Rush Comes To Sera
Epic continues to try to address the needs of their Gears fans and simultaneously grow their gamer base. Their latest announcement is the upcoming Lost Relics map pack which includes:
- Checkout from Gears 3 – one of the few tight, Execution compatible maps in the entire Gears 3 map collection, which unfortunately, I like only slightly more than Blood Drive
- Museum – massive, for the inevitable Horde gametype release at some TBA future
- Lost City – looks small and kind of reminds me of Bullet Marsh
- Ward – made for OverRun.
I continue to pick away at that OverRun demo. I play a match or two whenever I have a chance and am now a level 34 (without any double xp). I enjoy OverRun darn near as much as I like Battlefield. With Lost Relics, Epic is now adding Battlefield’s Rush gametype. I don’t know if it will work well in the Gears universe, but it might. I love me some objective gaming, especially when it involves grabbing and using one’s “kit”. And fo me, “shatty bottles” which are in full glory in Judgment, never get old. Just last night, without my sentry, I took out four humanoid locust and was working on the fifth when I jammed my reload. If I didn’t have the-“B”-button-is-broken mindset, I could have easily taken him out as well, such was the power of my flanking technique. Think Kung Fu Panda, at the end of the movie.
I know that for those who don’t already own the game, this boat has pretty much sailed. I don’t blame you. However, with Payday 2 releasing in summer, I figure just about the time we are satiated with its offerings, Judgment may hit the magic price of 10 or 15 dollars. I am secretly hoping that when it does, some of you just might pick it up on impulse. Since Judgment has already started its price slide, it won’t be much longer and I will be picking it up whether it goes digital or not.