Gears of War first impressions

Eurogamer saw fit to post their first opinions on the upcoming mega hit for the Xbox 360 from Epic Games. Gears of War as some of you may know is the first Unreal Engine 3 game to come out, and sports a distinct 3rd person view point and is obviously (pun intended) geared towards the action end of the stick. According the Eurogamer, they liked the game alot, but thought the story and overall dialog could use a bit of work. Gears of War will be available for the Xbox 360 console on November 12th in North America and November 17th for Europe. Here is a little of what Eurogamer thought of the game:
The most important facet of any shooter is how it feels, and there's no doubt that Gears of War feels 'right' from the moment you pick up the pad. With no need to mess with sensitivity, lining up satisfyingly accurate shots is as simple as moving your reticule, zooming in slightly with the aim button and confirming the shot with the right trigger. Four suitably chunky and effective weapons are available via the d-pad at any one time - a pistol, machine gun, assault rifle and grenades - the latter lobbed with precision thanks to a transparent arc that allows you to make fine adjustments to the trajectory before you confirm the throw. As you might expect from a game with violence etched into its very soul, the blood and gore effects are completely over the top, with great gobs of ketchup spurting out of everything you shoot. It really does look like ketchup too, which is great news for fans of Heinz' most celebrated product.
Read the rest of the preview here.

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