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#1 Thorpe89
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Gears of War 2 Sticky - ALL DISCUSSION IN THIS THREAD

So, with less than a week to go, Gears of War 2 will be out to the masses in regions across the world. Please keep all discussion for the time being in this thread, so that way we don't have dozens of threads on the same game on this board.

If you need to a better structured forum, please use the gamespace forum - Gears of War 2, a shared board between GameFAQs and GameSpot

Check back to the launch center and gamespace on a regular basis for all the latest - launch events, reviews, GameSpot's review (video review) and latest news.

PLEASE READ THIS THREAD FOR CLEAR RULES WHEN POSTING ABOUT GEARS OF WAR 2.

REMEMBER: USE SPOILER TAGS/WARNINGS FOR PLOT DETAILS. TRY TO AVOID COMPARING TITLES FROM OTHER PLATFORMS. YOU CAN DO THAT IN SYSTEM WARS.

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#2 Shade340
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First! Well more on topic will, Is Future shop only giving out the free swag to only limited edition buyer or is it regular too?

Heres the link

http://www.futureshop.ca/marketing/gow2/Default.asp?test%5Fcookie=1#

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#3 Thorpe89
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I am getting the Limited Edition because I like all the extras. I know they're doing a small gift like the one on that site here in the UK but I think it only applies to the standard edition. :(

Post better be here on time, too, since I've ordered online.

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#4 Shade340
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For the UK release you guys get it on the same time as the NA release right?
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#5 RealKilla_789
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i'm so excited. i just got a job and i might be able to get it on time
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#6 Shade340
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Im so excited http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_2eqejvRNw and I just can't hide it.

Lol it's not a spoiler links just funny, These boards are going to be complete chaos.

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#7 Koinuboy
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Does anyone know if GameStop is giving out free stuff to people who has it preordered? I overheard a manager on the phone about how there was a bunch of stuff in the back and he wasn't sure exactly how to give it out whether it was for midnight only or for anyone that preordered the game or just until it runs out.
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#8 Shade340
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From what I have heard all they are giving away is a Golden Hammeburst code, which is already unlockable in the game.
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#9 seeker512
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I'm so psyched, can't wait to find out what happens in the story!
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#10 Thorpe89
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For the UK release you guys get it on the same time as the NA release right?Shade340

Pretty sure. November 7th here in the UK.

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#12 s84
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Oh man, I cannot wait. Only 4 more days left until release.
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#15 XxSTILL_BORNxX
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IGN - 9.5:D
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#16 Chronotime
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Oh man a 6 page review on IGN! How much more awesome can this get? I'm so pumped for this!
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#17 sammyjenkis898
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That IGN made me even more excited.

:D

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#18 karma1680
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Seems like the game will be great......the only thing i didn't understand was during the review they said it was a lot better then gears one and that was said many times saying that cliff was right and its a must play game. But it got the exact same rating as the first one lol! gears one got a 9.6 (but they stopped doing that point system so now its only by 5's) and this one got 9.5. I'm not complaining i'm looking forward to it
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Seems like the game will be great......the only thing i didn't understand was during the review they said it was a lot better then gears one and that was said many times saying that cliff was right and its a must play game. But it got the exact same rating as the first one lol! gears one got a 9.6 (but they stopped doing that point system so now its only by 5's) and this one got 9.5. I'm not complaining i'm looking forward to itkarma1680

IGN didn't stop doing the point system..

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#20 jamejame
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:lol: 9.5, that's great... same score as Resistance 2. Now the argument can end about which game is better. Doesn't matter to me as I'm getting both anyway :P

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#21 haziqonfire
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IGN: 9.5


IGN UK: 9.2


GT: 9.5


1up: A


GiantBomb: 5/5

Wow great scores all around.

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#22 darkgamingdude
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Great scores, can not wait.

A quick question though, will the Gold Lancer and Hammerburst be unlockable or become available as DLC or such at anytime? I'm not getting the Limited Edition myself, and European stores don't seem to be giving out codes at the midnight launch for the Gold Hammerburst, so getting that in Europe seems impossible :?

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Yes, but if there's anything the last year or so has taught us, it's that big, hyped games with tons of money behind them, both in development and marketing, will spawn reviews of questionable integrity. It happened with GTA IV, and you can see it now even with Fallout 3 on IGN. The original review included statements about the PS3 version's obvious inferiority, but IGN removed all trace of them at the behest of Bethesda. I don't think it takes a conspiracy theorist to come to the conclusion that money was involved here.

I have less faith in IGN's 9.5 for Gears 2 than in their 9.5 for Resistance 2, but they've both been "must buys" for me for months. I would just advise most gamers to be wary of overhyping these big budget releases based upon early/exclusive reviews. I mean, GTA IV was a fantastic game, and best in series IMO, but I expected it to be on par with sliced bread or the second coming of Christ based on the slew of perfect 10s.

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Yes, but if there's anything the last year or so has taught us, it's that big, hyped games with tons of money behind them, both in development and marketing, will spawn reviews of questionable integrity. It happened with GTA IV, and you can see it now even with Fallout 3 on IGN. The original review included statements about the PS3 version's obvious inferiority, but IGN removed all trace of them at the behest of Bethesda. I don't think it takes a conspiracy theorist to come to the conclusion that money was involved here.

I have less faith in IGN's 9.5 for Gears 2 than in their 9.5 for Resistance 2, but they've both been "must buys" for me for months. I would just advise most gamers to be wary of overhyping these big budget releases based upon early/exclusive reviews. I mean, GTA IV was a fantastic game, and best in series IMO, but I expected it to be on par with sliced bread or the second coming of Christ based on the slew of perfect 10s.

2headedhawaiian

I do believe that Gears probably deserves the 9.5. GTA 4 did not = a 10 in my book more like an 8 for more of the same with better graphics. I have already stopped playing it months ago.

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[QUOTE="karma1680"]Seems like the game will be great......the only thing i didn't understand was during the review they said it was a lot better then gears one and that was said many times saying that cliff was right and its a must play game. But it got the exact same rating as the first one lol! gears one got a 9.6 (but they stopped doing that point system so now its only by 5's) and this one got 9.5. I'm not complaining i'm looking forward to itsammyjenkis898

IGN didn't stop doing the point system..

Oh! Thanks for telling me i guess it was just gamespot. Anyway i guess that proves my point just alittle further. Thank you! IGN gave gears one a 9.4 this got a 9.5 like i said very good score but for how they put it in the review that this one exceeds the first but still only point one difference didn't seem to match up with the review. Did anyone else catch that or was i just miss-understanding what there were saying?

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#26 CT-Link
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The Gamespot review comes out today right?

Cant wait...

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#27 Soulreavercross
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The Gamespot review comes out today right?

Cant wait...

CT-Link
We don't know. You'll just have to wait and see.
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Cant wait for R2 and GeOW2.
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#29 gotcha455
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[QUOTE="sammyjenkis898"]

[QUOTE="karma1680"]Seems like the game will be great......the only thing i didn't understand was during the review they said it was a lot better then gears one and that was said many times saying that cliff was right and its a must play game. But it got the exact same rating as the first one lol! gears one got a 9.6 (but they stopped doing that point system so now its only by 5's) and this one got 9.5. I'm not complaining i'm looking forward to itkarma1680

IGN didn't stop doing the point system..

Oh! Thanks for telling me i guess it was just gamespot. Anyway i guess that proves my point just alittle further. Thank you! IGN gave gears one a 9.4 this got a 9.5 like i said very good score but for how they put it in the review that this one exceeds the first but still only point one difference didn't seem to match up with the review. Did anyone else catch that or was i just miss-understanding what there were saying?

Well, the bar is raised every year. An amazing game in 2006 may just be considered great 2 years later. Even if they gave Gears 2 a 9.3, they would probably still say that Gears 2 is better in most ways.

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#30 HardcoreBunni
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Gametrailers gave it a 9.5! Pretty good scores all-round IMO.
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#31 Aaron89
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Great scored from everywhere, and I know this game will keep me busy for months on end. Anxiously awaiting GS' review.

And a word of caution for those who don't want any spoilers, try and avoid video reviews since they show a lot of content (I know I am).

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#33 xXTalismanXx
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This just maybe my Halo-antidote. Although I was kind of disappointed with the first, I played the hell out if it. Can't wait. Just one question, will there be matchmaking, because when i watched the interviews, Cliffy B. never seemed to specify in the videos?
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#35 8732_YoungJeezy
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going to the midnight release, can't wait

xXTalismanXx there is matchmaking now

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#36 xXTalismanXx
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going to the midnight release, can't wait

xXTalismanXx there is matchmaking now

8732_YoungJeezy
What type of style? Halo, or COD4?
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#37 nate_c-12
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Finally a game that will live up to the hype!
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#38 FPS_Gamer123
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The reviews look good so far, I'll be checking some of them out.
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What type of style? Halo, or COD4?xXTalismanXx

im not sure, I think it's going to be like halo

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#40 PapaDoink
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This game is going to be amazing and I'm definitely glad to see that IGN gave it a 9.5 and the other critics gave it an excellent score. Anyone here getting it at midnight?
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#41 --MAV3R1CK--
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I really can't wait for this game to come out! So Psycheedd!!!! The reviews are amazing, and this only gives me more reason to get the Limited Edition of Gears 2.
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Cannot wait, school is going to take foreverthe next couple days.

I've been playing Gears' online though, it's actually still fun.

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#43 gamermanps2
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As much as it's reviews so far have been good, they've also been very similar to gears 1. How can this be when the campaign has been greatly improved and the multiplayer has been completely re-invented and repaired.
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#44 xXTalismanXx
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IGN AU posted their review of Gears of War 2 today. It scored... 8.9. Looks like this is the Aussie's Halo 3 for this year. Sorry for not posting a link, I'm just too lazy. Go check it out.

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#45 cosmicblade818
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what i love is how on the boards all across the internet it's a fanboy war between resistance 2 and Gears of War 2 i think it's pretty funny and kinda scary
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#46 Petri87
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Dudes skrew GoW2, GoW1 is the way to go since according to Gamespot its better.

Somehow I have a hard time thinking thats true. If MGS4 got 10 then i dont see a reason why gears 2 shouldn't get atleast a 9.5 since im pretty sure its not worse then Gears 1. I have a hard time thinking that GSs reviews should be concidered anymore since everyone else sais gears 2 is better then gears 1 in every way. Why not GS?

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This review made me want it even more! Why did my 360 have to get the red ring of death today?!

:cry:

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#48 karma1680
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Dudes skrew GoW2, GoW1 is the way to go since according to Gamespot its better.

Somehow I have a hard time thinking thats true. If MGS4 got 10 then i dont see a reason why gears 2 shouldn't get atleast a 9.5 since im pretty sure its not worse then Gears 1. I have a hard time thinking that GSs reviews should be concidered anymore since everyone else sais gears 2 is better then gears 1 in every way. Why not GS?

Petri87

THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I'VE BEEN SAYING! i'm not some crazy dude that thinks it's a conspiracy but in both reviews ign and gamespot they said that gears two is better then the first takes care of a lot of problems in the first and the story is better in this one......but still it got less then the first one in both reviews that makes no sense at all to me. No matter how you slice it up the standard didn't change for the games sequel in two years if the second is better then the first you don't give it a lower score. Not that the score was bad it just seems like they tried not to give it a higher score almost like they wanted it to do worse. Does anyone else feel what i'm saying?

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#49 browniemix
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gamespot gave it a 9.0
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#50 jamejame
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[QUOTE="Petri87"]

Dudes skrew GoW2, GoW1 is the way to go since according to Gamespot its better.

Somehow I have a hard time thinking thats true. If MGS4 got 10 then i dont see a reason why gears 2 shouldn't get atleast a 9.5 since im pretty sure its not worse then Gears 1. I have a hard time thinking that GSs reviews should be concidered anymore since everyone else sais gears 2 is better then gears 1 in every way. Why not GS?

karma1680

THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I'VE BEEN SAYING! i'm not some crazy dude that thinks it's a conspiracy but in both reviews ign and gamespot they said that gears two is better then the first takes care of a lot of problems in the first and the story is better in this one......but still it got less then the first one in both reviews that makes no sense at all to me. No matter how you slice it up the standard didn't change for the games sequel in two years if the second is better then the first you don't give it a lower score. Not that the score was bad it just seems like they tried not to give it a higher score almost like they wanted it to do worse. Does anyone else feel what i'm saying?

The standard has definitely changed back from when Gears was released. Gears 2 wasn't reviewed based on how much it improved on the first one, it was reviewed comparatively to other games releasing around it. Is this the right way to review a game? That's a matter of opinion. Nevertheless GS' review is still a great one.