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?Gears,? ?God? franchises have reached bitter end

April 5, 2013

They might share similar names and lead characters with improbable muscles and killing skills, but the ?Gears of War? and ?God of War? franchises are fairly different. In ?Gears,? you and your buddies shoot every alien you see. In ?God,? you slay every mythological beast within arm?s reach all by yourself.

OK, maybe they?re not that different.

Both console-exclusive franchises are celebrated as grim, blood-soaked expositions with tightly focused mechanics and cutting-edge console graphics.

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