It’s finally here! The game I’ve been anxiously awaiting! Gears of War 3! On the eve of its release, I find myself remembering all the fun I had with the first two games, spending many late nights playing multiplayer, beating RAAM on Insane for the first time, and killing someone with my first grenade tag. And of the memorable moments in game, my first encounter with a Corpser, the deaths of certain COG members, and when Dom finally finds poor Maria.
I asked the some of the gaming community on Twitter today to help me reminisce, and to share with me in some of their most memorable moments, their favourite maps, and their weapon of choice from the previous games:
“Favorite maps from GoW1: Canals, Clocktower, Gridlock with snipers, favorite weapons: Gnasher, Longshot. favorite moments: First Berserker fight, Minh getting stabbed General Raam fight, Big Worm fight, riding the big monster from GoW2 (end of it) I forgot the monsters name And the high speed reaver chase with Skorge!” @St8Nasty
“the brutal way lieutenant kim is killed in the first. And the scene dom finds his wife. Two very powerful moments” @Carl360
“Gotta stick it out with the lancer on my side ” @airdom
“Gears is the reason I bought a large flat-screen TV and an Xbox 360 .. I’ll never forget the first time I saw it in action” @Talus360
“Canals & Gridlock. Snipe & Torque” @Tacoma
“The Torque bow execution. Gridlock. And just gaming with some xmg folks. ” @Definity
“The lancer on clocktower!” @cookiekwan
The Gears of War series will always hold a special place in my heart. It motivated me to buy my Xbox 360, was the first game I ever played online, and brought me together with some of my closest friends. Looking forward to what’s to come with Gears of War 3.