Right ill start with the storyline, which is good. Completed it in a couple of days on hardcore and very good gameplay. Ive always been a gears fan and this hasnt dissapointed. The boss level, however, is nowhere near as good as raam. Cole says funny things and there are refreshing, action filled missions. Mabye its me, but isnt sniping a locusts head clean so fun? I'd give it 4/5 for storyline. Its great but the boss let me down.
However online is where it gets good. Admittidly, it can be slow to get games running if u want 5 v 5 execution, annex, etc matches. And the lagg you can get is amazingly fustratingly bad. I dont understand why the lagg is so bad on this but it never happens on COD4?? In the worst cases bullets wont actually come out but u can still take damage. How is that fair?
However , when its not laggy its amazing. I play wingman which takes much quicker to load and with a mate is just funny. Wingman is you and your mate vs 3 other teams of two. So basically 2 v 2 v 2 v 2. With a mate its hillarious and rewarding when you kill some guy who was about to kill your mate, and then revive him so you can continue ur two-man war :-)
Overall 4/5. Absolutly worth the money and sometimes very very good. But, be like me and keep a hold of Gears 1 as thats as good as this if not better.