The game starts off strong and ends the same way. The story telling is good but some of the dialogue is poor or "shorty" I should say.
The real problem with this game is that it is insanely easy. I was able to be it on the hardiest two mode in less than 21 hours game play total. They story kept me wanting to play and the fights weren't bad, but after a few of them the A.I. was very easy to predict.
Muti-player is ok. It all as a been there done that feel to it. I cannot really tell a difference between 2 and 3 save fore the maps. Playing the campaign muti-player was great when playing with a friend, but was horrid when playing with a random. Head set is a must for both.
All in all it is without doubt worth a rent. And if you loved Gears 2 muti-player then you will love this one. But if you didn't spend hours a day playing it online then I wouldn't buy it. After you play thru the campaign 2 times it loses that value you alot.