History VideoGame / GearsOfWar

23rd Jan '17 10:58:45 AM SuperWaitei
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** Also completely averted with the new Overkill shotgun from ''Gears of War'' 4. This beast fires one round when the player presses the trigger and another when the trigger is released. You can potentially launch 8 successive shots within a few seconds at your unlucky targets and score headshots on them from 30 feet away. It has about the same range as a Lancer. Its sheer range and power makes it the easiest weapon in the franchise to score headshots with.


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** Really, the Sawed-Off and Overkill shotguns are very effective in gameplay too, since you just have to get close to a target and blow them away in one shot rather than use a harder weapon and work for your kills.
18th Jan '17 4:55:37 PM SuperWaitei
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** In ''4'', the special Gear Packs that are released only within certain time frames, like the Run the Jewels, Tenth Anniversary, Gearsmas and UIR packs. These contain special weapon skins and characters, so if you don't buy them when they are up, you won't be able to get any of those skins. The Coalition doesn't seem to have plans to release them again too, at least for the time being.
16th Jan '17 9:07:14 AM SuperWaitei
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** Further adding to 4's increased difficulty is the huge improvement over the enemy AI. Scions and Dr-1 Protectors will actively duck shots from your power weapons and standard Swarm troops KNOW that a melee strike will OneHitKill you on Insane and will constantly try to flank you by running straight at you and around your cover for an easy kill. There are also no Mutators to help you out and there are a few set piece encounters that are ridiculously difficult, like the chase of Jinn's gunship on Marcus' motorcycles, leaving you to dodge all sorts of hell at high speeds with only an Enforcer to fight back and the dreadful Fabricator segments which spawn huge amounts of enemies with only minimal fortifications to assist you. There is also no 4 player co-op, so you'll either have to tackle Insane alone, or with a really experienced friend.
14th Jan '17 4:49:20 PM TheCuza
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* DeathOfAThousandCuts: One strategy for defeating [[spoiler:the Swarmak]] on ''Gears 4'''s Insane difficulty is to ''not'' follow the on-screen objectives and expose its weak points, as this causes other enemies to spawn, and instead stay close to the bottomless ammo refill and whittle it down with Lancer fire at an agonizingly slow pace.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: WordOfGod states the reason women typically weren't COG infantry is because fertile women were needed for a [[MandatoryMotherhood more important duty]] vital to the [[MateOrDie survival of the human species]]. Infertile women, on the other hand, were sent straight to combat duty; if Alex Brand is any example, they make sure they ''really are'' infertile first. The dissonance also applies in-universe as Marcus clearly states to Alex that some of the practices implied by this trope are not one he agrees with by any means. Brand, for her part, decides while she should and is justified in being judgemental and pissed, when the fate of what remains of humanity is on the line, holding a grudge is probably not the best thing for everyone; she'll wait until after. It's implied(but never outright stated) in the novels that Anya can't have children, but never mentioned one way or the other for Sam, with both women being in their early-to-mid 30's(Sam 32, Anya 35 or 36) during ''Gears 3''.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: WordOfGod states the reason women typically weren't COG infantry is because fertile women were needed for a [[MandatoryMotherhood more important duty]] vital to the [[MateOrDie survival of the human species]]. Infertile women, on the other hand, were sent straight to combat duty; if Alex Brand is any example, they make sure they ''really are'' infertile first. The dissonance also applies in-universe as Marcus clearly states to Alex that some of the practices implied by this trope are not one he agrees with by any means. Brand, for her part, decides while she should and is justified in being judgemental and pissed, when the fate of what remains of humanity is on the line, holding a grudge is probably not the best thing for everyone; she'll wait until after. It's implied(but implied (but never outright stated) in the novels that Anya can't have children, but never mentioned one way or the other for Sam, with both women being in their early-to-mid 30's(Sam 30's (Sam 32, Anya 35 or 36) during ''Gears 3''.



* SequelDifficultySpike: Gears of War 3 is the most difficult of the games to play on Insane, especially in key locations, as the inclusion of a dedicated four player campaign mode means that the enemies are more numerous and tougher. This holds true mostly for the basic Campaign Mode, Arcade Mode makes things both more difficult with enemy health being higher but also easier in that you don't need to restart if one person dies, they are put on a respawn timer.

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* SequelDifficultySpike: Gears ''Gears of War 3 3'' is the most difficult of the games to play on Insane, especially in key locations, as the inclusion of a dedicated four player campaign mode means that the enemies are more numerous and tougher. This holds true mostly for the basic Campaign Mode, Arcade Mode makes things both more difficult with enemy health being higher but also easier in that you don't need to restart if one person dies, they are put on a respawn timer.timer, allowing the remaining players to simply take cover and wait for them to come back.
** ''4'' may perhaps be harder than ''3'', since Insane difficulty removes the ability to get downed, instead just killing the player (although Snatchers can still down you since their entire gimmick revolves around it). This was true in ''3'' as well, but ''4'' lacks an Arcade mode that allows players to respawn. It also has multiple sections which become extremely difficult on Insane, almost all of which involve [[ZergRush large packs of Juvies]] (which on Insane can kill you in two normal hits or one leaping attack).



** The end of ''Gears 4'' [[spoiler: as Kait is revealed to be Queen Myrrah's granddaughter by the medallion her mother gives her]].

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** The end of ''Gears 4'' [[spoiler: as Kait is revealed to be [[spoiler:reveals that Queen Myrrah's granddaughter by the medallion her Myrrah was Reyna's mother gives her]].and Kait's grandmother]].
29th Dec '16 9:02:18 PM ADrago
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** There is an ''incredibly nasty'' bug in ''Gears of War 3'' and it is by far the worst out of any of the glitches. Without warning, when you start up the game, there is a chance that your Player Data file can become corrupted which will result in ALL OF YOUR DATA BEING WIPED FROM THE GAME! What's in the Player Data file? Just every last one of your ribbons and medals that you have pain-stakingly earned throughout your total investment in the game! Oddly enough, your Campaign collectables and achievements will still be intact, but imagine being one of the unlucky souls starting up the game to have some fun only to mysteriously see that your level has been reset back to 1 and every one of your ribbons and medals are GONE. The worst part is that this glitch has apparently been in the game since launch and nobody quite knows what causes it. It is believed that it is the result of faulty Epic or Microsoft servers glitching out at the EXACT moment you press Start, but it can apparently happen if you so much as sign in after you start the game. Also, Epic and Microsoft will do nothing to reset your stats back to what they were because the second you enter the main menu, your Player Data file gets overwrittten and basically pretends that your old data never existed. The only way to combat this is to hope that you have played ''Gears 3'' on another console that hasn't been hit by the bug so that you have an uncorrupted Player Data file. Then, you must transfer that data into a Memory Unit or Flashdrive and beam it back into your Hard Drive to replace the corrupted data. Only have one console? [[SarcasmMode Congratulations]], all of your hard-earned data is LostForever and your only option now is to start clean again from the beginning! Bugs, huh?

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** There is an ''incredibly nasty'' bug in ''Gears of War 3'' and it is by far the worst out of any of the glitches. Without warning, when you start up the game, there is a chance that your Player Data file can become corrupted which will result in ALL OF YOUR DATA BEING WIPED FROM THE GAME! What's in the Player Data file? Just every last one of your ribbons and medals that you have pain-stakingly earned throughout your total investment in the game! Oddly enough, your Campaign collectables and achievements will still be intact, but imagine being one of the unlucky souls starting up the game to have some fun only to mysteriously see that your level has been reset back to 1 and every one of your ribbons and medals are GONE. The worst part is that this glitch has apparently been in the game since launch and nobody quite knows what causes it. It is believed that it is the result of faulty Epic or Microsoft servers glitching out at the EXACT moment you press Start, but it can apparently happen if you so much as sign in after you start the game. Also, Epic and Microsoft will do nothing to reset your stats back to what they were because the second you enter the main menu, your Player Data file gets overwrittten and basically pretends that your old data never existed. The only way to combat this is to hope that you have played ''Gears 3'' on another console that hasn't been hit by the bug so that you have an uncorrupted Player Data file. Then, you must transfer that data into a Memory Unit or Flashdrive and beam it back into your Hard Drive to replace the corrupted data. Only have one console? [[SarcasmMode Congratulations]], all of your hard-earned data is LostForever lost and your only option now is to start clean again from the beginning! Bugs, huh?



* LostForever: In ''3'', the Thrashball Drone multiplayer skin was unlocked briefly to celebrate the SuperBowl. It was taken away after that, and Epic has not revealed plans to ever unlock it again.
** It was made available again for several events. After the game had run its course and ''Judgment'' was released, it was made available permanently.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent:
** In ''3'', the Thrashball Drone multiplayer skin was unlocked briefly to celebrate the SuperBowl. It was taken away after that, and Epic has not revealed plans to ever unlock it again.
** It was made available again for several events. After the game had run its course and ''Judgment'' was released, it was made available permanently.
18th Dec '16 6:55:30 AM Gosicrystal
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* {{Badass}}: Pretty much every plot-important character.



* BadAss: A ton, just like the games, but some notable ones are Captian Miran Trescu and Major Helena Stroud, both of whom most of the other characters really admire for their fighting skills.



* BadAss
14th Dec '16 6:58:21 PM SuperWaitei
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* LethalJokeWeapon: From ''Gears of War'' 4, we have the Repair Tool. It's range is pathetically short, limited to half a foot in front of you, it does less damage than the Snub and requires seconds of sustained fire to kill anything. However, it has infinite "ammo" and doesn't need to be reloaded, so if you focus on enemies that are pinned on a barrier or distracted by another player, you ''can'' actually '''kill''' with the thing! Justified since it's meant to repair fortifications and not for combat, but you can get a surprising amount of points for "repairing" the [=DeeBees=] and Swarm.



* LethalJokeWeapon: From ''Gears of War'' 4, we have the Repair Tool. It's range is pathetically short, limited to half a foot in front of you, it does less damage than the Snub and requires seconds of sustained fire to kill anything. However, it has infinite "ammo" and doesn't need to be reloaded, so if you focus on enemies that are pinned on a barrier or distracted by another player, you ''can'' actually '''kill''' with the thing! Justified since it's meant to repair fortifications and not for combat, but you can get a surprising amount of points for "repairing" the [=DeeBees=] and Swarm.
14th Dec '16 4:40:59 PM SuperWaitei
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* LethalJokeWeapon: From ''Gears of War'' 4, we have the Repair Tool. It's range is pathetically short, limited to half a foot in front of you, it does less damage than the Snub and requires seconds of sustained fire to kill anything. However, it has infinite "ammo" and doesn't need to be reloaded, so if you focus on enemies that are pinned on a barrier or distracted by another player, you ''can'' actually '''kill''' with the thing! Justified since it's meant to repair fortifications and not for combat, but you can get a surprising amount of points for "repairing" the [=DeeBees=] and Swarm.
5th Dec '16 7:55:50 PM scorpion2191
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* BilingualBonus: In Gears of War 4, the name of Kait's mother is Reyna, which means "Queen" on spanish,[[spoiler: Guess who´s Kait´s Grandmother...]]
17th Nov '16 7:58:01 AM SuperWaitei
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* DemotedToExtra: As of ''Gears of War 4'', this is what happens to Marcus. After being the PlayerCharacter for three straight games, his son JD takes over as the main character for this installment. This also happens to most of the previous cast as well. Hoffman is only seen during the speech given in the prologue, [[spoiler: Baird, Cole and Sam]] only show up at the end of the campaign for all of one chapter and other survivors of the trilogy like Dizzy, Bernie, Jace and Clayton Carmine aren't even mentioned at all. [[spoiler: Curiously enough, when the [=DeeBees=] show up to attack the Outsider camp, Oscar and Reyna are heard shouting at someone named Carmine before and during the attack, with Oscar noting how he taught Carmine everything he knows. Whether it was Clayton or the mysterious fourth brother who was present at the attack is unknown, but regardless of the fact, no Carmine gets mentioned or shows up again after the attack]].

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* DemotedToExtra: As of ''Gears of War 4'', this is what happens to Marcus. After being the PlayerCharacter for three straight games, his son JD takes over as the main character for this installment. This also happens to most of the previous cast as well. Hoffman is only seen during the speech given in the prologue, [[spoiler: Baird, Cole and Sam]] only show up at the end of the campaign for all of one chapter two chapters and other survivors of the trilogy like Dizzy, Bernie, Jace and Clayton Carmine aren't even mentioned at all. [[spoiler: Curiously enough, when the [=DeeBees=] show up to attack the Outsider camp, Oscar and Reyna are heard shouting at someone named Carmine before and during the attack, with Oscar noting how he taught Carmine everything he knows. Whether it was Clayton or the mysterious fourth brother who was present at the attack is unknown, but regardless of the fact, no Carmine gets mentioned or shows up again after the attack]]. all.
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