Am I the only one?

#1 Posted by Video_Tycoon (313 posts) -

My brother got this game as an early birthday present today.  It's a really good game, Hoarde, better achievements, updated graphics and gameplay, but it just doesn't feel like a Gears game.  It may be that I'm still in the first Act, but it just doesn't have that charm that the first game had.  Now it may be like the last Gears game, it kind of grew on me.  I refused to play it at first, but grew to love the campaign.
Anyone else feel this way?

#2 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

Um....i really dont get where you coming from.....so i guess your the only one. :(

#3 Posted by Kratos81 (411 posts) -

No I feel the exact same way, and I loved the first gears. I dont like the way the guns feel when they shoot, I dont know something feels off. I just went trough the Gears1 campain last month for the 10 time so I know its not me. I am almost done with the first act and so far have been dissappointed.

#4 Posted by MB (12385 posts) -

I don't get it - not only does Gears 2 have more of everything I loved about the first game, it has fewer of the things I didn't like, too.

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#5 Posted by Kratos81 (411 posts) -
MB said:
"I don't get it - not only does Gears 2 have more of everything I loved about the first game, it has fewer of the things I didn't like, too."
I dont get it either, for some reason its just not doing it for me. I started off on hardcore but I dont see how that would matter, I beat the first on insane a few times . Its to early to make a decision but so far I have enjoyed RE2 more, and I never thought I would ever say that. 
#6 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

The only thing i'd say about Gears 2 that makes it seem like a different entity from the original is how things are less cramped a lot of the time.

#7 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Eff, I was looking forward to it. I am getting it for my Birthday on the 20th. I might just see how it is, if it sucks I will play resistance 2 instead.

#8 Posted by PharoahCapcom (480 posts) -

Best shooter I have ever played.

#9 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

LOL  I saw "Am I the only one?" and then the post started with "My brother..." and I automatically thought this was going to have something to do with peanut butter and dog nuts.

That's all.
#10 Posted by PharoahCapcom (480 posts) -
jakob187 said:
"LOL  I saw "Am I the only one?" and then the post started with "My brother..." and I automatically thought this was going to have something to do with peanut butter and dog nuts.
That's all.
"
LMFAO!!!!
#11 Posted by Mourne (789 posts) -

Nope, can't say I agree.

Gears of War 2 is a definitive 5/5 game, and a very worthy sequel to the already superb original.

#12 Posted by GioVANNI (1287 posts) -

I like the multiplayer set-up more, but the actual multiplayer is way more fun.  Other than that, it's a much better game.

#13 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -

Be sure that you are the only one !!!!

I do not know why you said that  but this game is awesome and sure feels like Gears 1 . in fact it is way better than the first game . 

#14 Edited by bwooduhs (1616 posts) -

Yeah i think you might be the only one. It feels like Gears 1 just a lot better.

#15 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
MB said:
"I don't get it - not only does Gears 2 have more of everything I loved about the first game, it has fewer of the things I didn't like, too."
Yeah, they fixed the cover system, less glitches, a more engaging story. I loved it!
#16 Edited by prencher (109 posts) -

You are suffering from Gears 1 nostalgia and nothing more. Gears 1 is an awesome game, and that won't change just because Gears 2 is out. But it's pretty clear just about everything in Gears 2 has been improved upon, and the campaign is a lot more engaging and cinematic - and the story, boy the story.

Now, having completed the campaign, I did find myself looking back at Gears 1 and thinking about certain moments, how that feel wasn't there in Gears 2.. Every bit of it is down to Gears 1 feeling somewhat more "intimate" because of the smaller, tighter scale. It's a different feel, but overall I would say it's better and more epic in Gears 2, by a lot. And you still get your fair share of the intimate moments in gears 2; The hospital and the facility are two examples.

If you play versus you will see it's very much still Gears and improved in almost every single possible way. My only wish is that they reduce all those load screens.. Spending a minute between maps is retarded, particularly when each step between the loads (which aren't all that fast) requires interaction. Not to mention loading for 5 seconds to show a menu, then load for another 5 to show another menu, all the while cutting out voice is just ridiculous.

That's just my take of course.

#17 Posted by BoG (5189 posts) -

I'd argue that there aren't enough Gears games to define hwo a Gears game should feel. This is the second title in the series, it will be different then the original.

#18 Posted by Clean (2356 posts) -

It doesn't grind my gears.

#19 Posted by Wolswor (201 posts) -

If you are complaining chances are you were a shotgun-toting fag from Gears 1 or someone who just ran around with the sniper killing everything.  So no, it's fine.

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