day, the third person shooting and cover system gameplay still feels and functions as well or better than most modern third person shooters. It's still a lot of fun in co-op, and MP has been cleaned up drastically.

For 49.99 you get the remaster, all of the original games and gears 4 beta access. I haven't played this game since it first came out, so its a great flash back.

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@mems_1224 said:

from what i hear its a pretty bad remaster of a meh game. gears had its place and time but it hasn't aged well. they should have done gears 3, that was the only good gears game

It wasn't meh in it's time. Please go back in time and look at the world's reaction when it got released.

The game was amazing and so enjoyable to play. Why was it "meh" to you ?

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#7 mems_1224
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@mems_1224 said:

from what i hear its a pretty bad remaster of a meh game. gears had its place and time but it hasn't aged well. they should have done gears 3, that was the only good gears game

It wasn't meh in it's time. Please go back in time and look at the world's reaction when it got released.

The game was amazing and so enjoyable to play. Why was it "meh" to you ?

Like I said, the game had its place and time but time has not been kind to it. It has really bad pacing issues and the last boss fight was always horrible. Also, it had a really forgettable story for such a cool, unique world they created. Plus, this remaster didn't even include a horde mode.

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It truly was a special game when released. The first game that felt truly next gen at the time.

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#9 FoxbatAlpha
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I love Gears but I'm holding off on this. Too many other new experiences coming up.

Though, it is tempting since you get so much for one price. Dat value.

So in short, I can contribute nothing as usual.

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#10 GhostHawk196
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Gears of War is truly a spectacular accomplishment...Back in the day. The UE...Well

You'd think after a decade later they'd at least make the game run at 60fps? Please if you're going to try convince 30fps is better than 60fps spare yourself from looking like an a$$. Its funny cause they make the multiplayer silky smooth at 60fps how do they reasonably expect people to go back to 30fps for the campaign? I mean gears of war is a very complete package with a stellar single player campaign, co-op gameplay and brilliant multiplayer this restricts the game to being only multiplayer. Another problem is if you're aiming to return to the horror roots why make the game so colourful? Not a major issue but seriously...

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@mems_1224 said:
@acp_45 said:
@mems_1224 said:

from what i hear its a pretty bad remaster of a meh game. gears had its place and time but it hasn't aged well. they should have done gears 3, that was the only good gears game

It wasn't meh in it's time. Please go back in time and look at the world's reaction when it got released.

The game was amazing and so enjoyable to play. Why was it "meh" to you ?

Like I said, the game had its place and time but time has not been kind to it. It has really bad pacing issues and the last boss fight was always horrible. Also, it had a really forgettable story for such a cool, unique world they created. Plus, this remaster didn't even include a horde mode.

Ok I know what you mean on the pacing and the forgettable story. But I think the story kind stretched over the 3 games. I personally think Gears 2 chained with Gears 1 really well.

I think not including a Horde mode into the Gears 1 remaster is acceptable. Since they focused on a lot of other stuff that a lot of other remasters never did. Also Horde isn't part of Gears 1 although it did become a signature game mode to the gears franchise with later games. It did exactly what was expected from a Remaster.

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#12  Edited By freedomfreak
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Should've remastered a good one.

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#13 Legend002
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It's garbage. Campaign is still at a sloppy 30fps and multiplayer is a huge step backwards from GeoW3.

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#14 UltimateImp
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Still shit compared to GeoW3.

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#15 chikenfriedrice
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Glad you like it and can be an unbiased cow....I am waiting for the PC version but having already played all Gears games and loving them ( except Judgement ) I can see how this would be sweet for someone who has never played the series.

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#16 DaVillain-  Moderator
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I like it, I just hated that fact that they change Act V totally different then the 360 version. The MP isn't that good at all and it makes me wanna play Gears of War 3 MP way more so then this remaster. I expected so much more from this but at least I get the other 3 Gears for free so that's okay in my books.

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I like it and for $40 I can't complain. Shotgun needs some patching though, damn thing is hilariously unreliable.

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It's OK. Match making is spotty and the single player framerate is Bloodborne bad.

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#19 StormyJoe
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@SolidGame_basic said:

I never actually played the original back in the day, so this is all new to me. My only impressions of the series were from multiplayer which skewed my opinion because I wasn't used to the slow paced combat. But the campaign has got me hooked! I can see how special this game was for its time. The remaster does a great job of making the game next gen friendly. One thing I didn't expect from the game was the horror aspect which is awesome. My understanding is that the 4th one will go back to this. Overall, I'm pretty happy. I kinda wish they remastered the whole series. Not sure how I will like playing the 360 versions. What is your verdict, SW? Any first time Gears players?

I've been enjoying the Hell out of it. Although, I suck at MP a lot more than I used too...

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#20 cainetao11
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I only got to borrow my upstairs neighbor's copy when he went into work that Tuesday night. I still love Gears. The atmosphere, the weapons feel, the pop, shoot, displace mechanic is fun. I wont buy it, but I look forward to playing my 360 versions when they are available in Nov because last gen isn't ugly now to me. If I can still play Batman 1991 Sega Genesis for hours then I know graphics aren't what keeps me playing.

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#21  Edited By raugutcon
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Gears of War Ultimate Edition is mighty good - agreed?

What kind of question is that ? of course it´s mighty good !

I don´t have X1 but I played it with my nephew this weekend in his X1 and it was great.

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#22 onewiththegame
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Gears was and is a great game and I am sad I won't get to play this till I pick up a one

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#23 dante1972
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I am sure it is good but Until Dawn is better.

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#24 jg4xchamp
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Other than how spotty the matchmaking can be and how the shotgun could use a tweak, it's been a great reminder of how good the Gears mechanics can be in a multiplayer setting. When you're having a good run with the gnasher dance, you feel like such a beast.

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The original Gears of War was absolutely stunning. From what i understand, the remaster actually messes up a lot of what was special about the original game (the graphics were murkier, but that was an artistic choice, it left a lot more to the imagination, and added to the horror vibe), but still, it's a strong foundation at the core, so it will come through.

Glad to see you are enjoying it, make sure to play through Gears of War 3, that game was spectacular.

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#26 kozzy1234
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Loving it, 60 fps and dedicated servers for the online is a blast, having fun redoing the campaign again to.

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#27 Legend002
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@charizard1605 said:

The original Gears of War was absolutely stunning. From what i understand, the remaster actually messes up a lot of what was special about the original game (the graphics were murkier, but that was an artistic choice, it left a lot more to the imagination, and added to the horror vibe), but still, it's a strong foundation at the core, so it will come through.

Most people would call it being all Lucas'ed up. Why change stuff that didn't need changing? Just give us the original re-mastered because it was just a generation ago anyway. It's not a game that needed new assets like FFVII or RE2 because they really took away some of charm away with this UE.

Super glad ND is taken this route.

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#28 hrt_rulz01  Online
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Yeah I didn't mind it... But I'm not a massive Gears fan tbh.

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#29 silversix_
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2/5 is mighty bad, not good.

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#30 StormyJoe
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@silversix_ said:

2/5 is mighty bad, not good.

Oh, the cow haters. Lovely.

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#31  Edited By Heil68
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Not quite as good as the God of War 3 remaster, but MS at least tried.

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#32  Edited By soulitane
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@silversix_ said:

2/5 is mighty bad, not good.

It must suck not being able to think for yourself.

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#33 silversix_
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@soulitane said:
@silversix_ said:

2/5 is mighty bad, not good.

It must suck not being able to think for yourself.

Its actually great. Ignoring lots of bad games like Gears, a game i played for over 1k hours back in 2006-2007...

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#34 dxmcat
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I wants Gears 1 SP (which was the best of the series) with Gears 3 MP (which was the best of the series)

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@Heil68 said:

Not quite as good as the God of War 3 remaster, but MS at least tried.

What lol? They literally just increased the resolution, framerate and the bloom on God of War 3...

That's the PC equivalent of clicking the resolution ticker a few times, changing the framerate cap in your config and turning bloom on...

"Not quite as good"

Yeah if you have brain damage...

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#36  Edited By pmperry
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@SolidGame_basic: Nope, I don't agree at all! I had never played the original either but, this one is pretty damn bad.

Sure, the game looks good but, it holds your hand all the way through the game and it tends to be seriously repetitive garbage. If this weren't bad enough, the stupid AI of the guys that are with you is just seriously very bad!

Fenix: "Fall In"

Random Teammate: "No Can Do" or "Alright"

Then said Random teammate wanders off and does whatever he wants.

Even more than all this, the creatures that attack from the sky at night... No warning, no radar, sometimes no time to blow up a propane tank before they get you!

So no! It is not a great game nor a great remaster!

Owning both consoles, I can tell you that God of War 3 is a 10 compared to the job this team did. Maybe God of War 3 was just a better all around game to begin with, I don't know but, it is clear which game turned out better.

Oh and for the record, I have not played any multiplayer games of Gears of War as I'm not a fan of that style on the consoles.

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#37 intotheminx
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Outside of this forum, I hear great things. I'm excited for the pc release.

Also, I find it odd how some of you praise Gears 3 when so many Gears enthusiasts loathed it at one time. I still can hear the screams over the double barrel shotgun l.

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#38 raugutcon
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@pmperry: So you have never played GOW and now you happen to be an "expert", and we are supposed to take your opinion serioulsy ........ ROFLMAO !

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#39  Edited By pmperry
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@raugutcon: No dumbass, I have the ultimate edition for my Xbox One but, never played it on the 360!

That is just my opinion of the game so far I'm about 30% through the game and it is not original nor is it very good.

Oh and I never played the multiplayer portion of the game, if that's what you were referring to.

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#40  Edited By lamprey263  Online
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I had fun revisiting, though some things bugged me. There's a few areas where enemies spawn late and it happens in your field of view when there's nothing and then suddenly there's something; I don't recall this being an issue in the original game.

I remember in the first game there was sometimes an issue with the Lancer where sometimes you'd be melee sawing through someone and it seemed disconnected as if you were sawing thin air and the person is standing back acting like they're being sawed in half and it looks funny, happened occasionally back in the day, here it's a lot more pronounced, especially with wretches.

I remember hearing the AI was bad in this and people saying so was it in the first one, and I didn't think anything of it, but there's some moments in this the AI does some pretty dumb shit and honestly I don't know if it was ever really that bad in the original; guess when I get my hands on the BC version I'll be able to check and see how it stacks up.

Also, I remember the first game had some visual filter options, shame that wasn't included. But the presentation in this is nice.

Though I harp, overall I really enjoyed playing through it again, it's still a very fun game and can't wait for them to port more of the older games over, or at least release the BC games. I have yet to try the MP, honestly it was usually a little too hardcore for me. Whenever I'd try to play it I'd get torn apart by veterans who really knew their shit and I never felt there was time to catch up myself.

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#41 PhoenixCash
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The 30 FPS for the campaign is really turning me off, I tried playing the campaign, got through the first level where you escape the prison and haven't touched it since. The MP is fun but I primarly played Gears for Horde and Beast Mode, neither of which are in Gears 1, I can't help but feel like I wasted 40 bucks and to be honest I would of much rather have had Gears 3 remastered with a 60 FPS campaign.

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#42 sukraj
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I think I 'll wait until its in the bargain bin.

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#43  Edited By Heil68
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@nyadc said:
@Heil68 said:

Not quite as good as the God of War 3 remaster, but MS at least tried.

What lol? They literally just increased the resolution, framerate and the bloom on God of War 3...

That's the PC equivalent of clicking the resolution ticker a few times, changing the framerate cap in your config and turning bloom on...

"Not quite as good"

Yeah if you have brain damage...

8>7 as we go by GS scores here. Objectively GOW is better game.

Lucky we didn't use GB's 4/10 for Gears game. Yikes.

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I remember replaying the original a while ago and it sure hasn't aged well at all. Way too repetitive after the third act. Really, aside from a train level with a cool looking background, the last two acts in the game feel like pure filler. Don't see why I'd want to go through that again, even if it looks slightly shinier (which is not even a good thing, considering the grimy look was what gave the game its character, which was something was partly and then completely lost in 2 and 3 respectively).

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#45  Edited By raugutcon
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@pmperry: my opinion is that you are the dumbass since have only played 30% of the game.

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#46 p3rrypm
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@raugutcon: Of course it is, I insulted your precious remaster... Doesn't change the fact that it isn't that good and you're struggling with anybody saying so.

Must be hard having codependence issues with a videogame man! You should probably seek counseling.

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#47 raugutcon
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@p3rrypm: my "precious" remaster, what the hell are you talking about ? must be hard to be an airhead like you.

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#49  Edited By oflow
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Just finished the campaign this weekend it's a worthy remaster. graphically the game looks great and the 60fps multiplayer is buttery. If you didn't have the gears collection it's definitely worth $40.

What's funny is people complaining It not aging well. It's the same game not a new game. It aged the same as any other game. That's like saying pacman is bad because it's old and there's newer games. It was good then and good now.

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#50 SolidTy
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@SolidGame_basic said:

I never actually played the original back in the day, so this is all new to me.

Well, I played it at launch 2006 and it's not all new to me.