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Saturday, November 6, 2010
Gears of War 2
I don't have much to say about this game other than that I beat it yesterday afternoon. It's a good sequel in that it's just like the first game, only better. It has improved graphics, more refined controls that get you stuck to walls a lot less, and gives you a longer, more epic campaign. It's not a great sequel, however, in that it really only offers minor improvements and upgrades, and doesn't really change the landscape of the genre. It's just better. If you've never played either one, I'd definitely recommend part 2 over part 1. However, if you played part 1 and aren't sure about whether to get the sequel (which came out a while ago, by the way), it's hardly a must-buy title.
It continued the story from the first game, but considering how little sense it made in either title, who really cares? The story is so muddled and poorly written that it's nearly impossible to follow or engage in on any real, emotional level. I play these games for the action, which is absolutely off the hook. Great game, great fun, highly recommended.
The ending totally sucked, however, with one of the lamest end bosses in videogame history.