I appreciate the comparison, but what you're looking for is God Hand, Anarchy Reigns, and God of War 4 as the major influences for Evil West. The Gears part you somewhat correct, but Jesse moves faster than the Cogs.Evil West its a 3rd person action game were you fight vampires and their monsters with a bit more emphasis on melee combat then I was expecting, but its not fluid like Devil May Cry, but it is fun. Its a very... before gears of war type 3rd person game.
That's best thing, and I am glad there is no cover system. It's all about mixing in your twitch shooting, brawling, and dodging properly. This is true arcade style. You'll get the option to upgrade your dodge as you get further into game, along with a bunch of other goodies I won't spoil.Its got the camera locked behind your character, there is no cover system, you are kinda chunky but have some decent movement abilities. Its nothing mind blowing, but its a really solid older style 3rd person action game.