Ok, after reading the title - let me get straight to it > my boiling point is StarCraft Heart of the Swarm ATM
I'm not going to say it's a bad expansion, by no means; I loved SC2 game - it was and probably still best RTS for these times where there're no good RTS released and if so they're pure crap!
The brand new "expansion" which is totally not expansion IMO because of it's size and it's full 60$ price and by it's full campaign content - I call it a brand new game.
My problem with Blizzard/Activision is not their usual 60$ price tags for their games but this time the BS they've come to, forcing you buy the original SC2 to actually play the so called "expansion pack";
If they want to call it expansion pack, then why not making it a stand alone?!?!
A) The game weights like a full game - therefor by calling it expansion you need to make this release as a stand alone.
B) It's full 60$ price make this game a full game/A stand alone expansion pack.
C) The amount of content given inside this game again force it to be called a full game or stand alone expansion pack
Why someone that just paid a full priced 60$ game needs to go back to the store and get the previous game for like another 40$?!?!
Can you see my point here? A full 60$ for expansion that doesn't count as a stand alone.
It's sad that our gaming life is running based on some major companies that set the rules and you don't have any other option to go to; By RTS genre you've got like what Warcraft and Starcraft from Blizzard, Red Alert and Command and Conquer from EA; I'm not counting other good RTS that were made in the last decade such as Rise of Nations etc. because those games are so few that none of them didn't made to the top RTS franchise.
If you don't believe me just start a new topic in GS and as for good modern RTS - I want those answered to be rolled by numbers and count how many people will answer right away StarCraft Heart of the Swarm.