Exploring Possibilities Through DLC

More often that not, developers use DLC, especially story-centric DLC, as an opportunity to experiment with and expand their games. It helps to look at two recent open-world games – Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3 – that use DLC to explore new worlds and stories.

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ian862817d ago

It's always great when developers opt to expand the stories and lore of their games through DLC expansions. Just wish we saw it more often, but obviously it's a time and cost intensive thing to do within reason. Great article!

MKUltra2817d ago

Totally agree. It takes a lot of resources to pull of something like this, but it's worth it when developers really put the time and effort into it.

Lazybones20202817d ago

Awesome piece! I really enjoyed the DLC offerings for Fallout 4. Far Harbor was really cool, I liked how different the atmosphere was from the main game. Nuka World has been fun but it really hasn't grabbed me in the same way. I've got a real soft spot for the DLC in Fallout 3 though! They were all so weird and extra sci-fi! I've always wanted to give The Witcher 3 a try and now that there's the ultimate edition I'll be able to snag all that awesome DLC with it!

MKUltra2817d ago

Nows the best time to jump on the Witcher train! Both DLCs are amazing, which is saying something since the main game was so awesome itself

Player3Podcast2817d ago

I really would like to see Uncharted explore some non-combat DLC.

Jared8Randall2817d ago

I feel like the weakest DLCs are the one's that don't expand on the main game, but resolve it. Witcher and Fallout are good examples of great DLC because their main game's endings are just nice and tie everything together. An example of this NOT happening that we can agree on is The Evil Within. Great game, real kick in the balls when we realized we sort of had to get the DLC to know what was up (aka like 30ish more dollars or something). A weird middle ground comes in with Bioshock Infinite, which had a strange-yet-satisfying ending. I heard the DLC for that game just like blows your mind because it resolves the story of 1 and Infinite in ways you didn't know existed. I'm waiting to finish 1 before I play through Infinite (again) and then play those DLCs. Great article by the way, really got to a good point we don't think about in that open world games offer a different sort of excitement in the DLC.


Atlus Fes Event Report

Atlus Fes 2024, an event to commemorate Atlus' 35th anniversary, was held in Akihabara, Tokyo on the weekend of 8-9 June 2024.

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LG_Fox_Brazil3d ago

Good thing I wasn't there, I would've left my entire pay check


Ubisoft Forward: Official Livestream - June 2024

Ubisoft Forward is back and live from L.A. with an exciting line-up of games and announcements. Watch live June 10 2024 at 12PM PDT/9PM CEST. Preshow starts at 11.30AM PDT/8.30PM CEST

Garethvk3d ago

Star Wars Outlawa has some real potential. I loved the Fallen Order games but the abundant timed jumps at times took me out of the narrative as they could be come frustrating. The branching options and status with factions looks great.

-Foxtrot3d ago

Prince of Persia 2026…REALLY? And that’s all they had for us…a candle.

Jesus. Imagine if they didn’t give it to a shitty support studio and tried to sell us a sloppy remake years ago

Now we have (no hate on quality here) two PoP games no one asked for. We could have been anticipating a Warrior Within remake by now.

Elda3d ago

LOL!! They should have even announced it. They should have just waited a year from now to announce it with some gameplay. Lame.

Terry_B3d ago

Sorry for everyone who watched this ;)

Elda3d ago

No surprises just updates on existing games & games that have already been announced. A lame show.