I've been a fan of the Gears franchise since the first game was announced in 2005. However, considering the problems that Gears 1 had, I was afraid Epic may have gotten swollen heads from their success. All of those worries were thankfully laid to rest after two days with GOW 2. The Epic crew has created a game that has a great story that you can play with a friend, a more solid multiplayer experience, and features that will increase the game's longevity. Gears of War 2 raises the bar for the shooter genre yet again and delivers on all of its promises to be bigger, better and more bad ass in every way. It is a must buy title for any Xbox 360 owner.