Tiredman wrote:I already made up my mind regarding dlc, I won't buy any what I consider high priced dlc anymore. I will wait for game of the year editions of the popular games I want dlc for, like I just recently got goty borderlands from gamestop, new, for $20 due to their current sale. At least this gives me the dlc on a disc and I can play it 15 years from now when xbox live and psn are scrapped for something else so sony, microsoft, and all these other companies can force us to buy the games we already owned, which has already happened with the ps3's backwards compatibility for ps2 games.
DLC is smart, if done in small pieces at reasonable prices. Too many companies are jumping the gun, which I label disgaea 3, and probably 4, as part of the bunch. I lost a good chunk of respect for NIS when I saw the dlc for disgaea 3. Lots of stuff I would of loved to have, but I would of been forced to pay an obscene amount of cash for so little. They should not be charging 3+ dollars per new character, they should offer 4 character packs for 5 bucks, but nope, they prefer the 600 sells at 3 bucks per individual character versus the 10000 sells at 4 for $5. My reasoning behind those numbers is due to value. If people see a 4 character set for 5 bucks, many people will see that as a steal, and snag it, where as seeing those 4 characters at 3 bucks each leaves people buying 1 character, if not outright ignoring the dlc due to feeling the price is way too high for what little you get.
People say the reason prices are that high, is because the character was made post game release and has to be downloaded, or something like that. Problem behind that reasoning is why does that make the character worth 3 bucks instead of 1? At either price point, I guarantee you companies see their money back and then a large amount more, the only difference is between letting 3 percent or 20 percent of your player base experience the dlc. I would like to think companies think of me as a valuable partner, somebody who will buy and appreciate their products and support them, but instead companies, including NIS, view us all as cow's to be milked. So I will wait and see if their dlc ever gets a discount by at least 50 percent, then I will snag some of the items I consider to finally be in the enjoyable price range that doesn't make me feel like a cow. If their dlc never gets a discount, then I will do without. As I read, in Japan their new characters are going for over $3 save for one that is being sold for disaster relief donation cash. My view on those $3 characters, no thanks. Those of you who support the high priced dlc, have fun.
PS. I am not anti NIS, I just don't like current dlc practices. I will continue to buy the games, I just won't touch dlc until it gets discounted majorly.
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