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Gears of War 2

jjufon
07-21-2008, 09:09 PM
Maybe i'm behind the power curve, but i just downloaded all the trailers, E3 content, etc from XBL last night and all i can say is WOW!
this thing looks amazing! some of the best graphics i've seen.

i sux at these type of games, but i love watching my son play them when he stops by or spends the weekend (needs money for school, cars needs tires, etc ). :)
This will be a must buy for myself.

railven
07-21-2008, 09:23 PM
Graphically I want to see this engine at 1920x1080+MSAA+FAA on a PC!

Since GoW1 saw release on PC, this is a rental for me. I'll own on PC.

Epic is truly a great developer. I loaded up Unreal II the other day just for shits and grins, and I forgot how amazing the Unreal II Engine was. With my new hardware, and some tweaking 1920x1080 with 4xAA+16FAA, the game looked effin crisp! A bit more bitmapping and it could give U3E a run for its money!

Hitachi65SWX20B
07-21-2008, 09:27 PM
Yeah... this game is looking very sweet! Gears 2 won't be second best to any game this year or probably next year as far as graphics, game play and how many players are playing it on Xbox Live. Epic really has a knack for maximizing the power of the X360. I CAN'T wait for this game to come out already! Another game to keep an eye out on is Tomb Raider: Underworld.

jjufon
07-21-2008, 09:53 PM
I've never seen Gears on the PC, but if this releases for the PC i will pony up and get it. I just built a new PC in Jan and it's pretty bad ass if i say so myself. i though Cryis was good, but i would buy this one just for looks (again i sux but my son kicks butt)

Pinoy
07-22-2008, 01:17 AM
Gears2 does indeed look badass. Seems like Epic has been really hitting the nails on the head lately. My only gripe with them is Unreal 3 which if feel is kinda.... nerfed a bit (JMO)

oleviarules
07-22-2008, 02:17 AM
they are actually going to have 4 difficulty settings on it, the newest being an even easier mode than Gears 1's Casual setting. can't wait for this, especially with the new Horde mode, where it's 5 players over Live/LAN against waves of Locust.

railven
07-22-2008, 05:19 AM
I've never seen Gears on the PC, but if this releases for the PC i will pony up and get it. I just built a new PC in Jan and it's pretty bad ass if i say so myself. i though Cryis was good, but i would buy this one just for looks (again i sux but my son kicks butt)

If you have a decent Rig, I'd recommend you at least try GoW1 on the PC. At 1920x1080 with 2xAA/4FAA the game looks better than the Xbox version. The Xbox version itself looks great too, but that extra processing power on the PC makes it look even better. Plus, there is also content on the PC version not found on the Xbox version.

Gears2 does indeed look badass. Seems like Epic has been really hitting the nails on the head lately. My only gripe with them is Unreal 3 which if feel is kinda.... nerfed a bit (JMO)

I think Epic had to nerf Unreal 3 because they were developing side by side with the consoles. While the PC version is far superior than the current PS3 version, and most likely Xbox360 version, the game itself is lacking something. The PC community hasn't embraced it like they did prior versions, so there aren't that many mods.

MikeRox
07-22-2008, 05:27 AM
If you have a decent Rig, I'd recommend you at least try GoW1 on the PC. At 1920x1080 with 2xAA/4FAA the game looks better than the Xbox version. The Xbox version itself looks great too, but that extra processing power on the PC makes it look even better. Plus, there is also content on the PC version not found on the Xbox version.

Did they add a colour pallette to the PC ver? :D

I'm in two minds about this, I didn't enjoy Gears of War in the slightest, and wasn't really blown away by the visuals either. However I'm playing through darkSector at the moment, which is pretty much Gears of War with decapitations and loving it.

Maybe there'll be enough changes to GoW2 (it certainly looks to be quite action packed from the stuff I've seen) to elevate it above the original :D

railven
07-22-2008, 06:58 AM
Did they add a colour pallette to the PC ver? :D

I'm in two minds about this, I didn't enjoy Gears of War in the slightest, and wasn't really blown away by the visuals either. However I'm playing through darkSector at the moment, which is pretty much Gears of War with decapitations and loving it.

Maybe there'll be enough changes to GoW2 (it certainly looks to be quite action packed from the stuff I've seen) to elevate it above the original :D

Nah, PC version didn't bring a new color scheme, but it did make all that brown and gray look prettier! Hehe, nothing like no jaggies to really make a game look polished.

Come on SRT, I got a few Wii games I need to get rid of jaggies on! :p

II SAL II
07-22-2008, 07:26 AM
I'm in two minds about this, I didn't enjoy Gears of War in the slightest, and wasn't really blown away by the visuals either. However I'm playing through darkSector at the moment, which is pretty much Gears of War with decapitations and loving it.



that statement makes no sense? you hated Gears yet you say DS is just like it but you enjoyed it? i found DS to be very boring and the controls where really bad

Pinoy
07-22-2008, 12:47 PM
I think Epic had to nerf Unreal 3 because they were developing side by side with the consoles. While the PC version is far superior than the current PS3 version, and most likely Xbox360 version, the game itself is lacking something. The PC community hasn't embraced it like they did prior versions, so there aren't that many mods.

I've only played it on PC. I dunno... I think I'm just too used to the fast and furious, super-mobile gameplay of UT2004. I miss being able to dodge jump around 4 or 5 people, bust off a walljump all the way back over them while dropping flak on their heads... just to disappear around a corner and shombo the next person who foolishly tries to follow me :D

GLOW
07-22-2008, 01:09 PM
Maybe there'll be enough changes to GoW2 (it certainly looks to be quite action packed from the stuff I've seen) to elevate it above the original :D

I certainly hope so. I finally watched all the press conference vids from E3 and I was pretty blown away by the Gears 2 vid. The Resistance 2 vid paled in comparison, even though the monster was bigger and better looking and the scale of the scene was incredible, Gears was much more busy and loaded with action. Resistance 2 will be much better online though IMO- FPS multiplayer > TPS multiplayer.

MikeRox
07-23-2008, 06:01 AM
that statement makes no sense? you hated Gears yet you say DS is just like it but you enjoyed it? i found DS to be very boring and the controls where really bad

Where did I say I hated Gears? I said I didn't ENJOY it. Whereas I AM enjoying darkSector. Could be the more interesting plot/concept. Gears of War was overhyped to hell and an average game at best IMO.

darkSector is an engaging, highly enjoyable action game and so far I've really enjoyed the level design a lot more. Christ am I not allowed to state games are similar now without having to have found both games exactly the same in quality?

Cygnus
07-23-2008, 09:21 AM
Comparing the 2 presentations, GOW2 was much better, gameplay was intense and there was alot going on in the background. Regarding Res2, the huge monster looked pretty nice, but the gameplay seemed bland (no way to run in the game?), environment was so sterile. 60 players online should be nice tho.

jusHD
07-23-2008, 07:04 PM
Where did I say I hated Gears? I said I didn't ENJOY it. Whereas I AM enjoying darkSector. Could be the more interesting plot/concept. Gears of War was overhyped to hell and an average game at best IMO.

darkSector is an engaging, highly enjoyable action game and so far I've really enjoyed the level design a lot more. Christ am I not allowed to state games are similar now without having to have found both games exactly the same in quality?

Thank god someone else said it before I did. That and Halo3 were overhyped to hell. Neither was a bad game but they didnt hold my attention at all. Traded both within a month. But I am more into realistic type shooters ie COD4 and you cant say either of those is half as good as that game. Of course its hard to state your opinion when people like SAL come on to defend anything negative about the 360. With all their talk GOW2 is the only game they have to look forward to and if it bombs it will be harder for them to spit their crap. I think the 360 is a excellent gaming machine and have no problems with it but why is their jackass's like deadmeat and his minions that try as hard as possible to diss the PS3 or hype anything 360. I dont see a single person here say crap about the 360 even the PS3 only owners dont go for that crap unless provoked. Do you guys work for MS? To broke to afford a PS3 as well? Both systems have the same great games and they perform equally are slightly better on one or the other. And as far as exclusives the PS3 has a lot more to look forward to but you still have GOW2 and even though I didnt think it was that great the rest of the country did and it will probably be bigger than all the PS3 ones combined so quit your bitching and contribute something besides fanboy bullshit.

Razor05
07-24-2008, 11:07 AM
Ok to be fair here, there are as many or more, people that jump on the first negative thing said about the PS3 or Sony.

Pinoy
07-24-2008, 12:23 PM
Ok to be fair here, there are as many or more, people that jump on the first negative thing said about the PS3 or Sony.

And to be equally fair there are quite a few of those 'Sony' people in this thread saying this game will be great :)