v6.2.3 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Gears of War 2 | Done

Well, that didn't take long ;-) 20 days after I started Gears of War 2, it's now complete! I got Gears of War 2 as part of the Gears of War Triple Pack last Christmas (I've been working my way through other games first), and upon completing the original, this one was next in my xbox play queue.

The game picks up at the end of the first Gears of War, where Delta squad comes back to deal some more punishment to the....well, whatever the heck they are.  I still don't know if they are supposed to be aliens, mutants, or just another race of underground beings.  This time around the squad has a rookie with them, Carmine, who ends up dying in the end.  This was a bummer because knowing that there is a third GOW out there, I had hopped to see more of him.  But no, he was just a red shirt. Disappointment.

In any case, we still didn't see Fenix's father, although at the end of the end-credits we have his voice saying "noooooo! what have you done???" which I guess it is foreshadowed that he will be in the third one (hopefully). It was a bit weird that they sank their last city at the end, but I guess desperate times call for desperate measures.  I do wonder how they will recover from this in the third Gears of War.

In terms of stats for this game, 21 out of 50 achievements earned. Not bad, much better than what I had done with the first one. I had made quite some progress on gaining some more achievements (like "variety is the spice of life"), but I completed the game before doing so.  Perhaps something to aim for during a replay when I have more time ;-)

All things considered, not a bad little game!  I really enjoyed it! :)
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