The best game ever made in every way.
Triple_H90 wrote this review on .
Visually the game looks stunning. It's absolutely unbelievable that something like this can be done. All the other games look like... crap after this one. It's amazing, all the details, facial effects, explosions, environments. This is a absolutely, unbelievably good looking game, and no game has ever looked so good. Ever.
The gameplay is also very good, in fact it's the best gameplay mechanics ever. You can just walk, run, fast sprint and you do it all very well. The walking mechanics is simple, although it is very cool. Running is just as good. Fast sprinting is the best ever. Marcus Fenix, the main character, ducks and runs fast at the same time and it's done in a very good way.
This game sounds amazing. The sound of the gunshots is satisfying. It also has this cool effect, very cool, where you can turn on your chainsaw by holding the B button and you can slice that ugly bastard in half. When the body falls down, you can kick it around by simply running to it and it looks very... dead. If you have sliced it you can see pieces of meat and all that stuff. As your chainsawing you opponent, there's a cool effect of your enemy's guts and blood just pouring and splashing in all directions. And of course I got to mention that the chainsaw is not a separate weapon. It's attached to your machine gun. And you of course shoot with the RT like with most of the Xbox 360 games. This is also the best use of chainsaw in any game ever. And it of course sounds very realistic.
The online-mode is very fun to play. This is the best online game ever made. There are different modes of course. All kinds of crazy modes. They're all fun. It's extra satisfying when you sneak up to somebody and chainsaw him. Also sometimes when you shoot somebody he will fall down and bleed. You can of course wait until he gets up or if he's not tapping the A button repeatedly he will die or you can walk up to him and press the X button to just f*cking smash his head into pieces with a kick. Or you could melee attack him. Or chainsaw him. Or just shoot him to death.
I want to tell you all of a funny experience I personally had playing online through Xbox Live. So in one server you can play a Four VS Four match. And as soon as we all joined the game, one of our team members went out directly, so it was Three VS Four. Both of my teammates got taken out instantly and I was alone VS the other four guys. They were all sticking together and I was hiding behind a rock. They all knew I was there and were coming to get me, I quickly popped out and chainsawed the first guy and quickly jumped backwards, one ran right up to me, whom I happened to chainsaw too, the third one was aiming at me with a shotgun, before he had a chance to shoot, I butchered him with the chainsaw and the last one was aiming with the sniper rifle as I was doing it. I quickly jumped backwards and chainsawed the fourth guy. That's what I call OWNED! It was fun. They were all surprised.
The story is also very good and very well thought out. You play as Marcus Fenix who is a former soldier that betrayed his army. You're locked up at the beginning of the game and a soldier comes to break you out of the prison. From there you start playing. You got to shoot your way through the enemies known as Locust. They're big bad-asses, and are similar to the ones from the Lord of the Rings movies, only Locust are cooler. Marcus Fenix and all the other soldiers are also very big. Big, tough guys. The voice over is very nicely done. Marcus' voice is the coolest voice ever. There's also this big African-American, Cole. He's very cool and lovable character too. So yeah, anyway you got to shoot your way through Locust and you do this by taking cover and shooting. Otherwise you'll get wasted. If you just run straight up to them and start shooting wildly you'll get killed.
So Gears of War 2 has been confirmed and I just can't wait. I only hope that they don't rush it and screw it up, it's better if it takes some time and becomes this very cool game that Gears of War the original is.
I enjoyed the game a lot. And it's hard not to. Even if you're not typically a shooter fan, this game will make you change your mind, even the graphics alone. This game has taken the spot as my new favorite game and it will be up there for a long time to come. I wonder now, will Halo 3 be as good as this, let's hope it will.