This year's Xbox E3 conference unveiled a trio of new games for the Gears of War franchise, but the spotlight very clearly belonged to Gears 5. Though it’s easy to write off the game as yet another entry in the franchise, it looks as though the series will be using this as an opportunity to give the Xbox One a God of War 2018 of its own. Note: spoilers for Gears 4 ahead.
Gears of War as a franchise has always been the Xbox exclusive equivalent to Sony’s God of War, in that it’s also a game that garnered a reputation for being cartoonishly macho from head to toe. Even with Gears 4 telling a more emotional story, those macho undertones have been baked into the series’ DNA, and the emotion is always juxtaposed with the chainsaw mutilations and blood-soaked executions that dominate the campaign and multiplayer.
This is a syndicated post. Read the original at IGN Video Games 2018-06-13.