That sounds like a bit much. I actually have the GotY edition, so I'm not sure what all content was or wasn't included with it. All I know is it looks like all it came with were the maps and a handful of skins. What else are you including in there?
keep in mind that buying a skin seperately costed 2$, so that alone is a lot of money, then you have the maps, the coop modes, the splitsceen, the max level unlock, and probably some more, believe me, it was that much money when the F2P version was released, I suppose some prices are reduced now :/
Have you tried buying it through the F2P? Because I remember when I was upgrading my F2P back in april last year that I also couldn't find unlimited level unlock through the PS Store, instead I had to boot up the F2P, access the store through it and then it was available.
I'm sorry @mbhitman but it was actually a typo, I meant his disc's gone bad. He has to boot up the game about five times or so for it to get past the multiplayer boot up properly. Along with that he's having a hard time just getting party playing to happen. We used to play all the time with no incident, three of us together. Nowadays, he can't get more than like four games (at it's best) before he gets booted from team play, but he can play games without being in a party easily. I suspect that although his disc is obviously not working properly, it's something to do with his router or such that has him being booted from games. usually we will play halfway through a match and he gets kicked or it just backs out.... Sucks especially because he's my IRL friends who lives in another state and this is what we like to do together.
I've noticed if you use F2P you get removed from parties more and games in general.
It's an ND issue, the loading thing is his issue, the rest is down to the game.