No, the Halo 3 beta does not look as good as Gears of War. It's unlikely the final game will either. The fast paced nature of Halo 3, larger environments, and having more people in a match at once makes Gears of War type graphics seem out of reach. Obviously, the final game will look a little better than what you see now in the beta. One only has to look at the fact that the recently released Halo 2 maps are more detailed than those in the Halo 3 beta for reassurance of that.
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