So I was on XBL last night and I was doing my usual scroll of the Main Dashboard when I saw that Halo 3 came out with new maps, as well as other goodies that really did not interest me at first. Seeing as how I don’t have the map packs and I don’t play Halo anymore, I thought heck, if their giving the old maps out free might, as well download ’em right? Wrong. Its been almost 2 years since the Legendary pack came out and approaching that mark for the Mythic pack as well. Yet Bungie refuses to lower the prices on these maps.
The Mythic pack features DLC maps for players as does the Legendary. For those of you who played Halo 3, you know that not having these maps severely cripples what play-list you can participate in online. Yet the prices stay at the 800 MS for the Mythic and 600 for the Legendary. Hardly worth the 5-10 USD it actually cost.
Well anyway, Bungie ran out of Halo Campaign mode difficulties to name their map packs after, so this new pack is called the Mythic II Pack. It features a whopping THREE NEW MAPS (Omg so much maps) for the futuristic Sci-Fi Shooter.
The names are Heretic, LongShore, and Midship. Not much has been said about these packs so I am assuming that its not a “must get” pack. Personally, with the MW2 pack rumored to be coming out sometime in the Spring, I would much rather save up MS for that pack. 800 MS can go a long way.
Along with this comes no new clothes to buy for your avatar in the Marketplace. Another bonus is the extra advertisements about Halo:Waypoint, yes more of them. However, there does seem to be a new Halo:Reach trailer out…..or is it just Bungie recycling the VGA trailer again?
So yeah, that was the largest amount of time I have ever spent doing nothing. Aside from the map pack, which apparently isn’t all that new either, Bungie is just wasting space on the spotlight section. No, Seriously, Thanks. Don’t take me wrong, my first year of XBL was spent playing Halo3 everyday, but I believe Bungie should put way more work into this game and its DLC because it is time to provide a refreshment to Halo seeing as how the upcoming releases of new games may challenge the loyalty Halo players have for the game. Seriously, its a great game and deserves more than this.
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