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Game On: Resistance 2 And Gears Of War 2 Clash This Week

If you take a look around the Internet today, game sites and forums are ablaze with one prevailing hot topic: this is the week, where two colossal competing exclusives go head-to-head; Resistance 2 for the PlayStation 3 and Gears of War 2 for the Xbox 360.

Going in, there's no question about either game's quality. That simply isn't debatable; both are going to kick serious ass. But the more interesting questions are, "will consumers be able to afford two games in one week, what with the ailing economy?" and "has the PS3's userbase increased enough so a powerful exclusive title can compete in sales with a powerful 360 title?" The latest estimate puts the PS3 at about 17 million units sold worldwide, while the 360 sits at about 24 million. Given the one-year head-start for Microsoft's console, Sony has managed to close the gap relatively quickly, and recent retail statistics indicate the PS3 has continued to - and will continue to - sneak up on the 360. But is it enough? What about advertising campaigns? In your experience, do you see more R2 or Gears 2 ads? It's hard to say, as we've seen both on TV and neither more frequently than the other, and of course, there are ads plastered all over the Internet for both. This week, you can expect stores to have plenty of intriguing promotions, too; like midnight launches, for example.

We're not about to tell you what to do, but the bottom line is that if you can swing it, you should own both. Resistance 2 launches tomorrow and Gears of War 2 hits on the 7th, so you don't have much time to debate. For our part, we've played the R2 beta and we're convinced the game will be incredible, so perhaps the only question left is, "do you prefer a FPS or third-person shooter?" ...this ain't easy. But man, we always love a clash of the titans!

Related Game(s): Resistance 2

11/3/2008 Ben Dutka

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pavlovic
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 11:10:10 AM
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I'll go with R2 for the holidays and GeoW2 on January.

I'm still waiting to get LBP and RB2, they aren't available in Mexico yet!!!!!!!!!!!!

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King James
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 9:42:00 PM

and Killzone2 in February!

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Joe_III
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 11:13:35 AM
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I know I'm psyched. time to party like it's 2006. R2 will definitely make a better showing this time since it's not a launch title, but will it do enough?

I know I've seen a lot more Gears 2 stuff on tv, console neutral websites and such, but I do know that I saw an R2 trailer on TV also, which is a much larger fanbase.

R2 has 400+ hours of coop while Gears 2 has Horde mode. Both have 4 player coop I believe.

As far as I go, it's a tie, cuz I'm picking them both up friday.

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Zeppo
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 5:32:35 PM

actually R2 has 8 player coop, it was really fun in the demo

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Aftab
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 11:17:37 AM
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I could be wrong, but 360 owners, and gamers in general, are more in to the likes of COD4/5 these days. Gears1 generated huge interest coming in with fantastic graphics and being one of the first AAA titles of this generation, but since then, it has lost much of it's glamour. Will the 2nd reinvigorate the franchise? I'm sure it will be well-received. But with a formula of addiction closer to the frenetic COD4, I think people will be enjoying Resistance 2 more so.

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snglbck26
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 11:23:55 AM
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I noticed the advertising on both R2 and Gears to be about the same on TV. I actually spend a lot more time gaming then watching TV.

Oddly enough I've seen Motorstorm Pacific Rift commercials more than the other two combined. I'm glad Sony is pushing this game. I picked it up last Thursday and I absolutely love it. I will get R2 sometime after or hopefully during the holidays.

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NEWCL0UD
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 11:24:33 AM
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i think gears 2 will sell ALOT more copys the resistance 2 but i think resistance 2 will be the better game.

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WaR_HaWk
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 11:51:38 AM
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microsoft is trying to make Gears 2 second HALO. they r spending millions just on marketing.
I think it will sell around 8 million. MS need to teach Sony a marketing lesson. Sony's ads r gay/weird/ugly.Every single xbox exclusive got its own midnight lauch.I'm pretty sure MS paid alot of money to reviewers, just like they did when halo came out.

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King James
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 9:44:31 PM

weird/gay/ugly?........wow

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N a S a H
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 11:57:33 AM
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I haven't played Gears 2 yet but it looks quality. I've always been an insomniac fan ever since the first R&C on PS2, so I know R2 will be a quality game too(played the beta too and it's a load of laughs).

I think the real winner here is the consumer because no matter which one you get they're both excellent games. The question is can you afford it or not? :P

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tramp
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 12:17:05 PM
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to be honest here in irland i have yet to see any ps3 ads in awhile where there is alot of xbox and fallout and gears ads about.i was actually wondering where the ads where and when where they coming.

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N a S a H
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 12:26:11 PM

PS3 and 360 are really close in Ireland. 50-50. If Sony advertise just a bit they'd have MS. I don't think that RTÉ even show games ads like GeoW and R cus they think it's too violent.

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NEWCL0UD
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 1:09:10 PM

ya your right the only ps3 ad i seen is fifa 09 while those damn annoying xbox ads are on like 3 times on 1 break and there shit!!

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Joe_III
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 12:17:53 PM
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GoW and RFOM were both really good games. I would consider them the pinnacles of their respective genres at the time. Neither one of them is a flash in the pan.

MS has made GoW the Halo of the next-gen, whereas Sony seems to think that R2 will make its own buzz, which is partly true because of the lack of good exclusives for the PS.

But if you look at almost any site (IGN, 1up) what'll yo see? GoW articles and ads.

Do a search for Resistance 2 on kotaku and you get 266 results. Search for Gears of War 2 and you get 453!

I have high hopes for both games,and my heart tends to lean towards first person over third when it comes to shooters. But if I was going to go based on hype alone, I would pick GoW 2 because of so much info that's out there.

Sony: Playing it close to the vest works in poker, but you gotta give us a little more to get excited about.

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King James
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 9:53:08 PM

Why would Sony do that? Sony knows that most of their consumers that are interested in r2 don't buy into hype. So why advertise heavy on a game that's gonna sell like crazy anyway? They advertise on games that they think need some hype because they are unique/fresh (which isn't a bad thing i.e. Motorstorm & LBP).

They know what R2 is gonna do. No need to throw unnecessary ad $$$ at it.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 9:57:44 AM

@ King James,

Ummm... Soney needs to step up the advertising for both the console and its games, even the hot ones like RFOM2, to lure in gamers on the fence. Not advertising these games because Sonu knows its hardcore supporters will buy them anyway doesn't make any business sense at all. If Sony wants to GROW its install base, it needs to show people it HAS the games.

By the way, TV adds are probably three to one in favor of the 360, especially with the plethora of M$sft's "only on" and "now $199" ads.

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The_Vandelizer
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 12:45:31 PM
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Resistance 2 is going to rock no doubt about it i have the collectors edition reserved just witing to pick it up

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NinjaOne
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 12:57:49 PM
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i think gow2 is gonna pwn r2 in both game quality and sales

I have played gow1 and r1 alot, and I think gow is the better game by far, tbh i only played r1 cause it was the first online shooter on the ps3, and from what I've seen from the r2 beta, I seriously doubt I'll buy r2:(

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WaR_HaWk
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 1:26:59 PM

dont start a flame war

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ceedot
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 8:32:43 PM

He's just stating his opinion. As good as resistance may be, a lot of 360 fans like gears compared to PS3 owners going for resistance. I think they are two completely different games so there shouldn't even be a comparison.

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King James
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 9:55:18 PM

LOL! pwn in game quality....hilarious.

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Frenchy17
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 1:27:45 PM
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Can someone explain the fascination with Gears of War to me? The game is way overrated! First of all, it was like 10 hours long. The story and the voice acting were ridiculous. And the graphics were sharp, but there was like 4 colors tops in the players and environments. I am sorry, but I just dont get it.

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Joe_III
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 1:45:50 PM

GoW had a great, gritty, intensity to it that I have rarely received from other games. The blood spatter, the slowly buiding tension, the great mix of desperate attacks and even more desperate retreats.

Yeah the palette wasn't the greatest, but it did give you a feel that you were on another world, albeit a human one.

The cover system was quite frankly the best I had ever used to date. It felt natural, worked well, and I could easily disengage if something came up from behind.

But really, it all comes down to three words: Freakin Chainsaw Gun.

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QuasarSquirrel
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 3:14:37 PM

A big part of it for me is the awesome group of people that I play with every night.

Also, chainsaw gun.

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 6:57:08 PM

IMHO, people tend to look like they are desperately trying to find something wrong with the game when they say the color palette is a bit lacking. Yeah its somewhat true, but some dock points on titles just because of this factor.

The game is simply a fun title, one that most ps3 owners (myself included) wouldn't mind having the the ps3.

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King James
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 9:57:11 PM

I was just liked the graphics and the environments. Way too short though.

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Jed
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:23:16 PM

One of the reasons that gears did so well was because all those 360 owners didnt have Halo 3 yet.

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Fabi
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 1:38:30 PM
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Well from early reviews, it seems like Gears of War 2 will beat out Resistance once again. It's received multiple 100's while Resistance has received mid to low 90's.

And I've read more than a few reviews that say Gears 2's graphics are the best of any game out there. I haven't seen it in person, but from screenshots, it seems to be true.

Kinda sad, where does that leave the PS3's awesome power?

I enjoyed the Resistance ad more than the Gears ad. The old Gears 1 ad was the best, with I believe "Crazy World" playing softly in the background while the Gears character realizes he's not alone.

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 1:52:06 PM

... there is only a 3 point difference between the two on metacritic...

And thats "Mad world"

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King James
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 9:59:22 PM

Best graphics are on Gran Turismo homie. 1080p with realistic lighting not that xbox gloss.

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Duff
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 1:46:56 PM
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IMO gears will win. I've seen gameplay vids of both games and I have to say R2 just simply is a no for me. Standing there with a gatlin gun and having a boss just take the shot is just simply boring, at least in gears 2 the bosses are much more complicated. thats just my personal opinion that Gears2 will win R2 won't. LBP will get game of the year i know it will

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King James
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:00:52 PM

LBP all the way! but dude don't base opinions on boss fights that u haven't played. That's not the way to be.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 1:53:05 PM
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Its good to see more Sony ads on TV, its about time they advertised some stuff. M$ has probably spent all the profit they were going to make on Gears2 on the promotion alone.

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 1:53:47 PM
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I don't like comparing these 2 great games, since the only things the have in common is guns and aliens and aren't in the same genre.

Gears 2 "should" sell more with the larger install base it has. But will have have to look at the attach rate compared to how many consoles are owned to really have a good view on all of this.

Neither game will get game of the year though

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Fabi
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 2:08:00 PM
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@aaron - Not the last time I checked. R2 is at 90 and G2 is at 95.

With Resistance having two reviews in the low 80's. Ouch.

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 7:00:59 PM

i just checked it, the actual articles on metacritic, R2 has a 89, Gears a 95. when i checked it at the time of my last statement, it was 92 95.

scores dont really mean sh*t though to be frank, as im sure there will be some 80's coming for gears soon enough, simply because you cant make everybody happy

One of the main reasons it will sell more than R2 is the fact that there is only a handful of exclusive must have games coming coming out for the 360 this month or that have hit recently,Fable 2 and Gears 2. Of course Gears 2 will sell huge

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Deleted User
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 2:10:24 PM
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GeOW 2 > R2
Better reviews across the board.
Sorry Sony Slaves. Maybe next year.

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coverton341
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 2:34:17 PM

You are entitled to your opinion just like everyone else but the "sony slaves" comment was uncalled for.

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MirrorSoul
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 3:29:09 PM

Please Get the hell out...yes u are entitled to your opinion but starting a flame brings nothing to the table u poor fanboy.

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 7:07:35 PM

Sgt Barone has been nothing but a pain in the ass and he gives Xbox 360 fans a bad name. No one here was even remotely arguing any type of fanboy crap until he showed up.

Its like all his posts are confrontational for no good reason, please, move along and head back to gamefaqs....

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Alienange
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 8:02:27 PM

"back to gamefaqs" hahahaha !

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King James
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:02:42 PM

*grins* U are a hater. *applause*

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ec0li
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 2:15:57 PM
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Hmmm... this holiday Gears2 > Resistance2

but...

LBP > Gears2 > Resistance2

Gears2 will be the best selling game during the holidays. Resistance2 will sell very good also but not as good as Gears2. I hope LBP does well saleswise to ensure future LBP titles. LBP is not getting the attention it deserves!

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King James
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:03:44 PM

LBP2 on the way homie. Media Molecule is on it.

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Aftab
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 2:27:10 PM
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I like Gears1, and most likely will get Gears2, but to give you an idea of how fanboyish these folks here are who speak of Gears1 like it is the best game ever, just go to ign, and check out the reader reviews. To even the average Xbox gamer, it's a good game, not great...In fact a larger number of reviews simply talk about how overrated the game is. And as for myself, I waited along time to play that game, and when I did. I wasn't impressed. Some reviewers gave it a 10 for graphics which was bs. They were cool, but animation was clunky, bosses were vegtables, and the controls were clunky: comparable to a forgotten game, Dark Sector, which mind had better controls.

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jerocarson
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 2:41:27 PM
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R2 coincides with US election..
i really hope it does not stop young voters from going to polls. lol.........
m just me and no one else, just another dude in the streets of my world....... cheers.
go R2 it in you!

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Cavan
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 2:55:29 PM
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gears 2 will sell much more than R2... its simple, the ps3 has 4 or 5 huge games to get this yr, most ppl ( not the hardcore gamers who will get more ) will only get 1 or 2, this might be LBP, might be socom, might be R2, with the 360, theyve only got gears 2 this yr, so everyone who is anyone will be buying gears 2 this holidays, just like they did with halo, its the only game worth having this holidays if uve only got a 360, therefore it will sell millions.

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MetalHead09
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 3:08:59 PM

you do bring up a good point but the quality of R2 cannot be ignored. ive watched tons of videos and it appears to me to be a top notch title and i cant wait to pick it up. as far as all the gears talk, never played an xbox except maybe once or twice for a few minutes and never played gears.

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MirrorSoul
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 3:35:45 PM

Even though i hate to admit it cause i do have a soft spot for XBOX 360 you are right. When you look at it Microsoft every year puts all there eggs into one basket 2 years ago it was Gears of War, Last year it was Halo, this year its Gears of War 2, and next year it will be Halo: Recon (They r jus milking it now officially like FF7) In truth many of there consumers has also relized this, and when i asked many to name exclusive games for the 360 thats not Halo or Gears they where quiet and said they have also been looking into a PS3 FOR THE MANYY EXCLUSIVES. Eventualy PS3 will outclass 360 fully In games (It already has) and sales(within the next 2 years)

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 7:14:29 PM

Damn, i seriously wrote my above response before i saw this one, i swear, but you make the same point as me.

Mirror Soul, although i agree with your last statements, some will have a hard time excepting your opinion haha.

But seriously, one of sony's major selling points is the great 1st party games that are coming or that have already arrived.



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Fabi
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 3:01:25 PM
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@Cavan - That actually sounds right. Anyone find something wrong with that logic?

I guess Fable 2 is also big for them though.

In all fairness we only have LBP and R2.

Socom is so-so, especially since it doesn't have a single player campaign, and Motorstorm, while fun, isn't any bigger than Pure.

I guess I answered my own question. Still a good point though.

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 7:17:57 PM

i thought that socom wasnt the full game, akin to GT prologue

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coolistic
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 3:31:01 PM
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R2: 28 november in Europe...

...well that sure does suck.

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Frenchy17
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 3:36:27 PM
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@Joe_III - I agree with most of your comments, the intesity and grit were definitely there, the problem is there should have been much more of it and a better story to go with it. And the chainsaw gun was awesome, but still all in all the whole experience was way overrated for my tastes.

@Aftab - I agree with you 100%!

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Joe_III
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 4:25:56 PM

You know, most games are overrated. I personally haven't given a game a rating higher than 9.3 since Halo. A few games have come close (CoD2 360/PC, GoW, ROFM), but it seems like most reviewers are willing to gloss over too many problems for advertisers money.

Gears was nowhere near perfect. Neither was ROFM. I liked both alot, but I would hesitate to compare them. R2 looks like it'll sweep the floor with other FPS games coming out, just like GoW2 will kill any TPS games (are there any?) coming.

If you want to pitch out str8 numbers, GoW looks to sell better because of a higher market share of consoles and a better software attach rate.

However, you can't forget the frat boy/12yo racist factor. They have to be tired of CoD4 by now and they'll be able to scream out obscenities online to a much larger base in R2 rather than GoW (up to 60 ppl!), so they might pick that up first and foremost.

Now if you want to compare R2 to something, compare it to L4D coming out a couple weeks after. They're both FPS games. R2 has a huge number of pre-orders, and L4D has more right now than Orange Box did. They're both AAA titles, one from Insomniac, and one from Valve.

That's an interesting matchup, despite the 2 week release date difference. But you won't want my opinion on that either ;-D

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 7:19:27 PM

whats ROFM? or did you mean RFOM?

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shaydey77
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 3:36:31 PM
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My friend returned 10 xbox games yesterday so he could get Fallout 3 and Fable 2.Gears was one of them.He says he prefers Resistance over Gears.I agree.He says hes gonna get gears 2.im getting R2 so were covered!As for overall id say Gears will sell more.There seems to be absolutely no advertising for it at all in Ireland!!but thats already been stated.

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Zorigo
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 3:38:50 PM
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as for ads in the UK, well whenever i see a game now, from GTAIV in april to dead space or far cry 2 or any other ad, they all end with:
"jump in" of the wonderful(?) Xbox360. now i am no fanboy, but where the heck are all the ps3 ads. i've never seen one.

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shaydey77
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 3:52:08 PM
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Sry thats what i meant too Zorigo. i mean we have no PS3 ads at all.Just XBOX and Wii.

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Fabi
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 4:29:21 PM
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Speaking of the Wii. I haven't seen a commercial for it in ages.

I saw one the other day of a horrible looking mini-golf game from a third party company, but nothing from Nintendo.

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Joe_III
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 5:04:11 PM

really? I can't go 2 hours w/o seeing a stupid Wii Music add...

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 7:21:21 PM

that add is Fing annoying

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 4:39:14 PM
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I think to some extent both Gears and Res. were just a taste of things to come. Gears felt like a fling thing. Online got boring. The potential was there and should be better.

Res. was not as sophisticated as Gears but was addicting!

If both have improved their weakness it should be Friggin awesome!

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shindelion
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 4:42:51 PM
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getting my R2 collection tomorrow

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AceTatsujin
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 6:09:20 PM
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360 @ 24 million? That's worldwide shipments. Their install is at 22 million. Where you getting the numbers from?

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Tatsujin
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 6:24:53 PM
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R2 FTW!!! Lol, R2's online is going to rape GeoW's online, let alone the campaign. 60 Online sounds a lot more hectic fun than just 10. And 8 player co-op agianst 4... Seriously guys, this is a no-brainer. Maybe GeoW 2 will sell more, but in terms of what they both offer... R2 will dominate, with my name in it of course cuz' im so good ;)

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 7:22:39 PM

Rape? seriously? thats a mighty huge statement.

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King James
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:21:52 PM

I like his diction. The 60 multi-player runs flawlessly on the beta. R2 just pwned every multiplayer out there. LOL!

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firehahahahaha
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 6:40:46 PM
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Gears is obviously going to sell more, and in my own opinion and experience I'm probably gonna say that online is going to be more fun too. Although Resistance is def. going to win it in the single player.

Since I've always been more about single player, Resistance is my pic :).

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Deleted User
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 11:07:16 PM

actually I heard that the single player is the weakest part of the game while the multiplayer is great

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robinhood2010
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 6:43:53 PM
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I am not overly fussed about R2. I play FPSs, but did not enjoy R1. The campaign seemed a bit stagnant. Not enough enemies, too much walking around. So am gonna wait for a mate to get it, so I can see what it's like firsthand.

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Daedusian
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 7:15:00 PM
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Well now I'm worried. Reviews are a bit lower than I expected. Not like it matters or anything, I'm still psyched to get it tomorrow, but it seems the story is lacking and the controls are clunky (or something). I hope these are fanboy reviews but I guess it could be expected seeing that we know absolutely nothing about the story lol.

I just don't understand how a game with a 60 player online competitive mode, an 8 player coop, MAJOR improvements from the first, and two stories can get anywhere near an 80. Whatever. I gotta stop reading reviews.

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 7:23:53 PM

i wouldn't worry about some of the reviews

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ec0li
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 7:53:13 PM

Dunno bout you but a game averaging a 90 from multiple reviews is still a win in my book. R2 was not even on my radar, but after seeing the reviews...I plan on picking it up. From Fable2, Fallout3, Gears2, Resistance2, and LBP the 360 and PS3 this holiday season are really showing what true HD gaming is all about. The Wii on the other hand... no comment.

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aaronisbla
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 8:22:17 PM

my thoughts exactly

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AceTatsujin
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 8:17:20 PM
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I think Gears 2 is going to sell more than R2. But R2 is just amazing. Baddest FPS right now.

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Alienange
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 8:17:50 PM
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Idk, I think GoW will sell more copies in the first few months but will peter off quickly. R2 with fantastic online (the beta ruled!) will, in time, over take GoW in units sold.

Don't bring up the Wii ! I'm still angry about that. Should have bought 6 more ps3 games instead.

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King James
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:18:33 PM
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Forget sells because we can only buy 1 copy of the game. We all know Gears2 will outsell Resistance 2. And we all know why, more xboxs in households (after Gears 2 about another 20% of them will Red Ring) and only 2 exclusive must-buys for the xbox (fable and gears).

But what I and the rest of y'all should care about is one thing....GAME QUALITY.

I STRONGLY believe R2 will pwn all the shooters out there in terms of overall game QUALITY. Insomniac is all about giving you quality (2 storylines in the single and 8 player co-op, and 60 user multiplayer). That's all they make. They are that talented. R&C and Resistance1 is proof enuff. Epic just gives you a quick fix that will get old in about 2 to 6 weeks. A FUN fix no doubt...but still quick.

Resistance 2 will pwn Gears 2 in being the better game overall. I put my Xbox on that.

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Aftab
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 9:21:30 AM

To King James, I agree. Gears is very much like the ps2 game hoding the same acronymn, God of War, in that the game was more about a nicely dramatic paced story, atmospeheric, excellent art direction, and soundtrack, made around a competent, but loose, game engine. I very much liked the production values, and I'm glad to see this time around, R2 will not be falling behind in any department.

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AluShady
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:18:48 PM
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To me personally I know Gears will sell more.

That and it's more appealing to me as well. Hopefully the roommate gets it so I can play it. I'd rather spend my money on Valkyria Chronicles and I still have HOURS left to play in Fallout 3. I'm in no rush to get R2.

I was burned out of FPSs this year I suppose.

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Jed
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:20:10 PM
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I am so psyched about R2. I have been waiting for it ever since I beat the first resistance, which was Fu**ing Incredible even for a launch game. I liked gears too, but it could have been better. The lancer was brilliant, one of my favorite guns since the BFG9000(you know what I'm talking about.)

I think the reason did so well in the first place was all those 360 owners waiting for Halo 3 to come out. R1 didnt get all the credit it deserved because the 360 was so much more popular than the ps3. I also think gears 1 could have been longer. R1 was incredibly long compared to most next-gen shooters, and R2 is looking like it could take some time too.

Unfortunatley, no matter which game is better, I think that Gears2 will sell better and be viewed as better, for the same reason the first one was, the 360 install base. But hopefully resistance will get some more respect this time around.

I have seen more Gears ads overall, but more R2 ads on tv. The R2 ad is really weird.

Only 11 hours and 40 min until I get my hands on it.

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King James
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:28:39 PM

Yea, it took me like a minute or 2 to realize what they were advertising on that commercial, especially with that Asian boy on the ground. Random.

Anyways, Adam Sessler on X-Play always says how Resistance is a extremely underrated game. I couldn't agree with that statement anymore.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:24:18 PM
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Everyone is talking about the reviews...just wanted to add that both Arnold and I will provide a review for this blockbuster. A lot of you have requested dual reviews for big games, so this ought to satisfy some of ya. ;)

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Aftab
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 9:15:30 AM

Very Cool.

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Scarecrow
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:44:30 PM
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Rilvaries are good for gaming
Go Resistance!

Let's all join together and resist!
'Bout the only FPS I like

The only one I'm buying this year actually

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Duff
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 11:45:13 PM
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sucks that Killzone 2 couldn't be out to surpass these 2 titles

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Ivan_PSP
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 11:52:48 PM
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Resistance 2 is going to kick serious ass trust me on that. Gears of war 2 is takes only three hours to finish shorter than the first one. I have the leaked version. Gears of War is just hype.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 11:14:19 AM

and u are just a fanboy who is also a pirate. who would believe its only 3 hours long? especially from someone that illegally got the game

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Arvis
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 1:55:53 PM

And the legendary Ivan_PSP finally infiltrates the PSX Extreme community. Arnold and Ben, you may as well ban him now and save us all some trouble.

However, he does bring up one good point: piracy. How badly will Gears2's sales be hurt by online bootlegging?

....probably not very badly, I would think.

-Arvis

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 2:54:07 PM

I don't know who he is, but I can't ban someone due to reputation.

No talk of piracy or anything like that, here, though. That, I will stop.

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MetalHead09
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 1:54:59 AM
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cheat code central gave R2 a 4.8 outta 5

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Fabi
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 10:49:36 AM
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@Daedusian - Yeah, for reals. How can a game with so much manage to only get a 8 from some sites? Especially since they improved so much from the first game.

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Arvis
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 4:04:44 PM
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@Ben: I was kidding about banning Ivan... mostly. You might see what I mean in the future. Or he may just go away.

@Fabi: Some reviewer(s) also gave MGS4 an 8/10. Others gave Halo 3 perfect scores. I've played both extensively and the end result was that my faith in the review system officially died. No neutral system would ever have allowed a phenomenon like this to happen. Play the games yourself, decide which ones you like better.

-Arvis

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Joe_III
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 5:03:45 PM

Halo 3 should not have gotten a perfect score. I would have given it a 9.1 tops. Halo 2 was even more overrated tho.

I would probably have given MGS4 around a 9.1 too. But then again, reviews are subjective, not objective. Objectivity in markets where there are different genres for different tastes are impossible. Ideally a site/mag should have a seperate main reviewer for each genre.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 5:42:11 PM
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@Arvis/Joe
Amen to that! Both well said.
I wont take any opinion aside from Ben and Arnold. How much longer for a review!?!

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