On Disc DLC: What Are You Going to do About It?

"Initally, DLC was something you could buy to add a little extra to your game, It seems most people are accepting of this idea of DLC. If you don’t like, don’t buy it. You’ll still get the full experience of the game. What they take exception to is when they feel like bits of the game are deliberately “cut out”, so they can sold for extra as DLC, where as now it is becoming common to include it with the product, and have it unlocked for an extra fee, or in the recent case of Deus Ex, using DLC to “Complete the story”.

People feel that if you buy the disc, you should be able to access everything on it. Just like if you buy a car with air conditioning already installed, you should be able to use it without having to pay an extra fee to the manufacturer."

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Christopher2265d ago

Deus Ex DLC didn't "complete the story". It's an additive. In fact, it's not even on the disc as it's a 1GB+ download.

Tiewaz2265d ago (Edited 2265d ago )

Hey mate,

I was speaking in context of things being "Cut out" from a complete game to later be sold as DLC, which is one of reasons why on disc DLC is regarded as such poor form.

"The Missing Link" fills a three day gap in the original game's chronological events as an integral part of the story, as opposed to an optional side-quest, which could be perceived as being "Cut out".

However, I admit that's speculative. It's entirely possible Edios simply felt that a good use of DLC was to add to the original story. I'm not hating on them either way. It was just a recent example.

Hicken2265d ago

I don't like on-disc DLC. Period. If I'm going to have to pay for it separately, EVER, I don't want it on the disc.

Tiewaz2265d ago (Edited 2265d ago )

I appreciate the comment Hicken. Feedback from the community helps me understand how other gamers feel about things, couldn't write anything if it wasn't for it. So, yeah, cheers =)