-Call of Duty 2. Got this recently it really is an excellent game. Anyway on Saturday I went back home and did this on 3 player deathmatch for hours. There were probably a good 6 or 7 maps that worked really well with only 3 players split screen.
-Gears of War. Your comment about the save system is completely unfounded. ALL games I have played in co-op work that way. Except that usually you have to restart the whole level. In this game the Chapters are regularly spaced with no more than 10 minutes gameplay between them. So you can just load up from the latest chapter that you got through. The chapters are spaced liberally throughout each of the Acts so it really isn't a problem.
I am also a little confused. On the one hand you complain how flimsy the manual for NFS was but then you also complain that Gears doesn't have a tutorial mode. A game should have one or the other. Not both. Since from your NFS review you clearly read the manuals why is Gears lack of a full tutorial mode a problem?[/QUOTE]
Call of Duty 2: That's nice that you found some cool multiplayer modes, but I did not. And if I have to search for them, it's a reasonable gripe.
Gears of War: So since other games have bad save systems that makes it okay for Gears? That's quite an assumption.
About the manual: So you're saying a game can't have a tutorial and a decent manual? Are they really mutually exclusive?? For the record, Gears does have a short "training" level, but all it does is teach you how to push buttons and kick in doors.