Thursday, November 06, 2008

The one with my take on Gears of War 2


Got hold of GOW2 on Election night and have been trying to put some serious time into it, in between my sinus and lungs exploding. And I cant put the thing down. I don't know how this blog has been updated over the last few days, due to some serious Gearing. 

Gears of War 2 is the sequel to the original Gears of War, obviously enough and if you thought the original was mind blowing, this sequel will melt your mind into dog food. Its that good. The latest edition of the Unreal engine drives the whole Gears 2 universe, which is even bigger and more beautiful that first time round. That's the first thing that hit me. The sheer size of it. The levels are huge and some of the original, big ass bad guys that were an occasional appearance are a regular occurrence this time round. Brumaks wander around like king kong sized chickens with guns. And by the first hour you will have killed at least one of the bastards. 

Like last time round, there is a great story line floating Gears. The Locusts have a new way of sinking cities, which has to be seen to be believed. Dom's wife is also now part of the story line. I don't want to give too much away, but you'll be sucked in from the very start and you'll keep going back to get to the next segment of the story line. Gears has some great voice acting to boot and its full of great lines that'll put a big grin on your face.

"Did you ever see them eat emulsion?"
"I don't care if they eat, shit and die"

Also, another new addition is the executions. Hit a colored button next to a downed enemy and enjoy. Seriously, gore is a big part of the game (you can turn it off if your wimpy) and its never been so enjoyable.

That's just the campaign, which I'm still battling through. As for whats on the multi player over Xbox Live, all the oul favourites are back with some new modes. In particular the Hoarde mode is fantastic. You and some mates battle it out with 50 waves of enemies. Its a phenomenal mode, which brings out the real comradary in ya.

Overall, this is going to be the big one this Xmas and no doubt will sell bucket loads of Xbox 360s.
For me, personally, its one of my games of the year. This will pick up awards left, right and center. If you are going to buy one game this Xmas, this is one helluva a purchase.
"Bigger, Better, More Bad Ass" Damn right!!!!!


And, don't forget, my GOW2 special kicks off tonight after 10.30pm only on Corks RedFM. Cliff Bleszinski will be in the house as well as some cool freebies!!!!! Don't miss it!!!!!!!