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Baj
24-10-2008, 07:49 PM
"Aquired" today, plays very well and much better paced than the original that I wasn't overly impressed with. Cracking visuals

St Marco
24-10-2008, 07:52 PM
Man im so jealous! I wont be getting it until the 6th Nov :(

I have heard a lot of good things about it but that is Cliffy B for you, he is like the american version of Kojima when it comes to being a perfectionist.

Baj
24-10-2008, 08:11 PM
I was fairly put off by the original GOW but never really able to put my finger on why, until I started playing gow2 and realised it was the pacing and the story that was lacking (imho) from the first.

GuttedAnt
24-10-2008, 09:17 PM
I'll give it a go. Didn't like the first though. November for me is all about Left 4 Dead. MOAR ZOMBIES.

Saint_Jonny
24-10-2008, 09:25 PM
Just pre orderd my copy of gears, dont give a toss about the single player, its all about the online play, ive put some seriouse hours into GOW so cant wait for this one to refresh the whole expierience for me.

magnet
27-10-2008, 04:16 PM
"Aquired" today, plays very well and much better paced than the original that I wasn't overly impressed with. Cracking visuals

How did you manage that?? I'm tearing my hair out waiting for the release date.

Baj
27-10-2008, 05:44 PM
The magic usenet fairy

magnet
29-10-2008, 09:51 AM
can he be bought?

Mark
29-10-2008, 05:23 PM
Baj, are the battles bigger and more intense that GOW1? I enjoyed the first game but thought it was bit easy. Cheers.

Baj
29-10-2008, 07:20 PM
have only played about 30 mins into it, so hard to say... been playing fable 2

Mark
30-10-2008, 05:33 PM
ok, cheers.

Baj
01-11-2008, 06:33 PM
A big gears of war fan mate of mine (got that's a hard sentence to write), is popping over this evening and we're going to play about 4 hours straight in co-op, so will let you know properly what it's like

St Marco
01-11-2008, 07:31 PM
game have taken my cash already for this game so hopefully they send it early!

Baj
02-11-2008, 10:25 AM
Stunning. Some of the visuals as you get further into the game are draw droppingly good, one level in particular (think moby ****) is awesome, and some of the lighting effects on later levels are those moments when you just have to ignore the enemy and admire the graphics.

Gameplay wise its not a lot more over the original, and the story does seem a bit odd at some points, more liked tagged on to the story for the sake of a different scenario.

Duration wise, we played about 4 1/2 hours and were about half way through (from what i can see online).

Baj
04-11-2008, 12:09 AM
Just finished it.

Some insanely difficult last few levels, and then a real treat for the last chapter.

Great fun.

magnet
04-11-2008, 12:29 PM
Just finished it.

Some insanely difficult last few levels, and then a real treat for the last chapter.

Great fun.

If you've finished it can you sell it to me now ;-)

Baj
04-11-2008, 12:43 PM
If you've finished it can you sell it to me now ;-)
That's assuming im not a knock off nigel of course...

Saints Noog
04-11-2008, 07:34 PM
Game have despatched my copy today!

magnet
05-11-2008, 12:13 PM
These last 2 days are killing me.

St Marco
06-11-2008, 12:09 PM
Game again delivered mine 1day early :) will be killing some locust tonight!

St Marco
06-11-2008, 10:43 PM
Well i have played it for a good 5 hours now. Awesome game thus far. Probably the best shooter i have played to be honest. Also im not normally someone who gives a crap about graphics but some of the visuals in it are simply stunning. The rain effects are the best ive seen. Deffinatly worth the high metascore it has got. Unlike some other games ive played recently!

Baj
06-11-2008, 11:00 PM
Glad you're enjoying it, how far have you got?

St Marco
07-11-2008, 10:53 AM
Glad you're enjoying it, how far have you got?

Im on the storm level with the Razor Hail. Loads of fun!

Evil Monkey
07-11-2008, 11:30 AM
Is it worth getting if you havent played the first installment?

Also, is it a 1st or 3rd person shooter?

thesaint sfc
07-11-2008, 11:32 AM
Is it worth getting if you havent played the first installment?

Also, is it a 1st or 3rd person shooter?

3rd.

I'm trying to complete the first one at the moment. Once I've done that I'm gonna buy the second one.

the first is so cheap now I'd probably try doing them in order so you understand the storyline.

SOTONS EAST SIDE
07-11-2008, 07:44 PM
Glad you're enjoying it, how far have you got?Hey Baj are you using that modded dvd drive firmware on you're 360! ;)

Baj
07-11-2008, 08:42 PM
Hey Baj are you using that modded dvd drive firmware on you're 360! ;)

I couldnt possibly comment

$$$
08-11-2008, 09:24 AM
LOL @ Boj's pitiful ego-w4nking,

You would think someone whose identity is so well known would keep their illegal activities under wrap.

Hello, is that FACT? I want to tell you about a forum admin who openly brags about pirating games. I understand he offers them for sale via PM and also chips consoles...http://www.fact-uk.org.uk/site/contact/com_form.htm

Robsk II
08-11-2008, 01:55 PM
Oooooh...

:smt119

Thedelldays
08-11-2008, 02:28 PM
Oooooh...

:smt119
:smt069:o

Mark
09-11-2008, 03:37 PM
just brought GOW2 from Sainsburys for 29.99 :-)

St Marco
10-11-2008, 12:18 PM
apparently Gears 2 sold 2.5m copies in it's 1st day....projected to sell 3.5m in it's 1st week (friday to friday). If that turns out to be true then that should in theory beat the Halo 3 sales. Safe to say that is pretty monster sales.

Saint_Jonny
10-11-2008, 07:36 PM
Finished the story yesturday, twas pretty epic throughout, great stuff! Well, apart from the disapointing ending, was over really rather fast, and didnt put up much of a fight.

Onto the years of multiplayer madness now!! :D

Baj
11-11-2008, 09:30 AM
Finished the story yesturday, twas pretty epic throughout, great stuff! Well, apart from the disapointing ending, was over really rather fast, and didnt put up much of a fight.

Onto the years of multiplayer madness now!! :D
yeah i sorta had the same feeling, i only realised that was "it" when the reward popped up.

CabbageFace
11-11-2008, 05:09 PM
im a virgin

Saint_Jonny
11-11-2008, 07:55 PM
Good for you me dear :)

Ludwig
11-11-2008, 10:13 PM
this online is well good

Ponty
11-11-2008, 10:32 PM
yeah i sorta had the same feeling, i only realised that was "it" when the reward popped up.
While we're on the subject of endings, I finally got around to finishing off Bioshock tonight. WTF is with that ending?

Rorytheking
12-11-2008, 09:57 AM
While we're on the subject of endings, I finally got around to finishing off Bioshock tonight. WTF is with that ending?

Bioshock. What a game. I repeat. What. A. Game.

Saints Noog
12-11-2008, 11:30 AM
While we're on the subject of endings, I finally got around to finishing off Bioshock tonight. WTF is with that ending?

Ending is rubbish I agree, not sure how it will link into Bioshock 2 either to be honest!

Ludwig
12-11-2008, 06:51 PM
While we're on the subject of endings, I finally got around to finishing off Bioshock tonight. WTF is with that ending?

Which ending did you get? There are 3.

Ponty
12-11-2008, 07:03 PM
Which ending did you get? There are 3.

I got rescued by a boat and loads of splicers popped up in little escape submersibles. I was getting some rant from the woman who looked after the kids. That seemed harsh because I only harvested the very first one, the rest I saved.

Seaford Saint
12-11-2008, 08:28 PM
My 11 year is getting an xbox elite and 2 controlers + 4 games, one of which is games of war 2 for Xmas. Sounds like he'll love it. He can't wait to play online.

Rory
13-11-2008, 03:53 PM
You're letting your 11 year old play this game?

Ludwig
13-11-2008, 06:52 PM
I got rescued by a boat and loads of splicers popped up in little escape submersibles. I was getting some rant from the woman who looked after the kids. That seemed harsh because I only harvested the very first one, the rest I saved.

If you kill most she's even angrier. If you save them all it's some weird gay thing.

Ludwig
13-11-2008, 06:52 PM
Ending is rubbish I agree, not sure how it will link into Bioshock 2 either to be honest!

I heard it's a prequel, in the sense of story.

skintsaint
14-11-2008, 05:08 AM
Horde is pretty addictive and Im not normally the type who would sit on a xbox for hours these days.

thesaint sfc
14-11-2008, 07:28 AM
You're letting your 11 year old play this game?

Probably not a good idea seeing as the game is an 18, contains loads of swearing, scenes of torture, and every 3-5 minutes you're cutting things in half with a chainsaw and getting covered in their blood and guts.

Ponty
17-11-2008, 12:37 PM
Been playing it since I picked it up in Tesco for 15 (incorrectly placed as GOW 1 in the 2 for 30 section - and they honoured it!) but I'm stuck at the queen's dude with the big chainsaw who keeps flipping me up and cutting me in half, bastard. Any tips gratefully received.

Gully
21-11-2008, 11:17 AM
Other then getting lucky like Ponty, anyone know where the cheapest place to get one. Not online as I need it for tommorrow.

thesaint sfc
21-11-2008, 12:49 PM
Other then getting lucky like Ponty, anyone know where the cheapest place to get one. Not online as I need it for tommorrow.


29 from sainos.

Where I got mine. I nearly got killed in the car park though so be careful.

Mark
21-11-2008, 01:27 PM
I would defo try sainsburys, tesco or asda.

I'm not buying games online anymore. I pre-ordered 2 copies of COD5 from play.com for 39.99 each only to find that asda were selling the game for 27. :-(

Gully
21-11-2008, 06:37 PM
29 from sainos.

Where I got mine. I nearly got killed in the car park though so be careful.

Sainos?

Mark
21-11-2008, 08:52 PM
Sainos?

Sainsburys