X360 Wednesday, September 17, 2008 | 7:20 PM

Gears 2: Another viddoc!

Gears 2: Another viddoc!

Surprise! Microsoft released the second Gears of War 2 Viddoc already, and this time it's all about the game's weapons.


Viddoc #2: Weapons

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Commented on 2008-09-17 19:50:37
could it please be released in 480p or someting ( Standard Definition) ? My PC cant prosess 720p :P Thanks :)
Commented on 2008-09-17 20:00:20
man, i was digging that video untill dom said "running away wont help, i'll just shoot you in your asses" cheesy or what. game looks pretty good tho. but with dialogue like that i do have doubt about this story which apparently has the ability to make you cry.
Commented on 2008-09-17 20:15:41 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
man, i was digging that video untill dom said "running away wont help, i'll just shoot you in your asses" cheesy or what. game looks pretty good tho. but with dialogue like that i do have doubt about this story which apparently has the ability to make you cry.
Lol, I wouldn't take much notice of that kind of PR nonsense. If you've played the first one without the fanboy goggles you know the story and characters will be as cheesy and forgetable as they come.

That said, I don't think a deep/complex story would make the game all that better. It's just a bit of glue to keep things together and that's fine by me. I don't always need whole books worth of character/universe data to keep me entertained ala Mass Effect. Sometimes I just want to kick ass, watch some SHORT cheesy, but cool, cutscenes and get right back to the action.

Not making up excuses for the game's shortcomings, it's just the way I see it.
Commented on 2008-09-17 20:23:35 In reply to Jato
Posted by Jato
Lol, I wouldn't take much notice of that kind of PR nonsense. If you've played the first one without the fanboy goggles you know the story and characters will be as cheesy and forgetable as they come.

That said, I don't think a deep/complex story would make the game all that better. It's just a bit of glue to keep things together and that's fine by me. I don't always need whole books worth of character/universe data to keep me entertained ala Mass Effect. Sometimes I just want to kick ass, watch some SHORT cheesy, but cool, cutscenes and get right back to the action.

Not making up excuses for the game's shortcomings, it's just the way I see it.
im a storyline fanboy tho, and if games have non or very little i tend to drift in and out of caring about the game. its the reason i wasnt a fan of the first...i didnt care about what was going on, the characters, why they where going to the places they where going or anything. and i personally need that. an engaging storyline is almost a requirement for me otherwise your just killing things for the sake of killing things, and thats just no fun to me.
Commented on 2008-09-17 20:35:38 In reply to KORNdog
Then I doubt you'll get much joy out of Gears 2. ;)
Commented on 2008-09-17 20:38:09 In reply to Jato
Posted by Jato
Then I doubt you'll get much joy out of Gears 2. ;)
im hoping the PR spiel at least holds a small amount of truth, and it is deeper and more engaging then it was in the first.... but im not holding my breath
Commented on 2008-09-17 20:40:01
Chainsaw,flamethrower,gatlinggun,...who needs a story .

It's like hollywood , you get a lot of explosions,nice special effects , a boob or three and it's called a blockbuster .Cheesy ... YES ; nice to watch ... YES .
So GoW2 will be nice 2 play nothing more nothing less .

And YES i'm HYPED : )
Commented on 2008-09-17 21:07:10
Story = Must

Hope this delivers.
Commented on 2008-09-17 21:23:47
I still haven't seen anything of the physics implementation in the unreal-engine they showed off in the first tech demo of the engine update for Gears of War 2. I hope there will be a fair amount of dynamic physics in the final game.
Commented on 2008-09-17 21:32:09
Something about GoW that just doesn't interest me. I played the first one and it was fun till I completed it, then I never touched it again. This one will be the same. Just doesn't feel like you're shooting something, it's very rare for me to get that feeling in a shooter. HL2 was one of the only ones where I do, every shot an enemy takes seems to affect them or something, hard to put into words.

Visually it looks very nice, though I'm still not a UE3 fan.

Though there's no doubt this game is very important for MS and I hope everyone who enjoyed the previous game (and I guess multiplayer was a big part of that) enjoys this one :)
Commented on 2008-09-17 21:39:04 In reply to Jato
Posted by Jato
Then I doubt you'll get much joy out of Gears 2. ;)
Errr, what? The story is the main focus of Gears 2. The plot itself will be nothing special, but the way it is portrayed will be bloody epic (no pun intended). Seriously though, I guarantee it'll have a great story.

I can't wait to kick some Locust ass this November!
Commented on 2008-09-17 22:15:02 In reply to dcdelgado
Posted by dcdelgado
Bring it!! my GOTY :)
Don't do what I did (NG2)...don't say it's your GOTY until you played it :)
Commented on 2008-09-17 22:17:51 In reply to Sath
Why not everyone dose it, if Fable2 or Fallout3 impress me more then i'll change my mind but until then GOW2 is my GOTY all the way bro! :)
Commented on 2008-09-17 22:44:26 In reply to dcdelgado
Posted by dcdelgado
Bring it!! my GOTY :)
Definitely. Like you, I can say that with some confidence even without playing it.
Commented on 2008-09-17 22:57:46
Game Of The Year, for sure!

fonejacker is next on E4 :) yippee
Commented on 2008-09-17 23:07:11 In reply to ErikNOR
Posted by ErikNOR
could it please be released in 480p or someting ( Standard Definition) ? My PC cant prosess 720p :P Thanks :)
Lolwut, there's a 640x360 vid.. like always :\
Commented on 2008-09-17 23:48:46
I didn't enjoy GoW so I doubt I be getting this, wish there was a filter on gamersyde so I don't have to read about this game 10 times a day....
Commented on 2008-09-18 00:03:54
this game is gonna rock
Commented on 2008-09-18 00:16:23 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Definitely. Like you, I can say that with some confidence even without playing it.
:D
Commented on 2008-09-18 00:34:21 In reply to Zeuxis
Posted by Zeuxis
I didn't enjoy GoW so I doubt I be getting this, wish there was a filter on gamersyde so I don't have to read about this game 10 times a day....
You don't have to read about it "10 times a day.." You don't have to read about it at all actually. Just don't click on any of the threads about it. Problem solved.
Commented on 2008-09-18 01:01:09
Multiplayer was the best thing about GoW and if you haven't noticed it is still in the top 5 most played xbox live games(according to ign). Gears SP was entertaining, but MP made the game. Don't expect GOW 2 to have a storyline that blows you away, but i'm sure it will definetly be a improvement.

As for GOTY, I think it will come down to GoW 2 and Fallout 3 (MP vs SP). Kinda hard to pick one.
Commented on 2008-09-18 05:10:12
good they have achievement progression indicators like in the orange box, so i will know how far i have till seriously this time around.
Commented on 2008-09-18 05:34:48 In reply to jekyl200
Posted by jekyl200
Something about GoW that just doesn't interest me. I played the first one and it was fun till I completed it, then I never touched it again. This one will be the same. Just doesn't feel like you're shooting something, it's very rare for me to get that feeling in a shooter. HL2 was one of the only ones where I do, every shot an enemy takes seems to affect them or something, hard to put into words.

Visually it looks very nice, though I'm still not a UE3 fan.

Though there's no doubt this game is very important for MS and I hope everyone who enjoyed the previous game (and I guess multiplayer was a big part of that) enjoys this one :)
Dude, I think I know what you're talking about. In GoW, when the bullets are hitting the body of a locust, that locust will remain indifferent and just keep going about its business up until the moment it finally falls down dead. I think bullets should actually cause that locust to shake uncontrollably as the rounds are IMPACTING it's body. Instead, what you have in GoW are blood splatter animations that look very external, that is to say they appear as if they are happening a couple feet in FRONT of the locust. In Halo 2, it felt more like the bullets were actually impacting enemy bodies because when you shot the enemy, let's say as an example an elite, you saw that elite scowl in pain when he was hit by your bullets. Also, as your rounds impacted the elite's body, you caused that elite to be physically unable to fire back at you with his weapon. You felt like your bullets were truly impacting it's body because you actually saw their shields break and sometimes as a result, you even caused the elite to lose it's footing and fall to one knee. Those visual and aural cues are extremely important in a first person shooter because they reward your mind with the "cause and effect" relationship it's expecting.
Commented on 2008-09-18 08:16:31 In reply to dcdelgado
Posted by dcdelgado
Why not everyone dose it, if Fable2 or Fallout3 impress me more then i'll change my mind but until then GOW2 is my GOTY all the way bro! :)
I was thinking like that too with all the videos, images, previews...until I played the game, it changed.

But hey, hope you like it :)
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