Expansions and DLC!
I figured today I would walk a path I’ve been down before and talk about expansions and DLC. This can be a hot topic for some people, as it is under guise of trying to squeeze more money out of you for the same old content and game. I get a lot of mixed feelings from the words expansions and DLC.
DLC already, come on!
Sometimes I wonder when a game is released how long it will take for the DLC to start flowing out. Is this all part of the marketing plan, spend $60 today and 10 tomorrow?
That isn’t necessarily the case for all expansions and DLC, as it seems I just bunched them all together as junk and that is not the case at all. Is there a game you gave up on until there was new content?
For most first person shooters this is always the case for me, unless I want to play multiplayer then content goes by the wayside after completing the single player campaign.
Let’s face it, most DLC is about making a quick buck and nothing else.
Offline game Expansion
Offline game expansions are starting to become a thing of the past. Today expansions are packaged up as a new chapter or version of the game.
It used to be that add-ons for offline games was a great way to enhance a previously released game. The Elder Scroll series put out some great content packs in their expansions like “BloodMoon” and “Tribunal”. These were pretty large for added content in the form of quest and storylines, along with some added places to explore.
Online game Expansions
Expansion for online games most of the time has been created to keep people’s interest in the game. I can’t blame then that’s a lot of money invest in servers, but at the same time I wouldn’t always say they have overwhelmed us with new content.
Expansions should come with a vast amount of new content, new zones to explore, new content to enjoy. This shouldn’t be thrown together on a whim. The World of Warcraft series has done a decent job so with expansion pack and I’ll hold them as the people to beat when it comes to putting out and expansion.
Expansions and DLC!
So there you have my views on expansions and DLC, as I see it. My biggest problem is the quick to release DLC that come a few days after launch and that seems to be a hot button point when I bring it up with friends. We agreed that we just need to stop buying this DLC and see what happens in the future.
So today I ask you, what expansion or DLC got you back playing a game you gave up on and was it worth it?
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