I rented this game aware of the changes from a friend, but it was worse than i thought. The game though had some interesting parts to it such as the back story or "aftermath" It lacked in others. Like most Gears of War in the past i played it for the Co-op functions with friends and family. It had a feeling to it unlike most games of its time. Things like using your head or weapon planning. Even random jumps or dodges that would throw of a player not paying attention. Judgement was not challenging, though there were parts that were hard if you accepted the story changer parts at the beginning of each mission, it was never about the players Co-op skills. You couldn't carry what guns you wanted level by level anymore.. and the maps were always close in quarters. Honestly if the game came out, as its own title and not claiming to be "Gears of War" then yes maybe the games turnout would be more so on its self but to play wanna be and then not play the part. Hardcore fans who love Gears of War could agree its not what is was. Over all story, was alright kinda basic. Multiplayer was alright, i enjoyed the maps disliked how everyone used the same things because how overpowered it was and basically a fool to not have it. I liked the idea of horde mode, but impossible to play alone or with a crew of randoms. In the end.. it was a "ok" game just doesn't earn the title of Gears of War.