I have to agree with that. I was a huge Gears of War fan. Was even a Gearhead for those familiar with that community.
But this? What's the point really? Sure, Baird and Cole are popular characters in the series, but it isn't enough to warrant a $60 game purchase and a worn out multiplayer that I'm going to abandon for Bioshock: Infinite and The Last of Us (not to mention finally play both of The Witcher games).
I may eventually get it if the word here and around is positive and when I can fit it in amongst everything else, but that's a stretched may right there.
Why does this always happen with the biggest titles from Microsoft?
Of course, every game leaks a few days before the street date.
But an entire month?!?
The last game that leaked that early was "Halo 4".
Do they do that on purpose?
I'm very confident that I will get the retail version at least half a week before the street date (Germany here). I hope these morons don't start banning early retail buyers again without first checking if these people are even playing on a modified console...
Gears 2 and 3 stories ruined the whole universe Epic set up with the first installment. There was no horror, mystery, RAAM type of characters to keep you on your toes. Eventually the Queen became a clown for comic relief as opposed to somebody to fear.