Chris Capel of Gamezine.co.uk writes:
"In the good old days, a sequel wasn't considered worthy unless it truly offered a different experience from the original.
I remember some reviews marking down Thief II: The Metal Age the best game in the best game series ever just because it was too similar to the (utterly unique) Thief: The Dark Project. It didn't matter that it had bigger and better level design and corrected all of the few mistakes, it looked and played the same. Sub-90s scores for arguably the best game in the world.
What was I talking about? Oh yes, Gears of War 2. In these days of sequels coming out for the same system as their predecessors, we take playing the same game twice for granted.
Well tough, I'm an old-school PC gamer, so you ain't getting an easy ride with me Epic. You have to really convince me that I'm not just replaying GOW to earn that coveted '2'.
I'm going to make it very clear right now that I'm not a fanboy. The PC may be my platform of choice, but I'll happily play consoles all the time, especially my 360.
Now that's out the way, let's go over why Gears of War 2 sucks."