A Gears of War 2 Appreciation - If Miyamoto Made A Bloody Shooter

Stephen Totilo from MTV Multiplayer writes:

"One thing I know that "Gears of War 2" lead creator, Cliff Bleszinski, and I have in common is that we both grew up playing Nintendo games.

He's got the famously documented "Super Mario Bros." high score printed in the first issue of Nintendo Power.

I've got an NES in the closet of my childhood bedroom with some SNES instruction manuals I saved for some reason.

And so I think Bleszinski and I are both attuned to what Nintendo's lead designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, and the many creators who worked under him, put into the company's best games. There's a certain style of gameplay, a certain feel. It has nothing to do with colorful graphics our springy sound effects. There's a certain way a Miyamoto game progresses. Not many other games have it. But some do, like "Portal," for example.

Of all the non-Nintendo games I've played this year so far, the only one that has that feel is "Gears of War 2." Bloody chainsaw battles aside, this game feels like something Miyamoto touched."

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Tacki4051d ago

I've been playing Gears of War 2, going through co-op with my brother and I have to say I've been loving it. It's even more enjoyable than I was expecting. Perhaps I had just forgotten how fun the first one was.

That being said... I don't have a clue what this writer is trying to say. It's a quality title in my opinion, and that's all any game needs to be. I don't really see any Miyamoto-like touches in there... and that's not to say it's better or worse than the games he makes. I just think it's an absurd comparison. Much of what he mentions is done in a ton of other video games. In how they're structured I mean.

So yeah, don't get it at all... but I'm really enjoying Gears of War 2 and I haven't even gotten to try out the multiplayer (aside from doing the tutorials) or Horde mode! Can't wait to sample the rest of this game. Man, I just have too many games to play right now though. It's hard dividing time up among them all.