History VideoGame / GearsOfWar

25th Jan '16 10:03:16 AM bannermanner
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* TooDumbToLive ** After [[spoiler: having her entire army wiped from the face of the planet]] and [[spoiler: finding herself in the company of the bereaved Delta Squad, Myrrah takes the opportunity to gloat about their losses. It doesn't go so well]].
21st Jan '16 9:45:07 AM TheCuza
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: A rare in game example. A feature in games 2 and 3 gives the player the ability to turn off the blood, gore and strong language in the campaign and multiplayer, despite being RatedMForManly.
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: A rare in game example. A feature in games 2 and 3 gives the player the ability There was an option to turn off the blood, gore from the very beginning, and strong language in starting with ''3'' a separate option was added to turn off the campaign and multiplayer, swearing, despite the game being RatedMForManly.

* QuadDamage: The Mutators in ''Gears of War 3'' has one called "Super Reload". If you manage a perfect active reload you get several powerful effects: the affected ammo from the reload does not drain from your primary ammo cache, once the affected ammo is depleted it still gives you a full clip of regular fire (single shot clips like the Boomshot basically gives you two shots back to back), there is no time limit on using the affected bonus and instead of a 10-20 percent damage increase it does literally about a '''500 percent''' damage increase. It's so powerful it makes regular assault rifles (especially the Lancer due to high firing rate and clip size) more valuable than the Silverback minigun.
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* QuadDamage: The Mutators in ''Gears of War 3'' has one called "Super Reload". If you manage a perfect active reload you get several powerful effects: the affected ammo from the reload does not drain from your primary ammo cache, once the affected ammo is depleted it still gives you a full clip of regular fire (single shot clips like the Boomshot basically gives you two shots back to back), there is no time limit on using the affected bonus and instead of a 10-20 percent damage increase it does literally about a '''500 percent''' damage increase. It's so powerful it makes regular assault rifles (especially the Lancer due to high firing rate and clip size) more valuable than the Silverback minigun. It's pretty much your only hope of making it through all 50 waves of Horde on Insane without a skilled, well-coordinated full party of 5 players.

* EnemyMine: The dynamic between what's left of the COG and the Gorasni, the latter being the last of the long-defeated UIG.
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* EnemyMine: The dynamic between what's left of the COG and the Gorasni, the latter being the last of the long-defeated UIG.UIR.

** The COG also heavily discriminated against any non-COG ethnic groups, and even some of those allied with them.
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** The COG also heavily discriminated against any non-COG ethnic groups, and anyone who wasn't part of the COG, to the point that even some of those who willingly allied with them.them were ineligible to earn medals for their military achievements. --->'''Hoffman:''' What do you mean, Pesang troops aren't eligible for the Embry Star? What kind of xenophobic bullshit is that? You mean you've got to be defeated by the COG before you get recognition? Pesang volunteered to fight with us, as a free country. That makes them twice the men of any of our damn vassal territories.
11th Jan '16 11:28:33 AM TheCuza
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* BarehandedBladeBlock: [[spoiler:Kim's updated death cutscene in ''Ultimate Edition'' has him attack RAAM with his chainsaw bayonet. RAAM ''catches it''. Granted, his hands are covered by his armour, but it's still a ''chainsaw''.]]

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* BloodierAndGorier: [[spoiler:Kim's death at the hands of General RAAM in ''Ultimate Edition'' is much more brutal than it was originally, with RAAM booting Kim to the ground instead of backhanding him in the face, and stabbing him multiple times instead of just once. This is most likely because RAAM now has the events of ''RAAM's Shadow'' [[ItsPersonal to be pissed about]]. To Kim's credit, he manages to at least ''try'' to fight back this time, instead of being taken by surprise like before.]]
10th Jan '16 6:40:24 PM TheCuza
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** Anya and Samantha are every bit as manly as their male teammates. Seeing Anya scream and cuss as she chainsaws a Locust in half will remove whatever doubt you may have that her upgrade from [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection control operative]] to ActionGirl may be a plot contrivance.
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** Anya and Samantha are every bit as manly as their male teammates. Seeing Anya scream and cuss as she chainsaws a Locust in half will remove whatever doubt you may have that her upgrade from [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection control operative]] to ActionGirl may be a plot contrivance. A quick read through some of the ExpandedUniverse material will show that Anya's manliness is hereditary. Her mother, Helena Stroud, was potentially the manliest Gear to have ever served, and she didn't even have access to chainsaw bayonets.
10th Jan '16 6:33:32 PM TheCuza
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* {{Remaster}}: The first three games got "The Ultimate Collection" for the X Box One, following "[[Franchise/{{Halo}} The Master Chief Collection]]" released 9 months earlier. While all previous games were already in HD and cutting edge at the time of release, they got an overhaul for this release. Notably, it makes the original game avert RealIsBrown by making the color palette more consistent with later games.

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* {{Remaster}}: VideoGameRemake: The first three games got "The game was remade for the Xbox One under the title ''Gears of War: Ultimate Collection" for the X Box One, following "[[Franchise/{{Halo}} The Master Chief Collection]]" released 9 months earlier. Edition''. While all previous games were the original game was already in HD and cutting edge at the time of release, they it got an overhaul for this release. Notably, it makes the original game avert averts RealIsBrown by making the color palette more consistent with later games.games. It also changes the ending cutscene, replacing the nameless scarf-wearing Theron riding a Reaver ([[WhatHappenedToTheMouse who never showed up in any of the other games]]) with Queen Myrrah riding the Tempest.
3rd Jan '16 10:22:55 PM RisefromYourGrave
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Minor edits.
''Gears of War'' is a tactical ThirdPersonShooter video game developed by EpicGames and published by Microsoft Game Studios. By WordOfGod, gameplay emphasizes tactical maneuvers rather than MoreDakka, and is the recent TropeCodifier for TakeCover-style gameplay, forcing you to shoot carefully and outflank as much as you can (though RegeneratingHealth makes it a little easier). There isn't a jump button and everything is angled towards making the combat as personal and violent as possible (the main gun used has a chainsaw built into the grip, called the [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] [[BayonetYa bayonet]]). You can give your squadmates orders, but if one them goes down, you have to pick them up and get them back on their feet. Finally, there is an [[ActionCommands Active Reload]] system that buffs your damage output if you hit the right timing window but jams your gun if you mess up.
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''Gears of War'' is a tactical ThirdPersonShooter video game developed by EpicGames Creator/EpicGames and published by Microsoft Game Studios.Creator/MicrosoftStudios. By WordOfGod, gameplay emphasizes tactical maneuvers rather than MoreDakka, and is the recent TropeCodifier for TakeCover-style gameplay, forcing you to shoot carefully and outflank as much as you can (though RegeneratingHealth makes it a little easier). There isn't a jump button and everything is angled towards making the combat as personal and violent as possible (the main gun used has a chainsaw built into the grip, called the [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] [[BayonetYa bayonet]]). You can give your squadmates orders, but if one them goes down, you have to pick them up and get them back on their feet. Finally, there is an [[ActionCommands Active Reload]] system that buffs your damage output if you hit the right timing window but jams your gun if you mess up.

In January 2014, Microsoft officially purchased the rights to the ''Gears of War'' franchise from Epic Games, officially becoming an internal, first-party property. They handed the reins of the franchise over to Black Tusk Studios, which would go on to rename themselves "The Coalition" (A reference to in-game mythology, following the trend of official ''Halo'' developer 343 Industries). A remastered version of the first game titled ''Gears of War: Ultimate Edition'' was released August 2015.
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In January 2014, Microsoft officially purchased the rights to the ''Gears of War'' franchise from Epic Games, officially becoming an internal, first-party property. They handed the reins of the franchise over to Black Tusk Studios, which would go on to rename themselves "The Coalition" (A (a reference to in-game mythology, following the trend of official ''Halo'' developer 343 Industries). A remastered version of the first game titled ''Gears of War: Ultimate Edition'' was released August 2015.

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25th Dec '15 2:02:45 AM DragonzZilla
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* ArcWords: The phrase "Understand what a world had to do to survive" is repeated by multiple people in power throughout the series, including Hoffman, Prescott, and even [[spoiler:Myrrah]].
17th Dec '15 6:44:18 PM Discar
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Mac Guffin Girl is no longer a trope.
** MacGuffinGirl: [[spoiler:Maria]] in the second game and [[spoiler:Adam]] in the third game.
23rd Nov '15 8:45:42 AM crazysamaritan
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* TheBechdelTest: Gears of War 3 is the only installment that passes the test
10th Nov '15 6:14:15 PM nombretomado
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Works are not tropes
* {{Rifftrax}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WovyZ4dwZP0 No, seriously!]] [[spoiler: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Sadly, it's only a few minutes of cutscenes and not the entire game,]] [[DamnedByFaintPraise but at least it's something!]]]]
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