I was actually kinda shocked when Patrick said that the Gears of War characters were throwaway in today's Bombcast. I always though the large-than-life personalities were big part of why Gears of War was so good. Now, don't get me wrong, the Gears of War story/characters aren't going to win any awards, but I think Epic did a fine job of creating relatable and likeable characters. Sure, they all look like linebackers and are goofy as all hell sometimes, but I always thought they were interesting enough to create a real sense character investment. I'm not comparing them to The Walking Dead's cast, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have some sort emotional attachment to Delta Squad. To label them as throwaway seemed kinda harsh to me.
Maybe it's just me though. Do most people think that the Gears of War story/characters are lame? Am I alone in loving the Cole Train?