Let me be perfectly clear right off the bat, lest the reader make a few snap assumptions:

1. I love Gears of War . I've kept my Xbox 360 almost exclusively for the purpose of playing these games.

2. In my eyes, the original Gears snagged the crown of the third-person shooter category.

3. I will absolutely own Gears 3 this month. That's going to happen.

That being said, no sooner did Gears take that aforementioned crown did Naughty Dog's epic Uncharted series snatch it away. While both franchises are very different in terms of tone, style, and even mechanics, they both fall into the same category. And as much as I love Epic's great series, I really can't see Gears 3 topping Uncharted 3 in any category. Visual presentation? Voice acting? Soundtrack? Overall control? Storyline? Characters? Environment? Yeah, sorry Gears , you can't win this one.

And it's so weird, too. In comparison to just about any other title out there, I'd take Gears 3 any day of the week and twice on Sunday. But after the brilliance that was Uncharted 2 – which I firmly believe is the single best game of the generation thus far – I just can't imagine Gears 3 closing the gap and surpassing Naughty Dog's third effort. Yes, I'm sure I'll adore both titles in question, and I'm sure both will be worthy of Game of the Year nods and various nominations. But only one will leave me with this singular feeling of awe, and I think I know which one it will be…

Related Game(s): Uncharted 3

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Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
9 years ago

I'm getting gears of war 3 next Tuesday but your right it ain't got nothing on U3. I'm just glad it I got both systems so I can play these great games.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

WKC2 tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
9 years ago

WKC2 come out tomorrow damn games is coming out every Tuesday Imma have to pass on it though I gotta get Gow3 first.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

No biggie if it's anything like the first it will drop to $40 in less than 3 weeks. I need my RPG fix and I enjoyed the 1st one enough to warrant another Day1 for this.

Dreno
Dreno
9 years ago

Lv,

I'm gettin my copy of wkc-duece tonight at midnight.

Hella stoked. Been waitin for that game for days. D1p? More like m1p. Minute 1 fa sho.

Haha, yeah I'm a nerd.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Dreno that's great news. Amazon couldn't guarantee me release date delivery so I canceled my preorder and was going to get it from BestBuy in the morning (screw you Gamestop) but maybe I will call Target or Walmart and see if they have any copies. I'm up for some late night gaming 🙂

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

@LV

yeah, i could care less about gears 3, partly because i'm not interested when i played the previous ones and partly because i dont have a 360 anymore. However, white knight chronicles 2 is out tomorrow and i cant wait. i even passed on resistance 3 for now because i know i'll be playing wkc2 alot and its a waste to buy the game at full price right now and not play it for a while.

im getting it from gamestop to get the preorder bonus then return the game and get it at best buy because i have a giftcard. i usually get the preorder bonus at gamestop then return it then buy it somewhere else that has a good price. i was hoping that frys will have it cheaper like the new games they released lately but the best i could find is $5 off.


Last edited by johnld on 9/12/2011 11:14:04 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I used my Deus Ex bonus on WKCII but I didn't want to pay for the fast shipping, plus I'll be as busy as LV at a tranny bar so it's estimated to arrive friday 🙂

No offense old bean.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

@world

my plan was to get resistance 3 which came with a $20 kmart gaming coupon then use it at white knight chronicles 2. sadly kmart wont carry wkc2 because it didnt do well last time so i passed on resistance 3 as well. from what i'm hearing though kmart is gaving a really good deal on batman arkham city so i'm looking forward to that.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

LOL, I'll have you know World that I won a karaoke competition this weekend singing this lineup:
Lady Gaga – Alejandro
Ace of Base – Beautiful Life
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night

And by the last song it was the equivalent of playing a game on Insane difficulty thanks to the dozen Irish Car Bombs I had consumed.

John, I will see you online!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

WHAT!? No Teenage Dream!?

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

@LV

i wont be touching online until i fully experience all WKC2 has to offer. after that then i'll see you guys online. most of the people on my friend list are waiting for white knight chronicles 2.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I didn't pay for same day delivery on my pre-order, so I doubt I'll have it today. Probably tomorrow and definitely by Thursday. Either way, I'll probably plug away at the SP before going multiplayer too much.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I played the first GOW and I didn't like it. I'm sure it's a fun game but it's not for me. I didn't care for the setting or characters. I really don't like the character designs, I felt like I was playing with a bunch of WWE wrestlers.

Uncharted3 is my type of game, a modern Tomb Raider and I look forward to the dozens of moments it will give me where I simply stand and look around in wonder.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

I agree 100%. =)

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Same, I'm a big fan of treasure hunting movies like Indiana Jones. So Uncharted is up my alley.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

Sometimes hearing of Uncharted's brilliance can get tiring. So I want add to the accolades list for the game. Instead, I'll just give it the best honor I could give it: a spot on my games collection.

As for Gears of War 3, I hope that it does well. The 360 fans need a kick-ass exclusive too!

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

Damned auto-correct. I meant to say "So I WON'T add to the accolades list for the game." on the above post. LOL

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

yeah, xbox fans finally get a new game to play. maybe now they'll shut up and just play the game, i'm talking about over the top fanboys. you know, the people who usually work at gamestop. but knowing them, they'll probably just switch to "gears of war is the best game ever" mode and ignore all facts again.

bebestorm
bebestorm
9 years ago

Im sure both games will be great but Im taking a pass on both.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

fair enough

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

Both titles will accomplish what the are set to do.

The stellar Uncharted 3 will once again display the Excellence of Sonys Exclusives and the power of the PS3.

The Epic Gears of War 3 will give the XBox its much needed injection of a AAA Exclusive franchise.

Exclusives are what give a console life. Enjoy the oncoming onslaught of games guys.

StubbornScorpio
StubbornScorpio
9 years ago

I've heard pretty good things about the Gears of War series and pretty much everyone I know that owns an Xbox 360 seems to hail it as their Uncharted. Each console deserves an amazing AAA exclusive title, so obviously Gears takes top honors.

WITH THAT SAID….
I'm so excited for Drake's Deception. The Collector's Edition unboxing video that North starred in did its job well, for I will be one of the three proud owners of the CE.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

kinda off topic but i figured you guys might want to know. go to ratchetandclankdotcom, watch the all4one trailer. after the trailer they'll give you a psn code for free ratchet and clank avatars, home shirts, and theme.

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

Thank man! I need a demo or something too! LMAO! I've been on a PS MOVE craze the last few days! Oh yeah, OT, but LBP 2 with the MOVE 0_0 Amazingly easy and fun!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Hahahh, Kitty got wet!

But yeah, someone else on here coined the phrase but Gears is like "controlling a turd through an ass" or something similar and it really bugs me. I need the freestyle play that Uncharted gives me. That and the epic awesomeness unmatched by any adventure ever.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

if gears is like "controlling a turn through an ass", i dont even want to know how that person described quantum theory. hahaha

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I beat Quantum Theory just to spite it, that game was only 50% complete imo. What a piece of sh*t.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

World all those nights I would see you online playing that game I felt a little better about my gaming habits.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

haha, when something pisses me off that much it's goin' down. Period. It was the only game to get a "Recommended for: No gamer ever at any time, don't even accept it for free," in my Cult Gamer feature.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

@world

hahaha, i hated the demo the moment i started it. but unlike the time i hated the valkyria chronicles demo, i wont even try the full retail game. valkyria chronicles was a fluke, and i really loved the game now. i think i even bought the dlc so i should go back and play those. The valkyria chronicles anime kinda left a bad taste with me so i need to get back to the game.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I dig VC too, but I didn't get far enough. That's the problem with strategy games for me there's no saving in the middle of a lengthy battle.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

i think you can save in the middle of a battle. although its been a while since i played.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

I'm pretty sure THE ELDER SCROLLS V SKYRIM will rule the world come Nov. FYI. =D

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

More loveliness: http://www.velocitygamer.com/pt/20-Minutes-of-Skyrim-Footage/blog.htm


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 9/12/2011 11:28:02 PM

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

I'm trying to avoid any and all content relating to Skyrim at this point. I already know it's going to be my favorite game of the year. XD

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Suit yourself little lady. I've stayed away from all Drake's Deception stuff except the E3 ship footage.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 9/12/2011 11:39:55 PM

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

There's just no way Gears 3 will measure up to Uncharted 3.
I know it's mostly a preference thing, but Gears 3 really is the most "pop in fire" shooter of the action genre. Many times it really feels to me like gaining yards on a football field. You have these thick, relatively slow, gears. Who can't really navigate around all that well, so even with it's locked down "always to your back" camera they do fine just being able to press forward, take cover and pop up for those quick burst kills. Just don't let yourself get crowded by the enemy, the play falls apart fast as you lumber around trying to setup that melee attack or prep that shotgun. And don't think too far outside of the box trying to position yourself better in the battle field, chances are that thick barricade in front of you is almost always all you need to set up camp, shoot down the grunts and then press forward. There's no higher places to get to, no around the side through that pile of rubble area to sneak through and flank around on. It's pretty much a one way straight trip going from one pop 'n fire shoot out to the next.

But hey, it's just me. THere's millions who love it anyway.
I know people like doing that. They're all enamored by it's look, feel and soul. I honestly think so much of it's popularity rides with this. Because, really, when it comes down to all the things you can do in a game like Uncharted, even when just looking at it's combat, the Gears just don't stack up in play. It's always slower, but never smarter because of it. Though, to it's credit, it sure as heck looks awesome and throws a whole lot of cool set pieces and some incredible bosses your way while doing it. Hey, I'm game. But don't expect me to give it much more time than a round trip pass from Blockbuster and back. After then, maybe I'll pick it up used for $5(gears1) or $10(gears2) and give it just one more go.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 9/12/2011 11:57:44 PM

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

sorry when I put "gears 3 is the most pop 'n fire shooter" I meant just "gears" as in the franchise.

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
9 years ago

Apples and Oranges – Gears isnt a platformer – both are 3rd person shooter / cover system – but very very different games and

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
9 years ago

Ugh.

Its impossible to compare *any* games these days without someone pointing out their one relatively minor difference and saying that makes the comparison unfair. If the games were exactly alike there would be no reason to compare them!

Don't compare my Focus to a Mustang because the Focus is FWD!!!!!!

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
9 years ago

i personally can't wait for both.

I always saw Gears as more of a competition to the Resistance series – both being the premier shooters unique to each platform – and with that being said – Gears 3 better be pretty damn special to measure up to R3

Kr3sn1k
Kr3sn1k
9 years ago

Personally I'm more exited for gears not really a huge uncharted fan i love the story and everything but something about the gameplay bothers me and I'm not sure what its not that its bad its just different i guess.

Dreno
Dreno
9 years ago

Just got my copy of wkc2. Which was one of only 2 copies sent to the walmart in my town.

Holy crap, I feel like I just seen my first pair of ta-tas again lol

Antu
Antu
9 years ago

uncharted franchise is the best

rell
rell
9 years ago

I cant wait until wkc 2 comeout psnID:hustleman24 add me

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

You should join the PSXE guild we're planning on making (once guilds are available).

AshT
AshT
9 years ago

I'm sure Gears is great n all, but there's no other game like Uncharted, its simply the best this gen.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Critically, I get the feeling that Gears 3 will come extremely close to Uncharted, but the two really are different, in every way. There's no true basis for comparison between them, except that they both have third person shooting in them. But Uncharted purely as a shooter is not how it is meant to be played.

Gears will sell more, to be sure, but Uncharted will undoubtedly be the go-to game of a great many PS3 owners.

___________
___________
9 years ago

nope, quite the opposite!
gears and uncharted are like the mclaren mp4-12c and the ferrari 458 itallia.
the mclaren is most certainly the more technical car, the ferrari is by far the more fun car there for by far the best car!
my emotions from uncharted 2 were wow thats so cool, i cant believe ND were able to do that!
my emotions from gears 2 were OMFG this is so cool!
thats why to me gears 3 will be by far the better game, simply because its allot more fun!
uncharted is too much the engineers car.
to quote richard from top gear, so the ascari is assured entry into the supercar club?
no.
let me explain.
its far too much the engineers car, what they should of done is let the engineers do their work then give it to a 10 year old kid.
games to me are exactly the same.
you have the ferraris of the industry and the mclaren.
give me the ferrari over anything any day of the week simply because its the one thats just that bit more fun!
its what i was saying the other day, you either have those amazing technological masterpieces AKA uncharted or you have the to be frank ps2 games but were fun as hell like just cause 2.
sadly we very rarely get both, so give me the fun as hell game over the OMFG look how perty it is game any day of the week!