I got the chance to play this at a friend's house and I was extremely disappointed at how... COD-like this game has become. A major contributing factor to that was having to level up to unlock stuff through level ups. I think I died a little bit inside when I saw an XP count pop up after a kill.
So I got to wondering: do you have to level up to unlock these things in offline play as well? Or is offline play setup the way it's always been? I realize how unlikely this is but if it is the way it used to be it'll at least give me some reason to want to play the game again.