I'm gonna take heat for this one ... ... I just don't find Gears all that fun, so please those of you who do enlighten me ... I played all the way through the first one and thought it was too short, repetitive, and all around "so-so". So I said to myself, "Yossarian, you're probably not giving this game a fair shake, why don't you try the much talked up multiplayer "Ok I said". So I jumped on Xbox Live and played for 2 hours all the time trying to figure out why everyone thought the online experience was the reason this game had "staying power". IDK I guess for one I've never cared much for third person shooters (stupid I know, I hated Lost Planet as well) and maybe I was too infatuated with Halo 2 at the time. I'm writing all this because I'm trying to figure out whether I should rent Gears 2 and see if I was just being a douche.