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Activision strikes again: locking BO4 DLC behind season pass and BO3 DLC behind BO4 digital pre-orders FOR PS4 ONLY!

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jason1637 said:
KManX89 said:

Me, neither. The game was already dead to me before this (it's literally just a reskinned BO3 without jetpacks and wall-running), but now? 

Lol no it isnt. Art style is the same but game mechanics are way different.  Also it's gonna have a BR mode, and 3 zombie maps at launch.

LOL, yes it is. Watch any gameplay footage of BO4, it plays EXACTLY the same as BO3, just without the jetpacks and wall-running and with the perhaps equally-annoying grappling hook added.

It's basically BO3.5. 



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KManX89 said:
jason1637 said:

Lol no it isnt. Art style is the same but game mechanics are way different.  Also it's gonna have a BR mode, and 3 zombie maps at launch.

LOL, yes it is. Watch any gameplay footage of BO4, it plays EXACTLY the same as BO3, just without the jetpacks and wall-running and with the perhaps equally-annoying grappling hook added.

It's basically BO3.5. 

Seems more like BO 2.5. That is why i preordered. Could be wrong when it comes out. 



KManX89 said:
jason1637 said:

Lol no it isnt. Art style is the same but game mechanics are way different.  Also it's gonna have a BR mode, and 3 zombie maps at launch.

LOL, yes it is. Watch any gameplay footage of BO4, it plays EXACTLY the same as BO3, just without the jetpacks and wall-running and with the perhaps equally-annoying grappling hook added.

It's basically BO3.5. 

So a Call of Duty game playing like a Call of Duty game? You're ignoring all the big gameplay mechanics like the 150hp, 5v5, 1 specialist per team, specialist being more developed and having a bigger impact to the game than in BO3. Like I already mentioned there are other big changes like battle royale and zombies. But you can continue to ignore these changes and keep saying it's exactly the same.

 

 



My last COD was BO3, and I don't plan on returning anytime soon. Removing the campaign was the final straw for me, and frankly I've always hated Acti more than EA. 



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Apparently no one is playing the preorder exclusive playlist, lol.

What a fucking stupid idea.



Having bought every Call of Duty game since 2, with exception to Ghosts, I have to say I'm disappointed that they're still using this outdated business model. The problem is that most games these days that are in the same arena as CoD have better or more accessible cost models. Another issue is one that's been occurring for years and that's the community split when new map packs drop. This has generally caused a drop in matchmaking quality each and every time, which for me discourages me buying the season pass to begin with. It seems Activision's "fix" for this point is the Black Ops Pass, but that doesn't defeat the point that they're using a dated model to begin with.

Activision needs to realize that if they want to extend the longevity of their cash cow, then they need to adapt their business model for the franchise to match their competitors. The best case scenario would be making additional maps free (which would solve the split community and add better value to the game) and using micro-transactions for cosmetic items for that extra money that they surely want.

Am I buying Black Ops 4? I would really like to, but I'm having trouble justifying the value they're giving me compared to what their competition is offering.



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KLAMarine said:
Can't wait to not spend my money on this.

This literally made me laugh. Completely agree and don't see why this is a surprise to anyone. 

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barneystinson69 said:

My last COD was BO3, and I don't plan on returning anytime soon. Removing the campaign was the final straw for me, and frankly I've always hated Acti more than EA. 

Well, MW4 gave me a little newfound hope with some of the old IW guys returning, but it's gonna be marred by the same Activision BS we see every year. 

When the reveal trailer showed that BO4 was a BO3 clone with grappling hooks instead of jetpacks and wall-running, it was all over for me. Throw in the removal of the campaign for a surely MTX-infested Battle Royale mode (and it will be because it's fucking Activision), the digital pre-order exclusivity bullshit and locking DLC behind a season pass that you can only get with a $100 SE, and they're begging fans to jump ship to BFV with all the free DLC they're giving away this year.

I don't know what they were thinking with all the huge AAA games offering consumer-friendly practices this year, but I seriously hope it bites them in the ass.

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fauzman said:
KLAMarine said:
Can't wait to not spend my money on this.

This literally made me laugh. Completely agree and don't see why this is a surprise. 

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