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Fire Emblem: Three Houses puts an end to Nintendo's DLC nonsense

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was insane value. You got all of this extra content across multiple updates in the game; then at the end, and entirely new game on top of it all.

Will Fire Emblem Switch come with that level of content? I’m unsure.



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gergroy said:
Ugh, I was hoping that this game would have been out before summer so I could really dive into it... but it comes out at the end of July... and I have to go back to work on August 1st...and it doesn’t sound like the support maps dlc will be released immediately... so I will probably hold off playing until then... which means I probably won’t get to really play it until Christmas break because I don’t really have time to play games during the school year... and I don’t like to start games I really like until I have a bunch of free time because I get too distracted... why couldn’t Nintendo have just released this in the spring!

Well Nintendo said that the development team needed a little more time in completing the base game...So that's the reason.

If they needed more time, they needed more time.



Jumpin said:

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was insane value. You got all of this extra content across multiple updates in the game; then at the end, and entirely new game on top of it all.

Will Fire Emblem Switch come with that level of content? I’m unsure.

The Torna story turned out bigger than even the developers expected, but the expansion pass was available for purchase long before that. They couldn't raise the price all of a sudden to accomodate for providing more than originally planned.

Using XC2 as the bar to reach is setting up yourself for disappointment. Of course Fire Emblem's self-contained sidestory could also grow bigger than planned, but banking on that isn't a good idea.



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Jumpin said:

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was insane value. You got all of this extra content across multiple updates in the game; then at the end, and entirely new game on top of it all.

Will Fire Emblem Switch come with that level of content? I’m unsure.

Goes with Monolith Soft Xeno Team, where they always end up with ambitious project that leads to them having to make cuts somewhere. They thankfully managed to salvage the Torna part to expand on it and make a seperate game out of it instead !

Takahashi is truly a marvel amongst directors/writers in the industry.

Now will Intelligent Systems pull something exactly like them ? No, but I think the last update with the new story content will still make it worth it.



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Nintendo's generally been pretty good about DLC. But Fire Emblem has always been the weird exception for some reason. So it's good that Three Houses breaks that trend.



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It's good to see the change, but I likely won't buy the expansion pass until the content is all released. Bar the Conquest and Revelations campaigns for Fates, I've avoided buying any Fire Emblem DLC precisely because of Nintendo's pricing strategy - so I'm glad to see this change. Hopefully these extras turn out well.



I'm surprised you are praising a company over DLC. Did they break you down that bad where you don't give a shit anymore? Must have been those expansion packs in 90s that broke your soul.



sethnintendo said:
I'm surprised you are praising a company over DLC. Did they break you down that bad where you don't give a shit anymore? Must have been those expansion packs in 90s that broke your soul.

Third party content is so bad overall that more Nintendo content is welcome. When the direction is to provide something worthy of the name 'expansion', it's all good. It's nice to see that Nintendo doesn't go for the typical season pass where all of the individual DLC pieces can be bought for a discount. What they call expansion pass is an all or nothing affair; you either buy everything or you don't buy anything.



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Fire Emblem is the one of the only cases where I was never happy with DLC practices from Nintendo. I only played Awakening, and one bought one map in it. The one to farm money. It cost $2 or $3 for one map, but worse, I remember feeling like I needed it. Money was hard to come by, and that map was clearly designed to farm it. In my view that's poor DLC. And then I didn't buy Fates because I couldn't stand the expensive and confusing scheme of the three versions. By the time Echoes came out, I forgot all about Fire Emblem.

Now when I saw the Three Houses DLC, I thought that you got very little for $25. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised (or maybe I've been spoiled by Smash, Mario Kart, and Breath of the Wild), but I think I'll hold off on getting it for now. They need to earn it.



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RolStoppable said:

It's nice to see that Nintendo doesn't go for the typical season pass where all of the individual DLC pieces can be bought for a discount. What they call expansion pass is an all or nothing affair; you either buy everything or you don't buy anything.

Why is less options a good thing?



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