"So after all of that I will answer the question. Is Gears of War 2 just Gears of War 1.5. NO. It is so much more. Epic has raised the bar for cinematic gameplay and story telling but not only that they have given the great Gears of War multiplayer we always wanted them to balance. This game is brilliant and even though there are some still graphical texture loading problems they have smoothen the animated instead of the jump in they used to do. Gears of War 2 has brought back great memories and I am hoping it will live on through its multiplayer."