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dcdelgado
dcdelgado
Since 4550 Days

2008-03-07 20:50:58 Gears Of War 2 Video: Behind The Scenes In Production

Vid: (No new game footage)

http://www.nbc17.com/midatlantic/ncn/news.apx.-con...

Plus Gears of War 2: First Details (Guesswork)

Improved Story: In addition to technical and graphical improvements we can expect a much improved story. CliffyB himself has admitted that the story in Gears of War was criticized. Indeed, the story was told almost exclusively through non-interactive cut scenes that while cool, effectively serve to push narrative as secondary, or separate, from actual gameplay. While it's still unclear as to what extent Epic will go to improve the story telling in Gears of War 2, we can be assured that improvements will be plentiful. Indeed, CliffyB has insisted that they are paying special attention to sustaining continuity (source) so that they avoid any awkward conflicts between the original story, the novels, and its continuation in Gears 2. Likewise, ClfifyB insists that they're putting increased effort into the actual narrative, or telling of the story. As voice actor John DiMaggio, who plays the role of Marcus Fenix, proclaims "the storylines are really cool and the relationships of the guys in the game – the sequences that explain things that are going on – they're a lot deeper" (source). Influences have no doubt come from games Bioshock. CliffyB is an especially enormous fan of Bioshock, and both these games include extensive narration and story telling. I would certainly be surprised if Gears of War 2's narration was extensive as either of these two games, but it will definitely much improved.

Bad Guys: Xbox 360 players who haven't picked up the PC version of Gears no longer have to be jealous over not being able to fight the Brumak. In an interview with John DiMaggio, the voice actor for Marcus Fenix, IGN discovered that the Brumak would be making an appearance in Gears 2. Likewise, you can expect to be greeted by some creatures that make the standard Locus look scrawny. As DiMaggio proclaims "there's bigger beasts in this game. Bigger beasts."


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http://planetgearsofwar.gamespy.com/View.php?view=...

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blmbox
blmbox
Since 4022 Days

2008-03-08 01:16:39

Quite a good read, and seriously hyped for this game.

I'm playing the first one now, in fact (Y).

I'd find it hard to believe that everything that was shown in the tech demo wouldn't be implemented in Gears 2.

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GrimThorne
GrimThorne
Since 4563 Days

2008-03-08 01:36:01

thanx dc

blmbox
blmbox
Since 4022 Days

2008-03-08 01:55:08

Where are my manners?

Cheers dc (Y)

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dcdelgado
dcdelgado
Since 4550 Days

2008-03-08 02:10:13 In reply to blmbox (2008-03-08 01:55:08)

Posted by GrimThorne
thanx dc
Posted by blmbox
Where are my manners?

Cheers dc (Y)
No probs, i am reaaly looking forward to this game, more so than i was for the first, there is so much potential for this title to be so much better than the first.

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gmulis
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Since 4479 Days

2008-03-08 04:48:31

this is the only "shooter" that truelly interests me

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Since 4557 Days

2008-03-08 08:40:51

I thought Gears of War was fun while it lasted, about 1-2 months, but then it got boring.
It was short, and the campaign wasent worth going through so many times.
The online is a pure shotgun+chainsaw fest, so its boring. Not enough variety in weapon abilities or models so you are stuck with with one weapon pretty much through the entire game.

Am I hyped for Gears of War 2?
After the first one, not so much, but I will keep an eye out for it though.

Cliffy said that the first one was like a "teaser" (bullshit), and that the second one is gonna be bigger, and more bad ass...unless they gave more "ah shit" lines to Marcus and more "The Train is here" for Cole haha.

Besides, it is looooong way until November arrives, and I am not gonna think that far away for that game, when all my most wanted games I wanted for a few years is coming out within 3-4 months and some.

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Viginti_Tres
Viginti_Tres
Since 4192 Days

2008-03-08 12:17:28

I'm seriously hyped for that Game. I play GoW since its launch and will play it untill GoW 2, thought that Halo 3 and CoD 4 would kill it off but it still gets played. It's the only game where I can hopp in with some friends and just have a good time.

The singleplayer doesn't interest me that much, as long as they keep the coop modus as good as it was in GoW. The MP is where it's at (and no Sath, it's way more than shotguns and chainsaw, the playerbase is a lot more mature now). If they manage to get a better Netcode running that'd make me happy. And I expect some gameplay changes such as meleeing and chainsawing.

dcdelgado
dcdelgado
Since 4550 Days

2008-03-08 12:45:10 In reply to gmulis (2008-03-08 04:48:31)

Posted by gmulis
this is the only "shooter" that truelly interests me
True, i do love the mix of melee and shooting and now it would seem that the melee is going to be made even more fun, cant wait to see more.

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Sheps
Sheps
Since 4632 Days

2008-03-08 13:01:33

Double post lame.

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Sheps
Sheps
Since 4632 Days

2008-03-08 13:01:38

Man i thought GoW sucked ass, even more so because of all the attention it was getting, im just not getting it.

And no doubt GoW2 is going to be more of the same depressing grey enviroments, so i'll fold on this one!

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dcdelgado
dcdelgado
Since 4550 Days

2008-03-08 13:18:51 In reply to Sheps (2008-03-08 13:01:38)

Posted by Sheps
Man i thought GoW sucked ass, even more so because of all the attention it was getting, im just not getting it.

And no doubt GoW2 is going to be more of the same depressing grey enviroments, so i'll fold on this one!
LOL! i guess its not for everyone, but i loved every grey min of it.

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blmbox
blmbox
Since 4022 Days

2008-03-08 14:49:50

The grey colour palette was clearly intentional imo and i loved the look of it. I mean what the hell else would you expect in a destroyed, diminished ruin of Earth? I personally wasn't expecting pretty flowers and locusts wearing pink dresses whilst drinking tea and reading literature. I think this game is going to be huge. As long as they improve the gameplay and implement what was shown in the UE3 tech demo, i'm all for it.

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Sheps
Sheps
Since 4632 Days

2008-03-08 15:34:25

Well did the sun stop shining during WW1? Did all the plants die during WW2? I mean i like a gritty game, but i don't wanna burn my eyes out after playing it! EG COD4, i could shoot bad guys all day and still enjoy the scenery!

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blmbox
blmbox
Since 4022 Days

2008-03-08 15:53:39

I wouldn't know, i wasn't there when WW1 and WW2 occurred...

But I take your point. Tbf, if you edit video settings in Gears, you can make the environment look a lot more vibrant as I have done.

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Viginti_Tres
Viginti_Tres
Since 4192 Days

2008-03-09 11:59:02

Yep, you can change the color pallete to more vibrant colors. It works, too, just not on dark enviroments.

I thought the colors were nicely done. Pretty depressing untill you enter that garden, that scenery blew me away, but they fitted the mood. Also the monuments were mostly colored.

TheBeagle
TheBeagle
Since 4296 Days

2008-03-09 15:27:35

There was a sunny level in Gears. I'm kinda glad it's not all colorful like Halo.

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RadioKnob
RadioKnob
Since 3832 Days

2008-03-11 04:13:43

cant wait for this Game!!!!

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