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Gears of War 4 by Microsoft

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Gears of War 4 is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 22.
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  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Developer: The Coalition
  • Category: Action

Product Details:

A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.

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Gears Of War 4

Back To Square One
by Andrew Reiner
Concept:

New developer. New heroes. New enemies. The same Gears of War


Graphics:

Heightened weather effects and destruction produce a continual stream of awesome visuals to soak in. The new enemy types are also beautifully animated. The game even offers enhancements when viewed on a 4K TV


Sound:

The "dude-bro" dialogue is subdued and replaced by legitimately humorous banter. The soundtrack is once again thumping, and the satisfying guitar chord is back to signify the conclusion of each combat encounter


Playability:

Seek cover, pop up, and shoot. Gears of War's combat hasn't changed, but the toys you can play with pack more of a punch - which is needed, given how aggressive the enemies are


Entertainment:

The campaign is too familiar at times, but the gameplay is top notch. All multiplayer modes showcase high levels of depth and reasons to come back


Replay:

High

Gears of War 4 is every bit as enjoyable as the series' past iterations, but isn't the fresh start you might think it is.

The fourth wall is nearly broken in Gears of War 4's opening moments when a news reporter looks into the camera, and says "We're back." This dialogue is meant to elicit excitement from fans, but is somewhat of a misleading message, since Gears of War 4 is developed by a new studio, introduces new heroes, a new threat, new weapons, and has consistently been pitched as a "new saga."

Before developer The Coalition shows us how different its vision is,Gears of War 4 begins with a clever playable prologue that walks us through the key battles that shaped Sera and the series.

Through this tightly scripted introduction, The Coalition does a fantastic job of giving players a true sense of closure while establishing the need for the story to head in a different direction. Set 25 years after the Imulsion Countermeasure (which destroyed all of the Locust and Lambent nests), we meet new protagonists JD Fenix, Kait Diaz, and Del Walker on a sunny and colorful hillside. The series' trademark "destroyed beauty" approach to art design is nowhere to be found; it's just beautiful. The sequence even concludes with the trio stopping to witness a butterfly being born from its cocoon. The takeaway from this moment is that something ugly can eventually become beautiful and dynamic.

After this peculiar moment, which seems at the time to be more of a commentary on the series than anything in the game, The Coalition doubles down on its decision to take Gears of War 4 in a different direction. The first act is vibrant, free of blood and guts, and more about the political climate of the world. We learn JD and his crew have shunned the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) to live as outsiders. This initial story hook has a Robin Hood vibe, and begins with JD trying to steal a prized piece of technology from within COG city walls.

See more of the review at Game Informer

Arm yourself against a new threat

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100% Complete Walkthrough: Coverage of all areas and encounters! Co-Op Strategy included!

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Important Information:

If you are a fan of the Gears of War franchise, check out all the latest Gears of War 4 games and accessories available for Xbox One now.

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Offer valid to anyone who preorders Gears of War 4 for Xbox One between March 1, 2016 and October 10, 2016 online at www.gamestop.com or at any participating GameStop location in the United States. Must preorder Gears of War for Xbox One by October 10, 2016 and complete the purchase in-store at GameStop to qualify for the offer. Purchases alone will not qualify. Offer limited to while supplies last. Limit one Gear Pack per person total. Must be a legal resident of the U.S. age 17 or older to play Gears of War. Each card is redeemable for the content/item shown on the cards. Content on some cards is only usable during multiplayer play. Broadband internet; ISP fees apply. Online multiplayer requires Xbox Live Gold subscription (sold separately). Use of Xbox and Xbox Live Gold is subject to the Microsoft Services Agreement (www.microsoft.com/msa). Other fees may apply. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, change, or suspend this offer at any time without notice.

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