Preparing for Gears of War 2
If you are totally new to Gears of War and still don’t know what to expect when playing the game, here is some useful information before you get down to business. This game has been around for quite some time and many players have given it a consistent high rank. And wouldn’t you be interested to know why this is so? Well honestly I couldn’t give you a detailed answer on this because you have to try it to find out and I guess this is the best way to really appreciate the game.
Let me share how much fun it is to experience the game in real time. For starters, have you heard of the Unreal Engine? This is a game engine mainly developed for first person shooter games. Many game genres make use of this, although I wouldn’t expand on that further. Gears of War makes use of Unreal Engine 3, which they considered heavily modified. This engine has drastically improved effects, not a total makeover, but still very good.
Your main concern here is fighting with the Locust Horde, which is an alliance that wishes to eradicate the human race from the face of the earth. The time when they will emerge from the depths of the earth is called Emergency Day or is also abbreviated as E-Day. They are simply apathetic, not caring if their victims are men, women, and even children.
The attempt at conciliation with the Locust Horde was futile, resulting in violence. The Coalition of Ordered Governments, also commonly known as the COG, seeks to attack and defeat the Locust Horde through their base of operations called The Hollow. He was also the guardian of peace and helps those in need. But with the arrival of the new enemy, the Law of Fortification began and the humans were evacuated to Jacinto Plateau.
What adds to the excitement would be the game’s features and this is how third person shooter games would never be the same without Gears of War 2. New weapons like Chainsaw Duels and flamethrowers made it even better and more exciting. Cooperative modes allow you to play with a second player. And what else is new? Gears of War 2 supports up to ten players.
Overall, Gears of War 2 is a fantastic choice when it comes to Xbox 360 games. The addition of seven multiplayer maps and the campaign mission surely accounted for the already sweet gift that the game is all about. The new maps include Allfathers Garden, Memorial, Sanctuary, War Machine, Highway, Way Station, and Nowhere.