It seems EPIC’s president Mike Capps is displeased by some of the lower review scores Gears of War for the PC have been getting. According to him it just doesn’t make much sense when you take a great game like Gears of War on the Xbox 360 and improve upon it.
According to MundoRare the exact words Capps used to describe these lower score reviews is “bull shit!” I actually agree with him on his assessment considering I’ve played both versions the PC and Xbox 360. On the PC version of Gears of War you can crank the resolution much higher as well as get better performance with various aspects of the game such as load time.
I have to say EPIC execs are some of my favorite when it comes to interviews. Mark Rein is also known to be outspoken and likes to tell it how it is, and Mike Capps seems to have the same mentality which is refreshing. Gears of War on the PC was phenomenal with a huge extra level and a Brumark boss battle to top it off with.
It was absolute fan service after there was an outcry from the fans that you were not able to fight the Brumark in the Xbox 360 version after teasing us with it in the trailers. That seems to have struck a nerve with EPIC with the prospect and hint from the E3 demonstration by Cliff Bleszinski that you might be able to ride a Brumak, how awesome would that be.
Even if you own Gears of War for the Xbox 360 and loved it, don’t think twice about purchasing it for the PC because it is definitely worth it. Just make sure you have a nice video card, a GeForce 7800 GT is more than sufficient and it won’t cost you a kidney.
Also don’t forget Gears of War 2 is set to hit the store shelves November this year. It’s going to be an epic month (no pun intended) along with Resistance 2, another huge franchise with the first one selling more than three million units, it’s going to be a blockbuster month.
As the Hip Hop Gamer puts it in this interview with Insomniac head Ted Price about Resistance 2, “a true gamer, not a fanboy, who has all the systems” will buy both, Gears of War 2 on the Xbox 360 and Resistance 2 on the PS3, hands down end of discussion.. I have to say I definitely have to agree with that.