gameSlave writes: " The original Gears of War was one of the reasons I invested in Microsoft's big, white, noisy box, so the news that Epic were bringing out a sequel to the blockbuster was pretty good to hear. And, as expected, Gears of War 2 has happily chainsawed its way to the top of the charts, slaughtering the other recent releases and even dropping the Master Chief himself down a couple of steps.
And yes, it is very, very good, but it doesn't really do anything we haven't seen before. The graphics are sharper, there are more weapons, more multiplayer game modes and ever-more epic and cinematic battle scenes, but the basic gameplay remains unchanged- run from cover to cover, chainsaw a few bad guys and win the day. That's not to say that this is a bad thing, it was just a shame that Epic didn't decide to innovate in this new incarnation."