I don't point out other people's reviews often, but Action Button has something great to say about Gears of War 2. It starts out with Penny Arcade-style hyperbole and ridiculousness, and then, without letting up the gonzo tone, segues smoothly into intelligent critique of the game design. I link it as evidence that, Zero Punctuation to the contrary, you can be funny, intelligent and positive at the same time.
Go check it out.
NOTE: You should be aware that these guys did not like most of the recent DS/GBA Castlevania games, so their judgement is suspect at best. Just saying, is all.