Is it just me or does this look MUCH better than the previous Gears games? I've really been blown away by the graphics and lighting, so many moments where you just have to stop and appreciate it. Amazing stuff. Definitely one of the best-looking games I've ever seen on a console.
Also I'd forgotten how much fun Horde mode is. What a blast, especially with all the new additions. Got to lvl35 on the beach level with a five-man group last night and it was just wall-to-wall awesome, can't wait to play a lot more. Is there a GAF friends Gamertag I should know about? I can see myself playing a lot of Horde.
In other Gears news I tried playing in 3D. The 3D effect works well but it makes the game too dark overall, it's too hard to see stuff that you really need to see, especially in a firefight, and you just don't get to appreciate the beauty of the graphics nearly as much. Am I the only one who's been trying to play this in 3D? I feel like the depth effect is worth it but the dim colors are an issue. Someone suggested turning up in-game brightness, has anyone had luck finding settings that work well for them in 3D?