Eh? Far more comparisons- Fairly boring environments. When inside, the rooms all look bland and the same (like Halo buildings). The shooting. Tink! Tink! Tink! Like shooting enemies with a water pistol. Headshots are weak. Feels like there's no power to any of the weapons. They just shoot and stuff falls over. Same stiff characters/movements. Same type of "deep" story that's just average really but drug out to pretend to be interesting. The enemies are lame in both- though Mass Effects arent as bad. The voice acting... oh man... the voice acting. Both pretty terrible there. Neither are anything like Gears. Gears = badass looking enemies that look like they want to hurt you, with good weapons. Your shots seem to have power. Pow! Head flies off. BOOM shotgun melts someone to taco meat- but it's not just the gore. The weapons just feel strong. Not like water-pistols. The voice acting is actually good. The story is as basic as possible- but the characters have decent dialogue. Anyway- I was mostly comparing it due to it being another waaaay over-hyped psi-fi game. Both are playable and ok games- just not 10s. I think most of this is due to Microsoft/360 fans building the games up since they're exclusives.