TheHDRoom: "While blasting through the Gears of War Judgment campaign I recalled a small art book that Microsoft's PR folks passed along prior to delivering the original Gears of War game for review. I couldn't tell you what pile of stuff the book is buried under now, yet its message about creating beauty out of chaos and destruction has never rung more true.
Gears of War Judgment has a lot going for it other than the best looking crumbling city and particle dust effects this side of Xbox 360. It's the first game in the franchise to mess with the "cogs" in the wheel, to take chances rather than embrace the franchise's status quo. Though officially a prequel and not a reboot, there's freshness to its narrative and design disobedience, possible hints of where the franchise might be headed in the next generation."