Ooooh. I haven't played either. Looking forward to playing Crackdown finally. Played the demo a few year back and loved it. I was just too preoccupied in Halo at the time and didn't buy the full version.
Your missing the point. I think Crackdwon and Dead Rising are good examples I don't think assassin creed 2 and halo 3 are. I was saying if they give them free now they might find a bigger audience on the next one...Nothing about it being Niche. Its about it being free and a fun game.
Crackdown is excellent for those who haven't played it at all yet - the game was so fun that I 100%'ed the game in just under a week in the release week the first time with no guides, nothing.
Dead Rising is great because I STILL have the original Dead Rising with the original case sealed for whenever I make time to play it, and then I can transition into the sequel for free.
And to think that I just got back home from picking up BioShock Infinite Premium Edition brand new and sealed for 30 - not counting all the other tons of games I have yet to play, I have no rush to jump into next-gen.
DR2 would be quite swell for me, I own it on pc but never installed it after hearing about giving the child medicine every set time other wise you fail, so IMO I would prefer the Off the Record version which removed that aspect and of course gives us middle aged frank west.