Epic Games writer Rob Auten says that Gears of War: Judgement is going to be a much more light hearted and “fun” game than the three previous Gears games have been.
“There are some truly dark moments, as there should be in a game about monsters exploding,” he said while speaking with Shacknews. “But ultimately we did try to go for a tone that was fun, and you want to hang out with these characters in the sense that they’re fun to listen to interact with each other. All my favorite moments of Gears are the ones that had a little bit of lightness to the horror.”
Writer Tom Bissell added: “They’re getting to know each other, they poke at each other. And they’re in a totally absurd situation, and there’s a sort of comedy in that absurd situation. It’s Gears of War, it’s fun, you’re not playing this game to experience guilt and remorse.
“These guys are nascent soldiers, so you drop in more experienced soldiers from either side of the Serran conflict, all of a sudden you have this equation for questions and doubt and factionalism and ribbing.”
Well, seeing as this game is set during the time the Locust first took over, I can’t see how it will be “light hearted.” It does have Baird and Cole as the main characters though, so who knows.