I’m a huge fan of the Gears of War series. The original was the game that inspired me to buy an Xbox 360, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with its sequels. It’s built a lot of good will with me, which sort of makes it weird that I’m currently abstaining from the latest entry in the franchise.
I don’t know about you, but after finishing the third game, I was good to take a bit of a break. That story ended in a really good place. With that said, money trumps artistic integrity, and Microsoft probably needed at least one more big game before their next generation console gets released.
That logic is all well and good with me as long as the game is quality. So far, it’s been scoring well on Metacritic, but it’s definitely lower than its predecessors. Reviewers have been divisive on its campaign and harsh on the game’s lack of multiplayer maps. While I’m not the biggest multiplayer guy, it does give me pause to see that the campaign isn’t as well received.
All things considered, the Gears franchise has earned enough of my trust for me to pick this up. I’ll ultimately be the judge (no pun intended) of whether this game is worth it to me. Just not today. In these tough personal economic times, and with Bioshock Infinite just days away, this one is going to have to sit on the back burner. When it goes on sale, I’ll pick this up in a heartbeat.
If you’re playing Gears of War: Judgment right now, I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!