Gears of War 3 beta: Your verdict

Debate: Give your fellow gamers a heads-up...

The Gears of War 3 beta officially kicked off yesterday, opening its doors to owners of the Bulletstorm Epic Edition.

With mere hours of potential play time under your belts, we know it's early days, but we're still looking for an initial verdict from those of you who've already managed to grind your Gears.


Does the beta live up to previous Gears of War editions so far? How do tweaks and changes since Gears 2 (or even the original Gears of War if you're a true traditionalist) affect your gaming experience? Is there anything in particular you would consider a masterstroke from Epic, or has something been taken away that you absolutely can't do without?

Your fellow gamers who, for whatever reason, didn't cash-in on the Bulletstorm Epic Edition are still waiting in the wings do be handed a rifle and deployed into battle next week.

There are a few ways in which they can get themselves into the warzone, now's your chance to share your opinions and let them know whether it's really worth the money/effort.

Good, bad, terrible or triumphant; let the new squad members know exactly what they can expect and, for those of you waiting for the opportunity, now would be a good time to throw questions at the few folk who are already living the violent life in the Gears of War 3 beta.