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Submitted by stickskills 1207d ago | opinion piece

Seasonal DLC: Worth the Price?

StickSkills.com writes, "In the last few months, starting with the introduction of an ability to pre-purchase content with the Rockstar pass that was introduced with LA Noire earlier this year, more and more companies are exploring this concept of season passes. There are a few things that are done right with this idea and a few things that might not be the best for consumers in the end if all the details are not laid out in advance." (Forza Motorsport 4, Gears of War 3, L.A. Noire, PS3, Xbox 360)

The Matrix  +   1207d ago
For me, it is much easier to come up with 8 dollars here and there than to put down $40 or so at one time to buy a "pass."
Shazz  +   1207d ago
if its a game u are going to put a load of hours into online then id say its worth it, i look at it like i dont smoke or drink that much so i can pay for stuff like this at times and not feel guilty lol .
KRUSSIDULL  +   1207d ago
There will be 4 DLC @ 800MSP, season pass cost 2400MSP. If you like the game and know you will pay for all DLC you will save 800MSP.
But notice that the first DLC is already on the disc.
tigertron  +   1207d ago
I bought the season pass but we won't know if its worth it until we can actually play it. I was going to say "until its released" but its already on the disc. All we need are the unlock codes.
BX81  +   1207d ago
Hmm
Me too, and I think you're correct. I could dislike all the dlc and this will be a bust or I can like it all and say good purchase for me. I think season passes are really a gamble.
tigertron  +   1207d ago
Its a gamble but I'm sure some extra maps, horde features and skins will be good. Its just ashame its out right when UC3 comes out. ¬_¬
MaverickStar7  +   1206d ago
I like the idea of the season pass if done right. To me the EA Sports Season pass is a joke. But I bought the Gears and Forza season passes. I know 100 % that I'm buying all the Forza content, and since they raised car pack prices from $5 to $7, getting the discount by paying up front is a no brainer. Gears, same thing. I know I'm buying it so I'll pay up front for the discount in the long run. Everyone has different reasons it may be good or bad. For me, 30% discount is a pretty good reason, and if they throw in some kind of additional content as a bonus, then its a win. If there is no financial savings, extra content, or the content changes from what was represented then its a waste.

As far a things being already on the disc, sometimes you are downloading completely new items or maps. Sometimes you are downloading game code that was written to use assets that were already on the disc. Its not like people commonly think that you are just getting an unlock code and everyone is being screwed because "its already on the disc". Writing additional code costs time and money. I don't think anyone here would want to go into work, be asked to perform additional work, and then be scoffed at because you want to be paid for your work.
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