Gears of War 2

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by barr08, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    I am SO pumped for this game friday. The first one was a masterpiece, and this one seems so much more expansive.

    Anyone else as excited as I am?
     
  2. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    I am... but I'm off on holiday next week, and I want to give Gears2 it's due attention, so it'll have to wait until the end of Nov. And Dead Space. And FarCry2.

    You wait ages for a good game after CoD4, and then 3 come along at once :rolleyes: ;)

    I've seen the trailers and behind the scenes, and it does have a "bigger" feel to it. Love the "live" cover feature :D
     
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Looks like more of the same to me....I'll pick it up on friday but not for the multiplayer; I want to see how the story turns out. The scale of the game looks like it changed quite a bit....two big games on a epic scale in one week.

    I'm going have a lot of unopened games in december....well at least Dec/Jan is kinda dry.

    This month is just too much man....another week of double console gaming.


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  4. barr08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Its funny, we game for pleasure, but when a bunch of new games come out that all look great, its so overwhelming!

    The gameplay does look like more of the same, but I always say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

    I told myself I had to beat Dead Space before I bought this game, but I'm just not sure...
     
  5. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    I am, just need to get my 360 owning friend to buy it :p.
     
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    yes it does it is not one of the normal Tuesday release games and I am sooo excited.

    Also, do you think I will be able to pick it up Friday evening w/o preordering it? Because I am going to the city on Friday with my family and I just wanna pick it up on the way home.

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  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    As much a masterpiece a Uwe Boll film. :D
     
  9. barr08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh snap. Thanks for correcting me. Now I have a little extra time to finish dead space :cool:
     
  10. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    LOL Uwe Boll. :D

    I'd have to say I have way more respect for him than Cliffy-douche bag, because he can hold his own in a boxing ring and proved he's more than just talk. It sort of makes up for the fact that Alone in The Dark is one of the most atrocious movies I've seen.
     
  11. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    I already played GoW2, back in 2007. Theres a lot of shooting and ducking and not much else.
     
  12. barr08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    haha. touche
     
  13. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    gameplay SHOULD stay the same. The story should just be new and better, THATS how you make a sequel.
     
  14. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    Unless the gameplay was broken in the first place! (Which in Gears 1 it was perfectly fine! Just saying)
     
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    Just don't let it happen again ;):p:D
     
  16. QUiKSR20 macrumors member

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    I cant wait for Friday, Already pre-ordered! I want to pickup Fable II as well. I heard thats another different yet awesome game as well.

    With an HDTV and killer surround setup these games are amazing!
     
  17. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Does anyone know if this game is 1080p native? If so I'll hook the 360 up to the living room TV.
     
  18. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    No, thats how you make an expansion pack (and even expansion packs add minor gameplay improvements but nothing major, which is what GoW2 did). Sequels are supposed to make the old game look dated.
     
  19. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Then how do you think sequals are supposed to be made??
     
  20. barr08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I see where you are coming from, but honestly, it would be hard to make the first GOW look dated, considering the tech readily available today. There may be slight gameplay tweaks, maybe some graphical enhancements, who knows? I haven't played the game yet, have you?
     
  21. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    Super Mario Bros -> SMB2 -> SMB3. GTA3 -> GTA:VC -> GTA:SA. FF10 -> FF12. Wind Waker -> Twilight Princess. There are a lot of worthy sequels that came out on the same hardware. I wouldve liked to see them make the game more dynamic and open ended, rather than just add dumb features like using a "meat shield" and new killing animations.
     
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    BTW nice nixing of 10-2 :D
    Personally I don't see how GoW got where it is today. It's an incredibly dumbed down shooter with possibly the most cliched and obvious story in history that offers nothing new at all.
    But then again films like xXx and such do well in the US box office so I kinda understand. But part of me wants to try GoW2 if they fix what was broke (or just flat out missing) from the first.
     
  23. evan g macrumors regular

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    Yeah wouldn't hurt i spose.
     
  24. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Big buff dudes with guns + ugly bad + Blood & Gore = Universally Acclaim

    Note: Cliffy B is a douche


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  25. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    yea you can do that on games that ARENT story oriented.
     

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