DLCs in Video Games Are Getting Ridiculous

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  • [ – ] duffy reply agreed. it's insane. i'm looking at you EA.
    • GamerRaf parent reply hahahah yep EA does it all the time. They seem to not get the hint that people hate DLC's when it's done this way. Let's see what they're going to do with Battlefront 2 because they said there won't be any DLC but I'm sure they'll have something up their sleeve.
    • XenobladeTheGamer parent reply Espesially the sims
  • [ – ] MutantPixel reply DLC/Micro-transaction/Gamble boxes they've all gotten way out of hand. Another thing people need to stop doing is pre-ordering. This is what got us in to this mess to begin with. Be a smart consumer, make these companies earn our buck again! Great short little video @GamerRaf !
    • GamerRaf parent reply That's another thing! They'll put all these different things for people that pre-order it but then if you don't pre-order it you don't get any of that which is very unfair for people that we wait.
  • [ – ] SamEarl13 reply I definitely agree that DLC is getting idiotic, I get that production is getting more expensive as people are apparently wanting games to look nicer (and not play better) but so many lines have been crossed. Its nice to see that Indie devs are getting a lot more exposure these days, Flinthook in particular looks awesome and has no DLC at all.
    • GamerRaf parent reply Yeah I agree. A great indie game you should play is inside it's so fun, creepy and cheap. I'm going to go check flinthook out.
  • [ – ] valereth reply Day 1 DLC is horse shit. DLC that unlocks something that is already on the disc is horse shit. DLC that is basically the end of the game is horse shit. Good DLC should be similar to expansion packs before there was DLC. Games should be finished upon release, and the development team, if they want, should develop more after the game has launched. A new campaign or something.
    • [ – ] GamerRaf parent reply Agreed. It's all horse poop lol That's the name I was looking for "expansion packs." It has to be after the game is completed. If not, it's horse s***
      • [ – ] valereth parent reply In the 90s and early to mid 2000s, I loved a good expansion pack. Beyond the Dark Portal for Warcraft 2. Lord of Destruction for Diablo II. Mysteries of the Sith for DArk Forces 2 Jedi Knight. Blood Moon and Tribunal for Morrowind. These were well worth the money
  • [ – ] ragalthor reply DLC has become something damaging. Games used to be completed and almost bug-free. After finishing the story mode, you could unlock some new characters, some more missions, game modes or cheats. Now with DLC is: pay us more to get the full experience.
  • [ – ] WebNoob reply See, if I have the game already, I'm not gonna pay for anything else.
    • GamerRaf parent reply I wish I could say the same thing. But if it is like the Witcher 3, I can keep buying from them because they actually work on their DLC just as hard as if it were the original game. Other companies… I'm not sure XD
  • [ – ] rebeledgeentertainment reply Completely agree Projekt Red does dlc right. The thing that made me so angry with Rocksteady and "Arkham Knight" is when it released on PC it was completely broken. When people asked Rocksteady to fix it their response was "were working on dlc we will get to it after". I don't have a problem with developers doing dlc as long as it is an expansion and something that continues a story or adds something to the game also is developed after initial release not behind a wall. Mortal Kombat and fighters in general are really bad when it comes to dlc. The biggest disaster being Street Fighter V. I could talk about this all day lol. Great video, quick and straight to the point.
    • GamerRaf parent reply lol thanks! Yeah, it really bothers me when they are working on DLC but the game doesn't even work. It doesn't make sense. Oh my, Street fighter V was horrible with content. How can you release a game that isn't even finished? There are so many companies that try to take advantage of the customers and it's not right.
  • [ – ] GermanMadman reply True although in some cases higher prices dlcs can be good if they provide enough content. That is rarely rare unfortunately.
    • GamerRaf parent reply Yeah, it's a shame. I wouldn't mind paying $50 for a DLC if the game is completely separate and the game releases as a full game at first.
  • [ – ] ShinyBigBoo reply I must agree! Getting very expensive just to buy a single game. I understand the cost of making AAA games is just getting out of control; for this reason, I see indies having a huge role in the future. Hey, that gives me an idea for an episode!! >:D
    • GamerRaf parent reply hahahah nice. Yeah, it's getting ridiculous and AAA games are expensive but they are get greedy as well. And just like you said indie games are getting better and better as we speak. I love good in indie games.
  • [ – ] NathanSifuGaming reply I really enjoyed the DLC with the mass effect games, but I loath when you get a season pass that doesn't cover everything! And that is one of many reasons that I won't go anywhere near Destiny 2
  • [ – ] ManySkills reply I agree. There are some free to play games that give you more content than a $15 DLC.
  • [ – ] DunsparceDiglet reply A problem with your analysis of DLC is that you didn't really do a good job of telling us what they were. In the first half you put a lot of emphasis on Price that's just one of what a DLC is and not who it is, an in-descriptive quantitative characteristic. The next half you used really broad terms which like "special moves" which don't really help a buyer decide if the DLC is worth it. *If you're in a situation where you can't really judge a game with qualitative measures* then I think you're going to have to A) Wait for more info on the DLC or you can try B) and Estimate the value of the game through Quantitative measures. One quantitative measure that I've learned to stick by states that for every dollar you spend on a game/dlc you must play 2 hours of the game/dlc. If you can't find yourself doing that then you shouldn't buy the game if you don't want to live in a land of risk. Or buy the game, I guess for Injustice 2's case, and hope that your couch buddies will makes a ton of qu...moreality time. among other possibilities.
    • GamerRaf parent reply You make a good point in your comment but I wasn't really trying to let people know "what" a DLC was. I was talking about "why" they are bad sometimes. But yes, A and B are great options to determine whether or not you should buy. So for every $1 there should be hrs of gameplay? Now I think that I'm gonna be very conscious about that for future purchases.
  • [ – ] bunniiBGG reply yea the witcher 3 is a good example nice video short and sweet :)
  • [ – ] S1Husky reply I like how Rainbow Six Siege handles their DLC as well. All the new maps are free for everyone and all the new characters and most of the cosmetic items can be obtained through in-game play. It makes the DLC feel optional, which...it should. Nothing angers me more than when a game feels incomplete without buying the DLC for it.
    • GamerRaf parent reply Yeah! that's what bothers me the most too. That's how it should feel, optional. Things that should be in the game should be available for everyone who purchased the game.
  • [ – ] MichiganerE reply Completely agree. Titanfall 2, Battlefront II, Rainbow Six Seige, etc. are all doing DLC the right way.
  • [ – ] SkyBlue_Scholar reply In the next couple of decades, games will likely be 100% DLC, no more GameStop stores, and online
  • [ – ] Double-T reply In Canada games cost $80 plus having to pay for a season pass so it never seems worth it. The only thing close to a season pass I bought was the Founder's Pack for Paladins and every new hero that they release I unlock automatically.
    • [ – ] GamerRaf parent reply OMG that should be illegal lol. I'm here complaining about $60 and you pay $80 for a game, thats crazy.
      • [ – ] Double-T parent reply I buy maybe 2 games a year. Most people I know use Share Play and buy games together and share accounts. Times are hard for Canadian gamers haha
  • [ – ] houstonhowl reply It's all about the money with DLCs.
  • [ – ] RAGEfit reply Everything's about money money money. Gotta love capitalism right? #merica
  • [ – ] The_Tennents_Special_Crew reply Sad but true the days of buying a full game are long gone.
  • [ – ] DemoseDT reply This takes me back. DLC used to be the biggest controversy in all of gamerdome. I miss the days before those "gamers are dead' articles.
    • GamerRaf parent reply I remember those days as well. When DLCs first started popping up I remember being like "what the heck is this?" Lol
  • [ – ] Apepresident reply The big problem with DLCs is that as long as people are willing to put up with Day 1 DLCs for content that's already on the disk, overpriced DLCs for barely any content and the like publishers are still going to ram them down our throats. So the only real way to alleviate this problem is to stop buying DLC that's not worthwhile or shouldn't even exist in the first place.
    • GamerRaf parent reply I completely agree with you. And there are people that are so ignorant that just because the DLC is from a certain company they'll buy it no matter if it's worth it or not.
  • [ – ] SpeakingOfGames reply I kind of agree with you to a point there, sadly it is alot more complex than they should not be charging us X more after season pass, some companies like CD can afford to throw up massive amounts of free DLC, mainly because the witcher is an unchallenged juggernaut at this stage and there are not many similar releases to it when a new one comes out. If you look at say the new wildlands game for arguments sake, they have 101 different competitors for that type of game. On top of that with all the competition they can't afford to delay it due to the fact that similar games / games coming from the same company would provide further competition, topping that off when its an environment where devs are contracted and get bonuses based on gross income of the game/ review scores and stuff like that (mainly the first) they can't be affording to give the dlc away. I mean they probably could but then you got executives who need that sweet sweet moneh and won't say no to it haha.
    • GamerRaf parent reply I agree with you. It's the companies that are behind the developers that mess everything up. All they think about is money, money, money. They could care less if they game is good or not or if it's gonna cost the consumer $200 to play the full game as long as they get rich.
  • [ – ] RowlWool reply Really liked the thumbnail!
  • [ – ] NaiveLittleDemon reply I enjoyed the witcher so much!
  • [ – ] Wolfer reply Battlefront had the worst DLC situation...
  • [ – ] top10archives reply Rarely have I come across a DLC pack that was a "must-have" scenario. I think I got roped into the "The Last of Us" single-player add-on due to a blind love for Naughty Dog. If it gets to a point where I can't play a multiplayer game anymore because I haven't shelled out $40 on map packs, I move on to the next game.
    • [ – ] GamerRaf parent reply Yeah, Naughty Dog messed up with the Last of Us. Especially, adding those superpowered weapons that you can only purchase with real money. The guns are ridiculous because they're so overpowered so the game basically became pay to win. It's a shame.
      • [ – ] top10archives parent reply I think I stopped playing before it go really bad, but I didn't see the sense in it. TLOU multiplayer was a perfect, simple match-up without unnecessary frills. Ah, but I digress. Great video!
  • [ – ] REVENANT reply This was and is the reason why the witcher 3 is still getting positive feedback. When will other gaming companies get the clear picture.
    • GamerRaf parent reply Yeah, I don't know. But I hope it's soon. You would think that other companies would see this and try to copy them... but no. I guess companies only copy the bad stuff hahah.
  • [ – ] Fighting_Zenith reply SSB4 and FFCC: My Life as Darklord did DLC quite nicely. Nintendo, Hal Labs, and Square Enix made sure that said games were completed before adding DLC. (Unlike Assassin's Creed: Unity) Come on, not everything can be Call of Duty or worse. (Anything EA did after Need For Speed: Most Wanted U.)
    • GamerRaf parent reply Lol That's how it has to be. Finish your game, sell it and then work on the DLC if you want. But don't come selling something that should've been in the game in the first place.
  • [ – ] Mister_Shots reply Borderlands is really good with DLC the whole game (right now) plus DLC is $40 total! It will take you weeks to get through all the DLC promised :)
  • [ – ] Jijipoid reply I think paid dlc should be purely cosmetic stuff.. and that is all..
    • [ – ] GamerRaf parent reply That's a great point and I agree for the most part. everyone has a full game but if you want to buy new costumes or something like that you can pay for them. I also like when they have new levels or missions but only if it's completely new and they worked on it after the game was released.
      • [ – ] Jijipoid parent reply yeah if the extra missions are after game content and don't really add anything to current story lines in the game already, especially main story lines.. I suppose I wouldn't mind dlc missions or quests..
  • [ – ] Bdubz reply true it ripped cod off
  • [ – ] Claszified reply Preach bro tired of them sucking me dry of my money
  • [ – ] Rorycar98 reply It's unfair to wait for the game of the year edition to include all dlc (looking at you dark souls and skyrim)
  • [ – ] Rorycar98 reply I couldn't agree with you more then games come out later on with all dlc included it's crazy include it initially not later
  • [ – ] ShakotsuGaming reply Yeah EA it cost 20.99 to unlock the mountains in battlefronr
  • [ – ] WonderfulDraws reply I never buy dlcs. Better spend in new games
  • [ – ] JaitheRai reply DLC in some games is a joke. Companies like Activision, Ubisoft and Capcom do anything for money...
  • [ – ] SirNigelCogs reply While I don't mind free-to-play online games that have an item shop when it's done fairly and properly, I generally avoid games where you have to buy the game and then they try to sell you a bunch of DLC too.
    • GamerRaf parent reply Yeah, I hate it. And like you said when free to play games are done properly I don't mind microtransactions, but when they're full of them I hate them as well LOL
  • [ – ] Magikabula reply Just wait to buy your games. I know it's hard to wait, but prices drop after a few years.
    • GamerRaf parent reply You're right. That's what I've been doing for the past few months. Hold down the excitement lol and buy it when it drops that way if I buy the DLC as well it'll be like buying the regular game. It sounds like the smartest thing to do.
  • [ – ] MissBizz reply It is a bit ridiculous. A lot of DLC comes out very quick after a game release, so you're aware this was definitely being worked on prior to the game release.
    • [ – ] GamerRaf parent reply Of course, they probably worked on this as if it was part of the game and then just separated from the game and sold it for a separate price. That something that really bothers me.
      • [ – ] MissBizz parent reply Yes, and even that wouldn't bother me so bad if at least the base game came at least mostly bug free.
        • GamerRaf parent reply Oh my god yes! That's another thing. They want to push the DLC but the game is not even playable. I should make a video on that topic lol!
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