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shinobi602
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(03-08-2016, 07:26 PM)
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Be sure to check out the full cover story with more info and some great gameplay screenshots: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...-of-war-4.aspx

-2 player couch co-op (Online TBA)
-Set on Sera 25 years after Gears of War 3
-Imulsion weapon set off at the end of GOW3 killed off all fossil fuels
-Humanity has become an endangered species huddled in walled cities seeking shelter from devastating wind storms (as a result of the bomb & intense war aftermath)
-Called "windflares", sort of a melting of a hurrican and volcano
-4 categories of weather in the game: Start out as heavy breeze (trees, leaves, dust kicking up) and grow into violent category 3 windstorms that can affect combat and weapon usage
-Category 4 windstorms have you just trying to survive, super violent, dodging lightning strikes, etc
-Think of the wind when fighting: Putting the wind behind could help projectile travel, but fighting directly against the wind could throw bullets back at you
-Enemies also affected by the weather (which you could exploit and use strategically)
-"Outsider" camps outside of COG
-Heavy inspiration on the setting from Northern Italy (forests, forts, etc)
-Want to get back to the "intimacy" and "boogeyman" feeling of the original Gears
-Team settled on story that features 3 protagonists and stretches across a 24 hour span in game
-JD Fenix (main character) is Marcus Fenix's son
-JD: Joined the COG militia, classified incident forced him to AWOL
-Del: JD in the campaign, befriended him at boarding school (deep bond)
-Kait: Outsider, capable survivalist, shares Outsider perspective with JD/Del
-Story begins as their Outsider village is invaded by a mysterious new force; kidnapped
-The trio goes into the forest in search, wondering why only they were spared
-New enemy is called "The Swarm"
-After the war, too many Locust to bury so many were tossed into mass graves (our trio believe this new threat may be linked)
-First mission sets off with the trio in the forest, discovering giant cocoon-like pods, pale monstrous creatures erupt looking almost human
-These enemies are dubbed "Juvies" (harkening to their seemingly first evolutionary stage of a new enemy)
-Juvies can eventually evolve into "Drones" (homage to the trilogy), able to use weapons, seemingly the main enemy type
-Also experimenting with new enemies like the "Pouncer" (E3 demo)
-Pouncer switches tactics based on player (if you run out in the open, it shoots poisonous quills; stay in cover and it comes after you)
-New weapons like "construction based" tools repurposed for combat
-Wanted to revamp the cover system; can more easily mantle kick over any piece of cover & perform knife kills
-Can also perform a short distance shoulder charge, knocking enemies off balance
-Enemies can also pull players out of cover and perform their own takedowns
-Implementing dynamic cover (for example shooting enemy pods from ceilings in an otherwise open area)
-Big emphasis on multiplayer, saying original Gears development was 90% SP, 10% MP
-Want to meet needs of recreational players and esports players
-Acknowledges love for horde mode and promises fans won't be disappointed
Last edited by shinobi602; 03-08-2016 at 07:54 PM.
Ballistik
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(03-08-2016, 07:27 PM)
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Awesome! Finally some new news! Excited for the beta
LegalEagleMike
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(03-08-2016, 07:27 PM)
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I like that they seem to be emphasizing some horror elements again.
Camp1nCarl
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(03-08-2016, 07:29 PM)
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This sounds awesome. Love how they are returning to that Gears 1 atmosphere too. Can't wait!
Poodlestrike
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(03-08-2016, 07:29 PM)
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Sounds good. Northern Italy is a great inspiration for a horroresque setting.
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(03-08-2016, 07:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

Be sure to check out the full cover story with more info and some great screenshots: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...-of-war-4.aspx

-2 player couch co-op (Online TBA)
-Set on Sera 25 years after Gears of War 3
-Imulsion weapon set off at the end of GOW3 killed off all fossil fuels
-Humanity has become an endangered species huddled in walled cities seeking shelter from devastating wind storms
-"Outsider" camps outside of COG
-Heavy inspiration on the setting from Northern Italy (forests, forts, etc)
-Want to get back to the "intimacy" and "boogeyman" feeling of the original Gears
-Team settled on story that features 3 protagonists and stretches across a 24 hour span in game
-JD Fenix (main character) is Marcus Fenix's son
-JD: Joined the COG militia, classified incident forced him to AWOL
-Del: JD in the campaign, befriended him at boarding school (deep bond)
-Kait: Outsider, capable survivalist, shares Outsider perspective with JD/Del
-Story begins as their Outsider village is invaded by a mysterious new force; kidnapped
-The trio goes into the forest in search, wondering why only they were spared
-New enemy is called "The Swarm"
-First mission sets off with the trio in the forest, discovering giant cocoon-like pods, pale monstrous creatures erupt looking almost human
-These enemies are dubbed "Juvies" (harkening to their seemingly first evolutionary stage of a new enemy)
-Juvies can eventually evolve into "Drones" (homage to the trilogy), able to use weapons, seemingly the main enemy type
-Also experimenting with new enemies like the "Pouncer" (E3 demo)
-Pouncer switches tactics based on player (if you run out in the open, it shoots poisonous quills; stay in cover and it comes after you)
-New weapons like "construction based" tools repurposed for combat

cntrl+f PC. Hmmm, no mention of PC version?
Senteevs
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(03-08-2016, 07:30 PM)
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It's Gears. I'm excited.
Hoping for cameos from uncles Baird and Coletrain.
NullPointer
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(03-08-2016, 07:30 PM)
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A lot of that sounds like an echo of Gears 1:

* 2 player co-op
* Marcus Phoenix('s son) gone AWOL
* Marcus's old buddy
* More intimate scale and boogeyman vibe
* Outsider camps.
* Environmental hazards (the Kryll in Gears 1, wind storms here)
Dreams-Visions
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(03-08-2016, 07:30 PM)
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Sounds really good. The fear and spookiness of the original Gears was sorely missed.
Hemmdog
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(03-08-2016, 07:30 PM)
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I'm glad people like an entire 14 page story broken down into bullet points, but our story certainly captures more of the vibe. Hopefully these details will get people to read our story. =)

Cheers

Andy
Olengie
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(03-08-2016, 07:31 PM)
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ooo. Wonder who was JD's mom.
Welfare
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(03-08-2016, 07:31 PM)
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Game's story takes place in a single day? That's interesting. Pace should be fast, then.
sixteen-bit
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(03-08-2016, 07:31 PM)
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Sounds promising. I liked Gears 1 a lot.
jediyoshi
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(03-08-2016, 07:31 PM)
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Who did Marcus boogie down with?
Miles Quaritch
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(03-08-2016, 07:31 PM)
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-Want to get back to the "intimacy" and "boogeyman" feeling of the original Gears

I like this and gives me hope for the game.
FonkyByNature
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(03-08-2016, 07:32 PM)
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I like what i read. 2 player coop, the whole dark/horror element to it. Man, i can't wait !
gamz
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(03-08-2016, 07:32 PM)
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I love they are bringing back more horror. Can't fucking wait!
Gordon0Freeman
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(03-08-2016, 07:32 PM)
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No mp details? :(
whitemex88
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(03-08-2016, 07:33 PM)
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i take it we will be getting a MP Beta by the end of the month then?
biosnake20
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(03-08-2016, 07:33 PM)
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No mp or cover system details?
Samurai G0SU
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(03-08-2016, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hemmdog

I'm glad people like an entire 14 page story broken down into bullet points, but our story certainly captures more of the vibe. Hopefully these details will get people to read our story. =)

Cheers

Andy

Well Andy, Thanks for popping in. I think we all would love to see the full 14 pages, but we dont want to subscribe to GI. So in essence, beggers cant be choosers. :P

Unless you have some information you can provide us? All fresh from the press like a screenshot :P
Camp1nCarl
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(03-08-2016, 07:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hemmdog

I'm glad people like an entire 14 page story broken down into bullet points, but our story certainly captures more of the vibe. Hopefully these details will get people to read our story. =)

Cheers

Andy

Can we expect the print edition to be in stores in the next week or so (based on what the article says)?
WadiumArcadium
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(03-08-2016, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by jediyoshi

Who did Marcus boogie down with?

Anya I'm guessing.
JHall
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(03-08-2016, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Olengie

ooo. Wonder who was JD's mom.

Anya.
Kalentan
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(03-08-2016, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by WadiumArcadium

Anya I'm guessing.

Originally Posted by JHall

Anya.

According to others, Anya was sterile. So unless they they found a way to allow her to have children again, JD's mother (at least biologically) can't be Anya.
backflip10019
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(03-08-2016, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by biosnake20

No mp or cover system details?

-Wanted to revamp the cover system; can more easily mantle kick over any piece of cover & perform knife kills
-Can also perform a short distance shoulder charge, knocking enemies off balance
-Enemies can also pull players out of cover and perform their own takedowns
-Implementing dynamic cover (for example shooting enemy pods from ceilings in an otherwise open area)

.
Shambalakan
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(03-08-2016, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Olengie

ooo. Wonder who was JD's mom.

Queen Myrrah. JD's mom is Anya 99%!
WadiumArcadium
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(03-08-2016, 07:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kalentan

According to others, Anya was sterile.

Oh really? I read a few of the books but I don't remember reading anything about that. Maybe it was in one of the later ones.
ViewtifulJC
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(03-08-2016, 07:36 PM)
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No MP details

nothing on the spring beta

fuck it all
biosnake20
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(03-08-2016, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by backflip10019

.

Ah I didn't see the edit
Enter The 36 Chambers
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(03-08-2016, 07:37 PM)
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As long as multilayer is 5v5, Humans Vs Locust/Swarm, Set loadouts (Rifle, shotgun, pistol, smoke), I'm good.

All previous character models unlockable in mp would also be nice.
ROUGE_BLOCK
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(03-08-2016, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Olengie

ooo. Wonder who was JD's mom.

Well that's obvious, Anya. It would be surprising if it is anyone else.
Kei-
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(03-08-2016, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ballistik

Awesome! Finally some new news! Excited for the beta

This still scheduled for spring?
Bits N Pieces
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(03-08-2016, 07:39 PM)
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That all sounds pretty awesome, thanks for posting :)

Really hoping The Coalition knock this out the park and get Gears back to the dark scary moody beast of a game the first one was.

I think they can do it, I have faith in Rod!
Stevey
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(03-08-2016, 07:39 PM)
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Sounds good.
Lingitiz
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(03-08-2016, 07:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Olengie

ooo. Wonder who was JD's mom.

He's blonde so it must be Anya.
Kalentan
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(03-08-2016, 07:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by WadiumArcadium

Oh really? I read a few of the books but I don't remember reading anything about that. Maybe it was in one of the later ones.

The wiki says that Braid said that she told him that one of the reasons she was so dedicated to the military was because she couldn't have kids.
Loch Doun
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(03-08-2016, 07:40 PM)
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Sounds delicious, can't wait!
biosnake20
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(03-08-2016, 07:41 PM)
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Good to see they're emphasizing ESPORTSSSSSSS
dragonflys545
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(03-08-2016, 07:41 PM)
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Okay this sounds really good. Last game I played was geow 2.
Zojirushi
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(03-08-2016, 07:42 PM)

Originally Posted by shinobi602

-Big emphasis on multiplayer, saying original Gears development was 90% SP, 10% MP
-Want to meet needs of recreational players and esports players

Only in for the SP so not a fan of how this sounds.
-MD-
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(03-08-2016, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hemmdog

I'm glad people like an entire 14 page story broken down into bullet points

Sounds like it.
pizzacat
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(03-08-2016, 07:43 PM)
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Man they're making it seem like it won't have locust in mp, I'm sorta okay with that but just let me see some mp
Trago
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(03-08-2016, 07:44 PM)
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-Want to get back to the "intimacy" and "boogeyman" feeling of the original Gears

That's all I need to hear really.

Other details seem great honestly, looks like they're changing things up a bit, while retaining some familiar elements that made the original games great.



I'm really looking forward to this.
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Lupin3
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(03-08-2016, 07:44 PM)
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Sounds ok! It all comes down to the MP, though.
noomi
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(03-08-2016, 07:44 PM)
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but is it coming to PC?!
pizzacat
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(03-08-2016, 07:45 PM)
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The shoulder charge just sounds like the retro charge so retro is gone because why have both of them in the game?
Collingwood
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(03-08-2016, 07:46 PM)
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I'm actually liking the sound of everything but the weather stuff. Just let me shoot cunts, don't make me check the weather before I do.
Hemmdog
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(03-08-2016, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Camp1nCarl

Can we expect the print edition to be in stores in the next week or so (based on what the article says)?

Print will arrive to subs this weekend, but it will take until 4/15 if all the systems work as intended to get it into stores.
CassidyIzABeast
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(03-08-2016, 07:48 PM)
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Are there new gameplay screenshots in the issue? If all concept art and e3 demo shots I'm not interested.

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