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Epic Games: "You Will Die" In Gears Of War: Judgement

Jonathan Lester
Cliff Bleszinski, Epic Games, Gears of War: Judgement, Xbox 360 games

Epic Games: "You Will Die" In Gears Of War: Judgement

“Games Have Become More Linear And Easier"

Cliffy B reckons that we've got it far too easy this days, and plans to inject Gears Of War: Judgement with a healthy dose of punishment. It will "make you sweat," then "you will die," apparently.

Talking to X360A, Blezinski explained that he's been growing disatisfied with the low difficulty and linearity we've come to expect from modern gaming, citing Dark Souls as an example of how players positively respond to a punishing challenge.

“Games have become more linear and easier, so it feels like a lot of quick-time-events. The more I play games like that the more I turned off to them and just want to get back to systems interacting with systems. When was the last time a game really challenged you and asked something of you, right? There’s a reason why Demon Souls and Dark Souls have taken off lately. It’s because they really require you actually try.”

Gears Of War: Judgement, which was revealed at E3 2012, will attempt to ramp up the difficulty level, using dynamic enemy spawn system to hit players when they least expect it.

“Casual mode will still be casual, whatever, if you just want to see graphics and you don’t want to die, but every other mode will be hard in this game and you will die. If this game doesn’t make you sweat, we haven’t done our jobs.”

Are games getting too easy these days? Or conversely, have we just seen game design eschew the cheap tricks the old guard used to keep us pumping money into arcade cabinets? We'd love to get your take on it.

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AshCurtis  Jun. 21, 2012 at 12:32

Gears of War is one of the most linear games in the industry so it's funny to see that perennial mess Cliffy B complain about games being watered down.

StolenDiagram  Jun. 21, 2012 at 13:11

Kudos to the man though for including a casual mode for people who just want to play the game through and not have to risk their personal health through a stress-induced experience.


Tsung  Jun. 21, 2012 at 13:20

"If this game doesn’t make you sweat, we haven’t done our jobs." is code for "We've screwed up the control system." or "This is a Kinect Only title as micorsoft threw us a load of money".

To be fair a lot of games nowadays are just simply TOO easy.. Diablo 3 being the most recent one I can think of. The first play through (normal) was dull as dishwater for anyone who had played the game before.

saikaali  Feb. 13, 2013 at 02:14

i now understand what they meant by 'you will die' it meant you will die when you see what we have done to gears mp. no downs, no locusts, no execution, can shoot twice with sawed off before reload and baird is the central character. goodbye gears and hello call of gears duty black ops war. **** you Epic

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