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9 hours ago, zoc said:

So I started playing Gears of War and it's... eeeh. The gunplay's ok but the cover system is really clunky and the hit detection is kind of off. AI is really retarded too, my squad mates are on the ground half the time due to being reckless or not staying in cover so I end up having to kill all the Locusts in the area. The lack of minimap and concrete waypoint system is awkward as well. Story isn't really that interesting either. I'll try to stick with it a bit longer since I just started Act 2 but right now it feels like a bit of a slog. Would I miss out on anything important story-wise if I just skip ahead to 2 or 3?

The cover system in the original Gears sucks. I know there are people who prefer it but it's just way too finicky and "sticky" in a sense, you often find yourself glued to something longer than you want.

I don't like the original Gears much at all anyways. It's too brown and boring, RAAM and the berserker encounters are the only good parts, so unless you really want to play those you can just skip to 2; you can get the gist of 1's story from youtube cutscenes or the wiki's summary. The second's campaign is a lot better (the Hollow is a great setting) and features the two best antagonists in the series, and 3 has the best gameplay out of all of them and as a bonus got rid of the awful dirt spectrum.

The AI is permanently retarded though. Doesn't matter which one you play, they'll all roadie run sideways up to enemies and shoot at them point blank until bad guy falls down or they do. It's marginally better in 3 because they'll try to stack up with you near any cover you're using, but this comes with its own slew of problems of them wasting time every fight trying to remember how to use cover, or them cozying up next to you right as you're trying to dive away from a nade.

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Erazor

My favorite experience with the AI in Gears 1 was the time Dom and  a Locust were sitting on opposite sides of the same cover, peeking both their heads up and staring each other right in the eyes. Neither of them did anything that whole fight.

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8 hours ago, Life said:

The cover system in the original Gears sucks. I know there are people who prefer it but it's just way too finicky and "sticky" in a sense, you often find yourself glued to something longer than you want.

I don't like the original Gears much at all anyways. It's too brown and boring, RAAM and the berserker encounters are the only good parts, so unless you really want to play those you can just skip to 2; you can get the gist of 1's story from youtube cutscenes or the wiki's summary. The second's campaign is a lot better (the Hollow is a great setting) and features the two best antagonists in the series, and 3 has the best gameplay out of all of them and as a bonus got rid of the awful dirt spectrum.

The AI is permanently retarded though. Doesn't matter which one you play, they'll all roadie run sideways up to enemies and shoot at them point blank until bad guy falls down or they do. It's marginally better in 3 because they'll try to stack up with you near any cover you're using, but this comes with its own slew of problems of them wasting time every fight trying to remember how to use cover, or them cozying up next to you right as you're trying to dive away from a nade.

Alright, I'll just skip to 2 then. Tried playing a bit more a bit ago and officially decided that i really wasnt feelin it. The fact that the visuals are so dull don't really help, yeah. Sucks that the AI doesn't improve though, but as long as the gameplay itself is more polished and smooth I can excuse it.

EDIT: Alright, currently at the final part of Act 2 in 2, can safely say it's MUCH better than the first. Story's a lot more interesting, everything's more polished and the colors are far more vibrant than before. Pretty much a direct improvement from the first in every way. I also love some of the new guns like the Mulcher, so fun to use.

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also, rip Carmine and Tai :'c legit felt a little stunned when the latter died in particular, game did a good job of directing it

 

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Erazor

I still enjoy the first game, but it's weird to think back to it and realize that the Kryll, Nemecyst, Seeders, Beserkers, and Raam were really the only unique aspects to the gameplay. Well, those and that one fuck-awful vehicle segment at the end of chapter 2. It's also the only game in which the Hammerburst actually fires in bursts and has no form of sight or extended muzzle like it does in the sequels (though you can still double zoom with it curiously). It says a lot that I have to reach for very specific mechanics for individual guns to come up with something.

On the subject of the Kryll, we should all pay our respects to the many tragic deaths of AI Dom (and various locust) as he deliberately walked into the shadows and got eaten alive.

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Man it sure would be cool to have an SNES, too bad all the best games for it cost $9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

Also I kinda wanted to get a CRT TV or whatever you kids use to play older gen games... it would be nice to be able to hook it up in my basement maybe

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Welp, beat GoW 2. Great stuff all-around. Now to play the foist Dead Rising (and maybe some No More Heroes, after playing Killer is Dead recently I've had an urge to play that game again)

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Inb4 Scalebound gets a Switch release.

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First the Dreamcast I ordered online came in today and doesn't fucking work, and now Scalebound is cancelled. I just wanna play video games. Just wanna play video games.

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Didn't the kid who sang that die? Man, nothing's going right for video games today.

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9 minutes ago, SeductiveBaz said:

Didn't the kid who sang that die? Man, nothing's going right for video games today.

Oh my god, you weren't kidding.

I actually said I wondered where he was now when I was hanging out with my friends on New Year's Eve. I guess I got my answer.

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Wow, I certainly didn't expect Scalebound to get cancelled.

Let's hope nothing happens to Nier: Automata.

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Call me out of the loop but this is honestly the first I've ever heard of Scalebound lol

Looked neat, though.  Shame.

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