2 Am I playing the right game???reinhard | 27/04/2008 | See all reinhard's reviews (3)Well, it says on the box gears of war and also on the disc itself but this weak attempt seriously cannot be the game that i have heard people raving about for so long. I would really like to ask the other people who have given this game such good reviews if they have ever played BLACK on the xbox or even Halo 1 which is almost 5 years old now. Both of these games are far superior to GOW. As somebody who has been a fan of shoot em ups for 15 years I was amazed at how the gameplay is so weak even in comparison to goldeneye on the nintendo 64 and even further back than that Duke Nukem on the PC. THOSE were games with real playability. Graphics are ok but nothing special. I think the main problem is that you are controlling a clumsy oaf who likes to slam into walls and do forward rolls with the elegance of a hippo. I had to try and force myself to play it just to give it a try but it never got any better. I found myself plugging in my old x box after a very short period of time and playing a real game like Hitman, Blood Money. This game has the advantage that you can actually control the person in the game. This tends to help when people are attacking you with machine guns. As an older gamer I feel sorry for the younger generation who have never experienced real gameplay. If this game is supposed to be one of the best there is, it is a sorry state of gaming indeed.