View Full Version : Graphics Comparison of War

May 13th, 2008, 00:10
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We're aware of the recent GameTrailers comparison video debacle (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/05/12/joystiq-talks-to-gametrailers-about-grid-fiasco/), which we assume was an honest error rather than a deliberate one, but here's another one to look at. Comparing (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/33774.html) footage from Gears of War (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/tag/gow) to the recent gameplay footage of Gears of War 2 (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/tag/GearsofWar2/), we can see slight improvements in the Unreal Engine 3 graphics. Character models look less "rubbery" and smooth. The game also features something that was rare in Gears, sunlight--and it looks nice.

While Gears of War had to prove the power of the Xbox 360, Gears of War 2 has more to prove in terms of storytelling after releases like BioShock (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/tag/BioShock/), Portal (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/tag/Portal/) and Grand Theft Auto IV (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/tag/gtaiv) have taken the stage. The storyline in Gears of War was underwhelming to say the least but we have high hopes for Gears 2 and everything it will teach us about Microsoft's newest universe. But so help you Epic if we have to play as a Locust.
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