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BasilZero said:
konnichiwa said:

Yeah it is has a bit of a horrorish theme but before GOW2 everyone was complaining about how dark next gen games were , especially in the Unreal engine so the colour theme (and a ton of characters on screen) were because they wanted to show off the engine.  

Heh, I thought the same too even though I played the Ultimate Edition of 1 - compared to 4 which I played it was dark.

I actually like GOW1 but 4 I liked it for the visuals more than 1 though that isnt a surprise since one is a remaster while the other one came out recently.

Yeah they become more colourfull with each sequel, 5 is the best because you can choose to play it with Gow I-3 filters colour sheme aswell :).






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konnichiwa said:

Yeah they become more colourfull with each sequel, 5 is the best because you can choose to play it with Gow I-3 filters colour sheme aswell :).

Oh snap, didnt know that. I bought GOW5 recently, planning to play it sometime in the future.

Wish 2, 3 and Judgment were on Windows Store/Xbox Game Pass PC if not the whole series on Steam.

(Bought 5 on Steam).


Played 1 and 4 for the first time earlier this year and enjoyed it.

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BasilZero said:
konnichiwa said:

Yeah they become more colourfull with each sequel, 5 is the best because you can choose to play it with Gow I-3 filters colour sheme aswell :).

Oh snap, didnt know that. I bought GOW5 recently, planning to play it sometime in the future.

Wish 2, 3 and Judgment were on Windows Store/Xbox Game Pass PC if not the whole series on Steam.

(Bought 5 on Steam).


Played 1 and 4 for the first time earlier this year and enjoyed it.

Yeah you just have to start a New game + (dont need to finish the game before) and you can have insane funny options.

My favourite is replacing gun sounds with voiced gun sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J__FgNS6wr8&t=44s






konnichiwa said:
Ashadelo said:

I finished Gears of War 1 last night. Man that game was superb. I liked it a lot more than 4 (which I played and beat last year, was my first GoW game) 1 had such a fantastic atmosphere, that game, has to be one of my favorite games from the 360/PS3/Wii era.

I started Gears of War 2 tonight. Noticed the graphics are a lot more colorful and the music is different, it's not..... horrorish? It's got a lot of orchestra star warsish style music. Seems really cool so far, but I am noot sure it will beat out 1 for me.

Yeah it is has a bit of a horrorish theme but before GOW2 everyone was complaining about how dark next gen games were , especially in the Unreal engine so the colour theme (and a ton of characters on screen) were because they wanted to show off the engine.  

Wow,i had no idea. Well that explains it, but the music in two is a lot different from 1. I need to replay 4 because its been a year and I dont remember the music standing out or maybe I just wasn't paying too close attention too it.



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How come the name was changed to Gears 5 and not Gears of War 5? Is it starting a whole new Saga or something? What was the name for the name change? I wasnt sure if it was because they wanted to branch the series out into different directions, Gears numbered series, Gears Tactics, Gears (???) or what the reason was.



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Ashadelo said:
konnichiwa said:

Yeah it is has a bit of a horrorish theme but before GOW2 everyone was complaining about how dark next gen games were , especially in the Unreal engine so the colour theme (and a ton of characters on screen) were because they wanted to show off the engine.  

Wow,i had no idea. Well that explains it, but the music in two is a lot different from 1. I need to replay 4 because its been a year and I dont remember the music standing out or maybe I just wasn't paying too close attention too it.

I loved Gears 1 music but 2 has some great songs aswell...  Prescot speech, and the scene + music is one of my favourite moments of the gears franchise (I use the song as my alarm clock).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6OTrNNHoUo

Also they showed the new features that the unreal engine could do before GoW II release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m4pe6UAS2M  






Ashadelo said:

How come the name was changed to Gears 5 and not Gears of War 5? Is it starting a whole new Saga or something? What was the name for the name change? I wasnt sure if it was because they wanted to branch the series out into different directions, Gears numbered series, Gears Tactics, Gears (???) or what the reason was.

It was mentioned in a interview:


Unlike previous games in the Gears of War series, the game is simply titled Gears 5 (without "of War" included in the title). Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg explained that the new title was "cleaner" and that it was a natural change because most people had been ignoring "of War" for years.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/e3-2018-why-its-called-gears-5-and-not-gears-of-wa/1100-6459850/



    

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Thanks for the responses. And the lighting and shadow changes I noticed within the first 30 seconds of playing, was a huge difference imo, especially on the armor of your characters.



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Ashadelo said:

I finished Gears of War 1 last night. Man that game was superb. I liked it a lot more than 4 (which I played and beat last year, was my first GoW game) 1 had such a fantastic atmosphere, that game, has to be one of my favorite games from the 360/PS3/Wii era.

I started Gears of War 2 tonight. Noticed the graphics are a lot more colorful and the music is different, it's not..... horrorish? It's got a lot of orchestra star warsish style music. Seems really cool so far, but I am noot sure it will beat out 1 for me.

Gears 2 is my favorite of the series. Looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts.

Did you play regular Gears 1 or Ultimate Edition?



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d21lewis said:
Ashadelo said:

I finished Gears of War 1 last night. Man that game was superb. I liked it a lot more than 4 (which I played and beat last year, was my first GoW game) 1 had such a fantastic atmosphere, that game, has to be one of my favorite games from the 360/PS3/Wii era.

I started Gears of War 2 tonight. Noticed the graphics are a lot more colorful and the music is different, it's not..... horrorish? It's got a lot of orchestra star warsish style music. Seems really cool so far, but I am noot sure it will beat out 1 for me.

Gears 2 is my favorite of the series. Looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts.

Did you play regular Gears 1 or Ultimate Edition?

I played the regular edition, but on an xbox one s



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