Gears Of War players agree that Dom’s demise is the saddest in gaming history
The first impression you might have after watching a Gears of War video is not emotional storytelling.
The original Gears of War for the Xbox 360 was released in 2006, and along with Halo, it became a Microsoft flagship property for the green label. Gears of War inspired many third-person shooters. But Epic Games were able to capture that magic.
Gears of War takes place on a planet similar to Earth called Sera, which was governed short by the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG). Sera was forever changed after “Emergence Day” when, due to humans’ nature, war broke out.
Gears of War was a franchise that spawned many sequels and spin-offs. The core story of Gears revolves around the relationship between Dominic Santiago and Marcus Fenix. In 2011, Gears of War 3 brought a tragic end to this beloved bromance.
The title of this article is a spoiler. But to be fair, Gears of War 3 has been around for 12 years. To avoid spoilers, I will try to limit the story to only what is obvious. It’s true that Dom died in one of the saddest and most heartbreaking video games in history. I wept, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one.
Gary Jules’ “Mad World”, an instrumental, was used to intensify the emotion surrounding Dom’s passing. The song was used again in the Gears of War original trailer. The level of emotional impact was something that no Gears of War fan could have anticipated at the time, and it’s still a hard hit for many today.
GearsOfJacoby opened the Reddit discussion by saying “Dom’s death is the most saddening death in my gaming history.”
Spartan17492 replied, “I get depressed as soon as the Mad World piano is played. Marcus also makes a desperate effort to stop Marcus.” “Hits every time.”
Wheel_of_Cheese92 said, “I believe that the cinematic experience of video games reached its peak when Dom died.” Everything that followed was a desperate attempt to stir up emotion and make everything epic.
I am currently playing the Gears of War 2 game. The story reminded me of how I’m not prepared for the future.
When will Gears 6 be released? Microsoft and The Coalition: hurry up! Gears of War is now available for PCs and Xboxes, with older games being backward-compatible.