"since that's more of Nintendo's fault" I don't see how this could be an excuse. COD has had parties since WaW, why can't Con2? If this is honestly the problem, then why deal with Nintendo anymore if they won't let something as simple/common as a Party system be allowed?
As to the "Challenge" comment, I want to play with and talk to my friends. I can't talk to them if they are on the other team and we can't coordinate out team because we have some random going 2-31. If I want to play against them, I'll hold a private match.
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I wouldn't mind playing against friends if there was some way to talk to them at selective moments in the game. Maybe an option to look at the scoreboard and turn the option to talk to them on and off. Maybe even just holding down the scoreboard button could enable it or something.
Just a thought. TBH, I hate going against parties in Uncharted 2, but maybe that's because they usually talk trash so much. That's why I'm almost thankful that people have to earn the privlege to speak with you in C2.
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