Gears of War 2 Exclusive Details [Cooperative, Horde, Bots, Game modes and more]

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  1. Nimrod

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    As many sites including Digiex have reported, Gears of War 2 was leaked onto the internet a few days ago. Thanks to a couple of our members we can now announce some details which haven't yet been fully confirmed or denied. No spoilers as to the games story are given and we do not wish anyone to post storyline plots which could damage everyone's enjoyment when the game is released.


    Rumour 1: Cooperative play, is it four player or two player?

    The screenshots below confirms that the game only supports two players in the single player campaign.

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    However Horde mode, which is similar to Invasion game mode in Unreal Tournament 2004 is classed by some people as "cooperative" supports 5 players, this game mode uses multiplayer maps and has no story line.


    Rumour 2: Does the game support bots?


    Indeed it does, now on any multiplayer game except Horde, you can add up to 9 bots (total 10 players). The bots have various skill levels and can be very challenging even to the most experienced players. They also fill spare gaps allowing humans to select which team they want to be in and the bots just fill the spare gaps.

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    To top it off, although its not possible for our members to try it on Xbox Live, they did note that bots are available in system link games, meaning the netcode for them does exist making it highly likely they are supported in Xbox Live games.


    Rumour 3: Does the game have more Acts than the previous?

    Like the original, it only has 5 Acts. Though from experience of members playing them they take a lot longer than acts on Gears of War 1, so the overall verdict is longer play time.


    Rumour 4: Are they unlockables which can only be unlocked from owning Gears of War 1?

    Yes, 3 multiplayer costumes are only unlockable based on the achievements of completing Act 1 to 5 from Gears of War. The other custumes are unlocked from events in single player (5 other additional ones). There appears to be no other way to unlock the 3 costumes which require Gears of War 1.


    Rumour 5: The graphics are going to be insane compared to Gears of War 1?

    While work has been done on the water effects, the overall feel when playing Gears of War 1 and 2 side by side, is a similar level of graphics, though Gears 2 levels do appear to be bigger. No massive improvement on graphics though.

    Additional Information:



    • There are 8 available game modes in Multiplayer:
      Warzone, Submission, Wingman, Horde, Execution, Guardian, Annex and King of the Hill. Bots can be used in all except Horde.

    • When in multiplayer, each player can choose a weapon of choice from the standard range, and that becomes one of their starting weapons.

    • There are collectables throughout single player, including journal entries. Cog tags have not been found so far.

    • There is a training grounds mode introducing the multiplayer game types to new players, similar to the training modes in the Unreal Tournament mode.

    • In a coop game, each player can choose there own difficulty level. This only changes the amount of damaged the player can take.
    We will allow discussion to continue by replying to this thread, but any posts relating to downloads and/or pirating will be deleted instantly.
     

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  2. xzKinGzxBuRnzx

    xzKinGzxBuRnzx The Feature Man

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    Good post nimrod. Insane and I worked on our console for HOURS. And finally got it. I love Gears 2. I still have it pre-ordered. I've already beat the campaign! I would let you guys know a little about it but i don't want to ruin it for others. I did manage to play it on live though. I was REALLY surpised at how many were playing online already. I figured I would be the only one. I really love the gears 2 new menu and the new What's up feature. This way I can see what all my friends are doing without poping up the 360 menu.
     
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    I'm pretty sure COG tags are included, I'm sure I saw a video with them in.

    looks awesome, are we certain that there is no 4 player co-op over Xbox LIVE then?
     
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    Yep I’ve played it at a friend’s and there’s only 2 player co-op, I was really hoping for 4 player.

    It’s an amazing game though, I can’t wait for my pre order to arrive :D
     
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    Saw this on a torrent site... checked the download and it said 2 weeks.. lol I dont see how people download them.
     
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    :( Does that mean you won't be bothering playing the campaign over Live with your mates (I.e. ME!)? Good to hear you liked it though. Only 14 days to go! Bring on the Horde (mode)!
     
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    Of course I will be playing it on Live! I’ve just redeemed the 12 month subscription too (Y)

    Bring it on!
     
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    xzKinGzxBuRnzx The Feature Man

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    Kingburn on youtube

    Here is a video of me on youtube. Sum 1 must of saw I was playing Gears of War 2 and made a video. He did ask permission, so it's all good. Have a look :) It shows all the achievements for Gears 2

    [video=youtube;LpmMCwFfoE0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpmMCwFfoE0[/video]
     
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    Nice you’re going to have all the achievements before you even get your pre order lol
     
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    xzKinGzxBuRnzx The Feature Man

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    Nope, just got the game early. ;)
     
  12. Trebor

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    Oh look a flying PIG! Anyway 8 days to go, hopefully 7 for me if Gameplay deliver it early like they did for me with Gears 1 :D Poor Fable 2, Fallout 3 and Dead Space won't get a look in when I get Gears 2 so I'm gonna be busy on Live this weekend (Fable 2) and finally getting good use out of my PC (Fallout 3 and Dead Space).
     
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    xzKinGzxBuRnzx The Feature Man

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    FLYING PIG. LOL WHERE? Oh wait...no such thing as a flying pig. Right? :P J/P everyone, I don't want it to be too obvious. Else something bad will happen to me. :-@:'(
     
  14. Safinn

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    Lol, Does anyone know if a demo will be released? (Very doutfull)
     
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    Nope Epic wanted to spend all their time developing the game and not waste time doing a demo, fair play to them I guess, it would be nice to get a demo of it at some point tho.
     
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    Heck if they did bring out a demo and I'd already finished the campaign multiple times I'd still probably download it and play the thing. Dam Epic and their EPIC games!
     

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