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Gears of War 2 Story Mode Impressions Thread

Discussion in 'Games' started by Trynant, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. [SAS]Solid Snake

    [SAS]Solid Snake New Member

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    A well executed story still means a lot though. A lot of people seemed to really enjoy the exploratory nature of Unreal, but the actual story content it had was pretty standard.

    Having an actual author craft some of the story elements however. Like programmer art, you can tell when a programmer writes a story.
     
  2. edhe

    edhe ..dadhe..

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    I think they've done a fine job of teasing the truth of the conflict, however what gave it away to me, aside from "area 51" etc, was Baird - "How did they build so much so quickly" or so with someone's reply "We don't know how long they've been down here"

    Well.. Baird seems to know alot.

    I agree that the Queen must be some sort of experiment of the CoG's pre-cog history from the pendulum wars [which were quite long] and with the imulsion's mutating properties there's plenty of scope there for a frankenstein story... though i hope it's not that simple.

    The narrative and dialogue's fine, does the job - Dom's story touched me, but i don't think Maria was having the same fate as Tai. God knows what happened to Tai, also touching - if you've not been touched by that then you've not lived enough yet to develop sympathies.

    Maria wasn't being broken like Tai, she was a working slave, like the miners - use them as slaves and send your own into battle.
     
  3. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    Me and a friend have been playing through on co-op and I hope people agree that GoW2 works a lot better as a 2 player co-op than a single-player game?

    I don't mean that playing on single-player is crap I mean that it works a hell of a lot better when playing Co-Op.

    We've just got passed those crawling rock worm things, can't remember exact. Should get some more hours in this week :D
     
  4. Nines

    Nines With Rage Alive

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    - "They're sinking cities with a GIANT WOOOOORM!"


    Anyways, I enjoyed the game a lot, especially the fish boss. :shy:
     
  5. J112

    J112 Very Superstitious

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    I lol'ed when I first heard that.

    The scene with Maria was so well done imo, best I've ever seen in a video game anyways. The way Marcus reacted made it so much better too, showed a more human side to him.

    I must admit that I raised an eyebrow when the lambent were brought into it as a faction vs the locust, part of me says its a bit of a cheap way of propelling the story but all in all I don't mind all that much.

    I'm really interested to see where the story with Marcus's father goes, something that heavily involves him in some way would rock, I remember the Fenix mansion more than any other part of gow1 so would be nice for consistency.

    So yeah, i Loved it lol. Slightly off topic I guess, but the multiplayer just doesn't seem to interest me compared to how much GoW1's did, anyone else found that?

    Edit: 112'th post, not that i noticed...
     
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  6. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    I think you're right, expect for Horde (the only thing worth playing) and the Shotgun being weak as hell this time.
     
  7. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    It's all about how they made this game so cautious and casual that makes the multiplayer blows. The shotgun isn't that much of a problem, it's more about the "invincible chainsaw" and "Wall tagging". Also their Halo3-wanna be Matchmaking system is a joke.

    The complains are as vast as they were with UT3. Which makes me think about, Epic Games can't really make multiplayer enjoyable now. They do have one of my favorite engine in the industry, but their understanding about how to make a multiplayer game enjoyable is incredibly lacking.
     
  8. Mozi

    Mozi Zer0 as a number

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    I'll agree to chainsaw.. but wall tagging ****ing hilarious especially in Submission.
     
  9. The Warden

    The Warden this is usually where youll find me

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    I found GoW2 easier than GoW1, this based on the single player experience, Why do I say this? I finished GoW2, let it set for about a day or so, Fired up GoW1 and promply Died.

    From a single player point of view Both are worth having in your collection.
     
  10. darkonxy

    darkonxy Its all about the BFG Baby!!!

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    cliffy needs to hang himself for making this game, and abandoning the ut franchise
     

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