Next Gears Of War should not have multiplayer

#1 Posted by natetodamax (19170 posts) -

And the reason is because Epic just doesn't know how to do it. Not only is there a basic team deathmatch absent (with respawns), but there are only a few weapons that are horribly unbalanced and the lag is fucking terrible. If the next Gears just had Horde and no multiplayer, it would be the best in the series.

/rant

#2 Posted by RedSox8933 (2428 posts) -

I don't even think there should be a new Gears. Frankly, we didn't need a second one. The first one sucked and it should have ended there.

#3 Edited by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

i get the impression you are not much good at gears 2. Just suffered a pounding online have we?


#4 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

Don't need another Gears of War.  They accidentally made a fun multiplayer game at first, but then in the second game when they actually tried to spruce up the multiplayer, they totally borked it up.  I don't think they know what they're doing.

#5 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -

I disagree. I've had tons of fun playing online matches. Sure, there can be some problems with lags and glitches, but it's not bad enough to stop me from playing. Also, there will certainly be another Gears. Maybe they can fix things better with the next game, and even if they don't, they'll release patches.

Either way, some people are going to hate the online and some are going to enjoy it. If you don't want to play multiplayer you don't have to, so why not just have it in there along with the single player for you?

#6 Posted by GnaTSoL (791 posts) -

So, Gears of War's team-deathmatch mode is like Counter-strike's style of gameplay? The no respawns in Counter-strike never really annoyed me, but sadly I haven't played a Gears of War game yet.

Don't know what I'm missing or not missing. :(

I personally will never buy a game with no online multiplayer. The value of a single-player only game feels off cause they're usually short in like FPS, Action, etc, so I only buy these types of games only used or at a very low price. I only seldomely buy RPGs cause of their length. Endless fun with Online-multiplayer. :)

#7 Posted by Mushir (2389 posts) -

Just because something didn't work that well the first time doesn't mean they should just scrap it. I would like for them to look at the competitors and improve the online experience.

#8 Posted by Ma7moud (805 posts) -

You should have waited for the third Title Update to be released before making this thread. Because hopefully it will be a lot more improved.

#9 Posted by Lashe (1244 posts) -

Keep the co-op mind you. The Gears games are fantastic with a friend.

#10 Posted by Gmanall (1683 posts) -

They need to make it good

#11 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (3537 posts) -

Still kicking myself for buying the LE version of Gears 2. Thought I would have a blast with it online, and would beat the Campaign three times over (like I did for the first).

Turns out the campaign didn't give me enough interest to play it even a second time, and the multiplayer was completely broken.

I think the thing that is putting me off is the slow single player. I remember it took me a good two hours into it before I actually got into it.

#12 Posted by natetodamax (19170 posts) -
Ma7moud said:
"You should have waited for the third Title Update to be released before making this thread. Because hopefully it will be a lot more improved. "
Yeah, I'm gonna hold off until that comes out before I start playing it again. I'll be getting the new maps the 31st seeing as I have all the other ones.
#13 Posted by Kratos81 (411 posts) -
DOUBLESHOCK said:
"Don't need another Gears of War.  They accidentally made a fun multiplayer game at first, but then in the second game when they actually tried to spruce up the multiplayer, they totally borked it up.  I don't think they know what they're doing."
I totally agree with this, I heard the mp in the first gears was a after thought, turned out to be a huge success. Gears2 took almost everything that made gears fun and fucked it up.
#14 Posted by Superchris129 (379 posts) -
Kratos81 said:
 I totally agree with this, I heard th-
You should have stopped right there. Don't bash a game until you've given it a chance. Then you can bash the living fuck out of it. A lot of people think that Gears 2 is fun.
#15 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

You should have gotten Knothole ;)

#16 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -

like it or not there is still going to be a gears 3 .... its the main problem with the games industry these days  . If it makes money make more .

#17 Posted by natetodamax (19170 posts) -
RHCPfan24 said:
"You should have gotten Knothole ;)"
Haha, I c wat u did thar. I haven't purchased anything yet, so I still have my 800 points. I decided against Knothole because first of all, the game isn't even mine, it's my brothers, and second, the act of running around activating a million flit switches didn't appeal to me. Plus, I only get 100 achieveables from it, so I didn't see much value to it.
#18 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -
natetodamax said:
"RHCPfan24 said:
"You should have gotten Knothole ;)"
Haha, I c wat u did thar. I haven't purchased anything yet, so I still have my 800 points. I decided against Knothole because first of all, the game isn't even mine, it's my brothers, and second, the act of running around activating a million flit switches didn't appeal to me. Plus, I only get 100 achieveables from it, so I didn't see much value to it."
I found the pack very entertaining but, then again, I liked the dungeons in Fable 2. If that turns you off, then you make not like it as much. However, the quest really isn't the part that made me like the pack so much; it was more of the environment (with beautiful graphics) and the random stuff you get. There is a lot of cool crap you can attain and if you (SPOILERS AHOY) "offed" your dog at the end of the game, you can revive it here. That is a very good feature, on my opinion. And the achievements are all easily attainable, granted you use an internet guide for them. Still, the pack comes with my recommendation.
#19 Posted by crunkmeisterJT (8 posts) -
TheSmilingDude said:
"

Main problem is with consumers being retards that simply do not care what they are spending money on... And once they have spent money they definitly won't look for anything wrong with their purchase because god forbid they made a mistake to learn  from...

"
Well, I think that's pretty much what we're acknowledging here. We care that gears 2 multiplayer is horrendous, but I loved (and love) gears 1 to this day, and I think it wasn't us being stupid by buying gears 2, and we can have hope that epic may improve multiplayer for gears 3... which is inevitably coming out.
#20 Edited by Diamond (8634 posts) -

I agree but that's because I never cared for Gears multiplayer and I'm more of a single player kind of gamer.  The next game in EVERY series should be single player only.  No coop, no MP.

#21 Posted by Lost_In_Gaming (210 posts) -

I think that the story is a little mediocre.  Mind you, I enjoyed the story of Gears 1 over Gears 2, but neither were causing me to be engrossed in it.  On the multiplayer side,  I've found the same general problem with both Gears 1 and 2.  There are just issues (scratch it up to lag, fps, connection issues, host, etc.) where you find yourself screaming, "How did that even happen!?", or, "How is that even possible!?"  You know what  I'm talking about. ;)

#22 Posted by iAmJohn (6108 posts) -

No, I just want them to make it balanced.  Gears has great multiplayer; the problem is, playing online is no goddamn fun because it's so exploitable.


Also, straight-up team deathmatch would be terrible in Gears and would make absolutely no sense.
#23 Posted by TheGremp (2064 posts) -

I agree that the multi-player wasn't nearly as good as in the first one, but the idea of totally getting rid of multiplayer seems absurd to me.

There would definitely be more complaints about a lack of a MP in the first place, rather than the quality of it.  Taking a game that has relied so much on it's multiplayer experience, and scrapping the multiplayer would take away from the game rather than add to it.  That would result in a Gears of War 1.5 of sorts....  Why make that?

#24 Posted by FatalPunishment (10 posts) -

If Epic can get their own servers instead of bouncing it off other players connections, online will be amazing.

#25 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2227 posts) -
Gmanall said:
"They need to make it good"

#26 Posted by bjorno (1411 posts) -

This topic is hilarious.

#27 Posted by gimmysumcowbel (418 posts) -

imo the multiplayer is really good.  however the bugs and lag really detract from the experience. if they have a mp beta for gears 3 i think a lot of those problems would be solved

#28 Posted by xplodedd (1316 posts) -

the gears of war single player is awesome,
but in multiplayer there are too much bugs, and lag and connection issues...

and this guy should eff off
bjorno said:

"This topic is hilarious."


#29 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
gimmysumcowbel said:
"imo the multiplayer is really good.  however the bugs and lag really detract from the experience. if they have a mp beta for gears 3 i think a lot of those problems would be solved"
Why they didn't have a beta for gears 2 is beyond me...
#30 Posted by xMP44x (2193 posts) -

I've never had a problem with lag in Gears of War 2. I have had major lag problems in Gears of War though. The weapons aren't really imbalanced - the assault rifles are under rated.

#31 Posted by ShadowKiller (894 posts) -

I never played multiplayer before title update 3 but it takes me ages to find matches online. Other than that I think it's fine.

#32 Posted by pause422 (6172 posts) -

It doesn't matter what your opinion really is on this...you know they would never strip the multiplayer from Gears.

#33 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
xMP44x said:
"I've never had a problem with lag in Gears of War 2. I have had major lag problems in Gears of War though. The weapons aren't really imbalanced - the assault rifles are under rated."
Hammerburst pretty much kills at the speed of a flamethrower with 4 times the range
#34 Posted by Captain_Fookup (1519 posts) -

The previous incarnations on the multiplayer was completely broken, Title Update 3 has since fixed a majority of the problems. The only real problem that remains is the hosting of public matches in regards to pitting .  If there was a region lock for multiplayer I would give Cliffy B. a reach around rather than a black eye if our paths ever cross.

#35 Posted by jonjonfiveO (7 posts) -
#36 Edited by Seram (192 posts) -

Patching a game like Gears of War 2 is only making a broken game a bit less broken. Patching a game like Gears of War 2 with 3 major patches and still having issues is embarrassing.

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