As soon as I began to play the original GOW I realized that there was something about the game’s blend of action and tactics that set it apart from all other games in the genre. Over the years I’ve beaten both GOW campaigns with a wide various friends, family, and strangers, and still find the experience to be deeply satisfying. While some of the systems introduced in the original GOW were still in their relative infancy, the overall Gears experience was always spectacular. After playing a lot of Gears 3 over the past week I can honestly say that the Gears 1 and 2 were just an appitizer for the feast that is Gears of War 3.
Bet you can’t get enough Mass Effect news right now. ME2 is coming soon to the PS3, and while they’re busy building their planetary exploration side-business empire, the rest of us will be refreshing amazon.com until a Mass Effect 3 Super Edition appears for purchase. For now, you can pre-order the pedestrian edition for the standard $59.99. Funny thing is, the release date is currently set for Dec 31, 2011. Obviously a placeholder (edit: hopefully a placeholder), the ship date extends all the way into January 2012. Seriously?
And while we’re on the subject, is anyone going to pick up the PS3 edition in a true expression of rabid ME devotion? Since there will never be a PS3 version of ME1, ME2 will feature in interactive comic to help you set up your character for “import” into ME2. So, if you’re already 100% the game on 360, achievement-wise, maybe it’s time to start working on your Trophy collection. Or maybe you want to write one of those exhaustive articles that go shot-by-shot through the 360 and PS3 versions and compare shadow complexity, anti-aliasing, and the cleavage detail on Miranda’s textural model that only PC gamers care about. Hey, at least the PS3 version of ME3 will launch at the same time as the PC and Xbox 360 counterparts.