Originally Posted by Black Haru
I agree and disagree. yeah, it would be a pain to spend 100 hours to unlock a class you don't like; but considering that most of us have 400+ hours total in BC2 (that's right around 100 hours a class) it fits the bill for a longer unlock system.
It really matters how each one plays out. I think I will love Support, Medic should be right at home for me even with the weapon change, and Engineers getting some guns with decent power and my love for landmines is fine. But Recon, eh, I'd almost always have an ammo box and C4 (and I say that because if I play Recon I don't sit and Snipe). It will completely matter what the unlocks are, if I need to sit and Snipe to unlock close quarters setups for Recon, I will be displeased.
But now if you want to unlock all classes, you would need to balance that play rather than enjoy your favorite. And if you enjoy all 4, waiting 400 hours to get all the things you like is a long time, I'm at 500 hours after 1.5 years in BC2 and I play more than most, 400 hours for a lot of people might take 2 - 3 years. I honestly had no issue with the BC2 unlock system, if I want goals and crap to work for I play a RPG. If I want to vent and just have a good time, I play an FPS. Theres nothing worse than seeing the gun you want and knowing you need to put another 75+ hours just to get that, because what I'm going to do is put in that 75 hours as fast as I can, and when I get it, the grind will be done and I probably won't even use it since I played that kit so much with weapons I didn't want to use. I unlocked everything in BC2 well over a year ago, and I haven't once found myself saying "I wish I had something to unlock (play for right now)", because I play the game to enjoy it, not to see shiny rewards pop up on my screen.