I've watched as much footage as I can find, and visually the sequel looks to be no improvement over Gears of War 2. Has this tired, monotone engine been refined in no way whatsoever...?
It is not bad looking, not by any means, but a number of years have passed now and, well, it looks like the same old same old. And bar a few minor gameplay tweaks, it looks as if the game is almost identical in terms of gameplay. Don't wish to rain on anyone's parade, but Gears of War 2 was a good (not great) game at best, and it really is hard to get excited about playing what appears to be the same f*cking game all over again.
And I know, Horde is, or was fun. But having played it for hours with friends well over a year and a half ago, I'm done, as they say.
So many more attractive prospects coming out before the end of the year. Hard to care about another third person shooter with terrible controls and even worse online play...