Gears of War 3 received its release today in most regions, and in a way to celebrate this there were a number of launch events in the likes of the UK and the US. There were a number of GAME stores opened across the United Kingdom and the sates who had huge screens playing footage of the game to wet the appetite of gamers, but there seems to be a sour taste in our mouths after hearing news on the story of the first DLC.
There will be a campaign DLC that much is true, but from what Cliff Bleszisnki from the Gears franchise has been saying, the story could disappoint. It seems that there will be no Delta Squad, so do not expect to see Marcus and Dom. However, Bleszinski did tell The Telegraph that the story will be unique – this could be a positive for the game.
Take the Call of Duty franchise; what has zombies got to do with the standard campaign – yet that still works? We just hope that the first DLC for Gears of War 3 will not feature zombies when released in November – that idea has been done to death now? Having said that, Bleszinski did say unique, so will be something very different to what we have seen done in the past.
The first batch of Gears of War 3 reviews have already started to show up, and from what we can see has been very positive. However, we cannot get away from the feeling that this game will be treated as a stop gap just until next month comes, which is when Battlefield 3 sees its release – oh, and let’s not forget Modern Warfare 3 in November. That’s the same month as the first GoW 3 DLC.