Gears of war is a great game. Great graphics, sound, gameplay, and great story. The Game is about 15 hours long but holds some online value. I would say this game is worth maybe 2 playthrouhgs and 8 hours of online. so all in all about 38 hours of gameplay, but once you hit that point you will be finished with the game, and most likely trade it in. The Graphics are incredible not that I whine much about Graphics. The sound is an element of the game which many developers cant make it. When you hear the sound of a Locust you know to take cover and get ready for some action. To compare this to any game is hard, though it holds a standard for Third person shooters that has only been close to being beaten once by Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. The story is good, the characters are a bit too rowdy but I guess that adds style. A great Game.
Some flaws are slow button reaction times, that happen on rare ocassions.