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RolStoppable said:

3. DLC allows us to give Nintendo more money and keep them in business - If you are a regular visitor of video game forums, you've come to expect a monthly (or weekly) "Nintendo should go third party" thread which argues that Nintendo has run out of chances and is on the brink of exiting the hardware business. The common error these people make is that they severely underestimate how much we are willing to throw money at Nintendo. A Switch T-shirt for Link is a good deal.

I used to underestimate you guys.  Not anymore.



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Lawlight said:
David_Hernandeez said:

I also don't get it, some say it should be in the main game which probably would mean to delay the game one more time and more budget.

How is putting hard mode in a game gonna delay a game by a significant amount?

We don't know the implications of a higher difficulty, It could be more than just +enemy health, +More damage per hit and less health/useful items.
I'm giving the benefit of the doubt because the enemies don't scale in difficulty as you progress(Like Xenoblade for example)



More zelda more me :)

RolStoppable said:

4. DLC is better than amiibo - There, I said it. For one, DLC comes without a stupid plastic toy. Two, DLC removes more substantial content from games than amiibo, so paying for DLC is worth it while paying for amiibo is not. And three, since DLC is entirely digital, there's no risk that a late-night trip to the toilet ends with stepping barefooted on a figurine that your kid didn't put back on the shelf where it belongs.

100% agree with this. Anything that comes with Amiibo should really be available to purchase as a regular DLC without the figure as well. Not as if there's anything from Amiibo that I think would have been worth buying yet, but at least if it was available without the figure the chances of me buying it would be higher than 0%...



Ka-pi96 said:
RolStoppable said:

4. DLC is better than amiibo - There, I said it. For one, DLC comes without a stupid plastic toy. Two, DLC removes more substantial content from games than amiibo, so paying for DLC is worth it while paying for amiibo is not. And three, since DLC is entirely digital, there's no risk that a late-night trip to the toilet ends with stepping barefooted on a figurine that your kid didn't put back on the shelf where it belongs.

100% agree with this. Anything that comes with Amiibo should really be available to purchase as a regular DLC without the figure as well. Not as if there's anything from Amiibo that I think would have been worth buying yet, but at least if it was available without the figure the chances of me buying it would be higher than 0%...

I think amiibo is cool when it's adding something interesting while still not being meaningful content. To exemplify, the best use of amiibo in my opinion is the Wolf Link amiibo in Breath of the Wild - it's a nice easter egg, it's really cool, yet anyone who doesn't have the amiibo isn't really missing out on anything and still has a complete experience. In fact, it wouldn't even make too much sense to pay for that as actual DLC or something.

There is a problem when the amiibo are locking content, though. Those cases should just be available as paid DLC.



I am convinced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the greatest movie ever and people just don't want to accept it.

mZuzek said:
Ka-pi96 said:

100% agree with this. Anything that comes with Amiibo should really be available to purchase as a regular DLC without the figure as well. Not as if there's anything from Amiibo that I think would have been worth buying yet, but at least if it was available without the figure the chances of me buying it would be higher than 0%...

I think amiibo is cool when it's adding something interesting while still not being meaningful content. To exemplify, the best use of amiibo in my opinion is the Wolf Link amiibo in Breath of the Wild - it's a nice easter egg, it's really cool, yet anyone who doesn't have the amiibo isn't really missing out on anything and still has a complete experience. In fact, it wouldn't even make too much sense to pay for that as actual DLC or something.

There is a problem when the amiibo are locking content, though. Those cases should just be available as paid DLC.

Just can't agree with that. I hate annoying little plastic figures. So if there's anything, no matter how small, that you can only with those then I think that's a terrible practice. There's absolutely no reason (except to gouge money out of people by getting them to buy overpriced little figures) to have anything only available through them.



Ka-pi96 said:
mZuzek said:

I think amiibo is cool when it's adding something interesting while still not being meaningful content. To exemplify, the best use of amiibo in my opinion is the Wolf Link amiibo in Breath of the Wild - it's a nice easter egg, it's really cool, yet anyone who doesn't have the amiibo isn't really missing out on anything and still has a complete experience. In fact, it wouldn't even make too much sense to pay for that as actual DLC or something.

There is a problem when the amiibo are locking content, though. Those cases should just be available as paid DLC.

Just can't agree with that. I hate annoying little plastic figures. So if there's anything, no matter how small, that you can only with those then I think that's a terrible practice. There's absolutely no reason (except to gouge money out of people by getting them to buy overpriced little figures) to have anything only available through them.

I believe you can also have other kinds of companions in Breath of the Wild, though. Just not Wolf Link specifically.



I am convinced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the greatest movie ever and people just don't want to accept it.

You can justify paying $100.00 for a single game but I'm not buying one single piece of DLC for the rest of my life. Done with it. I grew up in an era where you paid your $50.00 and you got a game that was 100% finished, fully tested and never needed to be updated with patches etc. I'm not going to change. They can keep trying all they want, I'm not falling for it.



specialk said:
Why do people get this worked up over DLC?

Buy it or don't.

Because they're getting less game for the same money. They love their hobby. That upsets them. When people are upset, they get emotional. When they get emotional, they express it.

It's pretty simple.



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pray4mojo said:

You can justify paying $100.00 for a single game but I'm not buying one single piece of DLC for the rest of my life. Done with it. I grew up in an era where you paid your $50.00 and you got a game that was 100% finished, fully tested and never needed to be updated with patches etc. I'm not going to change. They can keep trying all they want, I'm not falling for it.

pray4mojo said:

Because they're getting less game for the same money. They love their hobby. That upsets them. When people are upset, they get emotional. When they get emotional, they express it.

It's pretty simple.

You do realize the game is absolutely complete, right? The DLC is no different from an Expansion Pack.



I am convinced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the greatest movie ever and people just don't want to accept it.