I don't care about technical terms and all this stuff people throw around to be perfectly honest. A game can have 1 million polys and it can be ugly as hell.
Gears 2 is a better looking game than Uncharted. By quite a bit.
You initially said Gears of War, not Gears 2. If it's about Gears 2, I agree (for the most part), as made evident in my post. As for technical stuff, whether you don't care for it or not, that plays a factor when determining which games are ahead of others. Personal opinions are fine, but the tech stuff isn't based on opinion. And frankly, Uncharted 1 was anything but ugly.
Either way, if I misunderstood, you have my apologies.