Yesterday saw the release of yet another DLC offering for Call of Duty: Black Ops, Rezurrection (the 4th DLC for the game to date). Unlike the previous 3 content upgrades, Rezurrection features no multi-player maps; instead you have 5 zombie maps to add to your collection. 4 of the maps are updates from Call of Duty: World at War, while the 5th takes place on the moon. There is some speculation that, with the impending Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on the horizon, this will be the last DLC to hit for Black Ops (the fact that the DLC spells out FEAR further helps this argument: First strike, Escalation, Annihilation, and now Rezurrection). While I have certainly enjoyed the Zombie maps that are in the game, I can’t help but wonder if this last DLC resonates with the community. It begs the question:
Is an all zombie map-pack worth the same $15 to you that previous Multi-player/Zombie map packs are worth?
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Personally, I feel like gamers are getting the shaft a bit on this one. Again, I find the Zombie maps enjoyable, and these 5 are likely to be good additions to the library. However, the $15 price point that has been established for DLC previously was generally reserved for multiplayer map downloads; maps where up to 16 people can duke it out, not 4. Maps where a wide variety of game modes can be selected from, not just one. Maps where you can hone your skills against bots if you want to learn the maps, try out different perks, or just to level up your combat training character. Some may have argued that $15 was overpriced for what you got previously; I can’t imagine these people are too happy that now you’re paying the same for what seems to be less. I could be wrong; maybe there are hundreds of thousands of people out there that were clamoring for more Zombie maps. If so, your day has arrived!
What do you think? Vote above, and throw up a comment below.
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