OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION
there’s one person that we never expected to go the Botox route,
it’s Marcus Fenix.
But here the big lug is, all smooth and
1080p and stuff – and he looks pretty bloody good for the treatment.
As does the rest of the original Gears of War, having also
undergone a bigger facelift than Joan Rivers could ever have dreamed
of. We’d have tried confirming this with her, but our Ouija board’s
in the shop.
Anyway, originally hitting the Xbox 360 back in
2006, GoW was a revolutionary shooter, especially in how it
used hiding behind stuff as a critical component of not being
endeadened. Rather than blowing several shades of shite out of other
humans, you were tasked with defeating icky hordes of Locusts – kind
of bug/humanoid hybrids.
You still are – but this time
everything, as alluded to, looks lots better.
But that’s not
all! You also score a whole pile of DLC. While some of it is just
yawny old skins and a handful of new multiplayer maps, the big pull
is the inclusion of a bunch of previously PC-exclusive stuff,
including some 90 minutes of extra campaign.
Still not sold?
Well, we’re not here to sell cookies! Instead, when it’s ready,
anybody who gets their remastered GoW on before 2016 will
be able to download the original 360 versions of GoW (we’re
not sure why because, well, this prettified version), plus 2,
3 and Judgment.
really is where this puppy’s at, be it local or online co-op or –
advisably when you’re really, really ridiculously good - hitting
those multiplayer maps. If you’ve little idea what’s going on you’ll
be dead before you can say “...”
Really, you will.
neurotoxins have done good, even if a few of the original game’s
wrinkles remain. Feel free to take that up with Marcus yourselves...