Globe and Mail games reporter notes that while GoW2 provides no deep social insights, sometimes it's okay to just sit back and watch big men do nasty things to save the world. From the story:
"I eventually began to understand that looking for any sort of social commentary in Gears of War 2 is folly. There is little more to the game than guns, ghastly violence, and the occasional gore-drunk giggle on behalf of the player. There's no deep meaning to be found in using a chainsaw to grind up the guts of a giant annelid, or sticking an explosive bolt to the back of a giant bug-looking thing and watching it explode in a gruesome mess. It's just primitive animal satisfaction, plain and simple. And, in the end, I don't really have a problem with that."