EGX | Hands on with Gears of War 4

We’ve all seen the trailers, we’ve all anguished long and hard over the musical accompaniment, but now Gears 4 is almost with us, and we’ve been hands on with an early mission in the single player mode.

First impressions are very strong. It feels like Gears, reassuringly – though some might say disappointingly – so. But, as befits the new generation, it feels improved. Fighting alongside fellow Gears, we’re immediately faced by a Locust foe that’s smarter and more aggressive than before.

Bryan playing Gears 4

This time round, the Locust are more organised, better at using fields of fire to isolate and take down Gears who find themselves out of cover. Mistakes are punished quickly and brutally.

Today’s hands on was running on high end PCs so we’ll save the abundant praise for tomorrow and our hands on with the game on Xbox One S. As an observer, though, Gears looks absolutely gorgeous on both platforms.

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Amazingly, prone to intermittent fits of unexplained optimism. Lived alone and liked it so much he bought the company. Wouldn't mind being a little less clever and a little more handsome. Arranges words into painstakingly grammatically correct order for a living. Likes: Sunshine, TV, couch, cats, games. Dislikes: Rain, people, arranging words into painstakingly grammatically correct order. #ILHIMH

One thought on “EGX | Hands on with Gears of War 4

  • 22/09/2016 at 10:53 am

    @EGX Enemies aren’t the Locust, the locust were made extinct after Gears 3 they are a new enemy faction known as the Swarm 😛

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