It has been a long time since Epic Games launched the first installment of the beloved Gears of War franchise in late 2006, being the beginning of a mythical saga and of the most important of the history of Xbox, that has given us four games with Quality by flag, giving us an action never before seen with a dark and visceral touch, where he stood out and of course continues to do, his frenetic and fun gameplay based on the covers where we must face a fearsome enemies from the depths.
After having enjoyed the nice thing with Gears of War 4, we make a review to the evolution of the saga Gears of War in an article in which it is worth mentioning that there could be some that another destripe of the plot for those players that have not yet Completed the previous installments to the adventure of JD.
Gears Of War
It was the origin of everything, of all our great moments glued to our console, and for many, the reason why it was worth to acquire an Xbox 360 that at that time was becoming a name within the community of players around the world . It all started when Epic Games , a studio in charge of the now famous Unreal Tournament, announced its new graphics engine called Unreal Engine 3, considered one of the most powerful of the moment and with it the first installment of Gears of War. The game featured true heart attack graphics and unprecedented mechanics as the cover system, laying the groundwork for the future of many third-person action games.
The plot of Gears of War is carried out by the soldier Marcus Fénix , although if we play cooperative we can control its inseparable companion Dominic, that along with other personages like Cole or Baird, will have to defeat to the relentless Locust with a mass bomb that will make them To confront the fearsome general RAAM in an adventure full of memorable moments in which we were given the possibility of playing it in a cooperative way. The multiplayer section is composed of four game modes divided into ten maps in which the coverage is the key to survive the bitter battles that it proposes to us, although this section did not enjoy the current popularity, Laid the foundations of what awaited us in the next installments of the saga.
Gears of War had a resounding success in world criticism and obtained an average of 94 out of 100 in Metacritic being the delivery with the highest average mark of the whole saga.
Gears of War 2
It was presented by Cliff Bleszinski in 2008 running on an improved version of the already famous Unreal Engine 3 that gave such good results to Epic Games with the first part, showing us this time an ample amount of playable and visual improvements such as lighting or Number of enemies on screen. The second installment, unlike the original, offers the player a much more complex and adult argument, deepening much more in the personality of the protagonists and in the world around them. Like the first part, the campaign takes place in five acts that tell how the CGO platoon led by Marcus Fenix embarks on a mission to the desperate in the depths of the planet Sera to end once and for all with the threat Locust That sweeps the planet Sera.
Regarding the multiplayer mode, it appeared for the first time one of the modes most wanted by the followers of the brand, the Horde mode , whose objective is to survive the numerous waves of Locust that appear along the map. As you advance in this mode, the enemies become stronger and more skilled, assuming a complete challenge to complete it completely and giving us one of the most important cooperative modalities of video games.
Gears of War 2 repeated the success of the first part with a 93 over 100 average in Metacritic positioning it among the best games in the extensive and remarkable catalog of Xbox 360.
gears of war 3
The last numbered delivery, until the appearance of Gears of War 4, presented its first demo at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo and its official launch took place at the end of 2011 where we attended the end of the journey of our protagonist Marcus.The humans try to survive at all costs after the fall of Jacinto after the events happened in Gears of War 2. After the fall of much of the locust, appears a much more fearsome enemy, the Lambent. Marcus Fénix discovers a message that shows his father Adam Fénix alive and this makes him embark on a long and exciting adventure to find him and next to him, the weapon that will destroy all the Locust and Lambent of the planet.But first they must defeat the locust queen Mirrah who opposes them to destroy their species. Undoubtedly, Gears of War 3 offers us a whirlwind of events that make this one of the most exciting deliveries , where the action shines in its maximum splendor, closing the first trilogy over the top.
In this installment , the multiplayer becomes very important improving the servers and expanding the game modes even more with great additions like Beast mode, similar to the Horde although in this case we are the ones that control the numerous beasts Locust. Many of the players who currently enjoy the fourth installment, started their multiplayer career with this title, and is that as we said, it was the one that reached the highest levels of popularity.
Gears of War 3 is considered by many the most complete game of the series in terms of content (with permission of Gears 4), although his lack of playable innovation compared to previous installments took a toll on some analysis, still retains a 91 on 100 in Metacritic, a fairly enviable average.
Gears of War Judgment
The first Gears of War not starring Marcus Fénix was presented at the Angelina fair of E3 2012, this time in charge of the development study People Can Fly , creators of Bullestrom and belonging to Epic Games. This time the game took a step back in history and is set before the events of the first part of Gears of War. Judgment tells the story of how Baird along with his colleagues in the Kilo squadron explain the facts for those who have been wrongly accused. The campaign of this delivery has been criticized in numerous occasions for its simplicity in the script with respect to the others of the saga, although of course it continued maintaining a great amount of doses of action and fun in equal parts with a cooperative that became of the More interesting with a design of levels very remarkable.
This time the multiplayer section was the great claim of Gears of War Judgment, adding great playable changes that provided a little more freedom of movement to our character and two new modes like all against all or invasion, in which teams must overload The generator of the enemy team with the possibility of fortifying the bases.
Although People Can Fly left us a remarkable game, for some users was a small disappointment because the quality level was somewhat removed from what we were accustomed and that was noticed in the criticism reaping a 79 out of 100 in Metacritic.Even so, there were many changes for the good that were made in this title making it one of the most innovative in the saga.
Gears of War 4
After a well deserved rest, Microsoft recovered the rights of the brand to found The Coalition , originally called Black Tusk Games, with the objective of creating a new trilogy on Xbox One with the same son of Marcus Fénix as protagonist. With the brilliant mind of Red Fergusson at the head of the development of Gears of War 4, we finally got the one that is considered one of the best deliveries of the saga, which stands out for offering us a complete experience in all its sections, with a Campaign that supposes a restart within the saga to give us a new horizon with a terrible threat that we must face.
Multiplayer, Horde, level story mode of the expected and full of epic moments; Gears of War 4 is a wish come true for all those fans who have been waiting for many years to re-emerge from one of the most beloved Xbox franchises, with a really impressive title that becomes again and on its own merits in one of the Best action games of the current generation of consoles and the best way to start a new and hopeful trilogy …