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What Japanese Devs and Players Think of DLC

Downloadable Content can be a controversial topic. On the one hand it can feel like a developer/publisher nickel and diming the player, and on the other, it can also help to enhance a game experience and lengthen a game's play-life.

In this week's issue of Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu, developers and users were presented with questions about their thoughts on DLC.

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aaron58291651d ago

First day DLC is a NO NO. HATE IT.

Overpriced piece of crap like alternate colour costumes *cough* CRAPCOM *cough* is a Double HELL NO NO.

GT671651d ago

D.L.C

DEVELOPER,to LAZY, to COMPLETE a full game.

OVER,PRICED,CRAP= O.P.C

Drainage1651d ago

nah more like publishers wanting more money

Pyrrhus1651d ago

"[DLC] allows for increased user satisfaction, revenue and slows the flow to the used game market"

"It allows us to release timely content in conjunction with real-world events and holidays."

"DLC can lead to players revisiting games they've already put down. DLC also gives us an opportunity to develop unique collaborative content that we hope will allow users to have fun outside of the main game."

"DLC released after a game's initial release lets us answer player requests and fine-tune a game, making for a more complete experience."

"Periodically releasing DLC lets players enjoy games longer."

"We can offer players the option of 'an alternative way to play.' The fact that it doesn't have to be mandatory, but rather an added bonus is also a plus."

"It allows users to play added elements not in the main game."

"By releasing DLC, we can further show a game's appeal."

All of this sounds like an excuse to get players to spend more on what essentailly should already be in the game.

SolidDuck1651d ago

I pretty much stopped buying dlc years ago. If its a big expansion to an rpg I love then ill buy it but that's about it.

Baka-akaB1651d ago

While the same remains true for many western games , i havent seen many japanese games whose dlcs werent about nickel dimming its customers .

Pyrrhus1651d ago

While playing through Tales of Graces f, I couldent help but look at the DLC available and it is quite a putoff when costumes for one character is about $8 I believe.