History VideoGame / GearsOfWar

13th Jun '16 5:14:53 PM Avagantamos
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** Recent Gears of War 4 gameplay shows the heroes using an old Locust siege beast against the Swarm.
4th Jun '16 8:06:00 AM nombretomado
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* TropeCodifier: ''Gears of War'' didn't invent cover-based shooters (that honor goes to the PS2 games ''Kill.Switch'' and ''Win Back''), but it unquestionly took the gameplay mechanic from the realm of obscure Japanese widget to mainstream Hollywood blockbuster.

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* TropeCodifier: ''Gears of War'' didn't invent cover-based shooters (that honor goes to the PS2 [=PS2=] games ''Kill.Switch'' and ''Win Back''), but it unquestionly took the gameplay mechanic from the realm of obscure Japanese widget to mainstream Hollywood blockbuster.
16th May '16 8:28:08 PM SuperWaitei
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** She's even worse in the final chapter, where [[spoiler: after having her Tempest killed and surviving Adam Fenix's weapon, she has the gall to start mouthing off to a VERY pissed off Delta Squad, deriding Adam for thinking he had all the answers and "nothing but clever ways to kill". Unsurprisingly, the second she's up in Marcus' face, he guts her with Dom's knife and kills her when she had a pretty good opportunity to escape]].


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* SenselessSacrifice: In ''Gears of War 3'', going to Mercy costs Delta Squad time and [[spoiler: Dom]] in their quest to acquire fuel to reach Azura. [[spoiler: They end up not even getting the fuel they went there for since Dom blew it all up to save them. In the cutscene, it seemed that Delta still had ammo for their weapons, so Dom could have jumped over to them and they all could have concentrated fire on the tanks to make an escape without him dying]]. Not to undermine [[spoiler: Dom's HeroicSacrifice]], but it could have been avoided.
7th May '16 5:11:10 PM Avagantamos
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* BabiesEverAfter: Going by the story and trailers for ''Gears 4'', this happened for Marcus and Anya. A flashback features Marcus planting trees at their homestead while Anya and their son watch.

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* BabiesEverAfter: Going by the story and trailers for ''Gears 4'', this happened for Marcus and Anya. A flashback features Marcus planting trees at their homestead while Anya and their son watch. In fact, their son, JD, is the main character of the game.
3rd May '16 10:20:18 PM SuperWaitei
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: While not exactly weird, per se, the first Gears of War was noticeably different from future games in a few different ways. For starters, there were only 3 difficulty levels: Casual, Hardcore and Insane and even on Casual, this game was noticeably harder due to the lower health pool that you had. Next, the only collectibles were COG Tags and they were only useful for earning 3 achievements and didn't even unlock anything (although Ultimate Edition changed it by having them unlock comics as well as achievements). Next, you could give orders to the rest of Delta Squad to change their combat behavior by making them more aggressive and advance on enemies quickly, or have them hang back and supportively fire at enemies; a feature that is absent from every other Gears entry. The Hammerburst and Lancer shared the same sound effects and both had a more muzzled and cupped sound while also holding ridiculous amounts of ammo with the Hammerburst holding up to a whopping 780 rounds while the Lancer capped at 700. The Active Reload system was also harder to pull off with the white and gray segments being much closer to the first third of the reload bar rather than closer to the middle in the later games. Also, barring the unique encounters with Wretches, Kryll, Berserkers and Seeders, there were very few variations in the Locust infantry units. You only fought Drones, Snipers, Grenadiers and Theron Guards with Boomers being the only real different infantry enemy. In addition, the Locust were frighteningly durable as well. Drones alone took nearly a full clip of Lancer fire to kill them on Casual and Boomers took around 3 whole clips to kill. Also, going "down, but not out" would drop you to your knees and you could not move at all and this pretty much spelled death for you online. Lastly, executions were practically non-existent; the only execution was the curb stomp and it's animation was very different; it involved simply lifting your foot over an enemy's head and quickly bringing it down in contrast to later entries having you flip the enemy on their back and crush their skull through the front of their face. The future Gears of War games would greatly expand on the first's shortcomings by introducing an expanded arsenal, weapon-specific executions and meatshields, giving players and weapons better health and damage outputs respectively, slightly reducing the durability of the Locust to combat the MadeOfIron tendencies of basic enemies and improving the tightness and mobility of the controls to incorporate a more fluid, energentic and fun sense of gameplay.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: While not exactly weird, per se, the first Gears of War was noticeably different from future games in a few different ways. For starters, there were only 3 difficulty levels: Casual, Hardcore and Insane and even on Casual, this game was noticeably harder due to the lower health pool that you had. Next, the only collectibles were COG Tags and they were only useful for earning 3 achievements and didn't even unlock anything (although Ultimate Edition changed it by having them unlock comics as well as achievements). Next, you could give orders to the rest of Delta Squad to change their combat behavior by making them more aggressive and advance on enemies quickly, or have them hang back and supportively fire at enemies; a feature that is absent from every other Gears entry. The Hammerburst and Lancer shared the same sound effects and both had a more muzzled and cupped sound while also holding ridiculous amounts of ammo with the Hammerburst holding up to a whopping 780 rounds while the Lancer capped at 700. The Active Reload system was also harder to pull off with the white and gray segments being much closer to the first third of the reload bar rather than closer to the middle in the later games. Also, barring the unique encounters with Wretches, Kryll, Berserkers and Seeders, there were very few variations in the Locust infantry units. You only fought Drones, Snipers, Grenadiers and Theron Guards with Boomers being the only real different infantry enemy. In addition, the Locust were frighteningly durable as well. Drones alone took nearly a full clip of Lancer fire to kill them on Casual and Boomers took around 3 whole clips to kill. Also, going "down, but not out" would drop you to your knees and you could not move at all and this pretty much spelled death for you online.all. Lastly, executions were practically non-existent; the only execution was the curb stomp and it's animation was very different; it involved simply lifting your foot over an enemy's head and quickly bringing it down in contrast to later entries having you flip the enemy on their back and crush their skull through the front of their face. The future Gears of War games would greatly expand on the first's shortcomings by introducing an expanded arsenal, weapon-specific executions and meatshields, giving players and weapons better health and damage outputs respectively, slightly reducing the durability of the Locust to combat the MadeOfIron tendencies of basic enemies and improving the tightness and mobility of the controls to incorporate a more fluid, energentic and fun sense of gameplay.
3rd May '16 1:35:34 PM SuperWaitei
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** In the campaign for ''Gears 3'', [[spoiler: Clayton Carmine gets shot in the head with a Longshot round and is completely unharmed afterwards.]] This is most certainly not the case for players if they receive such a fate in gameplay, multiplayer or campaign.


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** Another one introduced as of the ''Gears 4'' trailer. Apparently, it is stated in the comics that Anya is barren and is unable to have children, yet, she and Marcus have a son named JD together. The developers noticed this, but countered with a weak statement of how we don't know JD's mother "on the biblical level". One look at the trailer makes it incredibly obvious that Anya is JD's mother due to Marcus' SingleTargetSexuality towards her and the fact that JD has blonde hair like Anya. However, it is ambiguous if the games follow the universe of the comics or not, so this one may be forgivable and perfectly logical in the game.
3rd May '16 1:08:14 PM SuperWaitei
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** ''Gears of War: Ultimate Edition'' brings a new lousy point with it in the form of the "Brothers To The End" achievement. To get this one, you must defeat General RAAM in co-op on Insane difficulty without either player going "down, but not out." Anyone who has played the original ''Gears 1'' will remember just how brutal RAAM's battle was, even with the AI glitch that prevented him from attacking you. This glitch no longer works in ''Ultimate Edition'', so players will need a player just as competent as them and a solid strategy to get through this. Between RAAM's Troika, the Kryll and Reavers constantly pelting you with shots from every direction, you'll be killed if you even think about sticking out from cover to target RAAM. Doesn't help that RAAM is still MadeOfIron and the Tyro Pillar is a very cramped battlefield. Getting this achievement is as much of a LuckBasedMission as it is of skill in the players and a single mistake or stroke of bad luck will certainly lead to a lot of retrys.
1st May '16 6:21:23 PM SuperWaitei
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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 the 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 and the your only option now is to start clean again from the beginning! Bugs, huh?
1st May '16 6:19:15 PM SuperWaitei
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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 the 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}}, [[SarcasmMode Congratulations]], all of your hard-earned data is LostForever and the your only option now is to start clean again from the beginning! Bugs, huh?
1st May '16 6:18:06 PM SuperWaitei
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** Another rather irritating bug from Gears 3: When starting a Horde match, if the current host of the match quits just as the match starts, the results screen will come up and say that the team has failed Wave 0. Since this game mode is supposed to start you from Wave 1, this is very problematic. When the host changes, the team will respawn on the map as usual: still from Wave 0. Even though you will hear the Locust's cries that signify the enemies spawning, no enemies will actually spawn, leaving you to wander around the map with no way to progress the mode. The only way out is to quit the match and hope you find another match with a team that won't quit at the drop of a hat.

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** Another rather irritating bug from Gears 3: ''Gears 3'': When starting a Horde match, if the current host of the match quits just as the match starts, the results screen will come up and say that the team has failed Wave 0. Since this game mode is supposed to start you from Wave 1, this is very problematic. When the host changes, the team will respawn on the map as usual: still from Wave 0. Even though you will hear the Locust's cries that signify the enemies spawning, no enemies will actually spawn, leaving you to wander around the map with no way to progress the mode. The only way out is to quit the match and hope you find another match with a team that won't quit at the drop of a hat.hat.
** 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 the your only option now is to start clean again from the beginning! Bugs, huh?



** This can also be done in multiplayer by any locust player to a cog player. Hell, you can even keep tapping the Y button to extend the execution for more "juicy" points. Very satisfying to use on the last enemy while in a standoff!

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** This can also be done in multiplayer by any locust Locust player to a cog COG player. Hell, you can even keep tapping the Y button to extend the execution for more "juicy" points. Very satisfying to use on the last enemy while in a standoff!
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