The 8 Worst Uses of DLC in Gaming History

GamesRadar - Elder Scrolls: Oblivion marked the start of a new era of gaming in more ways than one. It brought many into then-new-gen gaming, sold people on the Xbox 360, and notoriously set the bar for insulting DLC. Oblivion’s Horse Armor is a famously poor example of downloadable content, charging players $2.50 / £1.70 for some extra equine protection that did absolutely nothing besides make your four-legged ride glimmer in the sunlight. It quickly becoming a cautionary tale in how not to handle DLC- but that 2006 offense to gamer's wallets seems quaint when compared to some of the downloadable mistakes that followed.

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Relientk771427d ago

I still think the horse armor takes the cake.

FullmetalRoyale1426d ago (Edited 1426d ago )

I'm not sure they realized how ahead of their time they really were on that one.

gangsta_red1427d ago

The Horse Armor paved the way for what developers could get away with in DLC.

It opened the flood gates and even though the DLC has gotten somewhat better a lot of it is still rip offs and cash grabs.

rajman1427d ago

For me the Asura's Wrath DLC was well worth it, great story and game

Roccetarius1426d ago (Edited 1426d ago )

It doesn't really matter if it's well worth it. They were well aware of selling you a unfinished game, but you're letting them get away with it. Same thing Square did with FF13-2.

jackwei221426d ago

Nothing beats the Purple Lightsaber from SWTOR as you had to pay 4.99 for that.

Roccetarius1426d ago (Edited 1426d ago )

Nothing quite beats a unfinished game with true ending DLC. People may praise Bethesda for their messy games, but they made it possible for developers to get away with this.

That's why i find it funny, that one of the free DLC's for Witcher 3 is Horse Armour.

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