Like in the first game, the ending of Gears of War 2 is open and a little unsatisfying. The finale (and subsequent blink-and-you'll-miss-it epilogue teaser after the credits roll) raises more questions than it puts to rest. Crsipy Gamer is not adverse to more Gears of War games -- in fact, quite the opposite -- but they will be interested to see where the story can possibly be taken. After all, humanity can only teeter on the brink of extinction for so long before epic declamations like "last remaining defense..." and "impossible odds..." start to lose their impact.
What's Hot: Superb visuals and gameplay controls; Tasteful new additions; Engaging single-player and multiplayer modes; Smarter AI; Exquisite pacing
What's Not: Ending raises more questions than it answers