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Gears of War 2 Might Suck

Steve Wysowski from XboxFocus.com writes:

"Before you jump on my ass over this column's title, please know that the author of this column is a rabid Gears of War junkie. I've spent countless hours on the original Gears, and I still play the original game quite often. I played the game so intensely at one point, that I even got invited to a handful MLG tournaments (yes, I'm bragging) and had some high spots on the game's online rankings. As you could have imagined, the announcement of Gears of War 2 initially had me absorbed with hype, but as the months have passed, I've become more and more skeptical of the upcoming mega shooter. Whether it's Epic's attitude towards the game, or the fact that a two-year development time frame renders expectations for a mind-blowing experience rather unrealistic. From my point of view, there are a lot of things to be worried about as far as Gears of War 2 is concerned."

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inSaneELF3892d ago

It won't suck, it will just be the same as GoW with added maps, weapons, a few features and a new storyline. I'm not all that hyped for it.

Breakfast3892d ago (Edited 3892d ago )

Hey!...just like every-other sequel!

I trust in Gears of War...but i dont trust in Epic

sonarus3892d ago (Edited 3892d ago )

I think it is too soon for this type of worry. If we aren't satisfied by E3 then we can commence with the worrying

Insomniac will have released 3 ps3 games in 2 yrs by Nov. That is pretty much the same boat as epic is in. I have confidence in insomniac as a lot of others do. Why not extend some of that confidence to Epic:D

nutjuice3892d ago

Why not to Epic? Well for me, I never really cared much for Unreal Tournamnet, and I don't know exactly what they did besides that game and making the graphics engine.

Shaka2K63892d ago

It was nothing but a generic 4 hour shooter.

6/10 game in my book.

badz1493892d ago

you'll get another R6V2. an expansion pack of the original at a full price

yanikins1113892d ago

@ sonaras - Epic have an attitude problem imo
@ shaka - Come on.... It was short, but damn it was fun. The cover system was completely faultless, the sprint feature perfect, and personally the story wasnt any better or worse than alot of shooter stories. Weapons were a bit average apart from the chainsaw thing. Resistance ownes it simply due to the hedgehog grenades. THose things are freakin sweet.

The wow factor was huge for me with Gears 1. It was the first 3rd person next gen shooter and it blew me away. The scene where it pans upwards and shows off that ruined cathedral. Pretty damn awesome. That said, i doubt the sequal will be able to get that wow factor going. Next gen isnt next gen any more.

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linkofhyrule0073892d ago

Well, I didn't really like the first one aside from co-op, so I'm not expecting anything from 2. And, yeah, usually good sequels that actually update a lot don't come this soon after the first...

destroyah3892d ago

The first one brought nothing new to the table. 4 vs 4 multiplayer WOW!

The second one is rumored to have 5 vs 5 lol. REVOLUTIONARY! Graphics aren't everything Epic. Your stories suck, Unreal Engine 3 sucks, your multiplayer mode sucks, and I can go on.

Breakfast3892d ago

Numbers arent everything...Gameplay is everything

Stryfeno13892d ago (Edited 3892d ago )

You definetly have not played Gears.

HuntTheWumpus3892d ago

Things like a chainsaw, roadyrun, curb stomping some of the best AI I've seen in a console game, taking the Killswitch cover system to a new level and not to mention the excellent graphics which was the best on consoles at the time.

I think it brought a lot to the table and I'm enjoying Gears on my PC. It's actually one of my favs and I have a lot to choose from. In fact I might actually buy a 360 when Gears 2 comes out that is how much I enjoyed the first and I don't want to wait for it to come to the PC.

Saying Gears brought nothing new seems to be selling it short. I guess when you have a title as popular as Gears was you are bound to have harsh critics.

Stryfeno13892d ago (Edited 3892d ago )

I dought that...

J4son 3603892d ago

Gears of War 2 might definitely suck

Warbletot3892d ago

Jason360 seems to have more body doubles than what Saddam Hussein had!

jwatt3892d ago

If they stay on the safe side and don't change too much then it won't suck. I really don't understand why there are so many articals on why gears will suck or Gears will rock the game doesn't come out untill november.

I think gears2 is going to come out well but I want to see how this and Resistance2 will stack up against each other.