RB3 is put together a lot better. I was actually surprised when I got it because i thought it would be more of the same, but it's really done well in that it doesn't matter if you are playing alone, with friends, with strangers online, or whatever. It's all integrated. Of course you can choose if and when you want to go online, but there are no seperate campaigns or profiles or anything like that.
It may be hard to understand if you haven't played RB2, but having to choose whether you're solo, local or online, then getting to the right screen and sending your invites and then herding all the cats into the right place can get pretty frustrating. With RB3 it's drop in or drop out, you get credit towards everything whether you are playing quickplay, setlists, or whatever else. It's kind of like Rainbow Six Vegas 2 in that way, like you are always earning toward your next goal. Playing quickplay in RB2, while it was convenient, didn't get you any progress toward your goals.
It's also a lot better in keeping track of what you've done and what you need to do. THere is a clear list of goals with progress toward each goal shown. For them to win me over took a lot, as I said I was down on this game until it dropped to 20 bucks and I couldn't pass it by any more. I was very pleasantly surprised.
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