Lower review scores for Gears PC is “bullshit,” says Capps

Friday, 8th August 2008 14:42 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Speaking at E3, Epic boss Mike Capps expressed dismay at the fact the PC version of Gears of War scored lower than the 360 game, saying the desktop outing was “much better” and the fact it achieved lower marks was “bullshit.”

“I think it’s bullshit,” he told MundoRare. “Because what we did was take a great game, Gears of War 1 for Xbox 360, made it run at higher resolutions and added three new hours of really good gameplay and it got lower reviews. I think that’s bullshit, and I don’t understand it. I can’t figure out what it is.

“Like, ‘It’s an old game.’ Well, yeah, but it’s new on that platform, so I was really surprised to see lower reviews for what I think a much better game. It had new multiplayer modes, new levels, three hours of gameplay you never saw on 360 that the 360 guys are still upset we haven’t given them, right? So to get lower reviews for more game that’s good? It just doesn’t make any sense.”

Watch the full video, including other stuff about Gears of War 2, after the link.

Summit In The City – Mike Capps interview from MundoRare on Vimeo.



  1. No_PUDding

    I know why this is. But I’ll avoid saying it. So as to not hurt peoples feelings.

    EDIT: How much more awesome than Cliffy is this guy? He sounds like he knows what he’s talking about and is rather modest.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. El_MUERkO

    i played the tutorial and after fighting with the controls and being generally frustrated i gave up on it

    then again i never had much interest in the game when it came out on the 360

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Truk

    People get rather more caught up in the console hype?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. OrphanageExplosion

    Different games suit different platforms, it really is that simple.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Whizzo

    Make anti-aliasing work with your engine Epic and I think PC owners might cut you some slack, plus a lot of people had problems with performance too.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Xerxes359

    i know why this is – gears pc didn’t even work unless you installed about ten unofficial patches.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Freek

    It’s a different scene, they desire a different kind of game. What works on one platform with one audiance, might not work for another.
    Sometimes you get some cross over, but not always.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Robo_1

    I’ve heard numerous horror stories about PC Gears. Have they got it all sorted now?

    #8 6 years ago
  9. No_PUDding

    I think it’s purely the console hype also. 360 needed a good game round then.

    I remember being somewhat reminiscent of it when I had my PS3 last fall. Nothign to play,a nd trying to justofy the £200 I dropped.

    Got B/C though ;)

    #9 6 years ago
  10. dwg115

    I think that most PC gamers are expecting more and better games. you can’t just take a so so game and paint it with flashy graphics and call it a AAA game. at least not in the PC world. I played GOW PC and I liked it. I thought the game was a solid B. But to put it in the same class as HL2 or COD4 or even BF2 is an injustice to those games. Do people play GOW now about 6months after it’s been released…no. what year was HL2 released and it’s still played a lot. BF2 was released in 04 and there are still 2000 dedicated servers available for it. Im not trashing GOW. It’s good just not that good. I just think the PC platform is for the hardcore gamers and we really like the games of a higher quality. eg. WOW, Bioshock, AOC, oblivion, CSS, and so on.

    If you want to be successful on PC’s do what you did when you originally made UT. now that was groundbreaking!!!!

    #10 6 years ago

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