Originally Posted by p3Orion
I considered purchasing the map packs, but a lot of the reviews were negative. The first map pack seems to get the better reviews. At $15 a pop I don't plan on buying them, especially when you're really paying for only a few maps since many are garbage. I don't want to purchase them just to help with connection issues.
On a related note things went really well when it was just the three of us early on - me, jitu, matt - connection-wise and gameplay-wise. We were dominating, finishing 1-2-3 in every match. I don't know if we gel together well or if other variables are involved, but it seems that we do better with us three.
Hope you guys can get on tonight. I'll be checking in to see if you're on while I'm watching hockey and basketball.
I will be on tonight. What time depends on the wife!
I don't know why but I really agree with you on the three of us doing very well together. When the party gets larger than that it goes to crap for me. I guess we get lucky with the randoms they stick us with.
The map packs are good overall. Just like any game their are a few maps that I don't care for, but overall I like playing the majority of them. I also think a lot of it too, is the map packs are more challenging for me. I know the OG maps so well that I can basically predict how each map plays out no matter the game type. I am still trying to figure out the new maps so I have to be more careful on them. I get a lot more satisfaction when I dominate on the map pack maps. If I do really well on Terminal or Sub Base I am not surprised at all. I actually get more upset if I have just an OK game on the OG maps compared to doing below average on the new maps.
I guess it comes down to how willing are you to part with $30. When I went for them I probably could have used the money more wisely as things are tight for me these days. There have been times when $30 was throw away money and I could care less about losing it. I do not regret buying the map packs at all (I do however regret the Blops map pack). If you plan on playing this until the fall on a regular basis I would suggest getting them. It does give MW2 some new life.
One funny thing is Jitu HATES the map "Fuel". I actually like the map and usually have some good matches on it. None of the maps bother me like Wasteland and Estate. I wish those two could be taken from the rotation! I read the reviews before buying them and I can't say I agree with the opinions of them. I think they change over time as people get used to them.