This is why reviews can't be trusted, and they are bought!
I have seen IGN littered with Judgement ads, so no wonder they scored it higher. I saw that coming a mile away.
Gears of war looks all the same, all you do is go in to an area with cover, cover and shoot. Rinse and repeat the whole game. God of War on the other hand, there is always scenery changes, the bosses are better, the enemies and combat is diverse and doesn't get dull. In gears, all you do i shoot. In God of war, you have different weapons and can pull off a lot of cool combos.
Do you believe Gears deserves a 9.2 from IGN compared to Ascension's getting 7.8?