What Grinds My Gears! – Gears Of War 2: Reviewed (360)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: It’s been a 2 year gap since the first Gears hit the shelves to much critical acclaim. The story was entertaining, if not a little short. The multiplayer was enjoyable, if not lacking a little in variety and substance, but that didn’t stop Epic’s first major foray out of their Unreal comfort zone from becoming a fast selling and much loved hit.
Conclusion: In summation, Gears of War 2 is as good a shooter you've played all year. In fact, it's as good as any shooter you've probably played to date. With its stunning graphical presentation, varied level design and enemies that never get boring are all the ingredients of a game that every Xbox 360 owner should own, and every fan of a shooter should seriously consider investing in.
Excerpt: The way that the developer went on about the story of Gears of War 2 you would have thought it was the deepest thing ever, well the reality is very different, as whilst it’s an improvement over the original, it’s not exactly vast enough to announce it from the rooftops with great enthusiasm.
Excerpt: Name: Gears of War 2 Genre: Third-Person Shooter Platform: Xbox 360 Check out the Video Review. I’ll admit it, I hated on the original Gears of War a little bit when it was released. I just didn’t get why it was so popular, but after putting more time into it I realized its brilliance, mainly from the cooperative play. The graphics were outstanding for its day, and still hold up against most shooters.
Summary: Gears of War 2 came as close as any game that I’ve ever played to being given a perfect 100 score in this review. The original remains one of my favorite games and the second installment improved on all of the complaints that I had with the first one. The game is incredibly fun, beautiful to look at, engaging, compelling, and left me speechless at parts – it comes pretty close to being perfect.
Conclusion: I noticed the bad language has been tampered with. Oh and i nearly forgot the obvious question " Is the game in Japanese ? " well yes it is but if your Xbox is set to English then the whole game will be in English. If there is anything you would like to add to this review then please feel free to comment.
Conclusion: Sound: hate marcus voice everything else is good multiplayer: horde was a saving grace for me in multiplayer. in the original the multiplayer felt more balanced, shotgun killed who it was suppose to kill, you didnt have freaking smoke grenades! and there just was a sense of originallity to the maps. that kinda faded away with gears 2. story: honestly there are so many blank spots describing nothing, there is some what of a lack of a story.