I’ve Had It Up To Here With Map Packs

Kotaku writes:
I have a dream. That when a big shooter is released, at least some of its downloadable content caters to the crowd that prefers to game alone.

Think about it. Despite being games that are defined in many ways by their singleplayer campaigns and heroes (Master Chief! Captain Price!), series like Halo and Call of Duty are prolonged not by more singleplayer content, but by multiplayer map packs. Boring.

Can't one series, one day, stump up the time and cash to do a little singleplayer DLC instead?

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imvix2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

Get a game like Red orchestra 2, not only is the game something fresh large 32 vs 32 battles, the community it self has the freedom to give you free map updates and new gaming mods even better then any developer can, since they are made by the modding community(people who play to have fun not to make money).

Unfortunately since freedom of modding has been taken away from gamers for most AAA releases from companies like EA or activision you dont see much innovation at all in the market. Its the same rehashed games again and again.

Which either leaves you with the option of going for companies like Valve who is about the last remaining AAA dev that actually allows customization and freedom or you could rely on small time devs like tripwire interactive.

Ranshak2826d ago

Lol pretty easy to predict the next COD will be the same 4-5 hour campaign with small maps for MP, DLCs to be announced later. Hardly anything innovative.

People might as well buy DLCs and extend the lives of the 60usd game they bought last year, instead of dishing out another 60. Not that i support the idea of DLCs maps, those should be made free of cost by the community.

chasegarcia2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

Just buy the game used,don't buy it at all, or support games that give it for free.

Ranshak2826d ago

Cant buy the game used on PC, welcome to online pass on console, If they havent announced it already they probably will.

stevenhiggster2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

You cant buy used on PC, but you can just wait for a crazy Steam weekend sale.
I got Mafia 2 for £5 a couple of weeks back, and it would have been £10 with all the DLC packs too. And this week I got Darksiders for £5, these are both games I kinda wanted but was never gonna pay full price for, Steam sales ftw!
So no you cant buy used but deals like that are better than buying used, just gotta wait them out though.

stevenhiggster2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

I think everyone's missing the point here, he's complaining about no singleplayer DLC, not having to pay for DLC.
I agree with him too, I wouldn't say I was getting fed up of multiplayer but I do find myself longing for longer and deeper single player campaigns these days. So a little campaign DLC would be nice.

cakeisalie2826d ago

I am yet to find a really good DLC for single player experience.

I would be fine with that, as long as it hasnt been stripped out of the game while it was under production, packaged onto the disc then sold as a DLC.

saumer2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

I really loved the Minerva's Den DLC for Bioshock 2. I thought it was better than the main game. Worth a look if you have a copy of Bioshock 2 lying around.


waltyftm2826d ago

Map packs, Character skins, Extra characters are all a fookin ripoff, Devs and publishers have no excuse not to include them on the disk from the start, Memory constraints and time are not valid excuses, as they would give them away for free if that was the case.

cakeisalie2826d ago

Agreed check out Tombraider on the PC, there are hundereds of skins for every release, which shows such things are easily made. I think its lame charging for such petty stuff.

Spinal2826d ago (Edited 2826d ago )

I don't even buy map packs, never have and never will. Unless they pack it with atleast 10+ maps. Something worth the money. Instead they give you 2-3 maps and slap a hefty price on it.

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