I didn't see a thread for this game, so here we go.
I got it for crimmus, and beat it today. Probably took the average time.
I think my main beef for this game was that sometimes I had absolutely no idea which path to take. The beacon helped somewhat, but it was still frustrating.
spoilers for endgame -
I had no idea that the game moved to Helghan until they showed it, they did not explain that you were going there in the cutscene at all, which I thought was weird. I knew the father figure guy would end up being a dick, but I figured he would have somehow been in on it with the main bad guy. I did enjoy the "post credits" mission, though.
I was just browsing my itunes library, and saw that I had downloaded this song. I have to say that this commercial was really well done. The song was incredible, and truthfully my first experience in seeing Gears of War.
I guess the fact that I don't remember any other commercial like this one is my own answer. What say you guys?
I'm seriously contemplating cancelling my PS4 pre-order, now that Watch Dogs and Drive Club are delayed. The only launch titles I'm halfway interested in are CoD (don't want to pay full price for this) and Killzone.