Today’s Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct ended with a flourish as four DLC costume sets were announced for the upcoming Wii U game.
This game is really shaping up to be great. Seems like there's new features announced every day.
Yeah I love how they explained the game play. It is almost 3 games in one.
Ganon was an interesting fighter reveal. I expected half of his attacks to be based off of Beast Ganon transformations, but they really mixed his moveset up quite a bit.
Oh goody more DLC announced before a game is even out. Im not liking this trend.
Well according to the article its pre-order bonuses. Not paid for DLC (Yet!). I hate pre-order store bonuses but to me it hits a different string than when its dlc content they plan on charging.
Just put the stuff in the game!
Why's this not part of the core game if it's already been made? This is just crazy.
For those that don't read articles let me just drop this here. Excerpt: The video described the DLC sets as “pre-order bonuses available from select retailers”
Don't see how you can think that makes it okay. It's not part of the base game. You shouldn't be forced to pre-order a game from certain retailers to get access to content which should part of the game in the first place. Need an incentive to get people to pre-order? Throw in a poster or a key ring. Better yet, just show enough of the finished game that people know it's worth having day one.
"You shouldn't be forced to pre-order a game from certain retailers to get access to content which should part of the game in the first place." You pretend this game is incomplete without the bonus content. It's called bonus content for a reason. It's not mandatory to have. Also it's a business, their goal is to make more money. No one is forcing you to do anything. Just like how you're not forced to buy DLC for other games. Why the hell do people even care about these trivial dlc content to begin with? I'd never pay for an alternate skin. "Better yet, just show enough of the finished game that people know it's worth having day one." WTF? Why not just watch the game on twitch or something?
I don't think its okay by any means but I also don't consider this crap true DLC. This is cosmetic and not up for sale day one (yet). I think people are over reacting considering ALL preorder bonuses are announced before the game releases as that is the point. Anyhow, by the comments it seemed people didn't get the fact it was preorder bonus not day one on disc DLC.
@ChickeyCantor Yes, they're a business. They make games. They sell these games. They make a profit. Doesn't make this acceptable though. If you want to defend these practices, be my guest. Unlike yourself, I'm pro-consumer and think BS like this needs to stop. "Why the hell do people even care about these trivial dlc content to begin with? I'd never pay for an alternate skin." In this case, it is indeed trivial. However, it's sometimes not. Take BF4 for example; the first DLC pack, China Rising, was available for pre-ordering the game, and then sold to those that didn't. Alien: Isolation is another. Rome Total War II had the content already on the disc. Hell, I just saw that Assassin's Creed Rogue got leaked… and low and behold there's a DLC pre-order bonus. If past AC titles are to judge, it's more than likely a pack of missions. The same content that makes up the rest of the game. Trivial? Anyhow, it's not about individual cases, but the practice as a whole. There's definitely more of this going on than there has in the past and it's just going to get worse. "WTF? Why not just watch the game on twitch or something?" I have no clue what you're on about. I'll make the original statement more clear for you: developer shows finished game -> consumer sees that finished game is good/complete -> consumer pre-orders, knowing what's being sold is the finished product and not something that's going to need patches for two weeks. tl;dr: product speaks for itself, doesn't need pre-order incentives.
"In this case, it is indeed trivial." Then you really shouldn't make a point out of it. Yes, other companies have done a far more sh/tty job at selling their DLC for the wrong reason. But this really is trivial. You were up in arms because you believed this should be packed in with every game. The game isn't incomplete without it though. And if they can make a few more bucks off of their loyal fans, good for them ( really if you can't see the fact it's just a cosmetic thing that adds absolutely no real value to the game, you're a sucker for paying money. FYI i'm talking in general ) "tl;dr: product speaks for itself, doesn't need pre-order incentives." Pre-orders are just a marketing thing. Its more to cater to the core fans than anything else. They know these pre-orders will sell. So why wouldn't they? Pre-orders are an early thing only. It doesn't work in the long run. Incentives are given by reviewers in the long run.
Are people really complaining about "costume" DLC?
I buy them for my dynasty warriors games and prefer them at launch. If they come after I put a few hundred hours into the game, I probably won't get it since I'll be done with the game.
those skins are lazily made, it's like they just used the 3ds oot models, and wii tp models, look at oot ganondorf, small polygon count, and blurry textures :/, they sould've put more effort to it, because the standard game models look really good graphically...
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