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I started playing GoW1 the last year it was out. I was a fanatic about the game. When that ended, I was extremely pumped about GoW2, and I even went to the midnight release. When I played MP- I have never experienced a bigger let-down. GoW2, to this day, is a broken game. The latest update has helped, however. I absolutely refuse to be excited about GoW3. If it turns out as bad as GoW2 did, I will just sell it back immediately. I wont be sticking around for updates, hoping that the game will eventually be better. I think I will just join the ranks in WoW! (kms)
As for weapons, characters, and storyline. . . I think the campaign will be amazing. For MP- Well, I'll be praying that it will not make me want to drown myself.
As much of a die hard Gears fan as I am. Gears 2 was a let down. I agree L3FTY. The story was incredible. But the Gameplay mechanics and the multiplayer sucked. Mr. Bleszinski if what you say is true and you do read the forums then please, I beg you, listen to this. Bring back the gameplay mechanics from the first game and bring back the multiplayer form the first and I promise you, you will have all your fans back. And when you combine that with Gears 3 visuals, you will have created the greatest game ever created. Please Mr. Bleszinski, please listen to me
What GOW2 was a letdown, you bite your tongue. I think the gameplay mechanics evolved, not necessarily in a way that kept its roots with its first game. When you introduced new mechanics into an already established game with its own proven formula, I think it is sometimes hard to grasp the new changes, therefore changing your gameplay strategies especially online. For instance, when you establish the chainsaw battles, many people from gow1 didnt jump right into the chainsaw duels online because they have already been disciplined by the first multiplayer to fight in cover rather than go out and find someone to duel. If you go and play online right now with gow2, you will see a profound number of players who uses the shotgun more than the lancer because of this change in strategy. This is just one small aspect.
With multiplayer for gow2, I know that there were a plethora amount of problems. However, through their shortcomings, I was very satisfied in their improved system. The one thing I didnt like was the matchmaking system. I was a private being put in a lobby full of veterans. WTF is that.
I also noticed that during online, there are several hidden abilities that you can perform when in session game. My brother, MADDTANGO 72, played in a invitational dev tournament not long ago and I was surprised to see that there were several abilities that the dev performed that I nor my brother have seen. As the makers, I wasnt surprised to see them kickoff from a wall, turning 180 degrees and hit you with a lead full of shotgun as you pursued them. But naturally i was pissed as my brother when these little abilities that can make a difference from staying alive to dying, can be withhold from the players. I also found out there are several other abilities other than what I have described that you can learn. However, knowing these abilities over other players is surely something you take pride in and it feels good when you kill someone in a spectacular way and hearing the other player b*tch about it in the lobby. :)
I dont know MagYver, I was particularly okay with the multiplayer and the mechanics overall, I guess its just comes down to players experience, which can differ greatly even with a great game like gow2.
I love the Gears of war story and campaigns but I am meh towards the multiplayer, its one of those game I play when I am tired of CoD but still want to play a shooter. The guns are not balanced and there are way too few in multiplayer, they need an smg or something. The shotgun is too dominant in multiplayer, I always want to use the Lancer because it is bad@ss w/ the chainsaw, but I know if want to actually do good I have to grudgingly get the ol shotgun out.
That 4 player coop demo looked awesome!
Day one purchase for me ^_^
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That whole rush thing with the Pendulum Lancer is exactly how I envisioned a gun in the Gears universe. The whole demo was sweet and I can't wait to do co op with you guys.
I would first like to say: I am not one of those nerds who complain about an update or "unbalanced weapons" because I simply can't adjust/have a lack of skill. I have adapted to every update that has come out, and I do extremely well in MP. However, even with adjusting well and having skill, the game is frustrating. I travel to MLG events. Last season I competed in GoW2. Even LAN connections didn't save A LOT of people from experiencing the horrific flaws that overshadow the fun in what could've been an amazing game. Some teams lost because of certain glitches in the game. (For example: Getting downed but standing up..and unable to be killed) A pro team ended up losing placement because the opposing team had a player who was in that glitch. That's just an example of the problems with this game on the competitive level. Guess what!? GEARS 2 is no longer on the circuit. So many people disliked it that teams stopped competing in it.
I guess I am taking the long route in saying that...
I hope that GoW3 is completely rid of all the flaws that got GoW2 thrown off the MLG circuit. I would like to put in my last season. :) It would also be nice if they haven't made it a game for noobs.
Good points by everyone. I enjoyed reading some of these posts.
Ok after witnessing the Gears 3 demo at E3. I think its safe to say the GEARS OF WAR 3 WILL BE F***ING EPIC!!!!!!!!
well lets see im a big gears fan love the way they made it feel like u were in a movie for ex. when Dom killed his wife maria man that was painful to watch im really hoping three brings that same concept to the playing field. as long as the ending is a good one and the MP is fixed up a bit this will be the greatest game ever in my opinion that is
ImAbEaSt i agree completely
Anyone know what Beast mode is all about?
I am getting my real world friends to do 4 player coop
w00t! Get the game right Cliff instead of hitting a holiday date. That is unless the game is ready by the holidays.
Beast mode is basically horde in reverse. You play as the Locust and fight the COG. But you dont just play as the regular Locust. You get to play as the tickers, the wretches, the boomers, and even the the berserkers. It looks like a lot of fun.
Beast mode: www.youtube.com/watch
April 2011 is tooooooooooo far away.