Trying to get us all weepy or suffer a mild attack of 'feeling' was "f***ing hard to do, man" admits Bleszinski, referring to Dom's search for his missus in Gears 2.
They wanted some mushy emotions in the first but "didn't have the confidence" or the time to pull it off. A "little bit of heart" in a shooter is a "good priority to have".
"It’s really hard to do. I think we did an admirable job of it," says Bleszinski, in an interview with MTV Multiplayer. "Is it a Nicholas Sparks romance? No, it’s not. But there’s a little bit of heart in there. For some reason, “Gears” seems to have more of a female following than other shooters."
"Putting a little bit of heart in a shooter that’s full of all sorts of brutality that people are used to? It’s kind of a good priority to have, I think. It’s the same reason Jack is there. He’s a cute little robot. If everything in the game is so bad-ass and nasty, then you just lose perspective. It’s like a person who just yells all the time."
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