I am terrible at Gears Of War posted
12/10/2013 5:12:30 PM
So as I mentioned not long ago... after seven years I finally broke down and purchased a 360 (my PS3 has kept me satisfied during that time otherwise).
I literally only picked up the 360 to check out a handful of titles that were exclusive to the second generation XBox. Traditionally, I start all games on the harder levels... I guess that it is kind of a dive right in approach and mentality at work/play.
Gears of War has been absolutely no exception, and I know some of you are likely die-hard fans of the series... but seriously, I am not certain if I can even go on (and I purchased all four titles… mind you used… so I dumped out a little less than thirty for the set).
The mapping and controls just feel terribly wonky. Perhaps if I change the button/stick mapping (if I even can... haven't looked yet) it will be more comfortable. For now though, I feel as if every required maneuver is just counter intuitive. With most console games I have played it takes a few moments to become familiarized with the commands, but with this title nothing seems to jive.
I feel as if weapon selection would have been better served with the RT and LT slots. It seems to me as if there is no consistency with the effectiveness of obtaining cover… sometimes I press A and Fenix clings behind a wall to obtain it, and others times I feel as if I can pound on “A” 500 times and Marcus just remains standing like a stationary target for practice shooting. The lack of a typical health bar aggravates me. The Crimson Omen feels more like a distraction (of course in real life I presume bullets piercing your chest would also be a mild form of interference as well). The tutorial was also incredibly lacking… as an example… I did not discover that melee whilst holding a grenade equated to placing it on to your enemy… so while I thought I was punching my opponent I was A: wasting precious ammo, and B: unknowingly placing explosives on an enemy that would soon explode and kill me with it as well.
I actually have a few other annoyances with this game, but the crux of the matter is that I can just not adapt to it and therefore am utterly and hopelessly terrible when I play. And can I just say… games are just somehow not as enjoyable when you keep dying every five seconds in the early stages…
As a side note: I am not über impressed with the 360 that much either… on the whole, I would say that I have actually enjoyed my PS Vita more… and that system was a stone cold flop (… though I look forward to its reinvention with the PS4).
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