Originally Posted by wysiwyg
i hate the UE3 engine. ALL games using it look the same and have the same gameplay
Nope. Mass effect 1/2, Arkham Asylum and Mirror's Edge are shining examples of what can be done with that engine when the developers leave the "EZ gears of war clone" box unchecked.
Rarely is it actually the engine's fault. A prime example would be the 7 year old source engine that thanks to fake factory, looks just as good, if not better than most current games.
Anyways, personally, I really like the way the gears games and this game feel/play. It's actually really more fun to me to have the more animated camera view and more brutal feeling combat actions. It gives the sensation that you're actually doing legit damage rather than feeling stagnant and stiff.