I didn't care much for GoW1, but loved GoW2 a lot, enough to replay it a few times . Gears3 was good too but not as much as Gears2. But this one is a let down so far. I'm only 2 hours into it, and hope it gets better, but right now I am bored to tears.
I've been a huge fan of the Story Mission since the original GOW, but never a big fan of the multi, even through I played it a fair amount on GOW II and III. This game not only doesn't compare, but even trying to play it as a separate game, not part of the series, makes it no better. The character controls are slow and non-responsive, the missions are terrible and you don't feel any sort of connection with the characters. Poorly written. I put this back in the mail the same day that I received it.