Big, loud, violent, profane, and tons of brainless fun, Gears of War is like the movies Schwarzenegger used to make before he became emperor of California.
Epic Games, veteran PC developer behind the Unreal franchise, was charged with making a showcase action game for the Xbox 360, and Gears delivered big-time when it came out last year.
Now, PC gamers get to see what the big deal was about, and the results are...oddly mixed.
Unquestionably, Epic tried hard to do PC gamers right -- superhigh resolutions, solid new single- and multiplayer content, mouse/keyboard support.
But it's likely that many PC gamers will still wonder what the big deal was, because Gears feels like exactly what it is: a console port.