www.pushingplay.com writes "Hour Play is a review format that looks at the introduction of a game rather than the game in it's entirety. In Hour Play we judge the game based strictly on an hour of gameplay, not including cut-scenes, menus, or character customization.
Gears of Wars (the first one) came out of nowhere and really helped define the 360. I know a lot of people (myself included) who were lured into the current age of gaming with its ridiculously stylized graphics; a housemate had the game and spurred me to purchase my own 360 so we could play together. I picked up the sequel at a launch event at Blockbuster here in Toronto, and I couldn't wait to get home to give it an Hour Play."