Dr. Venkman Reviews: Gears of War 2

by Joey Paur

I have had one hell of a time playing ‘Gears of War 2'! This game is incredibly badass! This weekend a buddy and I played through the whole campaign mode chainsawing the hell out of those Locust bastards.

The graphics in this thing are totally insane, and the world is so much bigger and badder than the first Gears of War. The creative development team really stepped it up for the sequel to deliver the fans something special. The detail they put into this game and design is amazing. It's crazy how far video games have come.

The story was also much stronger than the first, because well, the first game really didn't tell much of a story. The story for GoW 2 is very dark and intense, with a sprinkle heart and feeling. The story was pretty sad to be honest with you, but it was good.

In the games five acts that you play through you are trying to find the Locust Queen to stop her from sinking cities. Dom is out there on a mission to find his missing wife who was taken by the locusts. Most of the game is fought in giant underground caverns. There is a section of the game that involves a giant worm, which is my favorite part of the game. I have never seen so much blood in a game before. Here is one of the lines from that section:

"I'm coughing up blood, and it's not mine."

The game play is excellent and an ultimate blood fest. There are a few glitches in the game from time to time but nothing that will make you want to smash the game disc against the wall. Gears of war is a pretty clunky game all together in the controls and how the characters move, it is just something you have to get used to.

As for the online game play you either love it or you hate it. I love it. Yeah it can be frustrating as hell sometimes, especially when you loose, but that's the nature of the game. I just hate it so much when I shoot someone in the face with my shot gun at point blank range and they don't die, then they shoot me and I die instantly! That just pisses me off! The maps are a lot of fun though. I like that more people can play in a match now. There is an endless amount of fun to be had destroying people in the multiplayer matches.

If you liked the first ‘Gears of War' then you are going to love ‘Gears of War 2'. It is a better game in every way possible. If You have not yet bought it yet it is a must have for anyone that has a video game addiction.  'Gear of War 2' is fun, relentless, bloody, vulgar, exciting, and crazy. I had a blast playing this game and will continue to have a blast playing it.

If you play online in the multiplayer action look out for me, I am they guy that will curb stomp your ass.

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