Topic: Gears of War 2: Thoughts & Impressions (Possible Spoilers)
So I finished off the 1 player campaign today. It was a somewhat short campaign clocking in probably in the 12 hour range if I had to guess. I figured those who have played can leave some thoughts and impressions and such. I did a full game review which you can check out here: http://www.horror-movies.ca/horror_reviews_5088.htm but I wanted to make a thread to discuss some points.
For those playing, did you use the meat shield or melee kills on downed enemies? I did at first but after a while I got tired of dying trying to run up and stomp on a head so I just stopped doing it and shot them.
What did you think of the story? I liked it, but nothing was explained. They gave some cool angles but never followed through on them.
Lack of boss battles sucked. One real boss battle and the rest were basically easy encounteres. I liked that there were vehicle battle but after the opening on the tank, driving a truck, flying on reavers, and riding a Brumak I had enough of sitting still on a vehicle and wanted to run around and kill some bitches.
I wish they would have given us more on the Adam Fenix story/involvement. We know he was involved with the Locusts somehow but they dont really explain how or why. After I beat it I was talking to a friend on the phone and was like "they didnt reveal anything with the Adam Fenix plot". Then I sat through the credits to find a little surprise: a brief message from Adam Fenix but it wasnt all that earth shattering. I feel they wasted an opportunity with this but they must be saving it for a Gears 3. Still they could of used it to build on this games story even more
So yeah thats just some thoughts. I did dig the shit out of this game. Much improved over the first. Been playing multiplayer online and there is some cool stuff there which should be fun to get into. I just feel that some of the changes were a disappointment because they made it sound like it would be a jaw dropping story and i think I had my expectations a little too high in that regard.