X360 Thursday, July 17, 2008 | 1:43 PM

E3: Gears of War 2 presentation

E3: Gears of War 2 presentation

Microsoft put online on the Marketplace all the game presentations from their press conference, and of course I immediatly captured all of them. Let's start with this little game called Gears of War 2.


E3: Press conference presentation

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Commented on 2008-07-17 13:52:11
Thanks Blim, looks awesome. But did anyone (like me) notice how different the blood looks? Sure, maybe a small detail for you, but it looked darker and cooler in the 1st game in my opinion :-)
Commented on 2008-07-17 13:54:46 In reply to Helgon
Posted by Helgon
Thanks Blim, looks awesome. But did anyone (like me) notice how different the blood looks? Sure, maybe a small detail for you, but it looked darker and cooler in the 1st game in my opinion :-)
Nope, I noticed it too.
The 1st one has thicker and darker blood, while this one is thinner and brighter.

I like the blood effect more on the first one.
Commented on 2008-07-17 14:06:24
I noticed it, but I actually prefer the blood effect in the second one!

Overall, the game looks stunning. This is definitely going to be my GOTY, and i'm sure many others feel the same way.
Commented on 2008-07-17 14:33:58
Overall it looks awesome. You can really see they have improved the graphics over the first game (wich I never thought was that good looking as other said). The first game had alot of ugly details, like the weapons, they looked really looked horrible. But now they looks alot more sharp and good =) Marcus armorlooks better as well.

Give me the darker blood from 1st game and I'm 100% happy with it... or, one thing I miss that actually Killzone 2 have. That fallen enemies still bleeds... looks cool :P
Commented on 2008-07-17 14:59:01
Looks outstanding, will be my GOTY too for sure.

@ Helgon, When you down the characters in gow2 they do bleed and leave a blood trail as they crawl away, also some of the gaming sites mentioned that when marcus get shot he bleeds also and if he's leaning against the wall he leaves blood on the wall when he moves off :)

Commented on 2008-07-17 15:29:33
dcdelgado: Really? Awesome. ^^
Commented on 2008-07-17 17:09:24 In reply to Helgon
Posted by Helgon
dcdelgado: Really? Awesome. ^^
Yep really.

The game will have "buckets and buckets" of blood. For example, Marcus will leave trails of blood on a wall while taking cover after being injured. "Meat shields" (i.e. hostages) will also drip blood as they are dragged around.
http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/05/14/gow2-detai...
Commented on 2008-07-17 17:47:47
wow, realy awesome
Commented on 2008-07-17 19:21:27
I noticed the blood thing too and like it better in the first, but it's no big deal still looks good.
Commented on 2008-07-17 19:52:02
I thought the blood in the first one was ridiculously silly...it's much better like this.

I can't believe how awesome this level looks! The beginning of this level where you see the skyline on the background and the destruction in front of you...such an amazing sight!
Commented on 2008-07-17 19:52:51
did you guys know that this is actually 3/4 of the way through the campaign?
Commented on 2008-07-17 20:19:14
I can't wait to ride a Brumak.. :P
Commented on 2008-07-18 00:42:04
This is just the merge gameplay footage 1 & 2 I think.
But yeah the blood in GOW was black with a red outline, this almost looks reversed - not that it matters though.
Commented on 2008-07-18 03:34:47 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Nope, I noticed it too.
The 1st one has thicker and darker blood, while this one is thinner and brighter.

I like the blood effect more on the first one.
Remember that you can probably change the colour scheme slightly like the first one. (Actually people thinking it's too monotone should note that because you can add a little more colour by selecting a different colour scheme. I think the best, as in most colourful, was "Vivid" in the first game but I can't remember for sure.)
Commented on 2008-07-18 10:31:43 In reply to Jato
Posted by Jato
I thought the blood in the first one was ridiculously silly...it's much better like this.

I can't believe how awesome this level looks! The beginning of this level where you see the skyline on the background and the destruction in front of you...such an amazing sight!
Yah, the blood now has physics ans it's volumetric, so it's more real then in the first one, in which the blood(upclose) was actualy 2D :P
Yeah, the game is looking fantastic, I'm still wondering how the destruction from the tech demo is going to be.
Commented on 2008-07-20 04:17:33
Anyone else notice the downgrade in environment detail? Most likely to handle the massive battles and enviroments this time around.

as for the blood, the first one was unrealistic very light redish like, this ones darker and more realistic, much better.
Commented on 2008-07-20 15:01:19
The environments look much improved to me. :S
Commented on 2008-07-20 16:41:40 In reply to Nervz
Posted by Nervz
Anyone else notice the downgrade in environment detail? Most likely to handle the massive battles and enviroments this time around.

as for the blood, the first one was unrealistic very light redish like, this ones darker and more realistic, much better.
I doubt anyone who actually played the first game noticed a downgrade, it's actually much more detailed now. And I doubt anyone who actually played the game would call the blood from GoW 1 lighter and red, it was almost black with red outlines.
Commented on 2008-07-21 02:08:04
Concerned about the framedrops I noticed during some of the gameplay, hoping that gets fixed.
Commented on 2008-07-27 03:09:41
best thing was when the game crashed and they ran a vid instead.

I thought it was just my stream, but it still looked good

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