Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

Gears of War (for Xbox 360)

2006 was the year that the overhyped, oversold, long-overdue Gears of — oh, snap, wait a minute, I can see heat ripples rising off my gun barrel. No, seriously, you gotta check it out — after I fire I can see heat ripples in the air over my gun. It is just bizarre that a game can be this detailed and look this good. I have more quibbles than most with the gameplay — oh my God, CliffyB, don't make me hit X every time I want to pick up ammo, just make it automatic like in every other damn shooter in history! But the graphics make it deeply immersive, the voice acting is actually pretty good, and — I'm sorry, I could just stare at those heat ripples all day.