I'm also a massive fan of the fiction & RAAM's Shadow was excellent fan service. One of the best DLCs for any game I've played. Looking forward to the campaign for the same reasons you are. This title's had a lot of thought put into it rather than just being a safe upgrade to Gears 3. Although it's a shame that a lot of good features outside of campaign are being sacrificed in the translation. I'd rather they build on what has gone before rather than outright replace and reduce. But any Gears game of this standard (judging from reviews) or better will always get a hell of a lot of hours out of me.