X360 Saturday, May 10, 2008 | 9:41 AM

Gears of War 2: Gameplay debut

Gears of War 2: Gameplay debut

Epic and Microsoft drop the bomb and release the first gameplay video of Gears of War 2. Two minutes of extreme violence and fire, for what appears to be an explosive hyperbole of the first title. Visually, it looks stunning.


Gameplay debut

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Commented on 2008-05-10 10:05:35
snoopers, i love you man.
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:08:05
It sure is much more intense thats for sure, and it is no longer in destroyed environment, atleast from this footage.

I really liked the Locust shield move, but I doubt that will come in handy, I rather chainsaw them than holding them as shield.

The clash of lancers was cool as well, the whole fighting who taps the B button more to rip the other one out.

Sure I can't wait for it to come out, but I am not as hyped as I was for the first one because I thought it was decent, and boring MP.

And the visuals have obviously upgraded a bit with better lighting so you see more details on the characters. It is brighter on them, but not in a way that it looks ugly.

Bigger war scale which is always great. much more things on screens, including the Locusts.

Very cool for sure.
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:09:29
Well then, goty. \0/
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:17:29
I'm at a loss for words here.
"-Just how awesome is your game?
- So awesome!"

Really, it just looks so kickass i can't believe it. A new weapon, some new cool moves and finally you seem to be able to parry a fucker with a chainsaw :D
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:18:05
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Commented on 2008-05-10 10:18:54
Doesn't really look that impressive & the colors are still pretty drab, but hey there's a scenery. Woowee.
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:22:34
what are you talking about?
It looks just awesome anyway!!!!
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:22:36 In reply to yumipooky
Posted by yumipooky
Doesn't really look that impressive & the colors are still pretty drab, but hey there's a scenery. Woowee.
Absolutely, the draw distance is gorgeous... its astounding. But then again, it was the same with gow1 too! We'll see what other details are there... they say they have new interactive water that was absent in gow1, I'd love to see that if that's there.
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:23:02
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Commented on 2008-05-10 10:25:31
Yea i'm hoping for more details. Sure there's scenery but either it's the graphics or the small video cuz lots of it is blurry. I'm not too amazed at the locust on the ground. They seem to be just there and running in a linear path, no AI whatsoever. The flying things were cool though, but ultimately it just looks like more GeoW1 to me.
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:31:19
Superb
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:36:40
You can't really fairly bash a game with meat shields.
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:40:29
yumipooky: so what do you want the locust on the ground to do? How would you effectively implement sweet AI on what is basically decoration for the level? They are there to make the battlefield seem more alive. Also the blur is there for a reason, it's called focal blur ;)

Maybe i'm blinded by my complete and utter love for Gears but i just can't see how there is anything to bash here (in an objective sense). If you don't like gears then that's fine but i don't understand why you have to comment on things like the locust running around in the bg not having ai or whatever. That's just stupid.
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:43:13 In reply to Megido
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Commented on 2008-05-10 10:46:36 In reply to Farooq
Posted by Farooq
gow1 had only 3 NPCs onscreen at one time. Have to see how many they can deliver now with the same upclose details...
It were 8 at the same time in the first... but wait talking to you is useless, I'm sorry.

What I’ve been expecting. More enemies at the same time, bigger battles, some new weapons and moves, upgraded graphics in details and everything smooth as far as I can see.
Gears of War is still Gears of War, nothing bad about it.
I like what I see, too bad that they didn’t show of a scene with the new water effects and destructible environment but that will come too.
Including the things to come it definitely looks and will play a bit better than the first one which already was awesome.
Very good!
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:51:41
The best graphics in console i´ve ever seen.
The textures!!!!!!!!!,the lighting, the incredible scale.
I have no words...
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:52:05 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
I couldn't help myself there, knowing that Farooq is such a PS3 fanboy. I really don't have anything against the PS3 nor do i doubt that it will get good games :P
If you don't like Farooq, go at him not thew PS3 gamers as a whole and bash the PS3.

Besides, if you can't help it, just ignore him. If I can ignore comments from fanboys so can you.

I just hope Cliffy makes Gears 2 very big and intense and reveals much more of the story than the first.

I hope they reveal more of those 3 new COG soldiers soon, they looked cool and unique.
Commented on 2008-05-10 10:54:38 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
If I can ignore comments from fanboys so can you.
...
Posted by Sath
Killzone 2 seems to have much much more shit going on with its intense war than this one, even Resistance had it.
Mission.. FAILED!

Come on guys, why all the hate?
Commented on 2008-05-10 11:06:57 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Mission.. FAILED!
*throws the banana and hope he follows*

So just because I said Killzone 2 seems to have more things on screen than Gears 2 it makes me a fanboy? even though I said good things for Gears 2.

Grift if I am a fanboy, ignore my comments then, but I guess you can't, as usual.
Commented on 2008-05-10 11:10:38
Posted by beatle
The best graphics in console I've ever seen.
The textures!!!!!!!!!,the lighting, the incredible scale.
I have no words...
I second that. This just looks WTFBBQWOW.
Commented on 2008-05-10 11:13:30 In reply to Farooq
Posted by Farooq
There is a comparison video at gametrailers.com which compares gow1 and gow2, just watch it, you'll see there isn't much difference in both at all.
You dont need a comparison video to show you that. The improvements will be subtle visually. As gears was already pushing the 360. Hopefully the real difference will be on the whole package, gameplay, online parties, ect.
Commented on 2008-05-10 11:21:23 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Maybe i'm blinded by my complete and utter love for Gears but i just can't see how there is anything to bash here (in an objective sense). If you don't like gears then that's fine but i don't understand why you have to comment on things like the locust running around in the bg not having ai or whatever. That's just stupid.
Hey, it's not like I don't like Gears, I love the game. It's just that in that segment of the video, it's as if they looked down at them just to demonstrate the scene from their tech demo months back. To me it was like "what's the point? They don't do anything, why bother throwing some shots at them?" And thanks for the "focal blur" enlightenment. I don't know too much about 3D graphics and whatnot. If it's there it's probably to add to the atmosphere/theme. The color still looks drab to me, but if it sticks with the whole eerie kicka$$ mankind-lost-all-hope atmosphere Gears1 had, this will be a sure win for me.


I have a 360 and PS3 so I'll definitely be picking up R2, but I'm sure when Gears 2 comes out I'll be picking it up as well and enjoying it. I've always enjoyed Gears' campaign but never really got into the multiplayer. I'm more of a Quake/Unreal Tourney guy.
Commented on 2008-05-10 11:27:17 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
*throws the banana and hope he follows*

So just because I said Killzone 2 seems to have more things on screen than Gears 2 it makes me a fanboy? even though I said good things for Gears 2.

Grift if I am a fanboy, ignore my comments then, but I guess you can't, as usual.
Man, must everything be explained to you so abruptly? You failed your own previously stated mission, because you went in to hyper defense mode--chomping down on flamebait that wasn't even directed at you. You obviously can't ignore "fanboy comments"--because you've failed at doing so in the very thread where you instruct someone else to do the same.

This has nothing to do with me ignoring anything--and I certainly haven't called a single person in this thread a fanboy (I don't need to point out the obvious). I'm not in a position to ignore any users on this forum, unfortunately, I have to read shit, even when people can't follow a simple conversation.

But I'm nice enough to sit on this until the morning (oh shit, the sun is coming up)--just to see how many people really take it too far. So be nice to each other, or GTFO.
Commented on 2008-05-10 11:37:59
I don't own a 360, but you can't accuse me of being jealous hater; from the very beginning, I had very close to zero interest in the first game, and have even less for this one. A drab, linear, scripted arcade shooter-fest set in a braindead context. The character designs and artistic style are just atrociously bad and cliched, and are serious offenses to the slightest semblance of good taste.

I'll take Bioshock, Mass Effect, Alan Wake, or even Halo 3, over this.
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