Gears of War 2
The initial Gears of War introduced us to Sera, a planet containing a group of warriors who fight to preserve their race and once again make their world safe. Preventing them from doing this is the Locust, a race of aliens ardently seeking to bring down the Coalition of Ordered Governments.
The second chapter in this universal saga has begun. The events of the first chapter ended with Dom and Marcus delivering the bomb into The Hollow. Unfortunately, the bomb did not have much of an effect, and now the Locust have doubled in size. Only one city remains standing and ready to fight back: Jacinto. Your time is now to protect that city from total destruction and keep the hope in humanity’s survival.
Gears of War 2 is a vastly more involving and engaging story. The creators have, for the most part, succeeded in making a deeper storyline, while also fleshing out some other side characters. Throughout the story, much more is revealed about the Locust. The central focal point of the story is Dom’s search for his wife, Maria.
Everything that has been changed is an improvement. The levels are kept fresh and constantly intriguing by adding originality to each environment, while staying true to the source material. There are a variety of new moves that act well in the core of the game play. The environments that are presented throughout the game look spectacular.
A different composer created the music this time, but it still retains the original feel, and even pumps up the excitement to a new level. The Campaign mode in Gears of War 2 is unbelievable, and keeps the player continually interested in what will happen next.
There are fifteen maps. They present familiar territories, but have a smoother look then the first and have better lighting. The online gaming presents a variety of fun, including the very intense five-on-five game play.
Overall, Gears of War 2 remains consistently engaging and brings a multiplayer area that will keep people busy for quite some time. The graphics are top-notch, and better then most, if not all other games out there. This 2nd chapter in the Gears of War universe will exceed expectations and keep any player excited and waiting for more once its done.