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sek929
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Sep 21, 2008, 05:24 PM
 
Anyone excited? Thoughts? Concerns?

Personally I loved the original GOW, loved as in can't play it anymore because my disc got snapped in half...

My only real concern is that the multiplayer system will see little improvement over the abortion that was GOW's multiplayer. If I wanted to play with a friend we would have to be in private chat, he would tell me what scenario he just created, then I would search for open games and pick the one that matched my friend's description. Only this would work half the time since there weren't that many scenarios anyways. Even Rainbow Six: Vegas ( the first one) had the ability to invite friends into a game lobby you just created, why GOW had such an awful system confuses me.

But I digress, I totally look forward to playing the campaign on all difficulties with a few of you XBox-owning NN jerks.
     
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Sep 21, 2008, 05:35 PM
 
Alright, since I never picked up R6, here's your chance to talk me into this game.

Maybe this can be the next great Macnn clan game.
     
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Sep 21, 2008, 05:42 PM
 
Have you ever played the original?

If not I still think that you'd really like it. The third-person perspective is sweet, the visuals are amazing, cutting people in half with your chainsaw/machine gun never gets old, and the cover system is really slick.

The hardest difficulty level is near-impossible to beat by yourself but becomes very doable with a human friend helping you.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 02:19 AM
 
extremely excited for GOW2, the first one is insanely epic and hardcore, its definitely a game i've come back too a few times (beat on multiple difficulties). Hopefully cliffy b can take some ideas from Halo for the multiplayer and we could have a game of the year contender.
Looking forward to getting some NN' Gears action.
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Sep 22, 2008, 12:19 PM
 
Hellz yeah!

Hopefully if my convincing worked on Dakar he'll be joining us too...so I can cut him half and teabag each piece of his corpse.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 12:21 PM
 
If I do buy it, it'll be primarily for multi, so it's gonna need some good reviews.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 12:34 PM
 
As long as the ability to jump 100 feet in the air is not the standard for defense (as in Halo3) I might just get it.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 12:42 PM
 
Har Har....but yeah, GOW doesn't have a jump feature.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 12:52 PM
 
one feature i'm pretty excited about is chainsaw duels
the chainsaw kill in GOW was one of the most satisfying kills in any video game i've ever played.

on a side note:
i cannot wait to torque bow dakar in the face (its the sticky grenade of GOW)
     
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urge to get game... fading...
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 12:56 PM
 
GOW was ok. Too short, too easy and a **** ending.
The reload functionality made it wicked though.
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
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Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
one feature i'm pretty excited about is chainsaw duels
the chainsaw kill in GOW was one of the most satisfying kills in any video game i've ever played.
Most definitely, I laughed a lot when I first played the game because of the ridiculousness that is the chainsaw kill.

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urge to get game... fading...
I guess you should stick to Need For Speed: Sapphire then...
     
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Originally Posted by Peter View Post
GOW was ok. Too short, too easy and a **** ending.
The reload functionality made it wicked though.
I am a beast with the sniper rifle ultra-reload.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I guess you should stick to Need For Speed: Sapphire then...
I think my $60 would be better spent on Fable 2.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:01 PM
 
Boo!

There's no cutting me or bogues in half with a chainsaw in THAT game.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:03 PM
 
But there is killing your family...
     
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Good, good, let the hate flow through you...
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:08 PM
 
I should have that as motivational poster.

On my desk at work.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:12 PM
 
I feel rejected by Laminar who still has yet to add me as a Live friend.

Also, Dakar, the game is really fun co-op, which I guess can be considered multiplayer... In fact, most of the time I played the original GOW was with friends co-op.

Of course I was the first one in the group to cave in to my materialistic nature and buy a 360 with GOW, so it was understandably popular.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I feel rejected by Laminar who still has yet to add me as a Live friend.

Also, Dakar, the game is really fun co-op, which I guess can be considered multiplayer... In fact, most of the time I played the original GOW was with friends co-op.

Of course I was the first one in the group to cave in to my materialistic nature and buy a 360 with GOW, so it was understandably popular.
He hasn't added me either.

I'm actually more interested co-op at this point.

I don't know, my buddy has GOW, I should borrow it. Maybe someone will join me?
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:16 PM
 
Well, if your gonna grab it this week I'm sure I can arrange a play-date with you...the only problem is that I also have to borrow the game, as mentioned above, somebody cracked my disc in half.

Edit: It would be good to get back into the mechanics of the game, it's been quite some time now since I've played it.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:19 PM
 
Let me know when you get it.

Play dates are hard to come by anymore. Late Wednesday and Friday nights are about my best options anymore.
(At least until The Shield and Sunny in Phila are over)
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 01:52 PM
 
i could play some GOW if you ladies are gonna get some games in, i was just thinking about trying to play through on insane (co-op)

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Wow, I thought Western PAers were stupid, not retarded.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 02:37 PM
 
I liked the game but there was something about the colour pallet that made it look a bit flat and 2D.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 02:47 PM
 
It was very 'desaturated,' that's for sure.

I've never seen the game on anything but 480p though....
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 03:53 PM
 
i was awaiting the comment dakar, ha


actually i've played the game in 480 and 1080 and i must say the colors are bland but i think its supposed to be that way for atmospheric value, i also read that GOW2 will have more "lively" "outdoors" areas that could prove to bring some color.
     
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Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
i was awaiting the comment dakar, ha
You begged for it, so it's all good, though.
(I need to start watching my eastern PA references)

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actually i've played the game in 480 and 1080 and i must say the colors are bland but i think its supposed to be that way for atmospheric value, i also read that GOW2 will have more "lively" "outdoors" areas that could prove to bring some color.
I didn't even play or read up on the game and this sounds like a familiar complaint.
     
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Sep 22, 2008, 04:00 PM
 
I think these pictures (from GOW2) sums up the Gears experience

     
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Sep 22, 2008, 04:44 PM
 
...and now I have a boner.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 06:57 AM
 
There's a youtube vid showing a guy walking through water and then shooting at the water. Graphics are MOST impressive.

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Sep 23, 2008, 11:23 AM
 
Boy this sucks... Another huge thread about a game that won't be out on the PC for quite some time.

Well when you guys all get Gears 2, I'll finally have GTA IV, and then I'll get Gears 2 in a year and you guys will be playing the next great game. Always behind the times....

Aren't 360's like $199 now? I should get one.

And for the record, I love GoW. One of my favorite games. Can NOT beat Insane though, no matter how hard I try. And (obviously, without cheating) those COG tags are impossible to find!
I'm on MacNN forums, but no longer have a Mac...
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 11:26 AM
 
With all do respect Mac User, if you love video games, a console is the way to go. I mean, sure they're all overpriced, but we're Mac users, so that's not the best excuse to use.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 11:43 AM
 
Price was never a real issue. My PC is a bit more expensive than any console.

I just refused to accept that my PC wouldn't be good enough. Still do, really. Most games come out on the PC in due time, and they're usually (stressing usually) better, its just that the wait is unbearable. And I've been trying to persuade everyone for so long now that PC's are better, that I'd be almost a hypocrite to get one now, but screw that... I'm considering folding.
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Sep 23, 2008, 03:48 PM
 
i would say that if there is a time to fold your hand its now, with some awesome deals on the 360 currently (some retailers have the 20GB pro still available at a discount) its really the time to get in on the action. Not only do we have some great exclusive titles coming but so many already out (that you could get used/ebay cheap) although most of these great titles come out on the PC unfortunately they cannot provide the experience that a console does to me, like with halo and gears the surround sound/huge HDTV experience are unmatched + xbox live and some friends, its unbeatable (not to mention some MacNN peeps). just my .02$
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 04:31 PM
 
GoW2 isn't out until bloody November in France. For some reason they picked the 11th to start selling it. Why the fook would you start selling a very violent first-person-shooter on Armistice Day??

I've pre-ordered.
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 03:16 PM
 
I got GoW from a friend. Who wants to do some co-op with me tonight?
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 03:21 PM
 
Thankfully my friend rediscovered GoW the day we mentioned doing co-op together in this thread.

He was not warm to the idea of letting me borrow it...
     
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Wait, what?
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 03:33 PM
 
I'm not making much sense today am I?

My buddy (cheezydog from Halo 3) has GoW. My GoW is broken. Earlier in this thread you mentioned never playing it and that we should get some co-op in this week. That same day I notice cheezydog online and playing campaign in GoW, something he has not done in over a year. I ask cheezy if he is willing to part with his GoW so I can play it with my buddy (that's you Dakar) and he quickly says no.

So KB is your only hope for co-op at this point.
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 03:35 PM
 
The word thankfully sort of implies you're glad you don't have to play with me.
But that's not the case, is it now, sek?
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 03:39 PM
 
More of a cut-the-sarcasm-with-a-knife type of comment.

I was actually looking forward to playing with you because when I played with cheezy (at his house) I was laughably rusty.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I got GoW from a friend. Who wants to do some co-op with me tonight?
I would but I won't have a TV until Sunday....



and I don't own GoW.

Slick shoes?! Are you crazy?!
     
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Haven't played the game in over 6 months. Lemme know if anyone wants to play, I need an excuse to use my 360.
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
I would but I won't have a TV until Sunday....



and I don't own GoW.
But you cared enough to type all that, which is touching.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I was actually looking forward to playing with you because when I played with cheezy (at his house) I was laughably rusty.
Uh ...

Well ...

Don't really know what ... to ... say.
     
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I am ****ing abysmal at this game.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I am ****ing abysmal at this game.
i'm shocked! sarcasm






j/k ha
     
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Originally Posted by Mac User #001 View Post
Boy this sucks... Another huge thread about a game that won't be out on the PC for quite some time.
No Gears of War 2 on PC says Bleszinski

Do you need another reason to get a 360? ha
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
My only real concern is that the multiplayer system will see little improvement over the abortion that was GOW's multiplayer. If I wanted to play with a friend we would have to be in private chat, he would tell me what scenario he just created, then I would search for open games and pick the one that matched my friend's description. Only this would work half the time since there weren't that many scenarios anyways.

That was only the case in ranked matches. You could invite anyone to player matches. You stay with your friends at the end of every match too. Player Matches > Ranked Matches.

Sure, it didn't log stats or give achievements, but the type of person playing in player matches were so much better then the tools that only play ranked.

I'm stoked for Gears 2. I loved the first one... especially the online multiplayer. I loved the 4 v 4, when you're dead you're dead setup.

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