Plot: Gears 4 takes place 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3; following the exploits of JD Fenix, the son of old man Marcus Fenix. JD is joined by his best friend Delmont Walker and Kait Diaz (the asian chick who we know little about). You find yourself in Sera wilderness (home to the Locust Horde and host to COG superpower). 25 years later? The Locust Horde have been annihilated, the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) is trying to rebuild (this is what happened in Gears 3 if you played the game). Meaning new creatures will be introduced, there’s new colorful landscapes, and new characters are revealed.
What to expect:
Fun and charismatic main characters, abandoned facilities, underground tunnels, destroyed cities.
10-15 hours of campaing (depending on difficulty).
100s of hours of Horde Mode and Versus
A lot of post-launch content for multiplayer modes
Basic Gears of War cover-to-cover gameplay
“Ohana means family”, “never fight alone” - Gears 4 is centered around Family so expect father and son bonding time and even Kait’s search for her mother.
“Revive Me!” - I actually wrote that imagining old man marcus’ voice. Classic Gears!!
You will be frustrated with JD because he “does almost nothing that makes him feel like a protagonist worthy of carrying this franchise” (Destructoid.com) and he cannot be compared to old man Marcus. “JD is untested. There’s no wrinkles around his eyes, nor stubble on his chin. No scars” (Forbes.com).
Split screen co-op will be fun
The game will feel like an introduction to the franchise, a hero’s journey.