GoW 2 harder then GoW 1?

#1 Posted by amir90 (2154 posts) -

What you think about that statement?
I recently finished both the games with my friend on insane, and we thought the sequel was harder, especially the part where you get shot by mortars.
 
What is your opinion?

#2 Posted by MAN_FLANNEL (2462 posts) -

never finished the first one on insane (didnt have live at the time).  Finished the second one on insane with my friend and thought it was fairly easy when we got a feel for the difficulty (although he died alot more than me). 

#3 Posted by natetodamax (19191 posts) -

I thought GoW1 was harder because GoW2's cover system is 100% better.

#4 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4894 posts) -

God I'm an idiot. 
 
I was just about to click reply with a post about God of War 1 and 2's difficulty. 
 
Ugh.

#5 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -

Although I never played Insane (at least not much), in Gears of War 2, I don't think it's harder to be honest. It's longer, and there are instances where you'll bound to die more than you'd like to. I've only play a few sections of Gears 2 on Insane, and I don't know if I'll be able to beat it by myself. Then again, I'm trying to go for the co-op achievements (eventually, and with a second controller idle).
 
I beat Gears 1 on Insane by myself, wasn't too hard.

#6 Posted by Andorski (5268 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" I thought GoW1 was harder because GoW2's cover system is 100% better. "
Agreed.  I had a much easier time with Gears 2 on insane, although both are pretty simple if you are patient and have a buddy playing with you.
#7 Posted by bwooduhs (1616 posts) -

The only bit i found a lot harder was the flying on reavers part.

#8 Posted by FlamingHobo (4482 posts) -

I thought that Gears 1 was harder on Insane.

#9 Posted by GunstarRed (5115 posts) -

Gears 2 is much, much easier there seemed to be a lot less places for the enemies to flank you... and they  don't seem to blindly rush you as much as they did in the first game. 
 
I cannot remember anything as tough in 2 as the parts where you ahd to avoid exploding wretches and of course RAAM
#10 Posted by CommodoreGroovy (550 posts) -

Insane isn't impossible. My experience is that their are certain tiny parts of the campaign are really annoying, meaning I would have to do that one part over and over because I kept dying.

#11 Posted by Delta_Ass (3276 posts) -

I'm stuck on Skorge right now, so yea, I guess it is harder then GoW 1.

#12 Posted by amir90 (2154 posts) -

I will add that we kinda cheated on GoW 2, by letting one off us play on causal and the other one on insane :)
 
The one playing on causal could always do crazy runs,haha

#13 Posted by JellyFish_Gsus (769 posts) -

People thought Gears was hard?.............wow

#14 Posted by Jimbo (9799 posts) -

Never finished 2, got annoyed with all of those shitty non-shooty bits every 2 minutes.

#15 Posted by bjorno (1413 posts) -

the only hard parts are when you have to shoot flying shits out of the sky with  gayass turrets

#16 Posted by xCPx_Bebi_Primo (206 posts) -

both... were so uberly easy on inane.... i was so pissed when i beat gears 2 on insane, and realized that i hadn't recovered my gamertag and i didn't get the achievements...

#17 Posted by TheGremp (2064 posts) -

I actually found GoW2 to be much easier than GoW1.  I blazed through it with no problem on hardcore.  Haven't tried Insane yet, though.

#18 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1863 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" I thought GoW1 was harder because GoW2's cover system is 100% better. "
I agree, and having better AI teammates in the sequel doesn't hurt either.
#19 Posted by natetodamax (19191 posts) -
@UnsolvedParadox said:
" @natetodamax said:
" I thought GoW1 was harder because GoW2's cover system is 100% better. "
I agree, and having better AI teammates in the sequel doesn't hurt either. "
The AI still sucked, but I guess it was better in a way.
#20 Posted by grimmspectre18 (70 posts) -

Gears 1's difficulty was felt infinitely harder than 2's. (at least for me) Due mainly to the ability to crawl to your teammate as opposed to having them running out into the shit storm that downed you in the first place.

#21 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Gears 1 was harder for me. That stupid section with the vehicle is nearly impossible by yourself...
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