This is what happens when a studio is controlled by a corporation that needs to satisfy their shareholders and partners financially. Creative work always suffers when the work is being controlled by money. It happens with movies, tele-shows and games are no different.
@Zodak , dude, don't be so naive or maybe argue for the sake of argument. MTs in a single player game is ridiculous no matter how you look at it. The excuse of increasing production costs is bullcrap. They go big on games and to get that cash back, add these kind of greedy ways to break even.