Svend Joscelyne writes: "With Gears of War 2, Epic really wants to expand the audience of its shooter. The improved premise and the lure of a more engaging storyline is certainly welcome, but I'm not sure that will translate to more casual gamers
Regardless, the small but significant number of updates to the game-play and modes will get fans of the Fenix to jump in and enjoy a more polished sequel. Horde will most likely keep the online side of things going for a very long time after its release. It's addictive stuff, mark my words."