Reported by Malcolm Morrow
Microsoft’s multi-million dollar selling franchise “Gears of War” is back with the latest time “Gears of War: Judgment”, which was released March 19 and is a prequel to the previous three installments in the series. “Gears of War: Judgment” lets players step into the boots of Damon Baird as opposed to past series hero Marcus Fenix. Baird played a supporting role in the previous games, often devising the more intricate plans and actions that players performed as well as having a smart mouthed comment for many of the dangerous situations the squad found themselves in.
Players will also get the chance to play as series favorite Augustus Cole a.k.a. “The Cole Train.” If his solo mission in “Gears of War 3” is an indicator of how his missions will play out then I think fans are in for quite a treat. “Gears of War: Judgment” also changes up the gameplay of the previous installments by making the pace a little faster. Instead of the usual “stop and pop” gamplay (stop and pop means the player must frequently stop and take cover before firing at enemies), “Judgment” has a fast pace similar to an arcade shooter and much more streamlined and personal story. The game spends more time focused on action and also improves on the controls making the game much easier to control.
There are also added challenges to be unlocked in the game’s “Declassified Missions,” which give players the chance to score the maximum amount of points for that level by adding new requirements such as decreased ammo supply, use of certain weapons, and possibly changing the entire layout of the map they are currently playing on. Of course it wouldn’t be a “Gears of War” game without having a deep multipayer component, and “Judgment” does not disappoint in this department. The game offers the frenetic multiplayer action that we’ve grown to love with added bells and whistles that make it slightly better without changing the whole experience. “Gears of War: Judgment” is a must-have for any fan of the series or just a shooter fan in general, it’s an excellent way to wind down after class or work.