Product Type: Microsoft Xbox 360 games
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GOW 2 Brilliant followup!
Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
Member Name: Bevenator
Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
Advantages: Better graphics, More maps and online game modes, Longer single player.
Disadvantages: Longer matchmaking times.
This game is a fantastic follow-up to the very first Gears of War game. I was a very big fan of GOW (Gears of War 1) and i thought that gears of war 2 was going to be hard to make better than the original. However when i bought the game i was absolutely amazed. The campaign mode is amazing and has a very emotional feel to it. The multiplayer has new features added to it like new game modes. And a new game mode called "Horde" Has been added.
Campaign: The campaign in GOW 2 Has shown extreme improvements since the first GOW. In GOW 2, Epic have realy made you feel more in touch with the characters in the game and told you alot more about the characters background and personalty. For example one of the main characters "Dom" Is searching for his lost wife. Epic (The creaters of GOW 2) Have given the Original characters, And the new characters catchphrases which can also be heard online in multiplayer. The campaign mode is very long and the levels vary from ebing inside a giant worm to driving a tank. There are also new "Locust" (The monsters in the game) Making the game overall more interesting.
Multiplayer: There has been various changes and improvements in multiplayer since the last GOW. The main difference is the new matchmaking mode where instead of searching for matches you get randomly assigned to different matches. Some people prefer this change, other people dislike it. I personally like it as they have also included the new Microsoft trueskill matchmaking system where people of similar skill play against each other.
The multiplayer mode can get hard to get used to if the player has not played GOW 1 Before as there are online players who are decently skilled even with a low trueskill. There are now new game modes aswell such as Wingman, Guardian and submission. There are also quite a few new maps to play on online aswell.
Overall i think Gow 2 is good for both Online play, And single player play and is a fantastic followup to GOW 1.
Summary: Brilliant followup
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