Alright, I finally finished this game and now started the multiplayer. I haven't read a thing in here as to avoid spoilerage. I did read in various places that many were very disappointed with the ending and even saw a thread here on CAG where people got refunds from Amazon because they didn't like the ending - which is extreme to say the least.
I have to say this shoots right up to my #1 overhyped disappointment of the year. That is, the supposed horrid ending
was a dissapointment in that I actually didn't mind it at all. Had I not read anything about it wouldn't have seemed controversial at all to me. I was expecting some atrocity by the comments I've seen. Yeah, perhaps it is a bit odd, and I can see where some of the complaints (
) are valid, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected it to be - which is to say, I was pleasantly surprised as I went in with low expectations. So that worked for me I guess
Anyway, so for multiplayer, are the servers super-flaky? Maybe just tonight? I've gotten into about 6 maps, and only 2 were we able to complete. I keep getting disconnected from the wonderful EA servers. And what really sucks is that it seems you keep nothing when that happens - not even wave bonus credits and such for ones you have completed.
It is so frustrating I had to stop playing and come here to complain. I mean, it sucks to work through like 7 waves only to have that happen over and over. My Internet connection is rock solid and I've never gotten kicked out of XBL during all of this. So it is just those damn servers that they make you redeem (or pay for) an online code for. Plus, this being a freaking EA game my son can't even play it online and he is dying to do so. He really wants to get all the achevements (he is doing an Insanity run now) but as far as I understand it there are a few you need multiplayer for, right? I think Microsoft needs to not allow that - you ought to be able to get all the achievements in a title from any account. Multiplayer ones are fine, as long as everyone can get them (as he can in Halo Reach). And don't think this has anything to do with the 'M' rating either - EA locks my kids out of fucking NBA Jam online too.
Anyway - gonna try to get in another game and hopefully make it through this time.
What is the proper strategy for redeeming credits, assuming I can get any more? I'm just shy of 20,000 and was thinking of getting that 20k pack with the 1 "uncommon" in it. I take it these are weapons or characters. Right now I'm a boring ol' human with beginners weapons. But I see some people not much higher level than me kicking ass with some great powers/weapons. So should I get that 20k pack, or is it better to save up for the more expensive ones?
Edit: got back on and completed 3 multiplayer missions in a row. So I guess it was just being flaky around 1-3 am Pacific...
Edited by io, 07 April 2012 - 12:18 PM.