GEARS OF WAR 4
The Coalition/Microsoft Studios
Following his disastrous Michael Hutchence wannabe outing while INXS
imploded, JD Fortune soldiers on in Gears of War...
We’re sorry, we’ll read that again. Following his disastrous Michael
Hutchence wannabe outing while INXS imploded, JD Fenix soldiers on
in Gears of War...
Hang on, that makes no fucking
sense. What does this JD Fenix guy have to do with INXS? Umm,
nothing. But he does have something to do with ace shooter Gears,
so we’re gradually getting there. He’s the son of series legend
Marcus Fenix, and being 25 years on from the Locust deletion
exploits of GoW3, MF’s gone a bit wrinkly. So now it’s his son’s turn to do the Sera protection
thing. Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset. Cats and the cradle and the
silver spoon. Yes, we have no bananas...
Due to the methods
employed to de-locustinate, the couple
of hundred thousand human survivors have faced several challenges.
This led to martial law, which some rejected – the ‘Outsiders’. This
included JD and pals. The COG is just another hassle to deal with
while facing a wholly new threat – the Swarm. Damn. But at least you
have awesome weaponry.
with his mates Del and Kait, JD takes on the Swarm and the
COG’s robot armies. Oh, and electrical windstorms – but they’ll
never tear us apart. He’ll also be buzzin’ if he can finally hit
that note in ‘Don’t Change’...
If you’ve played before you’ll be
reminded of classic just-keep-walking schleps followed by massive
heaven sent set pieces, at least in campaign mode. Many dig
GoW for the multiplayer though. Well there ain’t none – is
something we’d say if there wasn’t. But there is, keeping a steady
60FPS on our lucky arses no less. There’s a funkified ‘Horde’ mode,
while new stuff like ‘Dodgeball’ and gear packs for powering up just
add to the fun.
Delivering as much wonderfully big dumb fun
as its predecessors, GoW fans will totally get a kick out
of this new sensation.