MS has released a fact sheet on the upcoming Gears of War 2, the following key points are denoted - Gears of War 2 continues the story of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad, even better visuals than last time and the game is indeed an Xbox 360 exclusive.
This game is going to be a beast!!! Edit: Disagrees? Silly pups, dont hate. Jump on board...
this game is seriously gonna rock though... the first one was simply amazing despite it basically teasing the story along for us. I know the MP was pretty sick and this go 'round it won't just be tacked on as an after-thought... which I really hope means they'll catch all the glitching that plagued the first Gears. Delay Unreal III all you want EPIC... I can wait for the good stuff.
Thats going to be asking a lot out of the 360. If they have to do 720p and add in more action to the mix. The 360 has no engine like what we have seen in the tech demo, that runs at 1080p. Let alone 720p. Sony has set the bar for 720p & Streaming visuals with Uncharted. Without a serious upgrade to the hardware. It will be interesting to see what compromises are made.
Yeah yesterdays demo was a tech demo of the UE3 engine, not Gears of War. They just used it for hype...
"Lets remember that HD starts at 720p" So what about COD4? You realize that in the grand sceam of things 720p is a joke right? 1280x720? I was playing pc games in 1280 x 1024 when you were still playing ps1. Going by your higher res means better game philosophy the ps 3 must suck because my PC does 2560x1600 and 1920x1200? Does your ps3 do 2560x1600 or 1920x1200? Well god it must suck then, what sad hardware. My pc pushes out over 4 million pixels and your "ps3" at 720p is getting 900,000 so then by your logic pc games are 4 times better than ps3 games? Games make a good system not what res it plays at but you dont have many good games to play yet so you need something to justify your purchase.
O..M..G, that was such a hard pwning. I bow to your Sony Swine smiting ways.
Virus E lays down the pwnage! Somewhere right now I hear a teet calling for Blademask's mouth
I don't think i have ever seen any fanboy get owned so bad... Dear lord VirusE bubbles for you!!!
lol....nothing against GOW but is this all we're going to hear about now?
after all the format news, its good to hear about something else
Next to halo , gears is the most hyped franchise so im sure your gonna hear much about it.
Yes, gEnKie - tell me what game is better?
Bioshock Call of Duty 4 Uncharted We don't know much about Gears 2 so I won't compare that.
meh, I wont get into what games are "better" but it is refreshing to hear something about a new game in the works, I hope they announce more new stuff about Resistance too. What I really dont understand is why they didnt show an in-game trailer of GeoW2. I hope it comes out in time :/
COD4,bioshock, uncharted, HS, R&C, KZ2, MGS4, ReFOM2, GOW3, FFXIII,FFversus, GTA4......how many do you want? if you aren't a 360 fanboy; there are many games that do more with story, weapons,level design...etc where gears is excellent is visuals, but i question just how much of a jump can be made with no hdd support and game being crammed on a standard dvd. and gears is 9 months away but they couldn't release a 30 second trailer or some game screens with the release announcement?
Metal Gear Solid 4 IMO
its really hard to compare which games are better, especially since Gears 2 hasnt even come out yet
GoW is good, but many games are better. The multiplayer matchmaking system killed the original imo.. it eventually devolved into a bunch of lonely preteens abusing host advantage versus randoms and lack of client side hit detection makes it retarded...
Let me explain why they didn't show an in game trailer for those of you who don't understand. The teaser was to show us that they are emphasizing story far more than last time. I called the anouncement months ago and now I will bet that Gears 2 will be playable at E3, albeit behind closed doors (aka Halo 3 style).
But it's no longer the standard, with games like CoD4 / Bioshock / Uncharted / Heavenly Sword. Gears has to have a big "wow" effect to set the standard again. Or it could be another Halo 3, with bland graphics that aren't an improvement over it's last gen counterpart. Let's wait and see, we could be proven wrong, but not likely.
have bland graphics like it's last-Gen counterpart? For 1 thinking halo 2 and halo 3 falls in that category, since the games came out on different architecture.(plus it's your call, I certainly didn't think Halo 3 looked like an Xbox game) Plus Gears of war 2 will not fall in that same category as H1/H3. Plus who compares Gears to Halo? to me that's not even a comparison. Both totally different art direction and colors. -I bet you don't own an xbox 360? you have a gamerTag?
I am not "bashing" Gears, I am only stating that Gears 2 would have to have a big "wow" effect or "upscale" of graphics to set the standard for graphics again. Microsoft made a big claim, and they have a shady history when it comes to making promises. I have read the article and am responding to it.
Last gen counter-part? The 360 is still 'this-gen'. GoW is still the best game on any system in my opinion and Gears2 will only improve on it. And - TO ALL PC GAMERS Its about gameplay to me, not really high res games that run jerky on any PC worth less than my car. You're all bitter that the good games go onto consoles, because you're all pirates
The hottest game of 2008 right here. After watching that tech demo you know that all the updates to the UE3 engine will be in this game. It is going to be Epic's show piece for their engine. The water effects alone are the most incredible I've seen, destructable environments and the "hordes" of locust will just make this game tip top. I love how so many are trying to downplay this game in the Gamer Zone, with nothing but an announcement and a teaser as their ammo.. They know the storm is coming. I can't wait to get more details.
don't expect this one to be either
Care to enlighten us as to which game of the 1st/3rd person shooter genre is "better"? If you say Halo or MGS you might have an argument. But there are no others.
Ironic coming from someone with a Halo avatar. Gears > Halo by far.
This game is going to be the shiznit. I think i might play Gears 1 today for old time sake.
UNLEASH THE BEAST. Thats all I can say. Geow is shaping up to be the biggest franchise of this generation. MSFT are experts in creating huge new IP's , that was Sony's speciality with the PS1 but looks like MSFT are masters in hype and promotion thats an advantage
Gears 1 was good so as long as they don't go messing something up Gears 2 should be sweet. I was hoping that the fact sheet would have a little bit more information though.
You can bet from the teaser that they are adding the button mashing "mini game" to melees that they originally intended. No more of those random chainsawing when both are revved up.
Indeed an Xbox 360 exclusive.... for a couple months.