Does anybody else find it extremely irritating that i cannot buy MWR as a standalone game? They make you pay for IW and on top of that an extra 20$ to even get MWR. Better yet, try and return the piece of trash that is IW. Can't play MWR anymore. They are just trying to get money without even taking people into consideration. Shame on you Call of Duty.
Has it's own Forum and this has been discussed numerous times. Search tool is your friend, and this argument is played out.
The game is released as bonus content, some of the best bonus content we've ever seen. Because you don't like the idea of IW doesn't make it 'trash', as none of us have played the final game. I can understand why folks aren't excited about it for sure. But be rational. You want MWR? The only way to get it is to get certain versions of IW. Might it be standalone later? Perhaps. But it is what it is. Many are approaching it as they are getting a free game with their purchase of MWR.
If you can't provide anything constructive, why post at all?
Businesses exist to make money. You know that, right?
They knew they were taking a risk with the new game. To reward long-time, loyal players, they decided to include MWR. Of course it was done to boost sales. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to do that.
But they could have given us a cheesy reskin of a classic. Instead they have a game completely rebuilt from the ground up, and added more replay value with additional prestiges and other add ons that add to, without detracting from, the classic. If it were an insult to the legacy, that would be one thing. But from all accounts, its an amazing homage to what is arguably the greatest game in FPS history.
They are saying to basically take a chance on the new game while honoring fans of classic CODs. You value it at $30... but what if you get a couple days of play time out of it? Seems like a worthwhile investment. Its not easy to get a full days entertainment for $80 these days, not to mention something that could give you days of entertainment.
Why complain? If it bugs you that much, don't buy it and see if somewhere down the line you can get it as a standalone.
Maybe try to look at it in a positive way, your buying mwr for £50 which will last for time then your getting iw for £10. It's not really that bad iw still has a campaign which looks good an normally are then you get zombies mode too. Unless neither appeal to you but to me that seems a good deal.
iw will only take 46gb if your using disc and mwr 42gb so that's not the reportedly 130gb. If your a bo3 owner with a season pass then that's 87gb so you could just delete that an replace with the bundle.
this is how I'm looking at it, although I'm not to bothered about iw I'm still going to give it a proper bash an see what it offers then make up my mind. It's up to you how you want to look at it though.
The way that I'm FORCED to look at it, I'm buying MWR for $60 and IW for $20.
I would happily pay $60 for MWR if it was sold on its own.
I wouldn't pay a single cent for IW.
And before you say the game hasn't even come out yet or how can you say that without giving it a chance, I played the crap out of the beta. And from that, I've already deduced that I want none of it. I don't care that it was only the beta. Btw, the beta is not just for the developers. It's for the gamers, too. Developers want to know what they can improve on, and gamers want to know if it's a game worth buying. To say that all the problems (and there were many) were expected and that they'll all be fixed by release date is PITIFUL! This was the beta! Everything should of been ready, or at least close to ready. If I'm shaming some execs out there, good!
I understand the business aspect of selling the bundle. Why would Activision shoot itself in the foot by releasing two titles that compete against each other? But it begs the question: Would Activision still do this if they had any confidence that IW would outsell MWR? Anyway you look at it, you can't deny that it's still shady.
As for your suggestions about campaign and zombies, never got into both. The only campaign that I ever played is MW. I'm strictly in it for the multiplayer.
So then, how should I look at it in a positive way now?
Or I like to make up my mind after I have all the relevant information. Weird, I know. Remember Rumsfeld's words, and think about what you might not know you don't know.
You're not being forced to buy anything. You can also choose not to buy IW, with or without MWR. The most powerful voice you have with Acti is your wallet. As long as you keep opening it, they'll keep doing what they're doing. Why wouldn't they? If the only way for them to get your money is to offer MWR separately, you need to tell them that by not giving them money for IW just to get MWR. Economics really isn't that hard.