Years ago, the Locust Horde gathered under every major city and launched a surprise attack. Untold numbers died on Emergence Day, and rather than allow the Locust to keep the spoils of their aggression, humans used chemical weapons and orbital particle beams to destroy them - and their own cities. With most urban centers and military installations rubble, survivors gathered on Jacinto Plateau, whose solid granite strata could not be easily penetrated. When the Horde breached the plateau's defenses, Marcus Fenix defied orders to save his father at East Barricade Academy - but he was too late. Charged with dereliction of duty, he has been sentenced to 40 years in Jacinto Maximum Security Penitentiary...

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About H.I.V.E Mode Lambent Edition with 0 comments by bmbr1990 on Jun 29th, 2014

This version bring a lot of new content, abilities and other stuff that you had occasion to see during development process. I know it is half year since last update, but I think it isn't wasted time for H.I.V.E. It's quite unfinished version but you will see it. I've made such decision to publish it with some bugs for one reason, I have less time for developing this mod, as only person which do it, progress drastically slowed down. There is a lot of bugs that I haven't occasion to fix. Now It's time to present what's new with Lambent Edition.

Main new feature is of course Lambent. They Appear at Wave 15 and are present to the last wave. You can encounter Lambent wretches, formers, drones and Drudges, Gunkers and Lambent Berzerker. They are exploding after death so be aware how close you are standing. Bigger Lambent Can kill you while dying. Alse there is a new Wave objective related to Lambent - Stalk Rise. When objective is active stalks rises from earth and spawn lambent creatures. You have to shoot pods to stop spawniong lambent and being able to damage stalk. When you kill stalk - you win. you loose if you run out of time. Last thing to mention is that Lambent and Locusts are enemies, so you can see they can fight each other.

Also you can play with new characters that made their apperance in other Gears Games. Since last update you can play as Sofia Hendriks, Alex Brand, Barrick and Alicia Valera. In next patch I'll Add Loomis and one more character. Also Locust team got some new soldiers. You can Encounter Mauler, Flamer, flame boomer, nemacysts and new Boss - Skorge*. With nemacyst there is a Wave objective related to them - Nema Rain. You have to survive attack of nemecyst, if you die you loose if you survive until timer is over, you win.

Also what this update will be without new weapons? Worthless. So you can burn out locust with Scorcher, Blow them out of cover with digger, slice them with cleaver, Poison them with Ink Grenade, and duel them with Chainsaws. You have to hit melee button fast to win chansaw duel.

Another feature that makes it another apperance in GoW PC are fortifications. You can build fortification between waves. You can place them anywhere you want, there aren't any fixed points on map to build them up. Wanna build a fort? Do it. place 5 sentries near you and make a circle out of razorwire. You need to take into account that placing fortificaton can be difficult. If you want to rotate fortification just hold fire and rotate mouse to rotate fortification. to place fortification press R.

Also you can play on new maps. Forsaken Dream and Strife are maps made by me so currently only playable version of those maps are for H.I.V.E. Another maps are Sanctum and Ravens Nest. Also you can play on old maps without redownloading them - all thanks to unrealscript. 

I got many messages about making video tutorial for installing H.I.V.E - so here is an occasion to make it and you can watch how to install H.I.V.E properly and enjoy it every minute you play.

Hope you gonna like new version - not counting evey bug and problem you encounter as something bad, if you can help me catch those bugs, I'll be able to fix them. And that is all for now, have a nice time killing horde of locusts and Lambent.

H.I.V.E Mode: Lambent Edition
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*Skorge is unfinished so if you see him not doing anything or just does not any damage to you- I know about it.

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saxo Dec 14 2007, 6:45pm says:

This is the best game I've played!

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nikkie Oct 16 2007, 10:17pm says:

Graphics and such...

I guess i like it for that reason.I'm sure when more games come out with a plot i am pulled to, i will find my nitch but this game has some great improvements..

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bobwashere Sep 11 2007, 7:49pm buried:


Can someone explain the big deal about this game?

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BiLL364 Dec 25 2007, 5:07pm replied:

Why dont you just read the description? ¬¬

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oneshot21 Aug 14 2007, 12:22am says:

its coming to pc but i think it may not do that well because of the high standards...well atleast they are going to change the story line a little and let u fight that monster with the huge cannon on its head but other then that its goign to be just like the 360 version

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Kekkon3n Aug 7 2007, 9:54am says:

"Remember, this game is so popular on consoles because console gamers have such low standards. They have never had a good game before."

Low standards !?!?What are you saying! Im a hybrid-gamer i play pc and also xbox360 and even now GOW is my favourite game (or second best 'cause HL1 rocks) and i think that only Halo3 or mass effect can change that, or some new pc release i havn't heard of yet. And ill have to say that Hl2 was a let down unlike the Gears of War and they both had their fair share of hype. HL2 was good but thats it. Gears of war is somehow refreshing (and it has great balls for a game :P) and Half-Life has the best Beginning , mid- and end-sections its perfect.

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Kekkon3n Aug 7 2007, 9:48am says:

The game was built only to xbox360 and there for was smooth in it. Oblivion was also a pc game and the engine didn't propably sync with xbox the way GOW's did. Now we have to hope epic does a great work transforming the game to pc.

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NullSoldier Aug 5 2007, 9:20pm says:

Don't get your hopes so high on this game.
Remember, this game is so popular on consoles because console gamers have such low standards. They have never had a good game before. I don't know why this is here unless they ahve announced that it will be for PC. In any case I think it will be a bad engine to mod. A few reasons I say this is because

A: The game is bad to begin with, 2 players max? Even if there are online servers how many can they hold what 10? Console ports are known to be lazy as **** and barely change it over to PC to use the power that it can be used for.

B: It's originally from the console. If it's been tuned down to the point that a console can play it fat chance there going to actually restore the engine to a point where any PC gamer would even want to use it.

Don't think you'll need a super graphics card to run this. Just think, the Xbox could hardly run Oblivion even on High. Most PC graphics cards that are high end can handle Oblivion Oblivion on Max and then some. Consoles are weak hardware wise so if a Console can run this it's probably pretty nerfed. Just imagine what a PC could do with this engine. You'll only probably need a 7000 series card to run it. What's that like $130 now? And thats a high end card. Just because it's not DX10 and you don't have vista doesn't mean you can't run it either. I run most Vista only games on XP just fine.

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itchylot Dec 3 2007, 10:56pm replied:

I'm a hardcore PC gamer (been playing since First Person Shooters had only simple wire-frame shapes for enemies) who happens to be a big fan of Gears of War. I doubt that means I have low standards. It's made by Epic; a well loved development team in the mod community responsible for giving us the always excellent Unreal games.

On top of that, Gears of War is pretty solid and enjoyable if you give it a chance. I know that can be difficult for many PC enthusiasts and purists. Sure, I am disappointed with the limited multiplayer options, but to say that it's a subpar game primarily because it's a console to PC port is pretty harsh and unfair. It shouldn't be judged on that basis. However, if we were to discuss the instability of the included editor for GoW, then yeah, that's definitely a legitimate issue and it needs to be brought up to par with the UT3 version.

Also, to the guy with the Halo icon asking about what the big deal with this game is: can you sense the irony? I'm not saying it's necessarily a bad game, but with people often questioning the hype for that particular game, you can probably try to understand how tough it is to answer that question. You just have to try it yourself.

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HaloStrike Jul 30 2007, 10:23pm says:

This game rocks. I love the use of iron sights, not much games have iron sights. People hate iron sights for some reason. But when they have it in Gears of War no one cares.

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Highest Rated (4 agree) 7/10

It's pretty generic, just like most third person shooters this days. shoot the shit out of lods'a monsters, hear a annoying briefing that won't help you even a bit, use bigass machinegun, face different enemies and all the shit you can imagine(in a action game of course). But, this game, has nothing too inovative, it's just, TAKE COVER, SHOOT, SPRINT TO COVER, SHOOT, KILL AND ENEMIE USING MELEE, ADVANCE IN STAGE, KILL THEM, KILL MOAR LOCUST, ADVANCE IN STAGE, and keep on goin'. i had a bit of fun…

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