I never actually played the original back in the day, so this is all new to me. My only impressions of the series were from multiplayer which skewed my opinion because I wasn't used to the slow paced combat. But the campaign has got me hooked! I can see how special this game was for its time. The remaster does a great job of making the game next gen friendly. One thing I didn't expect from the game was the horror aspect which is awesome. My understanding is that the 4th one will go back to this. Overall, I'm pretty happy. I kinda wish they remastered the whole series. Not sure how I will like playing the 360 versions. What is your verdict, SW? Any first time Gears players?