@bowls For tilesets, I like Mike Mayday’s (http://artgoblin.pl/df.php).
@RedSwirl et al. It wasn’t just the gameplay I found lumbering in Gears. It was every aspect: the world, the characters (if you can call them that), the voice acting, the art, etc. For this reason, I’m not too keen on Vanquish, as flash, bosses, and over-the-top premises don’t really do it for me. Payday, though. Five bucks? All over it, even if I might never have time to play it.