Would you say gears2 Mp is broken at this point?

#1 Posted by Kratos81 (411 posts) -

I quit playing this game due to lag, long wait times, and getting unfair teams after waiting for so long to get in a match. {usually being a man down}. I go back to play from time to time but I feel its broken, I sat for 6min trying to get in a match and then just turned it off.  Sucks could have been a great game, I dont know why they dont fix it.

#2 Posted by Verdugo (2001 posts) -

I still play it anyways, dispite the occasional (and very annoying) lag. The wait times I don't care about, and the unfair teaming at times isn't so bad, a challenge is nice.

But, it could definitely use some improvement.

#3 Posted by Da_Muffin_Man (68 posts) -

Yes, I think it is broken. On a LAN, multiplayer is great. Bullets actually hit their intended target. On xbox live though, the bullet lag is ridiculous and matchmaking is a joke. The patch didn't really help at all.

#4 Edited by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

gears 2 never lags for me and i have a 1 megabyte connection...

personally apart from the occasional wait there is nothing wrong with it. i really can't see how you can claim it's broken

Also if you're team is bad set up a "base" beforehand with tagged nades and a good line of sight so that you can take down a couple of them once they come after you after the rest of ur team dies then run away and hide, using guerilla tactics of hitting them by surpise 1 by 1. Lead them into frag traps and bottlenecks where they have to enter single file. Difficult? yes. impossible? not at all


unless it's objective in which case just put up a mean fight, don't let them walk all over you.

#5 Posted by Kratos81 (411 posts) -

My biggest gripe is just waiting to get int to a match. It takes so long, it becomes pointless. I could deal with everything else, if I could get into a match as fast as cod4 or halo. Epic sucks.

#6 Posted by lodar011 (113 posts) -
#7 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

Yeah well they scared a lot of people aaway with the glitches and matchmaking times. Besides you can't hope to beat halo :D

#8 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -
lodar011 said:
"http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/948/948352p1.html

I think that the fact Gears of War 2 is behind 2 games that came out over a year ago pretty much says it all."
says what? that a game that appeals to a medium audiance cannot beat 2 games that sold vastly more and appeal to a wider audiance? thats not saying much regardless it says nothing about weither the multiplayer is broken halo 3's multiplayer is broken worse by those standards and so is world at war and cod4. *world at war very much so*
#9 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

I haven't played the second one, but the first one was great when I played online. This is unfortunate. Kinda reminds me of SSBB a bit on the Wii's service. 

#10 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
WilliamRLBaker said:
"lodar011 said:
"http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/948/948352p1.html

I think that the fact Gears of War 2 is behind 2 games that came out over a year ago pretty much says it all."
says what? that a game that appeals to a medium audiance cannot beat 2 games that sold vastly more and appeal to a wider audiance? thats not saying much regardless it says nothing about weither the multiplayer is broken halo 3's multiplayer is broken worse by those standards and so is world at war and cod4. *world at war very much so*"
..wut
#11 Posted by DirrtyNinja (715 posts) -
Rubbing my balls on a cheese grater and dipping them in a vat of listerine is more fun than playing Gears 2 online.
#12 Posted by rerty (105 posts) -
DirrtyNinja said:
"Rubbing my balls on a cheese grater and dipping them in a vat of listerine is more fun than playing Gears 2 online. "
TRUSTORY
#13 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -
crunchUK said:
"WilliamRLBaker said:
"lodar011 said:
"http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/948/948352p1.html

I think that the fact Gears of War 2 is behind 2 games that came out over a year ago pretty much says it all."
says what? that a game that appeals to a medium audiance cannot beat 2 games that sold vastly more and appeal to a wider audiance? thats not saying much regardless it says nothing about weither the multiplayer is broken halo 3's multiplayer is broken worse by those standards and so is world at war and cod4. *world at war very much so*"
..wut"
What? halo 3s multiplayer is broken by the standards he put forth since its been surpassed in the top 3-4 by other games i believe including gears of war, cod4 and world at war, as for that broken by the TC is laggy and halo 3 can lag just as bad as gears of war 2 ever has.
 
#14 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
WilliamRLBaker said:
"crunchUK said:
"WilliamRLBaker said:
"lodar011 said:
"http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/948/948352p1.html

I think that the fact Gears of War 2 is behind 2 games that came out over a year ago pretty much says it all."
says what? that a game that appeals to a medium audiance cannot beat 2 games that sold vastly more and appeal to a wider audiance? thats not saying much regardless it says nothing about weither the multiplayer is broken halo 3's multiplayer is broken worse by those standards and so is world at war and cod4. *world at war very much so*"
..wut"
What? halo 3s multiplayer is broken by the standards he put forth since its been surpassed in the top 3-4 by other games i believe including gears of war, cod4 and world at war, as for that broken by the TC is laggy and halo 3 can lag just as bad as gears of war 2 ever has.
 "
uhhhh

come again?


when it came out gears 2 was top of the xbox live harts then a week after it had fallen down to 2nd/3rd because of the matchmaking times and glitches putting people off
#15 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
WilliamRLBaker said:
"crunchUK said:
"WilliamRLBaker said:
"lodar011 said:
"http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/948/948352p1.html

I think that the fact Gears of War 2 is behind 2 games that came out over a year ago pretty much says it all."
says what? that a game that appeals to a medium audiance cannot beat 2 games that sold vastly more and appeal to a wider audiance? thats not saying much regardless it says nothing about weither the multiplayer is broken halo 3's multiplayer is broken worse by those standards and so is world at war and cod4. *world at war very much so*"
..wut"
What? halo 3s multiplayer is broken by the standards he put forth since its been surpassed in the top 3-4 by other games i believe including gears of war, cod4 and world at war, as for that broken by the TC is laggy and halo 3 can lag just as bad as gears of war 2 ever has.
 "
uhhhh

come again?


when it came out gears 2 was top of the xbox live harts then a week after it had fallen down to 2nd/3rd because of the matchmaking times and glitches putting people off
#16 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -
crunchUK said:
"gears 2 never lags for me and i have a 1 megabyte connection...

personally apart from the occasional wait there is nothing wrong with it. i really can't see how you can claim it's broken."
I do get the occasional lag, but it won't stop me from playing the multi-player entirely. I don't find it to be as bad as everyone says. I guess it's other people's loss if they find it to be so unplayable.
#17 Posted by Kratos81 (411 posts) -
WilliamRLBaker said:
"crunchUK said:
"WilliamRLBaker said:
"lodar011 said:
"http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/948/948352p1.html

I think that the fact Gears of War 2 is behind 2 games that came out over a year ago pretty much says it all."
says what? that a game that appeals to a medium audiance cannot beat 2 games that sold vastly more and appeal to a wider audiance? thats not saying much regardless it says nothing about weither the multiplayer is broken halo 3's multiplayer is broken worse by those standards and so is world at war and cod4. *world at war very much so*"
..wut"
What? halo 3s multiplayer is broken by the standards he put forth since its been surpassed in the top 3-4 by other games i believe including gears of war, cod4 and world at war, as for that broken by the TC is laggy and halo 3 can lag just as bad as gears of war 2 ever has.
 "
I said it was broken due to the match making.  Lag is a factor but dosent happen very often. The match making is a game breaker for me.
#18 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

even socom wasnt that broken :P

#19 Edited by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

Why did this game get such high review scores if so many people found such a crucial element to not work?

#20 Edited by Karmum (11519 posts) -

It STILL is broken, I don't like waiting over 5 minutes to get into a damn match. When I can actually get a game, I have no complaints. Sometimes the wait is to about 10 minutes. Not acceptable.

#21 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -
shadows_kill said:
"even socom wasnt that broken :P"
lol yeah in imaginary world but in the real world socom was busted to the point no one could play gears 2 worked before the patches just not as well people wanted, then they fixed it with patches, and your point UK? the guy said that gear 2 was broken *its not the patches fixed it* based upon that it couldn't beat games a year old halo 3 and cod 4 but it did, and this is not a significance of it being broken, since it was NEVER going to beat halo 3 or cod4 even gears of war didn't do that for long, so trying to say a games position on the top 10 xbox live as signicant of it being broken means nothing since its no longer broken, and a game wont beat cod4,wow, and halo 3 when they maintain their lead on the top 10 regardless of most games released.
#22 Posted by Jayge_ (10221 posts) -
Arkthemaniac said:
"Why did this game get such high review scores if so many people found such a crucial element to not work?"

Money, and a bunch of overhyped sensationalist journalists?
#23 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -
Arkthemaniac said:
"Why did this game get such high review scores if so many people found such a crucial element to not work?"
I can't really speak for all reviewers, but I think there are a few factors for this: The single-player was great by itself. Second, review copies must of had multi-player working so the reviewers could play it. At that time, many people wouldn't have been on the server and there probably wouldn't have been as much lag and the matchmaking system would not have taken as long either.

Speaking for myself, though, I don't find the multi-player to be as broken as everyone says, I would still recommend it to others if they enjoy this type of game.
#24 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -
WilliamRLBaker said:
"shadows_kill said:
"even socom wasnt that broken :P"
lol yeah in imaginary world but in the real world socom was busted to the point no one could play gears 2 worked before the patches just not as well people wanted, then they fixed it with patches, and your point UK? the guy said that gear 2 was broken *its not the patches fixed it* based upon that it couldn't beat games a year old halo 3 and cod 4 but it did, and this is not a significance of it being broken, since it was NEVER going to beat halo 3 or cod4 even gears of war didn't do that for long, so trying to say a games position on the top 10 xbox live as signicant of it being broken means nothing since its no longer broken, and a game wont beat cod4,wow, and halo 3 when they maintain their lead on the top 10 regardless of most games released."
so go back and play it. i was in the beta where people said it was "impossible to play" and i got in matches barly any lag at all and it was amazing.
#25 Posted by lodar011 (113 posts) -
WilliamRLBaker said:
"lodar011 said:
"http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/948/948352p1.html

I think that the fact Gears of War 2 is behind 2 games that came out over a year ago pretty much says it all."
says what? that a game that appeals to a medium audiance cannot beat 2 games that sold vastly more and appeal to a wider audiance? thats not saying much regardless it says nothing about weither the multiplayer is broken halo 3's multiplayer is broken worse by those standards and so is world at war and cod4. *world at war very much so*"
How about you take 2 seconds to actually THINK about what it means rather than just reading a list and saying "ohh i don't see the correlation."  Gears of War 1 sold millions of copies and stayed on the top 10 most played Xbox Live games for quite awhile.  Gears of War 2 got a ton of hype, with a lot of people calling it Microsofts' #2 franchise.  Ohh and if you want to throw stats at me:

Gears of War 2: 2.3 million
Call of Duty: World at War: 2.75 million on Xbox 360

They came out about the same time and yet Cod: WaW is #1.  That's 3 spots above Gears of War 2.  And don't tell me .45 million is significant enough to explain 3 spots.  Heck, even GTA 4, a single player focused game that featured its first ever multiplayer mode, managed to stay on top longer than Gears 2.

With the ammount of hype Gears 2 got and with it's supposedly improved multiplayer, the Xbox Live rankings actually says a hell of a lot.  Use your goddamn brain next time.
#26 Posted by DIABLOKU (59 posts) -
when gow2 first came out the multiplayer was defintely broken
since the patch its a lot better
but nowhere near as stable as cod or halo
there really is no excuse for epic putting out a game with such horrible multiplayer
when gow3 comes out ima gamefly it
#27 Edited by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

I wouldn't say it was broken as such.
But I seriously don't like it anymore... The shotgun in FAR FAR too over-powered.
Like, I really liked it before the patch, now it's back to good ole' (perfect) Halo ;]

#28 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2838 posts) -

It's gotten better.
I still only play with friends. :D

#29 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
Hitchenson said:
"I wouldn't say it was broken as such.
But I seriously don't like it anymore... The shotgun in FAR FAR too over-powered.
Like, I really liked it before the patch, now it's back to good ole' (perfect) Halo ;]"
its a close but not-close-enough-to-get-chainsawed weapon

just get somewhere open and and wait for them to rush you, then you can take them down with ridiculous ease


Besides it's a lot less powerful than gears 1, it sticks to its inrended range but at the same time is more reliable in said range
#30 Posted by MKHavoc (1307 posts) -

I haven't had any problems since the second patch.  Multiplayer was horrible for the first three months.

#31 Posted by xplodedd (1316 posts) -

i think that there are just so excellent multiplayer games out there.. that playing this other then horde mode isn't really worth all the effort and frustration. 

#32 Posted by darfvader (10 posts) -

nope im having fun

#33 Posted by Lieutenant (347 posts) -
Jayge said:
"Arkthemaniac said:
"Why did this game get such high review scores if so many people found such a crucial element to not work?"

Money, and a bunch of overhyped sensationalist journalists?
"
I think it's more of the fact that most reviewers play on LAN and/or PartnerNet with their review copies.
#34 Posted by HistoryInRust (6315 posts) -

Unless you're playing with a group of friends, the online is just rubbish.  I really, really hate it.

#35 Edited by halfameatball (118 posts) -

Yeah, it is a little broken. It can be and hopefully will be improved. However, despite the fact it can be frustrating, I think it remains addictive and enjoy playing it with my friends.

#36 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

I am loving Gears 2's MP. The only thing i see as a problem, is the quiters, thats the only problem with this game, because assholes quit when they dont get their gamemode.

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