I’m not sure yet if I’ll buy the Modern Warfare 2 maps due on the 30th, but actually I don’t think 1200 MS points (or about €14) is excessive for 5 more maps, even if 2 are rehashed from a previous game. I never played them in their previous incarnation anyway.
I’ll wait until the reviews are in however before parting with my hard earned credits but really, put things in perspective. I’ll spend about 7 Euro on a magazine that I’ll read over the course of a week or two and then dump in the corner with the rest of them. A paperback can cost from €8 to €12 and be read in bursts over about the same time. Or even €4.90 for an occasional pint.
If my past 4 months experience of game playing are anything to go by, I’ll get a lot more use out of a map pack than any magazine or most other entertainment purchases I’ll make.
I have to admit I’m looking forward to the free DLC for Bad Company 2, even if it’s just new modes for existing maps…
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If MW2 is anything like World At War then you’re basically stuffed online if you don’t have the map packs. I didn’t get WAW until about October or November last year (yes, really late) and so playing online meant I would be kicked from pretty much every lobby as I didn’t/don’t have the map packs. I only bought it for the Nazi Zombies anyway so it wasn’t a big deal.
I will be getting the map packs for MW2 though and it will be the first DLC that I ever pay for.
I’m sure I didn’t get WAW until around the same time but I only ever played it once online when I had my month’s free Live sub with the new Xbox. I ducked into a room, got stabbed in the back, heard the guys cursing in the lobby like, well I don’t know what like, but they were ignorant racist idiots, and I quit.
I loved the single player campaign in WAW though. One of my all time favourite games.