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Burning Typhoon said:
Machiavellian said:

This is what always confuse me, why do you need those costume packs.  As long as people will pay, then they will release them.  If there is a demand then someone will sell it to you.  Why do gamers believe everything should be for free.  The people that make your entertainment do not work for free.

I work as a developer but not for video games.  In the industry that I work for customers are always looking for us to do work for free.  The problem is that when you work billable hours, you cannot just do stuff for free.  A business has metrics that has to be met by each individual head and if those people are not pulling weight, then they get laid off.  This is why you see a lot of developers and other staff get laid off after completing projects under game development studios.  Game studios cannot support those extra personnel if they are not working and bringing income to the business.

There is a line that is met between a finish game and DLC.  The main game should be finished with a complete roster.  18 Characters look like a complete roster and from what I have seen from the main game, there are a decent list of costume for each character.  If the main game is complete then anything else created is done to keep the game alive but also keep those people who are not working on a new project employed.  

The game is not complete.  The online offers no support for lobbies.  There is no reason to charge 100 dollars.  It is on a server.  You would make more than 5x the amount of sales off of a product that takes up no physical space.  Why charge so much money from each person individually.  It's bad press, and it turns people off from the game.  It does more harm than good.

You're supposed to price your goods to make optimal sales with profits.  100 dollars, for DLC is absolutely doing more harm than good.  It's greed.  

And, yeah.. About street fighter 4... Look at how that turned out.  Look at all those people that bought DoA5. 

i play almost all fighting games.  But this is one that i will be skipping for a looong time.

If the only thing you can complain about is online lobbies not being there then I would consider that a ding more than being incomplete.  Incomplete would be not having a fully fleshed out character set to play and then charging for the rest via DLC for a full price 60 dollar game.

As for DLC, the company can charge whatever they want for, you vote with your dollars if you believe the price is legit.  There must be someone out there purchasing this stuff for that price or they would never charge it.  I know, I would never purchase it but then again, I barely if ever purchase DLC anyway.  DLC should never be a requirement to enjoy the main game and should always be as it is just more content.  If the DLC is required for continuing or enjoying a game, I do not purchase those products.

Not sure how SF 4 turned out but I did not purchase it until it was complete in my eyes.  I actually enjoyed the seasons for Killer Instinct