I found my old copy of Gears of War 2 and wondered what my level in it was before, since I gave up on the game a long while ago. I know the Gnasher Gold Weapon Skin would be a wonderful addition, and thought I might try to unlock it.
I popped the game in, updated it and saw the old familiar dashboard. Loaded up a game of Guardian, which I loved back in the day. Entered the lobby, and seen my level. A pathetic 37. "Damn... this is going to take a while to reach 100." I thought. Maps were then brought up, and Blood Drive was the map chosen. As the counter reached zero, I clenched my controller and was excited to begin the game.
Game started, and then... I stopped and began to refresh my memory with the interface. Threw up my Tac-Com. "Hmm Fuzzy as ****. Can't see anything. At least the team mates are showing up." I thought to myself. I then began to push forward, and our team was Oscar-Mike headed for the enemy. It was at this point I stopped, and did some intel on my situation here. What in the Hell?!" I said to myself, as I began to take note of the speed we were moving. "This is just like a Private Match with the bots on Casual difficulty" I expressed to myself.
If you have never played a match with casual difficulty bots, well they all move in this slow-trotting-like motion, and everything seems to be crawling at a slow-ass pace. Kind of how a sloth moves. Well, now that you have that image in your mind, please take note.
Here are some other things I noticed:
Textures: The map/characters = Poor
Gameplay: Movement/Animation/Fluidity = Poor
Sounds: Prescott's Voice at the End of a Match = Poor (He sounded nothing, like the new)
I do not know what happened to the game, but it is just became incredibly distorted. I never remember it flowing like that, or the pace of it. If that is how it is always been, then ladies and gentleman Gears of War 3 has spoiled me. I just cannot begin to express how much more amazing this game is then Gears of War 2, and if I had a copy of Gears of War 1 I would also try to compare it now, since it has me interested in how much of an amazing technological advancement and years of experience that has been used to create the best 3rd Person Competitive Shooter out there. That is Gears of War 3.
Now as much as I would love to have the Golden Gnasher skin, I cannot bare another moment of Gears of War 2. It is old, and is like comparing Windows 98 to Windows 7. A Wagon to the Automobile, and so on.
I find it amazing how we always, always forget how good we have it or miss the things we once took for granted.
So enjoy your Golden Gnasher, I had missed the event with the insane xp, thus unfortunately I will not try to earn my GoW 2 wings. However, I do have a wonderful Chrome Skin for it, which matches my Chrome Hammerburst skin. Take care Gears and I will maybe get the chance to verse you in Gears of War 3.