By Tawab Fakhri, Courier Staff Writer
The largely popular and successful Gears Of War, has a true and blue sequel. Gears Of War 2 does the saga justice with the same amazing gameplay, beautiful enviroment, and deep storyline as the original.
Although GOW2 does not hold all the original fun micro-aspects to the game, such as instant targeting of your partner, it is replaced by wonderful doozies such as the all-too-fun chain-saw-duels, or the new brutal ways to execute your enemies. But the favorite by far is the use of the “meat shield” where you can use a downed locust as a mobile defense until it dies.
The biggest question here is about the weapons. Well, in GOW2 there is a manifold of them. With an array of new added dimensions to the game such as the COG tank to the time consuming yet effective Mortar- an artillery bomb that rains down on distant enemies- you definitely won’t be bored very soon.
Nothing dynamic has been brought to the gameplay itself, but who needs it when you have the #1 FPS (First Person Shooter) and the Ultimate Game of Year in 2006? With the slow down of new games from Microsoft for the 360, Gears of War 2 is a must have for you’re 360 library.