Gears of War 2 Was a Broken Mess, Will Gears of War 3 be?

One of the main problems with Gears is that is actually a very fun and satisfying multiplayer experience when the gears turn smoothly. That doesn't happen too often though. So will Gears of War 3 be another broken game at launch? Lets take a look at a few things.

The original Gears of War and Gears 2 both shared some of the same glitches. Gears 1 and Gears 2 both suffered from inexcusable Lag. Neither Gears 1 nor Gears 2 had a multiplayer beta test. Both games are a playground for cheaters. Neither game had dedicated servers. Both games had very noticeable and unfair Host advantage. Both games had weapons that were either overpowered or underpowered. Oh and did I mention Lag?

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Blaze9294669d ago (Edited 4669d ago )

was? it still is...

They better do a multiplayer beta for Gears 3. Learn from Bungie Epic!

Lifendz4669d ago (Edited 4669d ago )

I get the fact that devs ability to patch console games has been a double edged sword. It works in our favor because before the proliferation of the internet, a broker game was forever a broken game. It works against us (gamers) because now devs are more prone to release a broken game in order to meet a deadline and simply plan to patch it later.

But why is it that a major game like Gears 2 has, by and large, stayed broken? And it's not just Gears 2 because Modern Warfare 2 is suffering from glitches as well. But back to Epic, assuming they fix all the online issues for Gears 3, don't they owe it to everyone that purchased Gears 2 to first fix the remaining glitches in that version?

boodybandit4669d ago (Edited 4669d ago )

YES! Unless Epic has a new engine that has yet to be unveiled for Gears 3 it will DEFINITELY have a lot of issues. I have no faith in Epic any more. I don't understand how Cliffy B. can go on Fallon and be excited and confident in a title that was as broken as Gears of War 2 and announce the sequel like this is amazing news.

Cliffy why don't you and your team fix what is broken in the previous versions of your brain child before bringing out another broken game? Oh, because the sheep will purchase any garbage as long as it's marketed and hyped through the roof? Of course.

Gamers that purchase broken products and reward companies like Epic and Infinity Ward adding to this lunacy by purchasing DLC for their broken games? Ruin it for everyone. Lettin them get away with this crap is why the industry is going down the toilet and why we are being nickel and dimed to death. Well I'm not. I rarely ever purchase DLC and I wont be a beta tester for GeOW3 if there is no beta. If they don't have a beta of the game before it's released I will definitely take a wait and see approach on Gears 3.

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HolyOrangeCows4669d ago (Edited 4669d ago )

They need to rework the coding so that the game handles lag differently and up the servers. Otherwise, I'm going to pass because the competitive multiplayer is the only part I give a crap about in the Gears of War games.

Oh, and bring back freaking split-screen for competitive online modes.

TheXgamerLive4669d ago

it had a few issues but was patched and it's a hella great experience now. broken mess? Hmmm, who would say that i wonder.

-Alpha4669d ago (Edited 4669d ago )

I find it pathetic that they handled it so poorly. You are right Blaze, Bungie truly is the gold standard this gen and you'd think that people who pay for on Online service like LIVE would be assured of what matters most: online gaming going as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

It makes you really lose trust in the developer. They admitted to the mistake, so if Gears 3 is not exceptional then they are shooting themselves in the foot.

I am anticipating Gears 3 mostly for split screen play but I didn't know online split screen was taken out.

tehReaper4669d ago

Xgamer, its better than it was but not completely fixed. This is coming from a Gears fan that plays both all the time. Check my achievements.

i3eyond the Circle4669d ago

I'd put my long loading and fixed patches for GEars of War 2 over Modern Warfare2 anyday.

Gears of War 2 guys....just listen....get a squad of 4...then makes stuff much better.

For the solo guy GEars of War 2 might suck but if you get a static group of buds it runs like butter and is damn fun and unique.

What game out there is like Gears of War2? Just popped it in today and was relieved due to the different gameplay style.

Fanb0y4669d ago

Gears 2 was a mess at launch.

And guess what? The majority of gamers don't give a sh*t if the game will be patched two weeks later. Their attention span is probably about a day. If multiplayer issues are not fixed VERY EARLY ON from launch, many many gamers will trade in the game.

Shame. Gears 2 was number 4 or 5 on XBL for a long long time. It could have been higher up on the rankings.

WildArmed4669d ago

The MP was, but the game was great.
i hated the MP anyways, it just didnt click for me.
I love the Gears franchise for it's co-op (Horde or Story co-op)

And I can expect Epic to have a great follow up on those aspects (for i dont care about MP)


@ boodybandit

totally agree man.. which is why I have stopped buying any and every game like I use too.

It may seem like whats the point and all that, but bottom line a lot of this crap has come about because we gamers have put up with it.

mythamp4669d ago (Edited 4669d ago )

Ms forced epic to launch this title, I am confident it will be a half baked game only for milking purpose and retention of xbox owners moving to the ps3.

It wont live up to the hype, but it would keep the botnets here at n4g real busy till release :)

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Dylantalon14669d ago

the question people should ask is was gears 1 broken? was gears 2 broken? and that should tell you about gears 3. ive been a gears fan since the beginning and ive played with majority of the gliches and lag issues. gears 1 was broken online but i dealt with it like others did because we thought patches would help which they didnt. gears 2 was and is utter rubbish online so i know gears 3 will suffer from lag and glitches.

swiftshot934669d ago

Gears 1 had a lot of problems online, but they werent nearly as bad as Gears 2.


In my humble opinion, as a 360 fan and Gears of war 1 fan who absolutely hates the living daylights out of Gears 2, I would put it this way;

Gears 1 had a "few" issues to start with. They patched it, then patched it again.... Then patched it AGAIN ! and with every patch the game got more broken. I use to think it was just the fact that it was being played online - until I went to the XL lan tournament. The same rubbish you got going on online was happening over Lan, And I remember everything thinking it was impossible. That's when I realized the problem was not really peoples connections but the actual network code.

I stopped playing Gears 1 after that and I had been playing it for a solid year and a half or so by then.

Then Gears 2 was on the way, I am sure I remember Epic saying they were going to fix all this sort of stuff and it had been reworked.

I played the multiplayer about 4 or 5 times and never went back to it. The rest of my clan have all gone back to playing Gears 1.

Do I think Gears 3 will be better, in one word; NO.

As someone said above, unless it runs on a new engine with new network code ( or even just new network code ) I don't think it will be any better.

I know everyone is crying for a Beta but I just have a feeling we are not going to see one. I could be wrong who knows.

I have to honestly say I really don't care about gears anymore. I did love the first one, but I can't say the same for the second and have no faith in the 3rd.

Venatus-Deus4669d ago

If they sold 5 million each for the first two games and got a Meta rating of +90 for both and was in to top 5 most played LIVE games then where would the motivation be for ERIC to change.

Gears 3 will achieve exacting then same in all three areas.

If review sites had dropped the final score for GeoW2 by a point because of those problems then the game would still sell 5m, however you can be damn sure they will fix it for the 3rd installment.



totally agree and thats prob the biggest problem this gen.

no matter what we say about the game being broken or crap or whatever...

in the end millions will buy it and as long as they do, the dev's have no reason to believe our points are valid.

just look at MW2.

But the flip side to that is, I want to play a quality game because I know I will enjoy it. I don't enjoy games when they are full of bugs and glitches, and I don't know how anyone can enjoy a competitive game when there is no consistency in the game. So in the end I end up not buying the games. ya maybe it's just me, but I wont lower my standards and force myself to try and enjoy a game just because millions of others do and the dev's are happy with that.

I will just move on, which is what I did with gears 2 and why I have little interest in gears 3.

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SKUD4669d ago

It will never be prefect. EVER.

CountDracula4669d ago

It just felt like an expansion pack to GOW 1.

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