Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai address the DLC situation surrounding the Switch game.
“Sakurai also made a request for fans to not flood others with fighter requests: “It’s great to dream about your favorite character joining the battle and I appreciate your passion, but please try to stay on topic when replying to tweets and refrain from flooding us, and other users, with requests when we’re not specifically asking for feedback. Thank you!”” In other words people need to let that annoying request for Waluigi meme die because it’s as tiring now the day it started. It’s not like it’s going to influence the devs anyway since they’ve already made up their minds what characters to make DLC.
I can hear the "WAAAH" in the distance.
Most of the newcomers for SSBU’s base roster looks to be heavily influenced by the Smash Ballot for SSB4 anyway, so I’m okay with them not going with that request program again. On a sidenote it’s worth mentioning that Nintendo is offering more DLC newcomers than last time since 3 of the 7 DLC characters for SSB4 were veterans.
So that means. Xenoblade 2 and Fire Emblem Three Houses will get a character. I could see Octopath Traveler getting one. That would be good promotion. Maybe KOEI Tecmo character and one surprise classic or guest.
25 bucks for 5 characters and stages; seems a bit steep. This actually puts me off from buying the base-game, which seems amazing value-for-money, but is now stained because of this DLC greed.
Sounds like you’re doing unbelievable reaching to say even the mere existence of DLC. You call this greed? The work done for these DLC characters hasn’t even been started yet. When you see other fighting games they prominently show off the fighters that were cut off the base roster to be included in the season pass before the game even releases, it doesn’t take rocket science to know that Nintendo is giving you tremendous value in the base game. Not to mention that the base roster is in the mid 70s. How many other modern fighters do you know have that many without the need for additional DLC?
The main game has something like 75 Characters and 100+ stages. Which costs 50-60 bucks. Which is amazing value for money. No arguments there. Awesome. Then the DLC somehow is 5 characters, 5 stages, some music, and somehow that costs half the amount of money of the base game. 25 bucks. The vast difference between price-per-character+stage is simply ridiculous. And it's off-putting. Also, the great value for money of the base-game is no valid excuse to justify the overpriced DLC. If it was, everyone would love F2P games with micro-transactions. The fact that other fighting games are trying the same DLC-greed also isn't a valid excuse. And I think we can see many gamers turning their backs on games guilty of this. Again, the base-game of Smash seems amazing value for money. It's just sad that Nintendo then goes ahead and decides to want to nickel-and-dime their customers for a disproportional amount of money, when it comes to post-launch DLC. And like I said, it turned this game from a possible must-buy, to a 'I might get it some day when it's cheaper, if I haven't sold my Switch by then...'
@Yi-Long How Many DLC packs are appropriately priced in comparison to the core game they belong to? I wanna clarify DLC, not expansions. Fallout 3? Nope. Battlefield 3+4 premium pass? Nope. Marvels Spiderman? Nope. Most microtransactions are priced waaay out of range of what their value should be for F2P games. But you know what? It's all optional, and there's nothing stopping you from waiting for a sale.
Most fighting games charge more for less than that Its also 25 dollars for 5 characters, 5 stages and several music tracks
If you don't want the extra characters / stages then buy the base game but don't buy the DLC. I don't see why that's a difficult decision.
and stage music as well, which could be upwards of like a dozen songs for all we know. I mean look at how many tracks they put in for the Castlevania stage alone.
I'm glad this is the case; another ballot would have just led to a bunch of salty haters whining that it was rigged or didn't get used when their picks didn't make it. I can't wait to see the final 5...
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