Gears 2 is awful.

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#1 Edited by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -

It's a pretty decent game, but seriously, gears 2 is awful.

There's so many problems.
Besides all the exploitation glitches ranging from the kung fu backflip to the shield cheat to the accidental ones of getting stuck in mid air and of course the host advantage and gun lag, the game isn't even close to balanced right.

And biggest of all- it's impossible to find a match in a reasonable amount of time.


Seriously?  Why did they think that it was okay to release a game that wasn't finished?

#2 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"It's a pretty decent game, but seriously, gears 2 is awful.
You have blown my mind.
#3 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -

^  It's sort of obvious how that's true- the core idea and gameplay is fine, but theres just too many bugs.

#4 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -

it's "awful" because of a few bugs?

#5 Posted by Hamz (6845 posts) -

Sounds just like a bad PC game to be honest.

#6 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -
Thrawn said:
"it's "awful" because of a few bugs?"

well, yea.
They're game breaking bugs really.

Look at Stalker at launch
#7 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -

have you played the campaign?

#8 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -
Thrawn said:
"have you played the campaign?"
Sheah have you 
#9 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -
Thrawn said:
"have you played the campaign?"
campaign is fine.  The getting stuck in the invisible air wall glitch was the only annoying thing, but other than 2 instances, it was fine. and then there was that time I fell through the ground but let's not talk about that.

But multiplayer is where the game lasts and lets just say this game isn't lasting
#10 Posted by pweidman (2215 posts) -

Wow, I have so many friends who play this mp nightly and keep doing it.  It must not be 'game breaking' in terms of the issues....although many play private.??  I don't play the versus mode, but love the Horde mode.  And I get into public matches very quickly, and this was the case even as recently as last night.  Not saying there aren't issues, certainly there are, but the criticisms of the game seem overdone lately imo.  Certainly the campaign is very good and horde mode alone make the game far superior than the first Gears.  And Epic is listening to the complaints or we would'nt be getting  the number of updates we have seen.....and another big one is reportedly due later in Jan btw.

#11 Posted by Godzilla_Sushi (1084 posts) -

Awful is a strong word. Can't say I blame you since I've called the online worse things lately.

Right now I'm pretending only the single player exists. I'm treating it like any other shooter with an after thought multiplayer really. So Gears 2 is a great SINGLE PLAYER game.

If there are very basic problems in a sequel that took two years to develop, and these issues overshadow the worst of Gears 1, then maybe we shouldn't be Gears apologists and actually demand a little more. Come on, I have a little point right? Just a little one.....?

The other day the meatflag somehow ended up in the ocean on Gridlock. When it happens to you and you have to exit to the dashboard because the game won't end otherwise and you can't leave a match, it leaves a bad impression.

#12 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8610 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"It's a pretty decent game, but seriously, gears 2 is awful.

Wait, that doesn't make sense. Are there problems with the single player?
#13 Posted by bwooduhs (1615 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"It's a pretty decent game, but seriously, gears 2 is awful.
I stopped reading here.
#14 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
bwooduhs said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
"Topic started by SmugDarkLoser.
I stopped reading here."
The only wise choice.
#15 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -

any you call yourself a xbox fanboy 

REMOVE THAT GREEN FROM YOUR USERNAME RIGHT MEOW! 
#16 Posted by Godzilla_Sushi (1084 posts) -
ZombieHunter said:
"any you call yourself a xbox fanboy
WHAT?! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!

*Pulls hair out*
#17 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -
Godzilla_Sushi said:
"ZombieHunter said:
"any you call yourself a xbox fanboy
WHAT?! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!

*Pulls hair out*"
My username is green = xbox alignment.  Not necessarily a fanboy indicator in my eyes, just a prefered console
#18 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"Godzilla_Sushi said:
"ZombieHunter said:
"any you call yourself a xbox fanboy
WHAT?! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!

*Pulls hair out*"
My username is green = xbox alignment.  Not necessarily a fanboy indicator in my eyes, just a prefered console"
when selecting an alignments it does ask what kind of a fanboy you are .......
#19 Posted by MB (11298 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
Seriously?  Why did they think that it was okay to release a game that wasn't finished?"

I guess you haven't been paying much attention, because the majority of retail console games released over the last few years have shipped long before they were ready.
Moderator
#20 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
MB said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
Seriously?  Why did they think that it was okay to release a game that wasn't finished?"

I guess you haven't been paying much attention, because the majority of retail console games released over the last few years have shipped long before they were ready."
At least though in this generation, things can atually be patched rather than being left in an unfinished state.
#21 Posted by Jayge_ (10222 posts) -

Most of my friends either play Horde when they want to, or play other games. If they're playing an actual game, it's nothing but "Fuck! File complaints on the glitcher! Oh shit, I accidentally glitched, what the fuck? Holy shit that was retarded, stupid host lag!"

And I can't say I don't find it funny, having not bought the game myself.

#22 Posted by Godzilla_Sushi (1084 posts) -
HandsomeDead said:
"MB said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
Seriously?  Why did they think that it was okay to release a game that wasn't finished?"

I guess you haven't been paying much attention, because the majority of retail console games released over the last few years have shipped long before they were ready."
At least though in this generation, things can atually be patched rather than being left in an unfinished state."
Queue the PC guy "We always had patches and you console gamers are wusses."
#23 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -
MB said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
Seriously?  Why did they think that it was okay to release a game that wasn't finished?"

I guess you haven't been paying much attention, because the majority of retail console games released over the last few years have shipped long before they were ready."

Not really.
At least not in a broken form.  Most are just bugs that would normally not ever get ironed out.

Besides those that we scream at (gears 1 and 2, lbp, and fable 2), not many are. 
#24 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Good thing I am only interested in the Single Player campaign.

#25 Edited by Red (5991 posts) -

This just in: SmugDarkLoser is now the whiniest GB user.

I mean, half your posts are you complaining about Microsoft or you not liking a game or you thinking a game is overhyped or you not liking how some people don't like JRPGs.
Just tone down the pointless whining.
#26 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

I liked one better.
And I found it annoying because my idiot co-op buddy kept getting blasted by the turrets at New Hope or chomped on by the kraken boss.
I don't know about online multi, but local multiplayer with bots is just fine.

#27 Posted by Lieutenant (347 posts) -

Already confirmed they have a patch on the way fixing the bugs and exploits. It shouldn't have even been shipped with these exploits though, since most of them translated from Gears 1 (which they patched).

SmugDarkLoser
said:

"
And biggest of all- it's impossible to find a match in a reasonable amount of time."
After the first patch I find games right away, but I guess I'm one of the few.
#28 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

I have to admit getting a match takes too long.. but man geras 2 is amazing in every sense that isn't matchmaking times

#29 Posted by Gamer_152 (13974 posts) -
Moderator
#30 Posted by Jayge_ (10222 posts) -
Red said:
"This just in: SmugDarkLoser is now the whiniest GB user.
I mean, half your posts are you complaining about Microsoft or you not liking a game or you thinking a game is overhyped or you not liking how some people don't like JRPGs.
Just tone down the pointless whining.
"
And what the fuck am I, chopped fucking liver?
#31 Edited by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

What are you smoking? In all seriousness, I'm wondering. Because to say that the game is broken because of bugs alludes to one of two things:

1. You're high

2. You're stupid

You know? It's one thing to simply not like Gears of War 2, that is something I will respect and say nothing more of; however, if you are saying that the game is so riddled with bugs that it is a "bad game," then you're absolutely batshit crazy.

#32 Posted by drakesfortune (282 posts) -

Yeah but the single player is awesome.

#33 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -
Jayge said:
"Red said:
"This just in: SmugDarkLoser is now the whiniest GB user.
I mean, half your posts are you complaining about Microsoft or you not liking a game or you thinking a game is overhyped or you not liking how some people don't like JRPGs.
Just tone down the pointless whining.
"
And what the fuck am I, chopped fucking liver?"
  
#34 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -

Man I have no idea where the complaints come from with Gears 2. The campaign is freakin amazing and me and my friend have no trouble with the matchmaking, it usually takes about 2 minutes to find a match, which is fine since we sit there and chat in that small amount of time. If finding a match ever takes longer than like 5 minutes we just cancel and restart, seems to resolve the issue.

#35 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2353 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"^  It's sort of obvious how that's true- the core idea and gameplay is fine, but theres just too many bugs."
Theres a big difference between awful and decent.
#36 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -
BigBoss1911 said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
"^  It's sort of obvious how that's true- the core idea and gameplay is fine, but theres just too many bugs."
Theres a big difference between awful and decent."

But i cant get into the game, into that decency
#37 Posted by chronicsmoke (995 posts) -

yeah the game has a few bugs but calling the game horrible?sorry but the game is amazing, atleast i think so anway

#38 Posted by Optiow (1745 posts) -

Really?
I heard it was way better then the first one.

#39 Posted by drakesfortune (282 posts) -
Optiow said:
"Really?
I heard it was way better then the first one."
It is.  At least the single player is better in every way thinkable.
#40 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -
chronicsmoke said:
"yeah the game has a few bugs but calling the game horrible?sorry but the game is amazing, atleast i think so anway"

Not once have I called the game horrible.  I called it awful.
#41 Posted by MasturbatingBear (1781 posts) -

no seriously this guy is right. All the glitches make it virtually impossible to play a serious legit game online. Thank god they are releasing a patch soon. But I doubt it will fix all the problems.

#42 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

Actually i think smugdarkloser is just a dumb sony guy gone undercover...its just that he's also a retard and is making me want to beat him. And JRPG's suck DICK!

#43 Posted by MasturbatingBear (1781 posts) -
MasturbatingBear said:
"no seriously this guy is right. All the glitches make it virtually impossible to play a serious legit game online. Thank god they are releasing a patch soon. But I doubt it will fix all the problems."
Oh but The campaign is great of course. Thats what gears does best.
#44 Posted by Hector (3346 posts) -

I think you are awful!

#45 Posted by Icil (717 posts) -

I think that anyone's entitled to their fucking opinion!

And I'll agree with Smug in the sense that the multiplayer is so... what's the right word... unrefined? I feel like there are things that internal testing would have caught in a heartbeat and are totally fixable, yet they still made it into release. Hopping up some cover and planting on an invisible wall happened so frequently that there's no way the devs didn't know about that shit. My contention is that Epic is just enjoying their fat ass paychecks and publicity and are willing to release unpolished (albeit, great) material because they are on a financial deadline or simply because they don't give a damn.

But that's just me.

#46 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"chronicsmoke said:
"yeah the game has a few bugs but calling the game horrible?sorry but the game is amazing, atleast i think so anway"

Not once have I called the game horrible.  I called it awful."

So is it official, yet? I think so. SmugDarkLoser is our new Levio! :D
#47 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3500 posts) -

Oh I see, you mean "Gears 2 multiplayer is awful."  Had me confused for a second because I prefer Gears 2 over the first one in every aspect.  I only play local games on it though, so forgive me for not understanding your bitching to its full extent.

#48 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2826 posts) -

Want a sticker?

#49 Posted by Slugger4203 (21 posts) -

Personally I think Gears 2 was one of the biggest disappoints in a game ever. Think back to the first game. Online was unbelivable... story could be played over qand over again without getting bored.... the graphics were not as good, but still spectacular for the time. Now think of gears 2.All we get is lag, terrible gameplay, glitchs after glitches, and to top it off boring as hell. I haven't played this game in weeks now.. probably since mid december. I do not miss it at all. Lets get real here people.

#50 Posted by End_Boss (3220 posts) -

Gears 2 is g... gha... awww... fuh....
RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE.

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