I just want to say I rarely come onto these forums, so making this post just shows how cheesed off I am.
It's hard to stay optimistic with GoW: Judgment with some of the approaches taken to cater for, let's face it, the CoD fan base, but I have managed to take a lot of new additions to the game with a pinch of salt. One thing I cannot get over is the stupid idea of implementing crosshairs for hipfire. The skill involved in Gears requires a player to know how to aim with the gnasher, for example, and it always has been this way since Gears 1. So why add these crosshairs now?
This is seriously going to impact the game, from gnasher battles to blindfiring with rifles. I mean can you imagine how much a guy taking cover and using his blindfire crosshair to pop your head from long range is going to wind you up? Without even making himself vulnerable? I just find that ridiculous. I understand there may be certain weapons without this crosshair, but still, My view is that they are completely unnecessary and simply destroying the learning curve which gears has always required. Am I the only one who thinks this!?
It's becoming ever so increasingly difficult to stay a loyal fan of this franchise when you are chipping away at it. Gears 1 was amazing, gritty and gory. Gears 2 was such a let down with bugs and a crappy campaign. Gears 3 was your chance at redemption which you achieved and have enjoyed as much as Gears 1 even to this day. Keep this ongoing achievement of customer satisfaction going. Listen to your fans before you lose a whole lot more respect from your customers.