I wasn’t all that impressed with the first Gears of War, so I didn’t expect to be impressed with Gears of War 2, but boy was I wrong. I was afraid I’d get bored of playing the single-player campaign by myself, but I’m slowly making my way through it. The occasional quips from my AI teammates are more clever than what most real people would say in the situation.
Everyone and their mother is going on about Horde mode, but it really is one of the best things about the game. Facing wave after wave of enemies really forces your team to cooperate in order to get survive till the last wave. When I first tried playing, there were match-making issues, but those seemed to be ironed out by now.
I’ve had a couple of boring games with crappy teammates, but when I get on a server with mature people who know how to play as a team, it’s magical.