Submitted by Kamikaze8 998d ago | opinion piece

Season Passes: More Risk than Reward

Stick Skills: "When season passes first began to trend, there wasn’t much backlash from the community. It stood as an opportunity for hardcore fans to get the downloadable content, which they were going to purchase anyway, while giving the developer and publisher a nice cash advance." (Borderlands 2, Max Payne 3 , PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

jaymart2k  +   998d ago
Ya you gotta admit, Borderlands 1 DLC>>Borderlands 2 DLC

Borderlands 2 DLC has been disappointment one after another.

Also why very late level gap increase that's due this Spring?

Didn't take Boarderlands 1 level gap to increase that long.
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vallencer  +   998d ago
They've said as far as the level cap goes they want it to be a lot more in depth than just "hey lets throw another 10 levels in the game." Season passes aren't that bad as a whole really. You don't have to buy the seasons pass right when it comes out you can just get it later on when all the items come out. It's not like they go anywhere.
LOGICWINS  +   998d ago
The issue is that even if you get the season pass, that doesn't guarantee you all future DLC...which is the whole point of a season pass. I was gunna get B2 at Bestbuy on Sunday since they were having it on sale for $30, but I changed my mind. I'll just gt the inevitable GOTY edition that'll launch this fall.
Welshy  +   998d ago
There's nothing necessarily WRONG with the Season Pass idea, but very few games this gen have i bought literally every single piece of DLC released.

I personally like to wait on the DLC announcement, see the gameplay and content and use my own brain to decide whether that piece of DLC is for me and I'll either buy or avoid.

Unless you are supremely confident that you'll enjoy every last drop of extra content, you're essentially pre-paying all future DLC without solid detail of what they are.

BF3 is a good example for me, i love BF3 and knew i'd buy the DLC for the most part, but i held off on a pass to discover i didn't want Close Quarters and already had Back To Karkand free for preordering, so at the end of the day i would have lost out because without the season pass i could have just bought the ones i like the look of.

Each to their own, but after seeing my younger brother get burned on MW3, personally seeing the loss i would have taken if i got BF3 premium and not all of Borderlands 2 DLC even being included... At the end of the day you are essentially taking a huge gamble and paying for a product you don't know anything about yet, you wouldn't prepay a product you knew nothing about in any other walk of life, let alone several products you know nothing about yet.
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MizTv  +   998d ago
I really must like a game to put more money into it
Borderlands2 is one of them
ginsunuva  +   997d ago
Lol what ever happened to those idiots who actually bought Max Payne 3's Season pass.
I still can't it.

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