Should i get dead space or gears of war ?

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#1 Posted by iki080 (1085 posts) -
witch is better people
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#2 Posted by thusaha (14495 posts) -
Dead Space.
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#3 Posted by neatfeatguy (4016 posts) -

Having not played Dead Space, I couldn't comment on it. However, I can tell you about Gears of War on PC.

It's a fast paced third person shooter that'll keep you running, gunning and finding cover. If you have a halfway decent computer, you can pretty much max the game. However, there are performance issues that crop up with some people when they play, myself being one of them.

Performance issues that you might see (no matter what settings you use):

  1. Stuttering - this is about the only thing. With my computer (AMD X2 5600+, 2x 8800GTS 512MB in SLI, 4GB memory and Windows XP) I can have the game running smooth as silk at 60fps when for no reason the game would stutter and almost come to a halt on my screen. Bad part about this is that the game keeps going even though I hang up for a few seconds or have bad stuttering.

Below is a list of steps you can take and they'll help eliminate your stuttering issues to almost non-existant - pulled from OoSuperMarioO's blog:

Well lately I'm hearing alot of guys having bad performance even when using 8 series card. By following these steps orderly I hope some of your issues will be solved. The Unreal Engine has had a long history of being a highly tweakable engine. These tweaks worked for me and plenty of others. So lets get to it.

-First thing first is to make sure all your drivers are up to date.

-Next simply click on Start. Now click on Documents. Browse and click on My Games. Next click on Gears of War for Windows. You should now see Binaries, Engine and WarGame. Click on WarGame and then Click Config. In that directory search for WarEngineUserSettings and open it using Notepad(Make sure your security allows you use your files as a Administrator else you will be prompt that these commands wont be executed. To do this simple right click on the Gears of War for Windows and select Properties. Click the Security tab. You should then see User names and Group names. Now click Edit to configure settings for the User/Group name. Next simply search for your computer name and select it. Under Permissions for _________ check all the tabs for Full control ect and select apply then ok.) In the notepad you open for WarEngineUserSettings search under System Settings for 'OnlyStreamInTextures'. It should say OnlyStreamInTextures=FALSE. Change FALSE to TRUE and save. This tweak should eliminate the low frames and stuttering.

Some people have reported by clicking Start then clicking Games and right click and 'Play' Gears for Windows crashing will eliminate.

For those that want to go further with tweaks follow along.

If your a Soundblaster X-fi user copy and paste these text under [ALAudio.ALAudioDevice] to your WarEngineUserSettings using Notepad.

UseEAX=True
Use3DSound=True
UseDefaultDriver=True
MaxEAXVersion=5
UsePrecache=True
MaxChannels=128
MaxEAXVersion=5
CompatibilityMode=False
UseFilter=True
UseReverb=True
TimeBetweenHWUpdates=10
UseEffectsProcessing=False
DeviceName=
LowQualitySound=False
MusicVolume=0.3
AmbientVolume=0.6
SoundVolume=0.6
VoiceVolume=1.0
DopplerFactor=1.0
Rolloff=0.5
OutputRate=48kHz

It should then look like this:

[ALAudio.ALAudioDevice]
UseEAX=True
Use3DSound=True
UseDefaultDriver=True
MaxEAXVersion=5
UsePrecache=True
MaxChannels=128
MaxEAXVersion=5
CompatibilityMode=False
UseFilter=True
UseReverb=True
TimeBetweenHWUpdates=10
UseEffectsProcessing=False
DeviceName=
LowQualitySound=False
MusicVolume=0.3
AmbientVolume=0.6
SoundVolume=0.6
VoiceVolume=1.0
DopplerFactor=1.0
Rolloff=0.5
OutputRate=48kHz

If your soundcard is a audigy ect, then these tweaks are usable however you have to know which Eaxversion your card supports and simpy change MaxEaxVersion to whichever your cards supports. Also you should know how many amounts of channels your card uses. Since I'm a X-fi user my card supports 128. If your cards supports 64, 32 and lower change MaxChannels= to whichever your card supports.

Quadcore users can add these texts to your WarEngineUserSettings to see if you get a performance increase:

[Havok]
HavokNumThreads=4

Dual core users should change to 2.

There has been some new tweaks I discovered and while I'm still observing to see if there helpful your more then welcome to try to them to see if it helps you. Add these texts to your WarEngineUserSettings.

[D3DDrv.D3DRenderDevice]
UsePrecaching=True
UseMipmapping=True
UseTripleBuffering=True
UseGammaCorrection=True

If your not using Vsync then I don't recommend using the 'UseTripleBuffering=True', you can simply delete it.

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#4 Posted by aliblabla2007 (16756 posts) -

blablablaneatfeatguy

That's a lot of unnecessary words.

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#5 Posted by artistry_ (488 posts) -
Dead Space
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#6 Posted by Johnny_Rock (40129 posts) -
Wow, that's a tough choice. They're both massively mediocre and highly boring. But I like the survival horror aspect of Dead Space so I'll give the nod to it....
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#7 Posted by explasiv (1420 posts) -

of course gears,the SP is Very good i give it 9.0 if the game didn't have mp it worth getting for the good sp,and the MP is Very good too i like it

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#8 Posted by joshuahaveron (2165 posts) -
Gears of war for its replayabity
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#9 Posted by 100000 (549 posts) -

Dead Space is fresher because it is a newer game.

The million dollar quesiton is have you EVER played Gears of War? If not, then I would go with that. Otherwise, Dead Space all the way.

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#10 Posted by Baselerd (5104 posts) -
Theyre both kinda crap. Just marching in a linear fashion killing the same enemies over and over again. I've played both for pc... they both got boring after a while. Get GoW because it's cheaper so you'll waste less money.
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#11 Posted by psychodrone (128 posts) -
Gears of war for its replayabityjoshuahaveron
lol......I seriously hope that was a sarcastic statement. Gears of War for it's "replayability" is a JOTY(Joke of the Year) winner.
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#12 Posted by anolecrabcf (658 posts) -
Dead Space. Unless you're into crappy games for dumb people
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#13 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

Dead Space is fresher because it is a newer game.

The million dollar quesiton is have you EVER played Gears of War? If not, then I would go with that. Otherwise, Dead Space all the way.

100000

This.

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#14 Posted by nutcrackr (13022 posts) -
Gears of war is pretty fun to play again, I've not tried dead space again though, and the horror aspects can be very wearing. Gears has MP and COOP though so it gives you more room to play with. If you really like horror games then dead space, if you prefer action shooters gears.
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#15 Posted by --Anna-- (4530 posts) -
Gears of War.
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#16 Posted by yasso (617 posts) -

If you're gonna buy the game & finish it in one sitting or a weekend or something, then get Gears of War, because it is Action first then Adventure, and the story & characters aren't really emphasized in it. However, if you're gonna take your time, play for 2-4 hours, then give it a rest until the next day and so on, and if you like a good story and some emphasis on characters, then definitely Dead Space.

I like both games, but have to say that I prefer games with good stories, and the story is almost non-existent in Gears of War, while being very highlighted in Dead Space. I very much prefer Dead Space.

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#17 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -
Dead Space is awesome, and it has great replay value. I definitely recommend it.
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#18 Posted by napp123 (865 posts) -
Go with Dead Space. has a better variety of objectives, and there is more depth to the gameplay(inventory management,upgrades,more types of enemies and strategic dismemberment)
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#19 Posted by vedomedo (370 posts) -

dead space all the way man... GoW is just a hyped up console **** game... i seriously hate it...

i mean yeah it's cool to use your chainsaw.. but thats not everything...

btw iv'e completeded both, dead space had a more satisfying end lol freaked me out

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#20 Posted by iki080 (1085 posts) -
Thanks for all your help guys but i still cant decide its killing me lol i like shooter games the action all that but i also like games with a in depth story line
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#22 Posted by crazymonkey092 (974 posts) -
Pick up dead space first, its a really fun game. Gears doesnt really have an interesting story to me, while dead space does. Even has a movie, which i say anyone should watch, especially if you've played the game or will play.
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#23 Posted by Subcritical (2286 posts) -

I'd give Gears of War the nod over Dead Space.

I used to hate Gears, but after playing through it a few times, it grew on me.

Dead Space is pretty good too, but the story is very cliche, and it reminded me of Doom 3. I think Doom 3 looks and is an overall a better game than Dead Space.

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#24 Posted by GodLovesDead (9755 posts) -
Two average games. I've beaten Gears of War and played Dead Space at a friend's house. Dead Space seems to be a little more unique and fun than Gears of War.
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#25 Posted by dinuattila (1355 posts) -
Dead Space8)