Dear fuck, they pushed the knobs to twelve with wackiness here. Could be really fun, but it's out in five months? That doesn't assuage any fears that it'll be another small experience that SR3 was compared to the behemoth of SR2.
Not even 2 years. End of the year 2011 to Aug 2013. Given the scale of the game(at least in SR2) I would expect more development time for a true sequel. Like I said earlier, looks like they just gussied up the previously planned expansion for SR3.
Which means it's even less development time because they didn't even discuss making an expansion till 4-5 months after SR3 launched. This and GOW:J are running the same scheme of starting off with something as DLC then trying to pretty it up as a full retail release.
The upside could be that they used the two years to make the SR3 over-the-top experience as deep and fleshed out as SR2, with as many interiors, customizable features, and that huge amount of variety. If that's the case, then hell yeah. But that's not what's been conveyed.
I'm REALLY stoked for this one. Now that they aren't under THQ's lovely DLC models and season pass b.s., I expect this fucker to shine. Even with that bullshit, I loved a lot of 3. It just wasn't worth $60 imo. More a $30-$40 purchase. C'mon Deep Silver. Don't make the same damn mistakes the last publisher did. I'll beat Maurice Tan's ass.