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Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection
It may not be Gears of War 3, but Epic's Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection offers up more than enough bang for any Lancer-toting fan's buck.
- Gorgeous new multiplayer maps, plenty of content for the price.
- Deleted scene is too short and doesn't offer much new material.
Overall, the All Fronts Collection is well researched and worth your time and money. The deleted scene isn't anything to write home about, but seeing Marcus creep around in Locust gear definitely brings the experience full circle. With 19 multiplayer maps, GoW2 just got that much better online. Beware: You'll be craving Gears of War 3 more than ever, but this should tide you over for a bit. Now if they could just fix the glitching and lag we've dealt with for so long...
Price$ 99.95 (AUD)
You wouldn't kiss your mother with Marcus Phoenix's mouth. But the dedicated Gears of War protagonist is just as persistent and loyal as he is potty-mouthed and vulgar. And in a sense, so is Epic Games.
They've managed to save their dedicated fans from falling off the cliff, dangling by their fingertips, patiently waiting for the next big moment in Gears history. That groundbreaking moment is now, as opposed to waiting for GoW3, distributed through a downloadable package on Xbox Live called the Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection. The package features seven new multiplayer maps, a deleted scene from Campaign Mode and 320 more obtainable achievement points. The collection also encompasses every GoW2 add-on to date, including the Flashback, Combustible and Snowblind map packs, totaling 19 in all.
Road to Ruin, the deleted scene's title, stars Marcus and Dom and places them deep in the action. Dom has discovered that his loving wife, Maria, is dead. Angered beyond control, it's up to Dom (you) to decide how the rest of the deleted scene will flow. By selecting Stealth Mode, the dynamic duo will dress up as Theron Guards, embodying locust costumes like it's Halloween. Instead of knocking on doors for candy, the tag team focuses on tip-toeing just out of locusts' sights and only attacking when the time is right. To ensure victory, players can choose to distract the locust horde with preset traps to keep them busy while you sneak by. Hilariously enough, they don't find it suspicious that two mischievous individuals are sticking to walls and wielding crystal blue lit-up lancers. The stealth gameplay truly isn't the Gears' style, but it's a nice little break from the normal run-and-gun scenarios. Unfortunately, there aren't any new, super enticing vehicles or enemies that pop up for your enjoyment. In all honesty, the quick 25-minute deleted scene ends before it begins.
If you want to beat it in normal COG fashion, head in guns blazing for a no-holds barred battle for domination -- at this point in the story, it seems more up Dom's alley anyway, as tear's stream down his face in agony. The scene changes a bit by selecting this mode, but nothing substantial. Either way, the deleted scene is worth your time. Just don't expect anything to make your jaw drop. You may, however, meet up with an old friendly face from the original Gears of War if you play your cards right...
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