From popular demand, i have deleted my review (which wasn't a review but an idea which would be nice to see in the new game) and am going to put it in here. Wouldn't it be nice to see the enemy AI actually reacting to your gunfire, reacting in a way as to try and out flank you, surpress you in your position, and visa versa. if your surpressing the locust's then they don't move, keep there head down untill you can flank them, or something as such. Also, as with the previous Gears the on-line co-op, but 4 player. it would better to see, in my opinion. Anyone else got any views on this??
When you are good at the game you always want a greater challenge such as smarter AI.......but you need to remember there will be young kids playin it & people who are too dumb to tie thier own shoe laces lol. So we will have to hope they make a few changes but hopfully not too many.P.S pink floyd:the wall is great to listen to while playin this game...eerie as hell :-)
I never said kids wouldn't be playing it, i said they shouldn't be. What im trying to say is that the developers won't make the game easier because it is not aimed at kids and they shouldn't be playing it in the first place.
On multiplayer, the whole cover and flank thing is vital, however on single player, although you can do everything strategically you can also just ignore it all, even on Insane mode. The enemy do "flank" but not in an effective manner, in fact when they try to they usually just get shot down with a couple of bullets to the skull...
Also I agree with Unearth, although kids will no doubt play it. The makers probably will not change content to convinience those who *shouldn't* be playing it.
Having watched the teaser video for campaign and reading up information on Wikipedia i can say that it looks like Epic are indeed going the right direction to make this a big improvement. The new chainsaw duel looks pretty awesome also by the looks of it they have modified the chainsaw attack so when you chainsaw the locust their body falls apart. By far my most favourite part is being able to pick up downed enemies and use them as a shield. Hopefully Epic use all these new features and more to create the best game for 2008! Can't Wait!
If you have played UnrealT 3 and seen the bots on there you would know how hard epic could make the AI, but hard is different to clever. I know the AI will be more clever than in the first game from what you can see in videos (your squad mates were retards at times in the first game). And I suspect you will be able to change the difficulty of the bots to give yourself a challange. The AI in horde mode must be good or EPIC will have made a failed highly anticipated mode.
No what I ment is that if you are playing with you friend online say, because everyone takes the same damage online this mean the only way to make the bots harder instead of taking more damge would be to make them harder to actually play against.
I think the AI in gears 2 is actually pretty good but I know what you mean about the whole flanking situation although really I think we are asking a bit much of epic games. They have made an amazing game and we should just be happy for it, lets just hope they put better enemy flanking in gears 3 :). P.S. I have completed Ninja Gaiden 2 and yes, it does make gears look like halo :D.