First Gears of War 2 Footage Impresses

As I’ve said numerous times before, the first Gears of War didn’t knock my socks off, at least not like it did most gamers. Gameplay just got so repetitive — run forward, duck behind cover, pop out and shoot the baddies, move forward, rinse and repeat for pretty much the entire game — and the story just sucked, I thought. So until now I haven’t worked up any sort of enthusiasm over the sequel. has now debuted the very first gameplay footage for Gears of War 2, though, and I must say I’m thoroughly impressed. There’s so much more on-screen activity, the scope of the action is even greater, the new weapons and combat mechanics that are shown look really cool and the graphics somehow do appear to be even better. Now I just need to know that there’ll actually be a story worth investing in and I’ll be sold.

But enough of the chatter. I know you just want to watch the game in action, so by all means have at it. also has a neat pop-up video version of the footage and a comparison trailer with the original, so be sure to check those out too.

Gears of War 2 – Debut Gameplay HD []

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