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Gears of War Judgement |OT| Brothers from the beginning, Bros till the end

Mik_Pad

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Sure you are a fan of both series. 74 posts in the Gow:A OT vs 4 posts here, which 3 of them is to say how depressing is the sales. And for sure I'll find a post from you about your concerns how the depressing Gow:A sales, right?
Since you seem to care too much, I am a Gears fan and I don't own an Xbox but my best friend had one and we played Gears 1 and 2 non stop, I haven't played Gears 3 and Judgment but I still think it's an awesome series but I think this last instalment is a dissapointment in many ways.
Why do I post here if I don't own an Xbox? Well I still care for Gears and I'm thinking in getting an Xbox of my own eventually or the Next Xbox if it has bc so I can play the games I have missed.
And I have posted WAY more in the God of War OT because clearly I like it more and maybe because I only have a PS3 atm.

I hope you are pleased.
 

Future PhaZe

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I don't know that I'd call Judgements campaign balanced...they just throw whatever at you knowing that since you're down and not out you'll likely be revived.

If it was instadeath upon getting downed I probably wouldn't have even finished the campaign.
 

rangersfan414

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I don't know that I'd call Judgements campaign balanced...they just throw whatever at you knowing that since you're down and not out you'll likely be revived.

If it was instadeath upon getting downed I probably wouldn't have even finished the campaign.
Don't try Insane then.
 

NullPointer

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Don't try Insane then.
So far I've been able to solo insane so it seems balanced enough. Its hard, but thats what you'd expect :)

Tickers are the bane of my existence right now, but luckily the AI are nigh indestructible so make great tanks. With four human players you'll get smarter teammates, but much more vulnerable ones.

Also have been going through the campaign again, one game insane and one hardcore with declassified and I'm noticing how dynamic the game really is. Its not full on dynamic like Left 4 Dead, but more 50/50. Its enough to be able to have certain expectations each checkpoint, without knowing everything that's going to happen. Its an interesting mix, but so far its working for me.
 

rangersfan414

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So far I've been able to solo insane so it seems balanced enough. Its hard, but thats what you'd expect :)

Tickers are the bane of my existence right now, but luckily the AI are nigh indestructible so make great tanks. With four human players you'll get smarter teammates, but much more vulnerable ones.
My problem is that my teammates always die, forcing me to restart, even though I did nothing wrong (4 player co-op)

So now I've been going through it with a friend in 2 player co-op and we've been making decent progress. There still are some very tough missions though, especially when doing the declassified ones as well.

And it's also very annoying when you get like 2.75 stars, but will eventually have to replay the section to get 3 stars because sometimes it takes like 30 minutes to beat a section after all the restarting.
 

Monkeylord

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WTF!

I only bought this yesterday, and played through Bairds testimonial.

Just tried to start it up now... unreadable disc. If go to "info" it shows me info for 4oD.

Tried a different game... runs fine.



Tried it on my other 360, unreadable disc.

Wiped it down with a microfiber cloth... still unreadable.

FFS!!!


*EDIT*

After what seems like 100 tries it's finally working. I've got it installing now.

Anyone think I should exchange it regardless?
 

Smashkirby

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Sigh, the last enemy of a survival round, a grenader. Shot at it with the boom, then it backs up a bit, does half of a turn around and then just stops.

Frozen in place and invincible. Nothing works. In the middle of shooting it, just to gloat it changes its weapon from its shotgun to the pistol. Nothing we can do but quit.

You can keep Cole, game. I'm not playing to beat survival for awhile.
 

Diablohead

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Really this is like ODST, an expansion pack sold at retail like a new game, but at full price :/ I guess it's the best way to make money as if this was a huge DLC it would have suffered.
*EDIT*

After what seems like 100 tries it's finally working. I've got it installing now.

Anyone think I should exchange it regardless?
Disc could have been from a bad batch, exchange it if you can especially if it took that long but having it installed might be alright if the disc can still be checked ok on launching, up to you really.
 

Monkeylord

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Disc could have been from a bad batch, exchange it if you can especially if it took that long but having it installed might be alright if the disc can still be checked ok on launching, up to you really.
It was a slight exaggeration, but it did actually take very nearly a whole hour (started trying at 8pm, success finally at 8:50pm). It did finally work, installed fine (although that took about 20mins or so) and I'm playing it now.

Yeah, gonna swap it I think.


One thing I was wondering... where's the damn Smartglass features? MS were touting it so much, but the only game I own with any is Halo 4, and that didn't really work (Waypoint would start up, but I couldn't select anything).

Some realtime ribbon/medal/stat/achievement progress would have been very welcome.
 

Subtervotion

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yep , hardcore is the default difficulty with randoms
Just beat it on Estate with randoms. Definitely the easiest map. I checked the leaderboards and only 10 people have beat it on Island and Junkyard (two teams of 5), 5 people have beaten it on Skyline (one team) and a bunch of people have beaten Estate. This is all on Insane difficulty, btw. Hardcore has hundreds of people who have beaten it.

So it's safe to say beating it on insane is not going to be a walk in the park.
 

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This is my first Gears of War game so I dont have a point of reference but a little confused with all the hate in this thread. I am loving the MP so far. I wasn't a huge fan of the maps at first but as time has gone on and players I've been playing with learn the layouts more Ive been having a blast in the past few days. Seems players know where the action is a bit more now than earlier last week and has resulted in some great games.

Not a huge fan of the Rig map but loving the others.

Is it worth going back and getting GoW3? Will serious GoW players settle on previous games for MP or is everyone going to stick with Judgement?
 

-PXG-

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You know. I'd volunteer to be a design consultant for a Gears 1 reboot. I'd do it for free since I love the series so much. Playing Gears 1 for the last three days and going back to 3 and Judgement has truly shown me just how far away they've gone.

Epic needs more people like Lee Perry, opposed to people who are only interested in adding unnecessary bullshit and making it so those who are terrible at games can excel through means that only steer the game away from it's roots.
Come on Cliff, you wanted the SOS in game because you're ass at your own game. Admit it.

I really hope Epic learns from this and truly looks back at what made Gear 1 as good, memorable and addicting as it is.
 

Kabuto

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If you haven't gotten your Microsoft Store codes yet:
1) Go to microsoftstore.com
2) log in
3) click Live Chat
4) tell them that other people are getting their preorder codes by coming here
5) get transferred
6) have your Billing Name, Order Number, Email Address you used, and last 4 digits of your Credit Card that was used

just got my codes from support and it went very smoothly. Great customer support.

credits go to Lord Dirt from xbox360achievements.org for making a thread about it.
 

smik

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People who want to try the locked out mode, Warzone

"Start up Gears Judgement. Go to Private Match and highlight TDM, then press A.
At the next prompt press A+B simultaneously. When it says "You are about to start a match. Continue?" press A again."

Saw some differences, weapon pick up is back to normal so picking up weapons will have to be fought over which is good, player spawns atm are terrible, 1 team will get the majority of power weapons eg Libary
 

ShogunX

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You know. I'd volunteer to be a design consultant for a Gears 1 reboot. I'd do it for free since I love the series so much. Playing Gears 1 for the last three days and going back to 3 and Judgement has truly shown me just how far away they've gone.
Times have changed. Different people want different things from their Gears of War experience. Not everybody will be willing to go back to the brutal ways of the original game.

I'm sure the many people who played the game of a professional level at events like MLG would love to be a design consultant for a return to the original Gears. Sadly much like call of Duty I think the series is too far gone to go back to its roots.

As for Judgment I'm liking the campaign and the way it's broken down into bite sized all action sized chunks. I'm also liking the multiplayer but all of this on the disc content is an absolute fucking disgrace.
 

-PXG-

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People who want to try the locked out mode, Warzone

"Start up Gears Judgement. Go to Private Match and highlight TDM, then press A.
At the next prompt press A+B simultaneously. When it says "You are about to start a match. Continue?" press A again."

Saw some differences, weapon pick up is back to normal so picking up weapons will have to be fought over which is good, player spawns atm are terrible, 1 team will get the majority of power weapons eg Libary
Looool playing right now haha

edit

HUGE phone pic



edit 2

No downs. Only one round (since it's a glitch, you can't change any rules.). Nades start too... :/
 
Feb 13, 2012
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I have one of each classic Hammerburst Assault Rifle and Young Dom and Anya multiplayer skins codes. quote to see
WQ4TX-XDHX9-9T397-JD3Q6-QWT9Z

9DYV9-WY646-2YJWY-QRC9Q-G3MWZ

F36PQ-Y2KP3-KRW9T-JRRKM-DFDXZ
 

Skilotonn

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You might want to put that pic in quotes for other people PXG.

About Warzone being buggy as hell, I think that speaks for itself already, which is why Execution didn't make it at launch, and possibly being on smaller-sized, symmetrical maps to fit the mode better. We'll see what they do with this later on.

This is my first Gears of War game so I dont have a point of reference but a little confused with all the hate in this thread. I am loving the MP so far. I wasn't a huge fan of the maps at first but as time has gone on and players I've been playing with learn the layouts more Ive been having a blast in the past few days. Seems players know where the action is a bit more now than earlier last week and has resulted in some great games.

Not a huge fan of the Rig map but loving the others.

Is it worth going back and getting GoW3? Will serious GoW players settle on previous games for MP or is everyone going to stick with Judgement?
Judgment is an experiment of sorts for Epic, hence all of the major changes to the game which has many of the series' staple features changed, like COG/Human vs. Locust, going down and reviving teammates, having two main weapons + a pistol, no perfect reload extra damage etc. I myself wasn't happy at all with these changes till some Epic devs themselves confirmed that this is an experiment that they'd never do with a main Gears title, and with that I was more relieved and looked forward to the game.

It really feels a lot different from previous Gears titles, both in good ways and in bad - you have the people that complain but can't even form an argument to save their life so you'd think that the game is hated by all when it's just a handful of people repeating that "the game is shit", "fuck this, fuck that", "money grab", etc. over and over.

I can easily recommend getting Gears 3 because it actually doesn't overlap with Judgment as the two games together have different sets of modes altogether with the drastic modes in between them - the huge button control setup changes between them might take some getting used to though with Judgment's new setup.

The biggest complaint about the game seems to be about the maps because now the maps are evenly split between MP and Overrun/Survival, leaving less to play for those who just want to play only TDM, FFA and Domination, which is valid as well too. Personally I play all modes though, since Overrun took me by surprise, and I find Survival's 10 intense modes a lot more challenging than Horde's 50 long waves - and no, this doesn't mean that I want Horde replaced.

Personally, the game finally totally clicked for me last night in TDM and FFA - I played MP Friday night and I had only average matches, but last night I was basting like I usually do in Gears, not even letting chumps get close enough to melee, and had some gorgeous blindfire headshots with the Breechshot, right up to some lovely Longshot blindfires at point-blank range in one shot. So good. I just wished I had more maps for FFA, TDM and Domination at launch, but I enjoy the maps we have now, and Execution and the two free maps come next week.
 

Lyte Edge

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I have one of each classic Hammerburst Assault Rifle and Young Dom and Anya multiplayer skins codes. quote to see
WQ4TX-XDHX9-9T397-JD3Q6-QWT9Z

9DYV9-WY646-2YJWY-QRC9Q-G3MWZ

F36PQ-Y2KP3-KRW9T-JRRKM-DFDXZ
Already been used.
 

madmackem

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I have one of each classic Hammerburst Assault Rifle and Young Dom and Anya multiplayer skins codes. quote to see
WQ4TX-XDHX9-9T397-JD3Q6-QWT9Z

9DYV9-WY646-2YJWY-QRC9Q-G3MWZ

F36PQ-Y2KP3-KRW9T-JRRKM-DFDXZ
All have been used, gaf is getting real shady with these free codes and not thanking the poster for them.
 

Monkeylord

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You should ask people to PM you for the codes, or do the "quote to reveal" thing.

The reason no thanks are being given is because anyone, member or not, can snag them. I'm sure if an actual member used up the code then some kind of thanks would be given.
 
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You should ask people to PM you for the codes, or do the "quote to reveal" thing.

The reason no thanks are being given is because anyone, member or not, can snag them. I'm sure if an actual member used up the code then some kind of thanks would be given.
Hadn't thought of that, I didn't want to get PM'ed cause I wasn't sure I'd be able to reply right away and didn't want to make anyone wait. Hadn't thought of a non-member getting them.
 

Barrow Roll

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Hadn't thought of that, I didn't want to get PM'ed cause I wasn't sure I'd be able to reply right away and didn't want to make anyone wait. Hadn't thought of a non-member getting them.
Next time use the email tags so members will actually have to quote your post to see the codes.

Quote this post to see an example of how.



Still, nice of you to give away your codes.
 

Skilotonn

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Too bad that the people that snatched up the codes didn't thank you man, most-likely lurkers.

PM is still the best option, but at least you know about the quote thing now.
 
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Hadn't thought of that, I didn't want to get PM'ed cause I wasn't sure I'd be able to reply right away and didn't want to make anyone wait. Hadn't thought of a non-member getting them.
Bad news: they can still get jacked! I swear people must have a code-trawling bot that goes across gaf that auto-submits them to xbox.com...
 
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If you haven't gotten your Microsoft Store codes yet:
1) Go to microsoftstore.com
2) log in
3) click Live Chat
4) tell them that other people are getting their preorder codes by coming here
5) get transferred
6) have your Billing Name, Order Number, Email Address you used, and last 4 digits of your Credit Card that was used

just got my codes from support and it went very smoothly. Great customer support.

credits go to Lord Dirt from xbox360achievements.org for making a thread about it.
Is Microsoft just not sending them out, or what?

I'll likely do this once I get back from classes in a few hours. It is beyond frustrating that Microsoft hasn't gotten the stuff out yet.
 

Monkeylord

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I was looking through the different skins last night... has anyone else noticed how much Cole shrinks between Judgment and Aftermath skins, lol.



Also, I noticed there's a weapon skin that's locked that says "play the special event in launch week" in the unlock conditions. This only came out here on Fri, and I really don't like playing online till I'm done with the campaign. Should I just jump in anyway to unlock, and what are the conditions?

I played in a couple of Gears3 events, but nothing ever got added to my medal count. Not sure if it was a glitch, or if there was a certain amount of matches that had to be played.
 

mickcenary

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some gorgeous blindfire headshots with the Breechshot
Skilotonn, do you find the Breechshot to be more effective on the whole hip-fired, or do you only resort to that for high-tension encounters where hard-aiming simply isn't feasible? Such a rad gun to use, but only if you're doming blokes :(.
 

Vee_One

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Played my first game of multiplayer - had forgotten how much I loved Gears. Game feels great to play.
 

Future PhaZe

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Jumped back on Gears 3 for some horde...tons of fun. Quickly adapted to changing weapons wtih D-Pad again and having access to all guns and symmetrical maps was just so much better than anything Judgement brings to the table.
 

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I actually had quite a bit of fun playing Domination last night. I know I'm doing a bit of a 180 on it .. well not really since I still don't really care for the SP but some of the MP changes are interesting and kind of fun. I like the Marksa a lot. I also like that people are running around the map with all variety of weapons and seem to be using them appropriately. I really like the ability to toss a grenade quickly. I am also glad that they give you the option to twirl the grenade and aim like Gears of old. No longer getting stuck on a short drop from cover is also REALLY nice.

The Gondola map has grown on me and so has Rig and Library. I don't think these maps are as good as the maps that shipped with Gears 3 but I am still enjoying them. I am actually looking forward to getting home tonight and hopping on the game. Also, I really like Overrun and love playing as the Locust.
 

-PXG-

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Oh you yeah, you spawn with nades in Warzone. No downs either.Plain stupid. I hope that gets fixed when its out, officially
 

MjFrancis

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I'll be happy when Warzone officially returns. Honestly, it kind of sucks buying Judgment - as much fun as I'm having with it - because I'm supporting disc-based DLC. It's kind of like if you leased a car that had a speed governor at 45mph and to drive on the highway you had to pay the dealer more to unlock speeds your car can already drive.
 

nel e nel

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Is Microsoft just not sending them out, or what?

I'll likely do this once I get back from classes in a few hours. It is beyond frustrating that Microsoft hasn't gotten the stuff out yet.
I got mine this morning. The email receipt for my game said it could take up to 10 days for the codes to be sent. It's only been a week, so give it a couple more days.
 

NullPointer

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Random aside: Its weird but awesome to kill Locust with Nico Bellic.

Going through my declassified solo run, and one nice touch that I appreciate is the challenges that reduce visibility have all utilized unique effects. The smoke used under the Museum is different than the gas used at the Academy, which is different than the crazy wind at Onyx Point. So each challenge feels fresh.

And after assaulting some rooftops, let nobody refer to a loadout of boltoks and longshots as being "ill equipped". Many, many heads were popped last night, at both long and short range. And each one was a mini-satori of violence.

Edit: One more bit. I'd love to see some DLC extend the dynamic spawns or add more challenges. Some of the spaces in the game are huge but don't seem to be taken full advantage of. Like when you reach the Academy, the first courtyard area is huge with all kinds of side passages and cover spots, but every time I've played it, the action seems limited to one corner. If some more remixes were added I'd probably bite. The more dynamic and unexpected the better.