Well I have played all the past Gears and have had a lot of fun over the years with them. Gears 3 is just as solid as the previous 2 but they didn't do anything to improve the game for those who like to play the bots offline. Playing bots offline is what my son and I like to do and they didn't do anything to make this better. For example, there is no option to play 2 vs 8 bots, the teams always have to be even. The map selection is so pitiful, there should of been at least twice as many maps as there are. Especially when you compare the number of maps in this game to the number of maps in other games like COD:Black Ops or Battlefield 3. The one pet peeve they continue to ignore is the stupid time countdown when only two guys are left, I can understand that for online but not offline. Lastly the bots are only marginally better than they were in Gears 2, they still kill themselves with the boomshot and torque bow and sometimes they just stand there and do nothing while others are fighting. It is a good game, don't get me wrong but it could of been a whole lot better for us.