Don't get me wrong I love Gears 3. In fact I am reupped and only four achievements left so that shows how i love the game :O)
But there is some cosmetic things that really can be annoying. Like for example that HUGE NON SEE THRU black banner that comes out and takes up the whole screen that says "Execution Rules...blahblahblah". It pops out i mean at the weirdest and most unexpecting times, takes up the whole screen and stays there for like 10 seconds. I actually counted one time and it was 8 seconds one time that tayed there. Enough time for me to get shot from behind because i couldnt see anything except that banner. It is really obtrusive in my opinion :O) hehe. I think seriously that they could just pop up a small thing on top of the screen that is just a a simple warning and that is transparent background . and doesnt stay that long. that would work.
I mean whats odd about it is i seen it in HORDE too.. when i am trying to shoot down an enemy that is just about ready to stomp on a crawling team mate and when the bullets hit the teammate (thank god for freindly fire off setting) i get that huge ugly banner popping in there...I have NO CLUE why it shows up in HORDE mode but it does.
Also the ribbon awards that pop up could be less obtrusive as well but since they dont stay on the screen that long that are that much of an issue.. but still could use transparent background.. Maybe?!?!/ or mybe a setting where you can set that that in the video settings for YOUR OWN personal preference?!
I also think that the HORDE score keep on the top left hand corner is also like taking up alot of valuable screen real estate, specually when the BONUS rounds are in progress and it add EVEN MORE to it. They have it like 6 inches fomr the left side of the screen with all that EMPTY space you would thinktheycould move it closer to the LEFT and to the TOP. To me thats wasted space. .. i think if they moved them score things close to the edges boths side of the screen (same with the weapon ammo counter).. that would give alot more room to the screen!.. OF course ZOOMING in to bring the hud closer to the edge would only defeat the purpose cause you would be zooming in EVERYTHING on the screen!.. including the actual game play .. so that wouldnt work.
OH yeah also another thing too put a SORT function on the MEDALS and ribbons so you can sort them to anyway you want just by a press of a button :O) ok ok just a thought :O)