Another major shooter is coming, and like every single time, it’s time for me to start the long and painful climb from my absolute inability to hit anything consistently to my ultimate “Don’t suck as badly as I did before” state.
Of course, the first matches are disastrous. While most people retain part of their ability when they move from a shooter to another, my stats magically reset, so I have to start from scratch every single time.
The bad news is that, even with Gears of War 4: Beta that routine did not change. I’m bad at it. Almost majestically bad.
The good news is that you can point and laugh all you want. I have a thick skin. It’s probably due to all the shotguns I took to the face in over two decades of being bad at shooters.
Below you can check out three full team deathmatch games, made of two to three rounds each (matches end when a team wins two rounds).
Of course, my team lost them all (we actually won one round in seven), and I can only apologize to my team mates for dragging them down. On the other hand, you get some saturday comedic relief, and as a bonus, a gallery with a few official screenshots, including the three maps available in the beta.
Of course, remember that this is a beta, and Microsoft sent in the following cautionary statement on the state of development. Keep it in mind while you watch.
“As this is a true beta representing a product still in development, please note we have not yet fully optimized the engine or our content such that we are hard locked at 60 fps at 1080p in Versus. Just as in “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition,” “Gears of War 4” will absolutely hit this benchmark by Oct. 11, but we are not there yet at this point in the game’s development.”
The videos were recorded at 1080p, 60 FPS none the less, to give you the best possible look on the game.
The only reason why I didn’t put The Benny Hill Show’s music on top of the footage, is that you most probably prefer to hear the original audio of the game. Just hum it along as you watch. It’s perfect.