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#1 b15ginz

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 07:56 AM

I have only been playing this game in co-op with a buddy. the question is, does anyone else understand the story behind it? im really just doing what im told and not understanding why im doing it. there was not much to the beginning. who r the locust? why am i shooting these bitches in the face? i really dont understand whats going on.

if it like halo where these bitches come down and try to take my world, so i beat there asses?

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 05:40 PM

As far as I can tell, the Locust came up from the depths of the earth a few years ago to take over the world. You must shoot them in the face. That is pretty much what I have figured out:)

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:09 PM

I forgot where i read it but the story is like (in short without any element of literature):

Human populated this new planet without realizing there is another specie living in the crust of the planet. Marcus has been jailed because he 'broke rank' that has something to do with his father. When he was out of jail (game's story start here), everything has changed.

sorry for plain, under decorative description

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:17 PM

the story is severly underdeveloped and it almost seems that it's being left for the sequels.

gears starts approximatley 14 years after emergence day and the world is ruined. marcus is in jail for as much as we know.... being a traitor. there really isnt any more details given than that.

later on, a mention of a 'sham' trial and coincidence that some data found is in marcus fenix's parents estate.

WHO IS THE LOCUST CHICK VOICE?

WHAT DID MARCUS EXACTLY DO TO GET SENTENCED WITH TREASON?

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?

Questions will probably have to wait for the sequels or expansion or the like....

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:26 PM

same here i really am just doing what im told not really understanding the story line, oh well its a fun game.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:30 PM

"The primary conflict in Gears of War centers around the humans -- one of which you control -- and the Locust Horde. "Gears takes place on a planet called Sera," Bleszinski explains. "Sera's not at all unlike Earth. It's a beautiful planet, and it's a planet that was where humanity was in a Renaissance. The great masters were building novel architecture and everything was going along swimmingly until this amazing energy source called "Emulsion" was found. You'd think that would be a great thing, but what happened with Emulsion was, it set off a series of wars, where city-states began clashing over this because it was such a great energy source. These wars went back and forth for twenty years. They were called the Pendulum Wars; humanity was essentially just whooping its own ass. Well, all of a sudden, a third army came into the fray, the Locust Horde. Humanity banded together as the Coalition of Ordered Governments, the COG."
Unfortunately for the humans, the Locust Horde proves to be extremely powerful and able to overpower whatever the humans throw at it. "Humanity on Sera generally has a very big technology dependence -- they count on robots and vehicles for a lot of their dirty work," says Bleszinski. "Whereas the Locust Horde, coming from the underground of the planet, generally tend to use more organic means, beasts and whatnot."

"At the center of the whole game is this character named Marcus Fenix," Bleszinski continues. "Marcus is what I describe as an intelligent bad-ass. He's the kind of guy who'd kick your ass in a bar fight, but he'd far more want to talk you out of it, before it ever came to blows. He's been in military prison ever since the war with the Locusts started. The day the war started was called the Virgin State; that was the day that the Locusts emerged from the underground of the planet, just bursting forward and causing chaos everywhere. You never know when they're going to hit -- a tremor or two will hit and a digging creature will come from the ground and a whole army will burst forward and start kicking ass."

Showing the extremity of this situation, Marcus is supposed to be in jail. "Marcus was abandoning his post on Virgin State to go help out his father, and for that he wound up being jailed," Bleszinski says. "Now the war with Locusts has been going on for entirely too long, and the Coalition now needs bodies. So what they're doing is they're cutting prison sentences short, and they're grabbing guys out of jail, putting them into the war, and having them fight this nasty conflict."

GOW from back in 2005


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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(j3y q @ Nov 22 2006, 12:33 PM) View Post

same here i really am just doing what im told not really understanding the story line, oh well its a fun game.



lol. im so glad im not the only one. me and my buddy were playing it last night, were up the the oil rig part. its sweet. however we just cant figure out WHY were doing this.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:51 PM

yeah its being left for the sequels i guess, number 3 will probably be a prequel or something.

doing things like metal gear solid. i mean its story is all over the place...and i like seeing it unfold through the games.

but basically they came from tunnels under the earth and tried to take over the world so we destroyed the earth so they couldnt take it over and now were fighting back. I dont care really...i like shooting them in the face.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:57 PM

QUOTE(grim_d @ Nov 22 2006, 12:58 PM) View Post

yeah its being left for the sequels i guess, number 3 will probably be a prequel or something.

doing things like metal gear solid. i mean its story is all over the place...and i like seeing it unfold through the games.

but basically they came from tunnels under the earth and tried to take over the world so we destroyed the earth so they couldnt take it over and now were fighting back. I dont care really...i like shooting them in the face.



did the sales from GOW beat the hell out of the past sales of halo?

is epic was smart they would release gow 2 when halo3 comes out. this games beats the hell out of halo..halo multiplayer is much better though. im sure gow2 will have like 16 people multi.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:36 AM

they definitely won't release GoW2 on the same day as halo3... both are "2nd party" companies paid by M$.... therefore, M$ doesn't want either one of those two game's sales to suffer.....

and thanks hardcandy,... most of that i knew (from paying CLOSE attention in the cutscenes), but some of it was definitely new to me.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 06:18 AM

When you turn the game on leave it sit at the title screen for a couple of minutes (the big red gear with the skull in the middle), if you don't touch any buttons or press start it will trigger a movie that explains more of the story than the actual game does.

I only found this out because I set down the controller to go get something and came back and the video was playing haha.

#12 Geoper

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:26 AM

thanks hard candy, I feel foolish for not knowing that this game does NOT take place on Earth.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 09:11 AM

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Gears_of_War


Gears of War takes place on a planet known as Sera, inhabited by the human survivors of a once-glorious civilization. For a century, however, they fought among themselves. Eventually they knew the hush of peace that blanketed the land. That was until the discovery of Imulsion, a phosphorescing, low-viscosity fluid. Discovered by an oil-exploration drill, it was unusable until a woman named Dr. Helen Cooper created the Lightmass Process, which enabled production of cheap energy. The world economy soon collapsed due to its extremely low price and the elimination for the need of hydrocarbon and nuclear fuel sources. The few countries that had an overabundance of Imulsion under their feet soon found themselves at war with nations who were not as lucky, and so began the Pendulum Wars. During the seventy-nine year war, the Coalition of Ordered Governments, or COG, became a legitimate minor political party. Founded long before the Pendulum Wars by fanatical socialist Alexiy Desipich, the party was based on an obscure world-government philosophy based on eight guiding principle values: Order, Diligence, Purity, Labor, Honor, Loyalty, Faith, and Humility.
The Locust Horde appears on Emergence Day
The Locust Horde appears on Emergence Day

The Pendulum Wars ceased on what is now called Emergence Day. Humans had to stop fighting each other in an attempt to face a new threat. In less than twenty-four hours, a ravenous species known as the Locust attacked every major city on Sera, leaving a quarter of the population dead. By the time human forces pulled together to form an effective defense, it was too late. The Locust Horde had already taken control of the majority of the world's urban, military, and manufacturing centers. Billions lay dead, approximately 80% of Sera's population. The COG took matters into their own hands and re-enacted the Fortification Act, allowing martial law to be placed on all remaining survivors from the initial invasion. All survivors were ordered to evacuate to the Jacinto Plateau, a safe haven that the Locust Horde could not penetrate from the underground due to its thick granite substrata.[5] Survivors who could not make it to the plateau were given the following apology: "For those citizens who can't make it to Jacinto, the Coalition appreciates your sacrifice. Please forgive us, this is the only way." Chemical and orbital particle laser weapons were used in a scorched earth strategy to deny the Locust Horde survival on the surface, forcing them to stay in their underground warrens. This war would continue for another fourteen years.

Somewhere around the tenth year, Jacinto was being fortified into an unassailable fortress. Its once magnificent cities, envied for their beauty, were soon converted into military defense platforms. The plateau's natural fissures and utility systems were destroyed or flooded with nerve gas to delay the Locust Horde's eventual attack. People who had not made it to Jacinto Valley, but had survived, were called the Stranded. The Stranded are living in horrible conditions and malnutrition, and have to find ways to defend themselves. When the Locust Horde began their attack, Marcus Fenix abandoned his post in a response to a distress call from his father, a renowned scientist, at the East Barricade Academy, but he was too late to save him. At his trial in the House of Sovereigns, Marcus was charged with dereliction of duty, cowardice, and failure to obey orders. Exempted from execution due to his exemplary tours during the Pendulum Wars, he was imprisoned instead. Years later, the COG found themselves running low on able-bodied soldiers, so they turned to untraditional sources of men: the infirmed, the young, and the condemned. As soon as a pardon was given to Marcus, the Locust Horde overran the prison. The player begins the game here.




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