I love it. I think some people maybe disappointed if they are trying to play it like a single player campaign. It is truly meant to be played in co-op with three other buds on hardcore with declassified missions. It is a hella rush to survive some of those missions. Its much faster paced which i'm sure thats what PCF was going after. I could see some getting disappointed just going through it in single player on normal but you really need to try this on 4 player co-op. The social aspect to the campaign is what separates the Gears and Halos from other games.Every copy comes with gow1 code.
I don't understand the hate for this game. It's really fun well made game. Little tweaks here and there. I hope the population don't drop it.