Geometry Wars 2 - Anyone got it?

#1 Posted by Gunslinger (151 posts) -

  I picked it up earlier tonight, and I think it's hella fun.

  I never got into the first one, for whatever reason, but this one was a lot of fun to me. Especially the different game modes, even thought it took me about a half hour to unlock them all.

  I think the Leaderboards thing that shows up straight away when you go into the game for each gametype could mean that I'll be spending half my time on it, trying to beat the other ONE person who's got it on my friends list... Which is one downside to the game. If your friends don't have it, then you're missing out on a good bit of the game's opportunities.
  It means that you won't be able to play co-op (which yes, I know is local only, but considering how m-m-m-mental it got at some points, I'm not suprised) and that you won't have that competition aspect, where you're all trying to be the top dog on your friends list.

 Either way, to me, it was worth my 800 points. What about you guys? Got any good experiences from it?

#2 Posted by Exile (15 posts) -

Yeh definatly the best XBLA purchase I have made love that game so much. The only downfall, like you pointed out, is that there is not online multiplayer. But then again you could see that it would probably create a lot of lag issues and lag is something you can't have when playing a game like Geometry Wars. Anyways definatly an improvement, so much more to do with all the gameplay modes so your not just limited to the basic Evolved mode. I can see me play this a lot for the next couple of weeks and it's definatly something you can easily jump into whenever you are bored of any of your other games.

#3 Posted by Patrick3P (3 posts) -
Oh hell yeah, I picked it up.  It's worth every penny.   The game is a lot of fun and is quite addictive.  I really like how they've incorporated friends lists scores in the start menu.  It really makes me want to play again to try and beat a friends score.
#4 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

It's way better than the first one.  I would have sex with it if I could

#5 Posted by whackmypinata (941 posts) -
ArchScabby said:
"It's way better than the first one.  I would have sex with it if I could"
I don't think it is.
I think the graphics are much better on the first one and I like simple gameplay of the first one as well.
#6 Posted by pause422 (6249 posts) -

you're one of the few then, everyone I know, even the hardcore original geometry wars guys seem to like the 2nd better overall. Sure they aren't gonna change much,but it still does look better, way more colors..which make it really fucking trippy yet awesome. It's definitely the best valued 800 points I ever spent.

#7 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -
Gunslinger said:
"  I picked it up earlier tonight, and I think it's hella fun.

  I never got into the first one, for whatever reason, but this one was a lot of fun to me. Especially the different game modes, even thought it took me about a half hour to unlock them all.

  I think the Leaderboards thing that shows up straight away when you go into the game for each gametype could mean that I'll be spending half my time on it, trying to beat the other ONE person who's got it on my friends list... Which is one downside to the game. If your friends don't have it, then you're missing out on a good bit of the game's opportunities.
  It means that you won't be able to play co-op (which yes, I know is local only, but considering how m-m-m-mental it got at some points, I'm not suprised) and that you won't have that competition aspect, where you're all trying to be the top dog on your friends list.

 Either way, to me, it was worth my 800 points. What about you guys? Got any good experiences from it?"
Hell yes.  None of my friends play it though :(
#8 Edited by whackmypinata (941 posts) -
pause422 said:
"you're one of the few then, everyone I know, even the hardcore original geometry wars guys seem to like the 2nd better overall. Sure they aren't gonna change much,but it still does look better, way more colors..which make it really fucking trippy yet awesome. It's definitely the best valued 800 points I ever spent."
I think the graphics of the second look just like the retro version that was on PGR2 or 3; whichever it was with. I know graphics don't make gameplay (look at nintendo) but they just seem too boring for me to get into. However, I did play it at a friend's house, and the multiplayer is a blast.
#9 Posted by BeeDizz (30 posts) -

I didn't like the first one that much. They were fun in the PGR series to goof around on. But i didn't like it enough that i would buy it as a stand alone game. I guess i'm just burned out from all the late night Robotron marathons in the arcade when i was a kid?

#10 Posted by Gunslinger (151 posts) -
kmdrkul said:
" Hell yes.  None of my friends play it though :("
   You should add some of the guys on the forum. Although, you might not want me, I spent about 3 hours playing it earlier, and I ended up getting about a 3.9 million point score on the 3-minute-long mode.
#11 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (3537 posts) -

Yeah it's pretty fun. Too bad that my friends' high score's are so ridiculously high that I'll never bee able to beat them.

#12 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

I bought it today, along with Braid.

#13 Posted by Bennyishere (1685 posts) -

I need to buy it soon. I just have to pick up some points.

#14 Posted by lord_canti (1522 posts) -

will it come to more consoles like the last one  coz i want to play it  but don have a xbox i want one but i have a lack of funds lol

#15 Posted by BeeDizz (30 posts) -
TheGTAvaccine said:
"I bought it today, along with Braid."

I've heard nothing but good thimgs about Braid. What's your take on it?
#16 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

I love it and it is my favorite XBLA game yet; that is a big compliment from me.

#17 Posted by Gorillawhat (1259 posts) -

None but one of my friends own it, and the one person that does sucks at it so I'm permenantely suck on the top of the leaderboards... I need a challenge

#18 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -
BeeDizz said:
"TheGTAvaccine said:
"I bought it today, along with Braid."

I've heard nothing but good thimgs about Braid. What's your take on it?"
It's sick. Totally worth the money.
#19 Posted by Gamer_152 (14113 posts) -

 I've got it and I love it. It took the original retro evolved and completely remade it, it feels just like discovering Geometry Wars all over again.

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#20 Posted by Shawn (3825 posts) -

Got it? I'm on it.

#21 Posted by HoNgKoNgPh0oEy (1481 posts) -

I got it but suck at it but it is real fun to play with strobe light for limited amount of time

#22 Posted by Riddler (1528 posts) -

its one of the fastest selling acrade games ever.....what do you mean "anyone got it?" EVERYONES got it

#23 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -
Riddler said:
"its one of the fastest selling acrade games ever.....what do you mean "anyone got it?" EVERYONES got it"

I wouldn't say that.  there's only four people beside me on my friend list who have it.
#24 Edited by SuperIntendentChalmers (102 posts) -

Geometry wars Retro Evolved 2 is awesome. I personally like the King Mode the best, especially multiplayer. In King Mode Co-op you it's cool to protect your teammates that are collect the geoms, but in Competative, it's great to start the countdown on all the circles forcing your opponents to constantly move.

When you do get 4 people in one room playing the game it gets fun and crazy really quick.






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#25 Posted by Riddler (1528 posts) -
ArchScabby said:
"Riddler said:
"its one of the fastest selling acrade games ever.....what do you mean "anyone got it?" EVERYONES got it"

I wouldn't say that.  there's only four people beside me on my friend list who have it."
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#26 Posted by HoNgKoNgPh0oEy (1481 posts) -

YOu havent played it til you play it with a strobe light truly epic

#27 Posted by Gunslinger (151 posts) -

  Has anyone tried getting the Treaty achievemt?

  That sh*t is crazy. The blue diamonds get faster as you get closer to the 30th gate...

  And Rebound. I've never goten more than 20 rebound kills... And in 3 minutes! You'd need to get an average of about 1rebound kill every 2 or so seconds. Cah-razyyyy.

#28 Posted by Subway (971 posts) -
Gunslinger said:
"  Has anyone tried getting the Treaty achievemt?

  That sh*t is crazy. The blue diamonds get faster as you get closer to the 30th gate...

  And Rebound. I've never goten more than 20 rebound kills... And in 3 minutes! You'd need to get an average of about 1rebound kill every 2 or so seconds. Cah-razyyyy."
Yeah I have both, rebound seems really hard, but you'll rack up the kills in the last 30 seconds or so, just keep trying. Treaty is a total bitch though, took me probably an hour to do it.

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