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I just had a question for anyone that has played Gears of War 3 beta...is it any good? have they made it anything like the first, as far as the shotgun is concerned? I was watching some matches on Justin.tv, but it looks like gears of war 2.5...no real changes, but some subtleties to make it passable...

PS: my apologies if this was posted anywhere..i tried searching for an existing thread to avoid being redundant
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If it has a hint of Gears 2 I will refuse to play it.
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It's hard to tell with only two maps and one game type, but the multiplayer is much more like Gears 2 than Gears 1. The only notable exception is the relative uselessness of the two-piece. The double-barrel shotgun is the n00b tube of the game, and it's just plain brutal. Retro (Pendulum Era) Lancer is also exceptionally powerful, but much more difficult to use.

There's still lots to learn about this game. It's a true beta, with glitches and very limited gameplay. It took Epic a long time to polish Gears 2 into a playable game. I'm hoping Gears 3 turns out better.
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The game is very much like Gears 2, but more fluid and a bit quicker pace. They added guns that are WAY overpowered.

I'm finding it hard to find what I like. It is more playable then gears 2 but again, nothing like gears1
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Not all the weapons are overpowered. Emptied a lancer into a single enemy yet? How about several gnasher rounds against a stationary enemy? Is that networking or underpowered weapons? I agree that the sawed off and the retro lancer are overpowered, the classic weapons have been nerfed significantly. This leads to an overall imbalance in gameplay: Use the new weapons, win; use the old weapons, lose. Not good, in my opinion.
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Not all the weapons are overpowered. Emptied a lancer into a single enemy yet? How about several gnasher rounds against a stationary enemy? Is that networking or underpowered weapons? I agree that the sawed off and the retro lancer are overpowered, the classic weapons have been nerfed significantly. This leads to an overall imbalance in gameplay: Use the new weapons, win; use the old weapons, lose. Not good, in my opinion.
Hell, at this point if they would take gears 1, make new maps, and give it a new online matchmaking I would pay $80. Me and my friends could play gears 1 for days without being bored, now epic can't do a thing right!
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Wow, looks like EPIC may have not screwed this one up. +1 Dedicated servers...I still cant believe XBOX developers still think you can play a fun mulitplayer game using P2P. More need to wake up and MS needs to provide Dedi servers for all console games for that Gold premium.

I agree about GOW2 leaving an almost locust turd flavor in my mouth.

I may rent it if im not to busy with BF3 and see but I was so disgusted with GOW2 that it made me jump ship back to PC gaming. Even my worst game of PC Blops multiplayer pales to compare to the frustration I had with GOW2 online.
    
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All three modes in the Gears 3 beta are team-based,so you'll be split into two teams of five at all times.The event was introduced by Rod Fergusson,producer of Gears of War.Rod talked us through what maps we would be playing,the game modes and the new weapons before we were let loose on the game.
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