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In a Complex Gaming Age, Faith in the Simple Virtues of Mayhem (NYT Reviews Gears of War 2)

Trying to find deep cultural meaning in a game like Gears of War 2 is a bit like seeing rich social commentary in Hollywood's latest comic-book adaptation. If you jump through enough facile intellectual hoops you can get away with it, but the results usually come off as an overblown exercise that ultimately misses the point. And the only real point of a game like Gears of War 2 is to provide an elementally stimulating, mildly cerebral, strap-in-tight entertainment experience: shoot this, dodge that, rip the next monster apart with a nice big chainsaw.

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Legion3625d ago

Just goes to show you that Times Reviewers really don't get the Video Game scene.