First off I’ve only played the game for a few hours, but it’s been a great few hours. When I first picked up my XBox 360 I told my wife I’d only buy a new game once I finished all the games I already had, this way I could justify shelling out for the system, accessories and games. With my old XBox I had well over 20 games and I never finished all of them. With that being said, it was time for a new game since the other games I have have been completed.

It was one hell of a journey getting this game, on my lunch break I went to Toys R Us, GameStop, EB Games, Sears and FYE searching for the game and everywhere I went said that they hadn’t received it yet. It seems that FedEx messed up and left all the shipments in Memphis, so back to work I went but not before I called Circuit City and got the same message. Dejected I went back to work but was still feeling the itch for the game so I started calling around. First place I called and I lucked out, Target had received their shipment on Tuesday night so they had about 24 or so in stock. So I jetted over there and picked up my copy, which was lucky because they only had three copies left. Jackpot! But it had to wait until I got home from work. Long story short I got home, had to watch Alex, cooked dinner, watched some shows we tivo’d and finally I was able to play Gears of War.

WOW, that’s one way to describe this game. While gameplay isn’t revolutionized the graphics are simply amazing. The world in which Gears of War takes place in looks real, it’s demolished, but at the same time looks like it used to be a beautiful place. The details are absolutely amazing, every inch has detail. With that being said, the look of the game will only get you so far. I’ve been playing in the single-player campaign mode and so far its made for some fun shoot em up scenarios. Epic, the studio behind the game, added some nice in game features; allowing the player a diverse move set when taking cover being a highlight. As I mentioned earlier, I’ve only logged a few hours and there’s plenty more to go but so far I’m enjoying my ride. I know there’s a lot more to learn and experience and I can’t wait.

To sum it up, I love this game. It’s fun, addicting and beautiful to look at. I know there’s a lot of hype out there and a lot of haters as well, but the hype is there for a reason. This is truly what a next gen game should look like. Once I finish the campaign mode I’ll join in on the online fun.