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Gears of War 2

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2008-11-21 11:24:02

Gears of War 2 Dialogue

I couldn't find the link, but way back when Gears of War 2 was still in development, I read an interview where a member of Epic's top brass (I can't remember if it was CliffyB or Mark Rein) was talking up about how excited they were about the game's story and dialogue. I can't believe they had to hire someone to write lines like this.

Or maybe they had to hire someone TO write lines like this, because, oh man, Gears 2 DOES have awesome dialogue. It's a bunch of heavily armored dudes packing guns with chainsaw bayonets shit-talking like thirteen-year-olds. The game's actual "drama" is so over-the-top grim, and action set pieces so ridiculously preposterous that it transcends into a truly excellent B-movie experience. Does that make sense? A "Triple-A" "B-grade" game?

Regardless, "ten shitloads" has now entered my lexicon. You need a buddy to back you up:

"Damn, this Claimjumper Motherload Sandwich has a shitload of meat in it!"

(In a gravelly voice): "It has TEN shitloads of meat in it, rookie!"

Oh, and that picture to the sandwich linked above? That's only one half of the sandwich.

Now Playing - Catching up on game reviews, Gears of War 2, and Left 4 Dead (360)
Xbox Live/PSN/Company of Heroes Gamertag - Vawce

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