It's bullshit, that's what it is. I can't play any team slayer with my buddies, because only like 2 of us actually think that the mythic map pack is worth it. Trust me, it's not.
Yes you can, Social Slayer requires no DLC, same with Social Skirmish and Lone Wolves. If you want Ranked, Squad Battle and MLG only need Heroic (which is free).
I love how Bungie claims that they "are now separate" from Microsoft, but still make games announced by, marketed by, and published by Microsoft.
Insomniac is no different. As an independent developer Bungie can do what they want and what they want is continued partnership with Microsoft, and to launch their enemies into the Sun with a massive slingshot.
I don't really see a need to charge a full amount. It is an expansion pack for all intents and purposes. I'll try it, but I'm not gonna buy it till the price drops. And if that means waiting a while, I will.
It's just a cash cow.
So were Halo 2 and 3.
I respectfully disagree. They at least carried the story to it's climax and conclusion, and added other features such as live play and forge and other in game items, however much you use them is up for debate, but they had a reason to exist
ODST has reworked player traits, a full campaign, a new multiplayer mode, and an updated engine. Not to mention Halo 3's multiplayer complete with every DLC map and the Reach Multiplayer Beta. Seems like a fair deal to me.
Many PC games' expansions cost near full price if they're stand-alone. And many games that could be considered expansions with a change in wording and maybe a few divisions (such as Rainbow Six Vegas 2, a quality tactical shooter by the way) are released as full games for full price.
I'm gonna fork out for the Collector's Edition.
I mean.. I'm me, what choice do I have? And it's more expensive here, too.
I think I might too, I could use an extra controller and that one looks, as another poster put: hawt. My brother is of course getting his own copy and preordering it for the Sergeant Major Avery Johnson Firefight skin.
"[the game] provides a new campaign from the point of view of an entirely new character."
This shows how far some sales rep in MicroSoft have their heads up stuck up their asses.
Like the idea of retelling a story from a different point of view from a new character has NEVER been done before.
Half-Life: Opposing Force 1999?
It's not the same story seen by a different character. Aside from seeing a Halo 2 cutscene from a different angle it's an entirely new story.