Microsoft's E3 Press Conference was stacked with big games and Gears of War 2 was one of the biggest. Gears 2 is, of course, the sequel to one of the 360's biggest games not involving Master Chief and the sequel looks poised to continue that success with better visuals, a more complete single-player story and new multiplayer modes.
Story was one of the more criticized elements of the first game and is one of the real focuses for Gears 2. The sequel takes place six months after the detonation of the Lightmass Bomb at the end of the first game. Though the bomb succeeded in killing a large number of Locusts, it wasn't without a few side-effects. In the aftermath of the bomb, several humans began to show signs of a disease. The epidemic was enough to distract the diminished human population from the remaining Locusts, who managed to dig new tunnel systems and sinkholes under the last remaining human population centers.
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