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- Gears of War's story plays out like a Hollywood blockbuster
- Unreal Engine 3 technology brings out the smallest details in the largest of battles
- To survive you must suppress your enemy, take cover, and use weapons and teammates to outlast the Locust Horde
- Gears of War for Windows features original content and all-new achievements to unlock
- LIVE supports online matchmaking for Gold members
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But it's not. Saved games disappear. The save system is not only an offensively straight port of the console check-point system, but you have to create a Windows Live account to save your progress at all. What? Why? Don't answer that. I know why, and it has nothing to do with the gameplay experience.
I knew there was no quicksave feature when I bought the game, but I didn't know that the game would routinely lose all of my saved progress and achievements. There's a 40 page thread on Epic Games forums about this problem that's been around since the PC version's release in November. If there has been an official response from Epic or Microsoft I haven't been able to find it. That is too long for a massive problem like that to go unacknowledged and unresolved. Unless you have the time to finish the game in one sitting, don't buy this game until they fix the vanishing save games. Go play Half-Life 2, Bioshock, or some other game with a quicksave feature instead.
Common, next time test the game before releasing! Or release it as beta.
Anyway, I've had so much expectation for this game. It took about 1 hour for me to install the game, but it wasn't a big problem for me. The problem started when I started playing it. The game crashed every 5 ~ 10 minutes and therefore impossible to progress. I searched for solution by googling and solved the problem by running the game "as administrater." But that wasn't all. I got to Act 3 of 5 after playing a few hours. The next day, I pressed "continue campaign" but it told me that there was no saved games. I was shocked and pissed. Indeed, it was painful to start all over again. I tried to find solutions online but still no luck.. This game could have been a great action-filled shooting game, but those critical flaws killed it. I recommend getting xbox version, or other better FPS games such as Call of Duty 4, etc.
Here's some things you get to look forward to if you mistakingly buy this port instead of the real deal for the 360:
A) Saved games disappear randomly.
B) Probably will act glitchy, doesn't matter your specs so don't feel bad.
C) Even if you manage to make it through a good portion of the game, don't switch computers and try to transfer the save files like I did...ended up not being able to continue.
D) Did I mention the saved games disappear?
E) Oh yeah, it takes an hour to install, 2 additional hours to -maybe- get it running.
So, essentially you're stuck with 3 hours of pure non-sense. I kid you not, I sat there trying to get this game to run for 3 hours while my wife gamed and gamed and gamed some more on our 360.
Pop in a disc and play? No no, this is Windows why should we be so bold to expect that?
Not worth it to be able to use the mouse and keyboard, 360 controller isn't that bad.
Again, the Xbox version is EXCELLENT, pick it up! Don't pick up the PC version though...it's a waste of time that you could spend gaming instead of click *load* *crash* *click *load* *no saved games found*
Must create an online account.
Constant crashes, and freezes.
Save points require unnecessary replay of long segments of game whenever you get killed.
Control over the character is unintuitive, even keyboard play brings with it unnecessarily difficult movement I always associate with console hand controllers. Give me a keyboard and mouse that tap into modern character movement and control (like Far Cry or Crysis, or even Unreal Tournament) any day over this kind of game control approach.
I may pick this up again some day down the road, but this baby is being retired early because its difficulties in operation trump its benefits.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Game came modded, so it instantly locked up and I was unable to ever use itPublished 12 months ago by Ellis darling
I had to have this only due to I'm an old school gamer I just wish Microsoft would have updated the driver to work on the new windows 64bit systems. Read morePublished 16 months ago by KENANTHONYREPAIR
I sold my Xbox but still liked playing this game once a while and am so glad these are available. Amazing game with amazing graphics. Worth playing over and over again.Published 16 months ago by G. Kenar
Greatly satisfied! This game may be old but still runs perfectly fine on Windows 7. If only there was more people online!Published 17 months ago by Allen Segovia