HardcoreMedic68 wrote:I thought that the Xbox 360 that came with 4GB WAS an internal harddrive... guess I should've read the back of the game instead of trusting a console I've been playing on for years now. This is ridiculous... so basically, if I'm understanding this correctly, I now have to buy a $129 harddrive to be able to play a game I purchased? What is the purpose of restricting the installation device to harddrive only? If it's a marketing strategy (More like scam) to get people to purchase the ludicrally-expensive internal harddrives, well, I'd like my money back please. I literally cannot play this game that I paid for with my hard-earned money. Moreover, with me being stationed in Korea, we have one on-post PX and they don't carry the 360 harddrives so even if I was going to go with this scam, I couldn't. And it would cost over $50 to get it shipped here if I order one online. Besides, with this pattern I've been seeing with Xbox recently, even if I did purchase that harddrive, god knows I'd get a message saying "We're sorry, it must be the original harddrive issued with your Xbox," or something ridiculous like that. The worst thing is that the reason I bought this game was because my brother back in the states wanted me to play it with him but I gave him my old Xbox which was also a 4GB xbox, so he won't be able to play it either. Hell, neither will my sister. I'll inform them not to buy it if they haven't already done so. Totaled, it would cost me and my brother almost $400 to play a game together ($129 x2 for us each to have a harddrive and 59 x2 for the game). Then if my sister wanted to play with us?? This is absolutely ridiculous and might very well be the last straw with Xbox. I might just buy my brother and sister a PS3 for Christmas and buy one for myself. I will be sure to inform the other members in my unit as well since they were so excited about BF4. Way to go Xbox: take more money from the soldiers fighting for this country. Didn't think about that did you? Or maybe you did but you just don't care where the money comes from as long as it ends up in your pockets.....
Sounds like you are in a tricky situation, so sorry to hear that, but really the hard drive is one of the 360s strengths in my opinion. I've bought two hard drives over the years, both official ones. At the time you couldn't use other hard drives or flash drives or whatever, but considering how much I spent (£50 and £70 respectively), I thought it was good value considering how much use I've had out of them. I got both second hand and traded in one to offset the other, I also got them from CEX and so cut down the price with some other junk.
The massive installs for BF4 and others in the series are a massive pain and I know people are put off by that, but really for the sort of graphical quality you get, considering it's current gen, I think it's worth it. I haven't played BF4 so I can't comment on all these issues of it looking not great and being glitchy but I am sure an update will come along soon to cut out a lot of those bugs. As was said in another thread, devs at the moment are working on a title for more platforms than usual, and when you are comparing it to shiny PS4 versions it's bound to look naff.
My advice is to preservere and a fix will come in the next few weeks. One or two bad experiences shouldn't be enough to be put off a game, otherwise everyone would have packed in GTA Online ages ago. BF is some of the most immersive and engaging team play I've seen in a game and I can't wait to pick up my copy on the One.