Stop debating whether you should play Gears of War 2. You know you want it.
lol the game is such a flop they need 25 reasons just to convince us LMFAO:D
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lol sonarus just tell me,are you a true gamer? do you love games or love plastic and brand names,how old are you? please give each attempt in the gaming world its credit,no matter what company develop it,if you can't do that,then you and all other fanboys need to check your local doctors
I will admit that I don't like Chris Buffa, and I think he is a biased fanboy. He constantly goes out of his way to praise the 360 and its games, and he constantly gives PS3 games lower-than-the-average scores. Anyway... I just got Gears Of War 2 and I must say, I'm so far extremely underwhelmed. I did not play it offline yet, just online (Co-Op campaign). The graphics are pretty unimpressive to me, there's jaggies all over the place and the textures are not that highly detailed. The colors seem washed out and everything blends together in a sea of monotony. Going through the forests was a somewhat satisfying venture into a colorful world, but it was all-too brief and still basically monotone in color. The fact that the whole scenario was on rails really killed any intensity that it might've had. The brumaks were boring. As large as some of these enemies are, they just aren't scary at all. I was playing through on the hard-core difficulty and there was no threat of death from any of the gargantuans whatsoever. They give you an infinite ammo chain gun with the only limitation being that you have to stop firing every 20 seconds so it can cool down for a couple of seconds. The weapons in this game are all cookie-cutter videogame weapons that you'll find in any old game (except for the chainsaw). The level design was boring to me, and I thought some of the voice acting was hammy and uninspired, and the writing seems forced and just a little bit begging for attention, as if to say "Hey! Look at me! I'm not as shallow as the original!" And the lag and framerate drops while playing the online co-op were pretty annoying. Full disclosure, it's not a bad game. But I was expecting something groundbreakingly awesome and vastly superior to the original. This game simply isn't that much "bigger," "better" or "more badass" than its predecessor. I could go on and on, but really, what's the point. Everybody here is going to disagree with me. I just don't think the game is that great so far. It just isn't doing it for me. I'll continue to play it and get my moneys worth, and re-evaluate it after I've tried out the Horde or competitive multiplayer... but, to all quality individuals who read my entire comment (and thus are still reading it) before disagreeing with me or responding to me, I am basing my judgment so far SOLELY on the campaign, and how people saying the campaign is so fantasic and so much better than its predecessor and other games currently on the market... well, I just don't see it, that's all. In fact, I know I said I'll play it and get my moneys worth, but... damn, I just really have no desire to put this game back in my system when I've got Fallout 3 sitting on my shelf.
1 reason to buy gears 2 cause it's drop dead gorgeous easily a goty contender
you're so right!
2007 called, they want their criticism back. Is it just me, or have the moderators completely given up on the Gamer Zone? Every article I see is swamped with fanboy words like "XBot" and, despite reporting the posts, they stick around. N4G has never been the model of internet civility or anything, but the past few months it's gotten unbearable.
To be perfectly honest, I seriously doubt that the N4G staff wants to get rid of the fanboy crap, gamer zone or otherwise, it is a big source of hits after all. I could be wrong of course, and they might actually care more about having a decent site than hits, but in that case they really need to get their act together.
Off to Get An elite Bundled with Gears 2 Oh Hang on i Got Resistance 2 in my PS3 !! Who needs Gears 2 AAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA Silly BoTs Resistance Craps on Gears 2 from a Great Hight
I know a lot of losers are posting spoilers but honestly this game isn't about story....it's about KICKING ASS!!!!!!! And that's why I'm buying this. Can't wait for Horde!
Just can't get enough of it. Even after making it to wave 50, I want MORE!!!
Just don't buy it for the story development, buy it for the amazing "Please stop shooting me so i can admire my enviroment" moments.
Gears 2 is a visual tour de force. After seeing all the crappy vids online I was beginning to question if it was Gears 1.5 but after playing it six hours nonstop; it's an amazing game. The story, graphics, and gameplay are all first rate. There is so much color this time around. It never ceases to amaze me how much better games are when you have great writers aboard. Graphics are wonderful but it's the combination with story that takes it up a notch. Anyone claiming that the graphics aren't improved have either never played gears or need to upgrade to HDTV. If that doesn't improve things, then maybe an optometrist cause you have issues. It's a beautiful game so get over yourself. As for R2 I own it as well and it's beautiful also. It'll hopefully get hours of gameplay unlike the first one which I never got into but not until I put Gears down and that'll be awhile from the looks of things.
The game Kicks @ss...!!! I gotta finish setting up my new Onkyo NR906 before I play this puppy.
no need to rush out and get it now
I don't whant it, not for a long shot lawlgh.
I have gears 2 and i can tell you it is just an expansion for the first game. Same graphics, same boring gameplay. Yawn.
Because you have an 360 and GOW2 is the only good exclusive to be around any time soon.... :)
I'm playing Gears 2 right now. Not impressed. I was hoping for some graphical upgrades. Looks the same, plays the same. Game runs smooth though. No framerate drops or anything but I do have the occasional skips during cutscenes but that could be due to my dying drive laser. I didn't have the same wow factor I had two years ago and that's too bad. I'd give it a 8/10 based on what I've played so far. Bigger, better, more badass, my ass. Still a good game. Might be better than R2 but I wouldn't know yet. Haven't received my copy yet.
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with you there. This thing is biggger and more bad ass, the enemy's over power you very quick. In gears one it was five maybe 6 at a time. Here you face them on foot, and on some ugly a$% what ever they are. The scenes are beautiful and the weapons are crazy. I tried to approach the game with the mind state of Gears of war, and that didn't work out to well. It is a excellent game.
go play horde on hardcore and comeback saying that
Are yo playing on a SDTV? The difference is significant, I'm finding it hard to believe actually, especially considering the scope is so much larger in this one. Aaaaanyway, bye, gonna go play some more!
SDTV? PLEASE...........don't make me laugh. I have two HDTV's one Kuro Elite and a Sony Bravia both at 1080p and both 08' models. @^ "The difference is significant" Please don't exaggerate. I can see with my own eyes. Go play GeoW1 again then play 2. You'll know what I mean. Not putting down the graphics because it indeed looks nice but I expected bigger, better, more badass like promised.
I did play geow1... Whatever, think what you want.
an devout PS3 consumer, but the lack of Coop in resistance 2(like in the 1st game) has left a bitter taste in my mouth. I am on the verge of buying an xbox 360, despite all their faults i want to play this game so bad.
When all is said and done about story, graphics, frame rates, number of people on screen etc. One thing i love the most about Gears 2 is that its FUN to play.
This game is awesome. Buy it. Dont listen to these jackasses
1 reason that is a problem is that all of the chars have the same body build type
just started playing this a few hours ago and have been playing horde mode on hardcore and me and my friends are currently at level 20 and the shizit is getting bananas
I CAN SIT AND STARE AT THE GRAPHICS of this games its incredible.. i keep looking at my 360 and thinking f*ck is this shyt actually doing that??... i havnts seen anything like this .. who every said gear2 is like gears1 has noooo cluee at alllllllllllllllllllllllllll.. .epic u are truely kings of game design.. no dout
I said it looks like Gears 1, in fact it looks almost exactly the same. That would mean I have no clue?
Glad to be a part of a truly historic moment in video game history.
just about to beat the game on hardcore (its only my first playthrough) and i have to say that i love it! I really do think the story is better this time around, visuals are amazing, and all the little improvements make it much more appealing!
The title implies there are over 25 reasons to buy the game, this is blantant advertising.
played through every game mode and made it up to wave 30 of horde on hardcore, and i can say it is a f*cking awesome game.
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