I like the original Gears quite a bit -- not as much as everyone else, of course. But if I had to go back and review it now, I'd probably give it an 8.5. The campaign was too short, but the co-op and multiplayer was sick. And I love hard games with a cover system that shun the run-and-gun approach of most shooter. Great cover system mechanics. And Gears 2 looked pretty impressive -- I'm glad Epic added the meat shield option.