GT Versus: Gears of War versus Resistance: Fall of Man

Game Trailers has a new feature called “Versus,” where they pit two things (characters, genres, whatever) against each other. The first one is Gears of War against Resistance: Fall of Man. Yeah, they literally pulled out the big guns. This was tough to watch, and it was tough to vote; each game has its strengths and weaknesses.

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There are eight things to vote on: seven categories (AI, enemies, weapons, etc.) and one overall vote. The video itself either shows clips from both games in comparative split-screen or takes turns showing clips and flashing factoids. As you can see from the image above, the video really offers you both sides – sometimes you see a clip for one game but the factoid is for the other game.

Are the votes really worth it? Yes, but consider this… An HONEST vote will take into account what the Game Trailers video shows: they show real gameplay clips from both games. But if only some categories were different, then people may vote differently.

I like GoW more than R:FoM (I wish I could quit you, Dominic Santiago), but this Game Trailers Versus focused on a few scenes and a few features that I love about R:FoM. In the end, I gave three votes for GoW and five votes for R:FoM. See what I mean? Game Trailers’ choices in categories and choices in video clips will affect “honest” votes from people who are seriously trying to be unbiased and voting only based on the “evidence” provided by Game Trailers.

Of course, you could go over there and vote like a fanboy and click one icon all the way, but that kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

Via Game Trailers

Game Trailers has a new feature called “Versus,” where they pit two things (characters, genres, whatever) against each other. The first one is Gears of War against Resistance: Fall of Man. Yeah, they literally pulled out the big guns. This was tough to watch, and it was tough to vote; each game has its strengths and weaknesses.

versus

There are eight things to vote on: seven categories (AI, enemies, weapons, etc.) and one overall vote. The video itself either shows clips from both games in comparative split-screen or takes turns showing clips and flashing factoids. As you can see from the image above, the video really offers you both sides – sometimes you see a clip for one game but the factoid is for the other game.

Are the votes really worth it? Yes, but consider this… An HONEST vote will take into account what the Game Trailers video shows: they show real gameplay clips from both games. But if only some categories were different, then people may vote differently.

I like GoW more than R:FoM (I wish I could quit you, Dominic Santiago), but this Game Trailers Versus focused on a few scenes and a few features that I love about R:FoM. In the end, I gave three votes for GoW and five votes for R:FoM. See what I mean? Game Trailers’ choices in categories and choices in video clips will affect “honest” votes from people who are seriously trying to be unbiased and voting only based on the “evidence” provided by Game Trailers.

Of course, you could go over there and vote like a fanboy and click one icon all the way, but that kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

Via Game Trailers

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