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The Wii U’s Lack Of DLC Support Has Me Worried

GR writes: "Before the Wii U came out last month things were looking good for Nintendo, maybe even too good. Nintendo promised to appeal to casual and core gamers alike, and even set up a model for developers to publish games on the eShop at no cost. Both were bold moves, but the issue with DLC support still remains."

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insertcoin1267d ago

This makes it hard for me to pick up the Wii U. The only thing enticing me is playing Nintendo first-party titles... as it was with the original Wii.

FriedGoat1267d ago

And even the Nintendo IP's have been dipping in quality as of late.

Zechs341267d ago

That's very much an opinion. Just using Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 as examples, they are two of the highest rated games ever. Nintendo rarely falters with their in house first party offerings.

FriedGoat1266d ago

Galaxy has nothing on Mario 64. I'm not saying the games are bad by any means, they just aren't as good as their predecessors.

Galaxy and Skyward sword were good games, but not as good as their older brothers.

Its the same story with the 3DS, Kid Icarus was a great game, but I have to say Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 weren't as good as the previous DS iterations.

chadboban1267d ago

I dunno, lack of DLC was one of the things I kinda liked about the Wii. DLC sounded like a good idea at first until developers started milking the hell out of it, cutting out parts of what otherwise would've been the full game to sell it for more money later on. At least with the Wii I knew that what I got on the disc was the entire game.

Don't get me wrong, there are some developers that use DLC quite well, but most of them just abuse the hell out of it to make more money.

sithsylar1267d ago

I agree with your point but when Most 3rd parties are doing dlc well you kind of have to or not get 3rd party support.....

admiralvic1267d ago

I really don't see the issue. Most of the games we have either came with the DLC (Tekken), are getting it soon (NG 3 via update) or it's not there yet.

YoungPlex1267d ago (Edited 1267d ago )

I totally agree with you, games should be 100% completed before they come out and most DLC is a mediocre attempt to cash in on fans! However, there are those very, very few instances where DLC is awesome and acceptable. For instance, Dark Souls was originally designed to have absolutely zero DLC, but the good people at Fromsoftware decided to release the extra content post PC release, and it was probably the best DLC to date; felt more like an expansion which is great for $15... There are a couple more games that did similar DLC but I can't quite recall them at the moment.

Then you have games that charge you for premium season passes, which allow you to download DLC as they become available. Then you have those types of games that charge you for simple costumes or minor stuff for a price, instead of being able to unlock it as a secret reward, like the old days.

OT: The Wii U just launched and if I recall correctly I went through this with my PS3 as well at launch. Doesn't mean anything at the moment but if it keeps happening as more titles come and the months roll by, that's when we should start worrying. It's a new system, give it some time!

(edit): I was a little worried with AC new DLC that just came out on PS3/360, but Ubisoft confirmed that it'll be available for free later this month. No worries, I know that this has to do more with COD's Nuke Town or ME:3's Omega DLC, but I think that things will start happening faster as they establish a bigger fan-base.

Obnoxious_Informer1267d ago

I grew up with Nintendo but haven't had a Nintendo console since the N64. I recently picked up the Wii U to sit alongside my PS3 since I love their exclusives, and they're finally HD.

Since it isn't my primary console, and will only be used once in a while for their exclusives, I appreciate the lack of DLC. Their development practices are already fairly "cheap" (we still have palette swap Toad's in New SMB) so I dread Nintendo stepping into the already testy waters that is DLC.

3GenGames1267d ago

The less DLC the better. It's doing much more bad than good. Release FINISHED games. Period.

Gamer781267d ago

A lot of dlc is included with a lot of the launch titles. Some companies are working on it now and they have not said they r not bringing it. I wouldn't worry now

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