Give me all your bacon

Just finished Gears of War 2, so I thought I’d put down some additional thoughts. Spoiler alert!

Not unexpectedly, Epic are planning a Gears of War 3, and the ending quarter of GoW2 is largely setting up the transition. Late on, we are introduced to a new alien type, the Lambent, who are hostile to the normal Locusts. The final scene/fight* shows a relationship with Locusts and Imulsion (a power source analogous to crude oil), and apparently mutates Locusts into Lambent. I’m certain that this plot development is to set the scene for GoW3.

Combine that with the spectacular but insufficiently comprehensive flooding of the Hollow, and the mysterious broadcast by Sgt Fenix’s father right at the very end of the credits**, there is plenty of room to continue the story.

* What a wimpy final-boss battle. The transformation was brilliantly scary, and it looked set for a stupendous battle to the death, considering the Riftworm, the Leviathan, the escape on a Reaver, and the destruction derby that was the Brumak hijacking. Unfortunately, you just get to use the Hammer of Dawn for the only time in the game, and it’s all over in about 15 seconds. Pathetic.

** It’s amazing how many people are needed to create a video game these days. I was pleased to see Epic tried to make the credit roll more interesting by including yearbook-type photos and messages from senior staff at the bottom (one of the quotes is this post’s title). I counted three women among dozens of men. I only watched until the end in case there was a secret Achievement to be had. There isn’t, so don’t bother.

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8 Responses to Give me all your bacon

  1. CFQ says:

    Having now seen it, agreed – the final battle is well soft! Other parts of the game looked much harder. Impressive beastie, though.

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