I love the amount of hate Gears of War gets, because it really illustrates how many people think it's cool to hate something popular. I think a Zelda game made by Epic would have the best of both worlds--the vast, adventurous, fantasy feel of Zelda, with the intense and engaging combat and unintentionally hilarious dialogue of Gears.
I think there's a lot of negativity surrounding American developers as only being able to conjure up things like GoW. I think that given a specific property, they could maintain and enhance the overall experience, and maybe add in some features that European/Asian developers may not have thought of. (Retro Studios...) And I believe this works both ways.
Oh, I know it's just a joke. And I love the artwork.
It's just that reading a few of the comments, and the general perception of American studios being relegated to creating 'overly masculine' games in the last decade kinda bums me out. But it's all good.