When Gears of War 2 came out all the way back in two-thousand-and-hate I didn't really play it. I played through the campaign once, and then just stopped. Until yesterday. I was on Xbox Live, and a few of my friends were playing through Horde mode. I decided, sure, I could go for some Gears 2, it's definitely not terrible. But damn, that game is good.
The next day, as soon as I woke up I turned on the Xbox and saw my friends were playing Gears 2 again. This time, instead of playing Horde, we just played straight up deathmatch. We just wanted to have fun and not get our asses kicked, so we played with bots. And it was pretty fun. We played for about 4 hours again and just laughed the whole way through.
I guess the point of this story is that people shouldn't be afraid to go back and play old games just because they're old. I'm getting way more enjoyment out of this game now then I am with Bad Company 2, which is a fairly recent game (I still love Bad Company 2 though). The summer is a great time to play all those games you just missed, since there's nothing else coming out. Hell, I'm going to start playing Persona 3 FES next week.