I got my copy at launch night and didn't go to bed until 5am. that's how awesome and addictive this game is!
So pleased the game was held back, it was worth the wait. The graphics are gorgeous as we expect from Epic Games. They went for a more smoother look to the eye candy this time, which I really like! I love the controls, a lot. Very fast and fluid, not clunky one bit. Experienced players will thrive on them. There's much more blood and language then before! Also all our favourite weapons and executions are here with so many more added. Why is there always an option to turn off the gore and language? That's the point of the game, violence lol. Quite a handful of new characters have been put into the mix which I love too.
Horde 2.0... I am a junkie like you wouldn't believe. This totally blows the original design out of the way. Including the Silverback, there's so many upgrades and leveling up to be done. Loads of character skins to be unlocked as you rank up and complete challenges. I can spend hours on this mode, my favourite and first thing I played once it was installed. Awesome Co-Op experience. Better if you play with people that actually use the mic that came in the box. So many non talkers out there! Co-Op means team work, communication.
Beast Mode. Only 12 waves, but really fun. You might respect the Locust after you've completed this mode on insane like me. They really are fun characters/monsters to control. The Cog put you up agaist their best upgrades as you complete waves with your team mates, brilliant stuff.
Vs Matches. There's a whole bunch to pick from. Gears 3 caters for everyone!
Campaign. Bigger, better. If you've played GoW 1 & 2 (who hasn't) then after you finish the third it really does feel like a massive ride of a story. To me this was the most emotional and biggest out of the three. Really does feel like a blockbuster gaming experience.
There's no denying that Gears of War 3 is one of the biggest games of the year and on the Xbox 360 to date. Makes owning one all the sweeter.
P.S: Please ignore user's commets 'gremis' - Gears of War isn't a first person shooter.