Featured Game Weekly #9

Dark Drakan

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Every week i will post a 'Featured Game' in a new thread and sticky it. Could be one people have suggested to me doing over the course of the week, one of my most recently played games, an old favourite or a game i purchased and maybe didnt like.

I will post the details of the game and sometimes DLC and regardless of whether you have played it or not people can post what they liked in the game/ or liked the look of in the game and what they didnt like or thought could have been improved or what put them off the game if they didnt purchase it.
Then over the course of the week people can voice their opinions (in an adult manner and respecting others opinions) might help some gamers try some games they thought they wouldnt enjoy or change some opinions.

Following is a brief description of my thoughts...

Platform - Xbox 360

Release Date
November 7th 2008
Average Metacritic Score
360 - 93/100
Been a long time since i played this and been meaning to get around to finish the co-op campaign and horde mode for a long time too. However i really enjoyed the game, a solid sequel to the superb original game. It feels bigger, better and bolder than the original with the original laying down the foundations and this cementing them into place. You learn much more about both sides of the war and it brings a more emotional factor into the fray.
Enemies that were teased and only briefly seen in the original in dramatic moments are now thrown into the mix a lot. Varied levels when compared with the first game too and campaign is longer. Still think that the ending was a little weak in comparison but a minor gripe. To add to everything else there is more variety in weapons and moves too which are a nice touch. Horde is a great mode for online play and split screen and is rather addictive.

I await Gears 3 in anticipation that it will have again improved on everything it sets out to and the Unreal Engine continues to look as good today as it always has.
Pros
  • Story takes a more prominent role
  • GFX still stand up to those of todays games
  • Sound effects sound meaty and as they should
  • Horde is brilliant and addictive
  • Drop in Co-op mode works great
  • Variety of levels, weapons, game modes is good
Cons
  • Some framerate issues & glitches
  • Friendly AI intelligence can be frustrating
  • Voice acting isnt great in parts
  • Plot leaves a lot of holes here and there
Now for this week people can voice their opinions on the game and i will do another game next week... Pros and Cons you found or if you havent played it things that appealed to you/didnt appeal and why you didnt play it...

Any questions about the thread or suggestions for next weeks featured game send me a message.

 

DarkONI

The Shadow Modder
Legendary Hero
Well I find Gears of War, as a series kind of mediocre. I won't question the action, I believe it's one
of the flagships of Unreal Engine, I'm not disappointed by the graphics, the violence, the blood
and oh - the passion that's put in such hardcore violent scenes.

Although, I find the plot ridiculous. The first time I saw Gears of War 2, I was like "maybe they
fixed that, this time" No, the game was purely awesome with a stupid plot. I know, many gamers
don't care about a good plot, especially if it's about smashing a mutants face then cutting your
friends with a chainsaw. (In-game only, of course!)
 

Dark Drakan

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Legendary Hero
Well I find Gears of War, as a series kind of mediocre. I won't question the action, I believe it's one
of the flagships of Unreal Engine, I'm not disappointed by the graphics, the violence, the blood
and oh - the passion that's put in such hardcore violent scenes.

Although, I find the plot ridiculous. The first time I saw Gears of War 2, I was like "maybe they
fixed that, this time" No, the game was purely awesome with a stupid plot. I know, many gamers
don't care about a good plot, especially if it's about smashing a mutants face then cutting your

friends with a chainsaw. (In-game only, of course!)
Well as cliche as the story may be in parts they have managed to create a series of books, range of comics and gotten a movie license from it.
 

DarkONI

The Shadow Modder
Legendary Hero
Well as cliche as the story may be in parts they have managed to create a series of books, range of comics and gotten a movie license from it.
Eh. That's because the game was a success, also it's not that hard to make stories based on such
storyline. (I do hope they are better than the game's story)
 

Dark Drakan

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Legendary Hero
Eh. That's because the game was a success, also it's not that hard to make stories based on such
storyline. (I do hope they are better than the game's story)
Havent read them myself but they seemed to be well recieved and people i know who have read them said they were decent.
 

Dark Drakan

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Legendary Hero
Decent... Well sounds cool, I guess.
Im not a book reader anymore so hard to tell sometimes how good books are based on someone elses vague information. The story was one of the weaker points of an otherwise great game that many still play today. Maybe the books add another dimension to it as they cant take anything away.
 

Shadowfiend

Of eternal agony, etc.
"It's a giant worm! They're sinking cities with a giant worm!"

I turned the game off and never played it again.
 

Dark Drakan

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Legendary Hero
I shall be posting a new one later today, if anyone has any suggestions for this weeks then please message me.
 
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