It’s become cool to hate on Gears of War. There’s good reason for it too; the plot is shallower than Darryn’s gene pool, it’s filled with big dumb characters and is so entrenched in muscular bro-culture it’s frightening. There’s a lot to like though. The game pretty much defined the last generation, creating an entire industry of third-person cover shooters with a singular palette. The game is a heck of a lot of fun, was a blast to play co-op, and hitting RAAM in the face with a torque bow is one of the best thing you can do in a videogame.
The latest of Smosh Games’ honest trailers captures pretty much all of that. The good, the bad and the ugly. I have to admit to growing a wee bit tired of their Honest Trailers, but because it’s Gears of War, I’m going to let this one slide.
There’s a new Gears of War coming sometime in the near future, developed by a new Studio, Black Tusk. It’s being directed by former Epic chap Rod Fergusson, and could well be the reason I finally buy an Xbox One. I’ll only do so if the multiplayer is completely broken though, because let’s face it – that’s what made it so much fun in the first place.
Last Updated: February 18, 2015