or mass effect ;p. story yo helps. gears was a vehicle to just shoot things with 1 dimensional deep gameplay. why some the combat just never clicks with i would say, hump wall shoot hump next wall. me opens up the combat in 1 and 3 some and 2 is the worst for gears of bore style combat. now compare any gears game to doom or rage even, you get multiple powers to aid you in combat, stuff makes you move better, take more damage, wall humping is part of the gameplay but a fraction of the part vs the core part of the gameplay. i think why i found gow boring tedious and nothing to get hyped over. i not played one since the first crappily ported one though. did not click with me and the combat of mass effect especially 2 was the worst.