With Gears Of War: Judgment out today, we’re getting itchy trigger fingers. The fingers we have left, anyway.
When the first Gears of War hit shelves seven years ago (yep, you are that old), gamers had a blast destroying the locust hoard and palling around with the COG crew. We could explain why with an in-depth look at the rich universe and story, or the gameplay that really defined the “cover shooter” genre. We could discuss the game’s complex characters wrestling with the deep emotional trauma of living in a post-apocalyptic world where friends and family are distant memories and the only constant is war. Or we could just say two words: chainsaw guns. Three words? Okay: guns with chainsaws. Yes, the genius weapons carried by the Gears of War heroes often included a chainsaw bayonet that was as jaw-droppingly cool as it was impractical. Or was it? Yes, guns with chainsaws aren’t just virtual lust objects, they actually (scarily) exist. See?