Personally i think Gears 1 was much better. Characters were slightly faster while not running, the shotgun was stronger, players set up matches so theres a lot less lag, and the end boss was kickass unlike that of Gears 2. Also the atmosphere in the original was better IMO
I think Gears 2 is better. There aren't any huge differences but little things like a brighter color palette were things that made the game better for me. I though the story was better too. It still wasn't great but I felt that it did a better job of explaining what was going and why you were doing things. Also the Beserker and kryll, two enemies I hated, are gone. The multiplayer is better because of Horde mode and all the updates that Epic have made for the game. It's true that the game was released with broken multiplayer, but that runs fine now. I think one of the best things they've done is replace players who've quit with bots. By the way, for you achievement whores ou there, the game has over 1400 gamerscore. Sure you have to buy map packs for the them, but if you buy the game new, then the free Flashback map pack means you have acess to more than a thousand.
I can't believe people prefer Gears 2. Ok, maybe if they are playing this game for the single player I understand why someone would prefer Gears 2, but multiplayer was far better on Gears 1. Better map design, more variety of maps, no exploding smoke grenades, lobbies instead of matchmaking which half the time puts you in a laggy room, no real penalization for leaving laggy room that are unplayable, custom game lobby searching, etc. Gears 1 was one of my favorite games this geration for its longlasting multiplayer, my friends and I will not go near Gears 2 because it has a lot more problems.
I played the hell outta Gears 1. I dunno if that burned me out on Gears 2 or what but I can't stand playing Gears 2 anymore. Its weird because its the same thing that happened with me and Halo series. I loved the first one and midnight launched the second was disappointed and didn't buy the third. Hopefully I'll come around on Gears 3. And seriously matchmaking is so fucking retarded. I don't understand why consoles games insist on doing this. Seems like more of 360 thing then PS3 but wtf...
Gears of War 1. For many reasons.
I'm a shotgun master, so obviously I prefer the original dynamics. It actually took more skill to operate. Also... I find it a lot easier to clutch a handicap in Gears 1, be it 1v2 or 1v4 compared to trying to clutch 1v2 or 1v5 in Gears 2.
I gotta say Gears of War 2 just because the sequel's more co-op driven, and I'd never play through a Gears of War campaign without a friend (mostly because I suck).
Also, there's more support in GoW2 for the multiplayer component, and we're getting mad DLC (whether or not it's worth paying $10 for 3 maps aside).
Not to mention I love games that are challenging, and GoW2 caused me to front kick my door to splinters. I have yet to play any other game that causes me housing probation. You rock, gears 2!
I think Gears 1 has more a sense of doom about it, it was a much darker and grittier storyline in my opinion, where as I know that the Gears 2 story is alot more well written and developed... I just felt better playing the Gears 1 storyline.
gears of war 1 takes it as far as I'm concerned. I mean sure it had less stuff, but the Community actually speaks...where as gears 2 community acts like they're ashamed of talking on the mic or something... but theres also a number of smaller reasons that I feel gears 1 takes the cake, including its darker atmosphere and the fact it was harder overall especially online wise
" Personally i think Gears 1 was much better. Characters were slightly faster while not running, the shotgun was stronger, players set up matches so theres a lot less lag, and the end boss was kickass unlike that of Gears 2. Also the atmosphere in the original was better IMO "
Gears 1. The multiplayer in Gears 2 feels like it's really broken, in a game mechanics way. They nerfed the shotgun and powered up the lancer. Grenade tagging the walls is dumb. Smoke grenades shouldn't stun you, they are fucking smoke grenades. I do like the level up system in Gears 2, that would have been nice in Gears 1.
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