In the next update the game should be fixed. I was just playing and it feels sluggish. The game dosen't react fast enough. Its feels like its a few seconds behind. It feels like the game tries to compensate and just reacts.
I was playing a game, and was running at a player and he just tagged the wall in front of him with a smoke grenade just as I caught up to him. I flew by him and the smoke so I wouldn't get downed by the grenade. I heard the sound, but I was way past it before it blew up. Believe it or not, the smoke downed me. Its like the game knew the grenade got me, but couldn't react fast enough, so it downed me after I was way past the grenade and the player.
This sometimes works in my favor though. Like I would shoot a player with the shotgun and there was more than one player, but I would shoot one player and move on to the next, but the first player dies almost at the same time as the second, after I have already moved on past the first player. I think the game remembers the first player but can't react fast enough, so makes both players die almost at the same time.
I don't think the game can handle the flow of info or is not efficient at it. When too much is happening on the map the game gets behind and compensates by just reacting after the moment has already passed. Or maybe its lag. Maybe the game is not getting the info fast enough, so there are pockets of lack of info, and by the time the game gets the info the moment has passed so it just makes the action happen.
But I'm not convinced its lag, though it feels that way. I think the game needs to process the info that it receives from each player better. So it can react faster. Because in gears one, this is almost nonexistant. Its there sometimes, but almost never. Its like the game needs to be fine-tuned to handle and process all the info it recieves in a timely manner. Fine-tuned to where the game can process the players info as fast as he or she can input it into the controller.
I mean what makes one player better than the other? Its the ability to plan and execute that plan in a moment. To evaluate the situation as its happening and to perform with whatever skill you may have. Some are better at strategy and some at action. But if you can't execute the action right, the game feels cheap or laggy.
Believe it or not, some players are better at handling the lag, and can perform even in a laggy situation. Me personally, I cannot. I cannot perform well in a laggy game. This is a skill I do not posess, even though I wish I did. Players that can kill even in a laggy match are truly exeptional. These are the players that don't quit, but win with almost impossible odds. These players are few and far between.
But most players just get mad and quit. Others shut off their xboxs in anger. While others throw their controllers on the ground, or at their HDTVs, and thats not good. Not only does it break the TV, but costs money to fix it. Money that could be spent on the next gears game, or even another years prescription of xbox live. It leaves a bad taste in gamers mouths about the next gears game. Title Update 3 should fix the game.