Everyone is saying how Gears has a shitty story. Opinion. But let's test my psychic powers, shall we? I know U3 is a long ways out but let me take a stab at how the story is going to go:
Drake is going to start off in some extreme cirucumstance. Then, he's going to find out about some sort of mythical treasure. Next, he'll discover that some generic villain is after the same treasure and he has an army at his disposal to help him find it. There's going to be some sort of "betrayal" by one or more of Drake's friends. Drake will find out that the treasure that we thought was "A" really turns out to be "B"!! OH MY GOD! Drake will uncover some secret caverns through some elaborate puzzle solving/climbing but when he gets to these impossible to reach areas, the bad guys will already be there (!?) with weapons set up, waiting for him. The main bad guy and Drake will finally face off in some sort of over the top battle. Drake will win.
It takes a creative mind to come up with such original and epic storytelling, folks! Let's see how right I am later on this year.
*edit* I guess that story does seem a little predictable. So to totally shock the audience, maybe they'll have some sort of third enemy--maybe some sort of mythical army of mutants or something--that will attack Drake AND his enemies. Nobody will ever see that coming!!