Most of the time I could care less about things video game makers do, but lately I have just been getting a bit annoyed with the BS excuses they are giving for keeping things out of games and then passing them off as paid Downloadable Content (DLC). I brought up the Biggest Video Game Scams For This Gen Consoles a couple weeks ago, but the more that I thought about it there may be a few more I didn’t add. At least the DLC can be expanded upon and updated since then due to some newer games out now.
Everyone always mentions the Oblivion “Horse Armor” DLC as the legendary DLC rip off, and rightly so as that was just plain awful. I am starting to see a bit more lately of ridiculous DLC though. #1 offender is Capcom.
I don’t own Street Fighter IV. I never will. I consider “fighting games” retarded, and the people that play them dumb shits. It is hard to explain why I question the intelligence of these people, but I’m sure some people will understand what I’m talking about. If you don’t, then just move on.
Anyways, Street Fighter IV offered some DLC that was for new “outfits”. Obviously if you are dumb enough to buy this I suppose you should get ripped off. They are charging $4 each for costume packs that include 5 new costumes, and they have FIVE of these packs. So you could spend up to $20 for nothing more than NEW SKINS. Any other game would just make these “Unlockables” for great skill. Here? Rip you off.
Oh yeah…did I mention that all this shit was already on the game disc when you bought it? Yup…you are buying a “key” to unlock it. Isn’t that an awesome idea? IF you think this is, the answer is actually NO.
Now Capcom is at the forefront of the video game world the last couple weeks with the release of the first “next-gen” game from the mega-franchise Resident Evil with Resident Evil 5. Thankfully, at this point they give you some new costumes just as unlocks, but obviously they will try to squeeze you here eventually.
I’m not going to review RE5 here. It would take too long, but I will say that I don’t play video games with my little kid brother anymore so that CO-OP for THIS series seems idiotic considering it is an “M”-rated (Mature 17+) game, and most people over this age I would guess don’t really play “CO-OP” anymore. Multi-Player online? Yeah sure, but CO-OP? Not so much. Of course all the underage kids make up a big market I’m sure and love the concept. It’s really not BAD, but you get my point I think.
Now, how does RE5 lose the DLC credibility? Well…let’s see. Obviously this game wasn’t made in the RE mold in that it is no longer really survival horror, but more of an action game, and it isn’t alone anymore and made to played in CO-OP for the best experience. I could rant all day about this gen screwing up games because they just HAVE to get online play involved, but I won’t do that here.
Their DLC is called “Vs Mode” and will be a mere $5 add on. Before you get your panties in a bunch because your parents will give you $5 to shut the hell up and leave them alone nobody cares about the price particularly. Vs Mode will allow up to 4 players to play against each other online in two different game types. Slayer’s Rule and Survivor’s rule. The first is point based against AI enemies. The other is Players vs. Players.
A lot of people think that gamers are complaining because the DLC was announced so early. Clearly CAPCOM does if you read this unprofessional rant from Christian Svensson, vice president of Strategic Planning & Business Development for Capcom in which he “calls BS” on the fans. OF course there is much more to it than that.
Realistically people are complaining simply because the game mode is something they believe should have just been included on the original disc that came in the shipping boxes (Not sure if it isn’t already). Why? Well…let’s just say that the mode itself doesn’t sound all that in depth as it is (controls don’t need to be mentioned I know), and it is something that is pretty much standard on all games that have online modes already in the core package. It really has nothing to do with the content itself, or the cost. It’s more or less something that if idiots do buy it we are sliding even further down the slope of having games with a ton of content held back for nickel and dime era.
This RE is one of the few that doesn’t have what they called in RE4 a “Separate Ways” storyline. This is where you play as another one of the characters from the story and they follow the same time-line, but show you their journey in the same story. Don’t worry. I guarantee this will cost you another $20 eventually.
People will say it hasn’t been in other RE games so it is reasonable to pay for it. Wait until they put out the “Separate Ways” DLC. Believe me they will. That excuse is out the window then.
QUIT PAYING EXTRA FOR THIS CRAP PLEASE. IT IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE AND GAMES WILL JUST BE SHELLS OF WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE. DON’T REWARD LAZINESS AND GREED.