My name is Justin, I'm currently 17 years old. I mostly enjoy RPGs such as Final Fantasy, Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Mass Effect. But fighting games tend to be a strong point for me also, this includes games such as Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Street Fighter, and Soul Calibur. I also enjoy some other genres, but basically I just like playing good games.
So I just completed the campaign for Gears of War 2 over the weekend along with playing some multiplayer and making it up to around horde 30 (still need to finish). Anyways I wanted to share my opinion on the game in my first blog here on Dtoid.
First of all, the game is amazing no doubt about it, from the visuals to the gameplay; everything is nearly perfect. But I wanted to compare it to Gears 1, which was also a great game. Anyways Gears 2 offers a more beefed up campaign than Gears 1, but nothing significantly mind-blowing there. What I did love was the new Horde mode, I had tons of fun playing with friends trying to come up with different strategies for surviving, etc. just good old fun. But I do have some person little nit-picking to do. As some of you may have noticed, the Berserker is completely missing from the game. And I wanted to experience fighting some Berserkers once again, but my hopes fell short.
Also, I know Gears 2 is supposed to make Gears 1 look like child's play, but it kind of makes me mad how Brumaks and Corpsers seemed like such badasses in Gears 1, but in Gears 2 you can totally rape them with hardly any problems. I know these are little quirks that don't really matter, but they kind of nagged me a tiny bit.
With that being said, I would like to say Gears of War 2 is a definite must play for anyone who wants to get their hands on a good shooter with plenty of action...and oh did I mention The Cole Train!? haha, this game has some funny as parts with him no doubt.
If I were to give Gears 2 a rating, I'd say it's a 9 out of 10.