E3 2016 was a great show for Microsoft, they showed game after game and delivered the final punch by introducing Xbox Scorpio, a console that is capable of running games at 4K at 60Hz.
One of the highlights of Microsoft’s E3 event was Gears of War 4. Gears of War 4 E3 Demo was spectacular with a very big surprise.
Gears 4 E3 demo stayed true to the original trilogy, the grit and brutality of Gears of War 4 is embeded in the soul of Gears of War 4.
Players will assume the role of JD Fenix, son of the legendary Gear Marcus Fenix. He is joined by Del and Kait, as they join hands to hunt the Swarm to rescue people kidnapped from Kait’s village.
Three person campaign is back but only two player co-op is enabled.
Baird and Dom would be missed but their replacements are just as useful in combat and are brutal. However, they seem less sure in combat which could be due to them being young and less experienced.
Playing Gears of War 4 E3 demo takes you down a nostalgic trip, it adds new elements but still feels very familier.
Different type of enemies attacked us during our time with the demo, The Swarm, who are humans mutated into monsters attacked in groups but are pretty easy to take down, especially, if you are playing in coop.
The most interesting type of enemy we came across was the Pouncers. They are quick and shoot quills from their tails. These large creatures bounce around which makes it hard to aim.
There are two weapons – Buzzkill and the Dropshot – which are extremely effective when facing Swarm. Dropshop is able to shooter mines that drill explode enemies while Buzzkill shoot buzzsaws that are able to deflect off enemies.
The tone of the game is feels darker and more frantic compared to the trilogy. Gears of War 4, thanks to developer The Coliation, has retained its predecessor’s attention to technical detail.
Gears of War 4 will release on Xbox One and Windows 10 later this year. You can check out Gears of War 4 E3 demo above.
Have you tried Gears of War E3 Demo in LA? What were your first impressions?