While one can argue that these titles feature disparate styles of gameplay, they both fill that online shooter category in ways that are not mutually exclusive. We don't think Gears of War could ever steal the thunder of Halo 3 -- with just one screenshot, Bungie can incite its fanbase into a frenzy -- but it does help tide fans over while giving them a new perspective on the online shooter genre. Hypothetically, how might Gears' success influence Bungie while fine tuning Halo 3's play mechanics?
We'll know in a few weeks if Gears' popularity is anything more than a fling, or if a new game should be crowned king of XBL.
[Thanks, Shoehead and Sherveen Mashayekhi]
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 500 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Camera / optical
- Video outputs HDMI
- Released 2013-11-22
Microsoft Xbox 360
Microsoft Xbox 1st-gen