#1 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -

I'm just curious for your opinion on this: Why do people like gears of war so much?  I personally think that while it is a good game,  it's more of that solid AA shooter, not a AAA holy shit shooter, certainly not on the level of something like Halo (dont make it halo vs. gears, just a good example).

So really, do you guys actually like gears that much?

#2 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

cuz ther r chaynsow go rrrrrrrrrrrr n teh beestys go graaaaaaa

k?

#3 Edited by Riddler (1528 posts) -

Because Young Clifford Blizenski is more Sexay than some nerd who coded halo

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#4 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

I just played it for the first time this weekend (all of co-op with my bro), and I think the reason why I enjoyed it so much was it's intensity and realism.

It's a game that emphasized (for me, anyways) teamwork and co-ordination. It is, at times, a very intense experience (near the end I was still being surprised with some of the stuff that was going on. I also liked all of the characters in the main story, the graphics were incredible, I actually noticed that the A.I. was good (in my opinion), I like shooters anyways, and the weapons were pretty wicked (I love me some chainsaws).

Those are the reasons why I liked it, if I think about it.

#5 Edited by Godzilla_Sushi (1084 posts) -

Well, the multi-player was great before it was broken.....hehe.

I think Gears 2 is going to justify its popularity more then Gears did. Gears was a great start but in retrospect it had some really goofy issues. Plus, they put out some patches for the online portion that really ruined whatever was there.

It's fun though. That's the important thing, it's fun.

#6 Posted by Gorillawhat (1259 posts) -

And this didn't deserve to be put it the Gears of War forum why?

#7 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
Gorillawhat said:
"And this didn't deserve to be put it the Gears of War forum why?"

Don't be "that guy."
#8 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

I dont know. I just dont know.

#9 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -
Gorillawhat said:
"And this didn't deserve to be put it the Gears of War forum why?"
because then I wouldn't get a wide view?  It's like putting up a poll for whether abortion is okay or not in a christain convention
#10 Edited by Emilio (3380 posts) -

I know you don't want to compare Halo and Gears, but Gears is just by far a better game and Halo 3 is just complete shit.
Gears does the better directing, voice acting, animation, graphics, and the dialouge is alot better than Halo.

Gears is a solid 9, while Halo 3 would end up in the 7.0 category if it wasn't for the online.

#11 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"Gorillawhat said:
"And this didn't deserve to be put it the Gears of War forum why?"
because then I wouldn't get a wide view?  It's like putting up a poll for whether abortion is okay or not in a christain convention"

Although the guy is a tool for telling you to do that, all topics go into Newest Topics so a new post or a post that is being bumped frequently will always be viewed.
#12 Posted by Player1 (3857 posts) -

It's baddass, theres a lot of blood, the story is compelling enough to keep you playing, there is always new things, the multiplayer is fun. 

#13 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -

I love Gears of War and I haven't even played the multi-player yet. I just think it's a really solid game. Smooth controls, excellent AI, tons of re-playability, great voice acting, good characters. It also has a good back-story, even though that isn't focused on in the game.

Those are just some of my reasons.

#14 Posted by Terrell (417 posts) -

Different people have different tastes.... Alot of those people happen to like Gears of War, and alot of people happen to not like it.  That doesn't make either side of those people wrong in any way...

#15 Posted by TouchMyBox (52 posts) -

Gears is definitely a more adrenaline-filled, cinematic experience than a game like halo. It's just a shame the netcode in the first game was trash, hence undermining it's potential as a multiplayer game. Here's hoping to Gears 2 putting that potential to good use! From what I played, I think it has, I just need to play it online until i form an opinion.

#16 Posted by DualReaver (3882 posts) -

Because it's a lot of god damn fun.

#17 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

It sacrifices nothing for great mechanics. Everything just feels right.

#18 Posted by Virago (2486 posts) -
DualReaver said:
"Because it's a lot of god damn fun."
Yep. That's why people play games. 
I rarely play games because they make me feel miserable. 
#19 Posted by Hulk (428 posts) -
Godzilla_Sushi said:
"Well, the multi-player was great before it was broken.....hehe.

I think Gears 2 is going to justify its popularity more then Gears did. Gears was a great start but in retrospect it had some really goofy issues. Plus, they put out some patches for the online portion that really ruined whatever was there.

It's fun though. That's the important thing, it's fun."
This.
#20 Posted by jlaudio7 (326 posts) -

because it is fun and BAD. ASS.

#21 Posted by SSbabel (1141 posts) -

Good story, fast action gameplay, great control mechanics, sweet weapons (chainsaw for destroying faces) and dope visual effects, what isnt there to like about GOW.

#22 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

It's mindless, story second fun. It uses the cover system brilliantly.

And you have rifle. With a FUCKING CHAINSAW on it.
#23 Posted by Shad0wsun (9 posts) -

Meh, I used to love Gears back when it WAS a tactical shooter. Now it's just about as retarded as Halo. The Lancer is now no more than a Pea-shooter and the shotgun is an overpowered peice of shit that has almost killed the gameplay. Gears never used to be say, Rainbow Six or Brothers in Arms in realism, but now it's just a bunch of people running around shotgunning each other like retards. Hopefully Gears 2 won't be killed by a bunch of updates and have it's player's use tactics other than "Shotgun Bum Rush" or "Sniper Spot Rape".

#24 Edited by Randolph (374 posts) -
Gorillawhat said:
"And this didn't deserve to be put it the Gears of War forum why?"
The game specific forums are as dead as a doornail.  The point of forum posts is discussion, and these forums need a focused place for that, this "everything has a forum so use them" idea is a spectacular failure.  People will only put up with little to no response so much before they say "fuck it" and walk away from this community for a more active one.  The spread shot forums idea, it just doesn't work.
#25 Posted by Alynablaze (82 posts) -

i like i cuz of its chainsaw

#26 Posted by Warchief (657 posts) -

because it over the top violent, and has some solid gameplay mechanics.

#27 Edited by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

lets face it roadie running, host advantage, bullet lag all suck but when you kill someone on gears it's just such a great sensation. there really isn't another game quite like it. i mean HEADSHOT DECAPITATIONS and people falling to bits with chainsaws and shotguns and grenades = unbeatable.

#28 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"I'm just curious for your opinion on this: Why do people like gears of war so much?  I personally think that while it is a good game,  it's more of that solid AA shooter, not a AAA holy shit shooter, certainly not on the level of something like Halo (dont make it halo vs. gears, just a good example).

So really, do you guys actually like gears that much?"
You have to be joking, Halo stopped being a "AAA" shooter after Halo:CE. Thats a fact, yeah the mulitplayer got better, but the single player took a drive from heaven into hell thanks to halo 2, and then halo 3 just became the clear up crew. Gears of War was very much a set up, and now the are starting to get into everything that they said would make this series great.
#29 Posted by Randolph (374 posts) -
Pibo47 said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
"I'm just curious for your opinion on this: Why do people like gears of war so much?  I personally think that while it is a good game,  it's more of that solid AA shooter, not a AAA holy shit shooter, certainly not on the level of something like Halo (dont make it halo vs. gears, just a good example).

So really, do you guys actually like gears that much?"
You have to be joking, Halo stopped being a "AAA" shooter after Halo:CE. Thats a fact, yeah the mulitplayer got better, but the single player took a drive from heaven into hell thanks to halo 2, and then halo 3 just became the clear up crew. Gears of War was very much a set up, and now the are starting to get into everything that they said would make this series great."
I think you have opinions and facts confused with each other, a basic internet forum goer logical fallacy.
#30 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
Pibo47 said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
"I'm just curious for your opinion on this: Why do people like gears of war so much?  I personally think that while it is a good game,  it's more of that solid AA shooter, not a AAA holy shit shooter, certainly not on the level of something like Halo (dont make it halo vs. gears, just a good example).

So really, do you guys actually like gears that much?"
You have to be joking, Halo stopped being a "AAA" shooter after Halo:CE. Thats a fact, yeah the mulitplayer got better, but the single player took a drive from heaven into hell thanks to halo 2, and then halo 3 just became the clear up crew. Gears of War was very much a set up, and now the are starting to get into everything that they said would make this series great."
failz0r. the single player definitely did get worse (apart from the really awesome huge vehicle based battles of halo 3) but if the multiplayer got better, and leaps and bounds better with 3 how does it stop being AAA? besides halo 1, 2 and 3 are all the same at it's core except halo 1 just had the most amazing SP level design ever. and decent marines.
#31 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

You didn't really think this was not going to be a  Halo vs. Gears desaster with an opening statement like this?

Halo3 MP > Gears MP
Halo3 3/4-player Co-Op Campaign > Gears Co-Op-Campaign

However

Local Splitscreen Gears Campaign > Halo3 local splitscreen campaign
and
Gears SP Campaign >>> Halo 3 SP Campaign

Also, Gears is a 2005 game, and most of it's fans played it in '05. This must be taken into consideration when judging game quality.

#32 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -
crunchUK said:
"Pibo47 said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
"I'm just curious for your opinion on this: Why do people like gears of war so much?  I personally think that while it is a good game,  it's more of that solid AA shooter, not a AAA holy shit shooter, certainly not on the level of something like Halo (dont make it halo vs. gears, just a good example).

So really, do you guys actually like gears that much?"
You have to be joking, Halo stopped being a "AAA" shooter after Halo:CE. Thats a fact, yeah the mulitplayer got better, but the single player took a drive from heaven into hell thanks to halo 2, and then halo 3 just became the clear up crew. Gears of War was very much a set up, and now the are starting to get into everything that they said would make this series great."
failz0r. the single player definitely did get worse (apart from the really awesome huge vehicle based battles of halo 3) but if the multiplayer got better, and leaps and bounds better with 3 how does it stop being AAA? besides halo 1, 2 and 3 are all the same at it's core except halo 1 just had the most amazing SP level design ever. and decent marines."
Halo in now way shape or form has the "most amazing SP level design ever". What about the half-life series. WHat about DooM, quake, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Bioshock, system shock, deus ex? Dude, your crazy.
#33 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

I love halo, but the only halo game that reaches "god" status is Halo:CE. That is the only one that will go down as one of the greatest FPS's ever. the rest will be forgotten. Gears on the other hand re-invented the cover system, so now everybody is using it, and it has some of the BEST gameplay of any game i have ever played.

#34 Posted by Gorillawhat (1259 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
"Gorillawhat said:
"And this didn't deserve to be put it the Gears of War forum why?"
because then I wouldn't get a wide view?  It's like putting up a poll for whether abortion is okay or not in a christain convention"

Although the guy is a tool for telling you to do that, all topics go into Newest Topics so a new post or a post that is being bumped frequently will always be viewed."
I didn't mean to be a tool, just pointing out that if everyone posts game specific threads in the general forum all the time then it kind of defeats the purpose of having individual game forums.
#35 Posted by TouchMyBox (52 posts) -
Pibo47 said:
"I love halo, but the only halo game that reaches "god" status is Halo:CE. That is the only one that will go down as one of the greatest FPS's ever. the rest will be forgotten. Gears on the other hand re-invented the cover system, so now everybody is using it, and it has some of the BEST gameplay of any game i have ever played."
Not really, it just popularized it.
#36 Edited by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -
TouchMyBox said:
"Pibo47 said:
"I love halo, but the only halo game that reaches "god" status is Halo:CE. That is the only one that will go down as one of the greatest FPS's ever. the rest will be forgotten. Gears on the other hand re-invented the cover system, so now everybody is using it, and it has some of the BEST gameplay of any game i have ever played."
Not really, it just popularized it."
yea.
and if we're comparing it to halo, didn't halo... um... you know... set the trends for just about any modern fps? 

Anyway, boarding > you.
Seriously, do any games besides halo even do boarding?  Not talking about hijacking, but straight up FPS boarding.
#37 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"TouchMyBox said:
"Pibo47 said:
"I love halo, but the only halo game that reaches "god" status is Halo:CE. That is the only one that will go down as one of the greatest FPS's ever. the rest will be forgotten. Gears on the other hand re-invented the cover system, so now everybody is using it, and it has some of the BEST gameplay of any game i have ever played."
Not really, it just popularized it."
yea.
and if we're comparing it to halo, didn't halo... um... you know... set the trends for just about any modern fps? 

Anyway, boarding > you.
Seriously, do any games besides halo even do boarding?  Not talking about hijacking, but straight up FPS boarding."
do any games beside halo rock so much? :P
#38 Posted by Relys (984 posts) -

Because it's the second best game on the 360. (Besides CoD4).

#39 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
Relys said:
"Because it's the second best game on the 360. (Besides CoD4)."
LOLWTFLMAOBBQ?
#40 Posted by Relys (984 posts) -
crunchUK said:
"Relys said:
"Because it's the second best game on the 360. (Besides CoD4)."
LOLWTFLMAOBBQ?"
Well, GTA is very good too.
#41 Posted by pause422 (6178 posts) -

I'm not a huge fan of gears in general because it has a lot of flaws, but the satisfaction of the kills you got are pretty unmatched to any recent game..it just doesn't compare. Killing people in halo always feels like your shooting them with a damn paintball gun. The guns sound terrible, all the alien weapons look like children toys...so much more. Its simple though, if a game is fun..people 'like' it, or enjoy it..thats why people like gears so much..its fun, and very satisfying to kill people in it...if anyone played games to not enjoy them, then , I'd say they have some issues that need to be worked out.

#42 Posted by MrGetBonus (782 posts) -
pause422 said:
" ....but the satisfaction of the kills you got are pretty unmatched to any recent game..it just doesn't compare..."
Thank you very much. That right there is one of main reasons I still enjoy playing gears. Getting headshots and hearing their head just POP and explode as their body falls lifeless to the ground or seeing someone go around a corner then hear a shotgun blast and see their body parts fly back out is one of the most amazingly  entertaining and satisfying things in game.
#43 Posted by pause422 (6178 posts) -

Yep, the same reasons I enjoyed Ninja Gaiden 2 more so then I probably would have if you couldn't cut people into little bits and pieces.

#44 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

Oh hey, this again.

#45 Posted by Edin899 (627 posts) -

First gears is one of the most amazing multiplayer games i have played, trully amazing and awesome. ! second gears of war is a pile of dog shit.