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Why paying to play unlocked characters is BS

In Hyperdimension Neptunia, Nisa and another character Gust, are not hidden characters and they do show up on the back of the games box. They both do absolutely nothing until you pay for their activation pack at $1.99 a piece (news story here: http://n4g.com/news/714181/... ). While $3.98 may not be a lot of money, the practice of charging players to play a character is just plain BS. If I were to pay a dollar for every character I unlocked in a RPG, especially a game like Siukoden, I would’ve blindly lost $100 in addition to the $50 I paid for the game.

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Vherostar1937d ago

I agree DLC is going too far now..

Warprincess1161936d ago

OMG it only $2.Also how do you know it an activation code. Probably the character wasn't finish before the game release date. Im tired of people complaining about DLC. It not expensive and no-one forcing you to buy it.

frjoethesecond1936d ago

The characters are around 70MB each so I don't think it's an activation code. I don't mind it either way.

It's not like using these characters is essential to the plot unlike games (Assassins Creed) which have story content as DLC.

Iroquois_Pliskin1936d ago

Fine example of what's wrong with todays' gen...

ThanatosDMC1936d ago

Just because it's $2 doesnt mean we should pay for something that should be in the disk. Also, that type of thinking make developers take out more content from the disk and just sell them later on (e.g. COD maps, Capcom's alternate character costumes, Capcom VS mode).

Jdoki1937d ago

Unfortunate sign of the times. And while idiot consumers agree to pay... this practice will continue and increase.

Stuff like this is exactly the reason Activision is rumoured to be looking to make CoD multiplayer a subscription model - and will make money from it.

kasasensei1936d ago

I don't buy DLC 99% of the time & if the devs or editors say "our next game is going to be released with DLC" i gently write its name in the "to buy only in a goty edition 1 year after release with all the dlc packed" column.
A dlc exclusivity, whatever it is for a skin, a map, a quest, a sidekick, is always something terribly pathetic in my mind. It was never and never will be a good point for any of my purchase.
Games are already enough expensive.

Lirky1936d ago

In the 90's and early 2000's games included unlockables instead of dlc packs the stuff that were extracted so that the devs figured it would be optional.

Neckbear1936d ago

I seriously agree with this, honestly, at least Gust and Nisa should have been in the game.

It's an annoying practice, sadly, but hey- not like they're unlock keys, at least.

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