Ken Lobb the "Design Director" for Microsoft Game Studios, who was also one of the people behind GoldenEye 007 (you've heard of that game right?) sent Mark Rein at Epic a micro review of Gears of War. Here is what Ken had to say:
"I finished the game for the first time this afternoon... This game is insanely good. I have always thought that this was going to be a game that would really matter to us, but DAMN!!! The story is cool, the gameplay is far more varied than I expected, the graphics blew my mind, and continued to get better and better through the whole experience. Every time I stopped playing over the last few days, I have been pulled back for more, and have been thinking about what I just went through, and where I was going to be headed next. Awesome!"
Yes he works for Microsoft, but let's hope Ken is not making these statements with Bill Gates hand up his ass.