21 June 2019 | jullebull
Huge upgrade from its predecessor!
I feel like this sequel is polished and upgraded in almost every scenario. GoW is absolutely better than the first one. It delivers a strong campaign and an entertaining multiplayer. This is the best Gears and one of the best campaigns I've experienced.
Gameplay: Not much have changed but gameplay is still awesome and runs smooth. The cover system, the shooting, the boss fights everything is professional made and made with so much love and passion. The game uses the covering a lot which is nice to see. The sequel to the invention of the cover based shooter keeps the style up. Well taking cover and move from place to place while tactical shooting your way through levels can both be challenging and fun. The gunplay runs smooth and feels awesome. I don't like bullet spoonges The level design is much better, it gives us a lot more variety is environments and gameplay. There's much more going on here which keeps me interesting and entertained throughout the entire campaign. Playing co-op with a friend feels epic. Sit down and experience a deep story with someone close to you is lovely, and then laugh and have fun while you shoot the heck outta da monstas. Boss fights are varied and we use different methods to kill them and they are fun and cool to face. This bigger battles are the best.
Story: The story is deep and immersive. The character telling here is interesting and every character got their own story and stuff going on around them. This campaign isn't just kick ass shooting like the first one, but also focuses on the personal struggles. Like Dom fighting for his wife which plays a huge role. The characters are more sympathetic. The story is a lot more developed with many more cutscenes that tells the tale of the bombing (sacrificing of million people), the Locust queen, the COG-army and everything. There's a lot memorable scenes and happenings going on in this five hours. It is a dark and tragic tale with a fitting bleak ending. This campaign pushed the story forward and I'm grateful and impressed. It's not often a shooter both has the gameplay and the story. Plot is interesting and well written. 10/10.
Graphics: Still the game looks very good for being such an old game. It's a mix and variety of places and the looks of them. Environments are beautiful and it's thrilling to play in this very well build up world we play in. Character models moves pretty realistic and well, their eyes also feels alive which is rare in animation. The graphics holds up and the look of the game is so brilliant! Cutscenes everything with them, the angels the cinematic touch and everything makes it look like a movie. Cutscenes look prominent as hell. Lighting in this game also caught my attention, a nice detail worth mentioning. Such a beautiful game that is nice to look at. 10/10.
Audio: I mean voice acting jump from good to mediocre. But most of the time the voices feels real and the empathy especially in deep/sad scenes are thrilling. The music and the soundtrack fits the story and the events. Early in the campaign as an army leader had an epic speech, both the voice acting and the music combined made me impressed. The sound of heavy weapons, explosives, the blood splattering, the vehicle engine, and the destruction of big and small obstacles feels so alive and overall the sound helps the game feel more alive.
Overall the game is improved. This is the Gears of War we needed, thank god we got it. Great immersive story with interesting and believable characters. Beautiful, detailed environments and thrilling sound effects that makes this game feel alive. A bleak and bitter tone that fits to the plot, and helps with provide a dark feeling which is nice. Best soundtrack and some memorable scenes I've always remember. One of the best campaigns I've experienced and when I talk about Gears of War this game is outstanding and the best!!