I was just wondering.. what series you can't/couldn't stop playing for years. What exactly do you love about the series? Also, what are your dislikes about the series?
Gears - Personally, I love Gears of War series. Since day one when Gears of War first came out.. I remember the exact day, I first started playing Gears of War, I was absolutely blown away! I was very impressed with NextGen. But most of all.. I loved TPS, I loved the style of the game and online was tons of fun for many, many years! I thought, Gears of War 2 was kind of disappointing and multiplayer just didn't feel right. But Gears of War 3 made it all better! I like the story, I LOVE the chainsaw and I still can NOT stop playing Horde mode! I am pretty excited about Gears of War Judgment!
Halo - I never owned an original xbox, I've always owned a PS2 so.. I never really got big on Halo. Although, when I bought my 360.. I thought, I would give it a try. At first.. I liked it quiet a bit! I even played Original Halo to catch up with the story. I thought, it was pretty unique. I continued with the series when Halo 3 came out. I got into multiplayer quiet a bit but after about 4 months, I got bored with it and I went back to playing Gears. After Halo 3.. I didn't bother buying anymore Halo games. I did get to play all of them since my friend is a major Halo fanatic. I thought, they were alright but not enough to keep me coming back for more. I didn't buy Halo 4, I played it quiet a bit at my friend's. I could not get into multiplayer at all.. although, I do enjoy the story a lot!
Overall - I am not trying to offend anybody in any way. In my opinion both are a solid series.. but I do enjoy Gears of War a lot more and am still very addicted to Horde mode :)