It's been a while since the last post I've made and what better to do than the Gears of War 3 Beta!!!
This has been long awaited for many GOW fans and it has finally arrived. My first impressions when playing the game is that it really does feel like playing GOW 2 with an expansion pack. The gameplay has still got its strong tactical play throughout the gametypes having to try and flank your enemy to get that satisfying explosion of guts and gore as you've poked a shotgun into the back of the enemy and squeezed the trigger.
Team Deathmatch has been updated so now you have respawns but these are limited. each team starts with 15 respawns for the team to share. Once these have been depleted it's back to the classic style of 'your dead your out'.
The new maps are all A symmetrical and plenty of cover so you can roll from one cover to the next. They also effect your game at any random point as one map has a sandstorm which reduces your sight to practically zero so you have to rely on your reflex time if you meet another enemy at point blank range.
There are the same variety of weapons to pick up on the map as there was before with some new additions. One gun fires a grenade into the ground which tears the ground up as it digs its way towards the enemy and pops out the ground to greet them with an explosion. There is also a machine gun that reduces your maneuverability but will rinse anyone that you choose.
Overall form what I've played its been enjoyable and still is the game that makes me curse more than any other. As I said before though it still does feel like GOW2 possibly a little too much but then this is still just the online multiplayer so hopefully it has been the single player we see the greatest improvement on.
Because of everything above I rate this Beta 7.5/10.
If you have played the beta what are your thoughts on this?
What features do you like the most? Which features are starting to annoy you? Post a comment and let us know!!!!