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Assassin's Creed 3 Gets $60 Worth Of DLC Today

Assassin's Creed III launched today for the PS3 and Xbox 360, complete with $60 worth of DLC.

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rolandfurious1309d ago (Edited 1309d ago )

What the heck, Ubisoft. Man, I must be getting old. I remember when games included Cheat Codes to allow you to do stuff like this for free!

Soldierone1309d ago

And you could but the Cheat discs for maybe 10 dollars and unlock literally everything in 20 different games....lol

Imagine paying for it today, you'd be broke within an hour.

Nimblest-Assassin1309d ago (Edited 1309d ago )

Meh... microtransactions

AC doesn't need them... its more or less for people who don't have the time, or just want to get all the stuff easier without grinding



"The first is the Gameplay Pack for 1200 MSP ($15). This one grants you immediate access to all gameplay elements, disregarding your current level. It also contains all sets, abilities, perks, streaks and bonuses."

Thats gamebreaking since the game pairs you up with similar levels

TheRealSpy1308d ago

cash-grab game.

glad i decided not to rush into getting it.

HappyGaming1308d ago

$15 Dollars to unlock content already on the disc?

Soldierone1308d ago (Edited 1308d ago )

@Gumtrol No. to do things you were too lazy to do or figure out on your own lol

And its funny how it says but, instead of buy haha my bad

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SilentNegotiator1309d ago (Edited 1309d ago )

$60 worth of DLC and a patch for 44 known issues on day 1? Oh man.....and I thought ME3 was a good representation of this industry's issues. This at least matches or comes close, and that's quite sad.

kaozgamer1308d ago

wtf ubisoft?!? i dont mind dlc but i hate dlc that comes out on the launch day. they could have put it on the disk. it just shows how money greedy they are.

geth1gh1308d ago (Edited 1308d ago )

And now I finally see the reason for the creation of achievements and trophies. Slowly get people addicted to it over the years.

Then "Cheat codes? Yea your not gonna get any of these sweet achievements/trophies with those."

"If pay us $30 though...."

Talk about getting hustled.

Marcello1308d ago

WTH !! ok so you have bought the game & now you pay to have everything your supposed to get from playing the game, so is there any point in playing ??

Its the same as buying the game then paying to have Ubisoft show you the ending.

DLC is getting well out of hand.

HappyGaming1308d ago

The problem I have had with this kind of unlocks whether it came as a free cheat code or in this case paid content was that as soon as I cheated to unlock everything it would be exciting for an few hours while I tried everything new but VERY soon the whole game would get really boring and pointless because I had already acquired everything.

I remember buying coins for my the Shushi cutting game on my phone and although I loved the game the day I bought the coins and unlocked everything was the day I stopped playing it.

f7897901308d ago

I stopped buying Ubisoft and Capcom games. They just seem to be the worst when it comes to DLC.

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BringingTheThunder1309d ago

those packs should be $5, not $15

Dante1121309d ago (Edited 1309d ago )

Lol. Seems like every gaming company is pounding their customers with DLC nowadays. Miss the old days where all of a game's content was on disc and available to use from day one.

azshorty20031309d ago

It still boggles my mind that they charge so much for something that costs almost Nothing to distribute. Yes Microsoft gets their percentage cut, but theres no packaging costs.

If they charged $5 instead of $15 or $1 instead of $5, etc. I think they'd be surprised at how many more people would be willing to buy DLC, and it may turn out to be more profitable then gouging large amounts out of a select group.

Kurt Russell1308d ago

I would have been pissed off if paintball mode had of cost £'s on goldeneye!

shodan741309d ago

$60 of launch DLC? Ridiculous.

Nimblest-Assassin1309d ago

Microtransaction credits, for the people who don't want to play the game, or have no time

WalterWJR1308d ago

Why is it ok for these big publishers to try and scam us like this? I fell for this when I was younger, I was made to buy new halo maps to be able to carry on playing free for all games. 1 BR disc can fit everything and more. As for microsoft 1 HDDVD could have fit everything. £$£$ cows.

TheRealSpy1308d ago (Edited 1308d ago )

it's not a scam. you don't have to buy.

why is it okay for consumers to act like mindless drones that buy stuff without thinking? it's not!

the reason companies think they can get away with it...it's cuz consumers allow them to get away with it.

MasterD9191309d ago

Sounds like aside from the season pass the other two packs are worthless. They just give you instant access to everything in-game, which would take away the fun of earning it in the campaign anyways...what is the point?

dubt721309d ago

Because little kids, who shouldn't be playing this anyway, want to cruise around god-mode style.

MasterD9191309d ago

Just seems wrong, dumb, pointless...etc.

But hey, someone probably bought it today. Kudos to them for wasting away half the price of a new game on shortcuts.

I thought the point of buying a game was to play, not to skip through it like there is no tomorrow...but to each is own I suppose.

Sp1d3ynut1308d ago

...and probably singing "O,O,O,O-O..Ownin' God-mode style". :(

Conzul1308d ago

Well, assassin's creed games don't have a bonus-play mode. If you play through and restart the game, you still start with the basics even though you already beat it. It's fun sometimes to kick the ass of an early boss who gave you trouble the first time around.

Agree though, putting this as 1st playthrough accessible is silly.

Outsider-G1309d ago

Those packs are unnecessary and not worth it. I'd rather play the MP and earn the rewards rather than waste 30$.

Conzul1308d ago

Yeah, well, enjoy playing against everyone else who didn't :-P

:-(