I first want to state this: I love the updated Xcom: Enemy Uknown offering. It is a tremendous game, and if nothing else it conveys the spirit of the first game named Xcom that earned my respect and admiration. I really do like what Firaxis and 2K games did...
And then I bought XCom: Enemy Within.
I have now bought Enemy Unknown twice, and in spite of asking on their facebook page, and on their twitter feed, I was never able to get a clear answer about it before I made the purchase.
I don't NEED a second included copy of Enemy Uknown with Enemy Within. The only conclusion I can come to is this: 2K games saw the opportunity to charge more for what should have essentially been a DLC offering.
When I asked why it wasn't a DLC, the answer I got on Facebook, was that it was too large to just be a DLC... Wait, what? Well, I've downloaded ENTIRE GAMES on Xbox Live, and they weren't too large - so how exactly does that work? Well, if you chock all of the content that probably should have been included originally, yeah it probably makes for some large file sizes - when you also make the first offering a mandatory purchase.
To reiterate, I don't need two copies of Enemy Unknown.
I feel like you cheated me 2K. I would have gladly given you my money if you'd just been upfront and honest, but now I feel like you lied to me to get a bigger chunk of change. Now, you'll be lucky if I ever buy anything from you again.