Dropping a bunch of cash and relearning game controls just to play a few new levels isn’t worth it anymore.
Glad someone said it.
The author has no self awareness and comes across as a whiny little bitch though. He hates that he has to relearn old controls for a game he played before, and would rather play a NEW game, namely Mass Effect Trilogy, a game he played before which he will need to relearn. Really, he sounds like a depressed weirdo who just hates his life and projects that hatred onto everything else.
Depends on the game and how shitty the DLC is I enjoyed the Spiderman DLC and Arkham Knight DLC I enjoyed the ME2 DLC with extra characters and events and I like the Horizon DLC. If the DLC add new characters, story elements, or even missions I am all for that. If it just adds new weapon skins, new costumes, new music I shy away from that type of DLC.
no doubt, some DLC's have been good-great. However the problem is how long it takes to release these DLC's. Understandably it takes to develop more content and DLC w/in 30-90 is going to be suspected of held back content, etc, etc. Anyway w/o reading the article I think this is a part of the writers issue. Often times it's HARD to pick a game back up after months+ away from the game when the DLC or batch of DLCs are finally released. Figuring out the controls, combos, combat, etc. By the time DLC is released you're no longer on top of that game as a master but instead going in as a noob. Personally I try to avoid DLC myself. From what I have bought I've maybe played 50% or less of. Bloodborne was great though. Horizon, Dark Souls III, Spiderman.... actually I might be closer to 25-30% DLC bought and played lol.... often I just never get around to it or load it up and don't have the desire the spend time re-learning how to play.
This is always my problem, by the time new DLC comes out, I'm already playing a new game and forgot how to play. Then I get frustrated because I can't remember all the controls/combos/mechanics of said game.
I thought I was the only one who forgot how to play a game when I set it down for a couple of months!!
I thought the Ni no kuni 2 first paid dlc was a waste but the second one really made up for the lackluster first one and added alot of difficulty
so, you like expansion packs then.
If I like a game enough I'm down for more content be it free or paid to extend the life of the game. In the end it depends on the content. I'm a sucker for added story content. Not so much for say weapon skins or other cosmetic changes.
What's with people being so uptight with their money?! "Dropping a bunch of cash and having to relearn controls"?? Good lord cry more... DLC is VERY much welcomed if someone really enjoys a game and wants more without having to wait 3-4yrs for a sequel. Dont like DLC? Dont buy it and be quiet.
altough i agree with the "dont like it dont buy it", HOWEVER. some dlc is just straight up non sense. i have played games that had dlc that expanded the games lore and story or to make sense of an ending. that i dont get. and we're not uptight with our money out of choice. how u spend your money is up to you, i for one would rather have a FULL game instead of dlc.
Think they're refering to dlc to a finished game
Borderlands 2, Dragon Age Origins, Hitman, and Dishonored tell me otherwise.
It depends on the dlc.
depends on the dlc, i had a great time going back to outer worlds for the gorgon and halcion helen dlc with the fbs enhancements on series x.
Well, Outer Worlds is junk so that's you're problem. The DLC for Dark Souls and Bloodborne was terrific. DLC also lets devs recoup more development costs from hardcore fans without raising prices on people who are unsure about a game. It keeps dev teams busy while new games are being developed and often acts as a higher difficulty mode for people who enjoyed the base game and are ready for a bigger challenge. Frozen Wilds Horizon DLC being a great example of that.
Remember Expansion Packs?
expansion packs were legit. but thats nothing like what we usually get these days.
Same. I just wait for Complete Editions. Just bought MK11 Ultimate this week for 25 bucks. Great game, great purchase, but never would have bought it barebones.
Unfortunately dlc will never go away. Publisher and devs. Make most of their money from them
Would have thought ME3's Prothean DLC would have caused enough of an uproar, especially given EA's excuse that the deep lore character was meant to draw in new players at what was a trilogy's final entry, but no. People actually defended that BS.
It's never been worth it. With them trying to make $70 the new norm for games I better never hear dlc again smfh.
Yeah at least it’s not as bad as it was back in the day. Playing through Alan Wake to get a cliffhanger ad having 2 DLC’s finish the story. “it’s not a lake, it’s an ocean”. Also Prince of Persia 2008 also ended on a cliffhanger same practice. At least we’ve gotten away from that and things like EA inserting stations in Dead space 3 to buy upgrade resources for your weapons.
DLC you have to be very selective about which you get. Its pretty rare to get decent DLC out of any game. My only rule of thumb atm is to avoid Ubisoft DLC. 99% of the time its complete trash.
100% the content is cool but it's just not worth what they charge for it and it should be included with the base game this has been going on for a decade at the least
re: Ubisoft… 100% of the time its just a cool idea but doesnt add any value to the gameplay or narrative.
Then get used to paying $70 a game. That’s what it costs.
You’re a bit late.
I am fine DLC. Don't buy if you are not.
Seriously. Im not picking up a game I beat Months to Years ago just to play a 5-10 hour DLC. The DLC model is horrendous to me. It has nothing to do with pricing, I would just rather wait for these games to have this content up front and play through it then, rather than a slow trickle
Outer Worlds was fun and worth the price of admission. I wasn't itching for more content though.
Been sayin it for years.
During the last decade I paid thousand of € for games but I only bought dlc for Splatoon 2 and BOTW. I only played the Splatoon 2 DLC. I really don’t like to pay for something that should have been in a game.
For me, the DLC that was most worth it was for Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Like the song? Buy the song. Don’t like the song? Don’t buy the song. Others take it way too far with the DLC. (Looking at you Koei Tecmo)
It was never worth it. I’ve always leaned toward the game of the year editions with all the DLC included.
We need DLC like Minerva’s Den again not just quick cash ins.
It's why I usually wait for it all to be released, then just torrent the game with everything included. Your not going to nickel-and-dime me on the PC 😀 It should have all been released at the start.
I couldn't agree more. Even for some of my favorite games, going back often isn't very appealing.
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