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PostSubject: Gears of War 2 REVIEWED   Wed May 27, 2009 8:53 pm

It's no secret that Gears of War is one of the most popular shooters out there, but I would like to break it down a little for those of you who haven't played the game yet. As opposed to the Halo series, Gears of War is a third person shooter (where you can see your character's whole body) and a cover based shooter. Cover is vital to the gameplay, you will fail over and over if you simply run around like a moron. The story takes place in an alternate Earth, where alien bug things called Locusts are attempting to exterminate the human race. They emerge from the ground at any given location, and even sink entire cities. You play the role of Marcus Fenix, an ex-con who gets teamed up with a group of men who also have colorful pasts. The story mode really shines in this game, and the multiplayer is also very fun, though frustrating. In the multiplayer modes, there is no respawning each round, so if you die early, you're forced to wait until the match is over, which can take a couple of minutes. Overall, the game really plays well. The only part I really had a problem with was the way the multiplayer was set up, but even still that is a minor flaw to a spectacular game.


Graphics (5/5)
Much, MUCH improved from the first one. The color palette is no longer a bland mixture of different shades of Grey. the graphics really shine on a high definition screen.


Sound (4/5)
All the sounds of bullets firing and people screaming. I just wish there was a better musical score for it.... nothing really to complain about though.


Controls (5/5)
The intuitive combat system is nearly devoid of flaws in my opinion. Once you get into the game, you really start to appreciate the cover system and how tactical you can play. It's very well done, and very easy to get used to.


Story (4/5)
the story is superb, although it can be hard to follow at times. The second one does a good job of tying up loose ends left behind by the first game, but there are still quite a few things that leave you curious. This would get a 5/5 if it was a little easier to follow, but the story is still epic in scope.
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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 2 REVIEWED   Wed May 27, 2009 11:07 pm

Yup great game
154 hours into this one lol
Yeah I hate multiplayer sometimes
I can't stand how you have to wait 3 minutes if you die often times every round
Other than that its all gravy
Great singleplayer

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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 2 REVIEWED   Thu May 28, 2009 11:09 am

Anyone else notice they've removed the knockdown effect of smoke grenades? They still stun but only for a brief second.
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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 2 REVIEWED   Thu May 28, 2009 5:33 pm

They did? Thank god!
I hated that so much
Like 5 people would throw it then you'd wake up infront of a shotgun

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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 2 REVIEWED   Thu May 28, 2009 5:43 pm

Yup, but no more! Woo, gears is a bit more gears again Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 2 REVIEWED   Thu May 28, 2009 5:51 pm

I must say
I am craving TF2

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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 2 REVIEWED   Thu May 28, 2009 5:52 pm

Watch the meet the spy trailer recently by any chance?
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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 2 REVIEWED   Thu May 28, 2009 5:55 pm

lol yup
It was so good

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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 2 REVIEWED   Thu May 28, 2009 5:57 pm

Valve could make a Team Fortress movie lol, they've got top notch animation, a wicked sense of humour all the right characters, I can't see why it can't be done.
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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 2 REVIEWED   Thu May 28, 2009 6:17 pm

I would pay to see it
It would take them so long to make
And it would probably be only for PC fans who are allowed entrance

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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 2 REVIEWED   Thu May 28, 2009 6:24 pm

Video game movies almost always bomb..... unless of course it was made by Valve like you suggested, then it would kick ass. This reminds me of a cool thread to start.....
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