EDGE states that "While its bulk is impressive, it lacks a distinctive personality" I don't have the review in front of me, but it is available for purchase. I don't understand why EDGE gave the game such a low score. It is certainly one of the few reputable publications to deliver a harsh score on the game. I personally haven't played the game, so I can't comment on whether the game deserves that score. However, the general consensus is that GOW 4 is a return to form for a franchise that has been suffering from repetition and super macho protagonists. The new characters, and gameplay mechanics are fresh of breath air, even if sometimes the game plays it safe. Do you guys agree? And what do you think is next for the Gears series?