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Meanwhile, Tekken 7 and SoulCalibur VI's Season Passes are both $30 and offer more than what DOA6 has. What a ripoff. Also, no lobbies at launch either.



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SuperRetroTurbo said:
Nobody buy it. Send them a message that WE won't take it. Except me, ofcourse.
This is a definite buy for me but is the season pass really needed to use all fighters and or stages?

Its just 2 characters and like 60 some costumes. No stages. The only character conspicuously missing is gen fu.



That's nuts. People obviously pay for it...



Pretty cheap if you compare that to DoA5LR.
I guess it's all about those sexy costumes. Otherwise they wouldn't get away with it.



This scam reminds me of GalGun's pervy goggles for 80$. Who buys this stuff??

https://store.steampowered.com/app/537770/GalGun_Double_Peace__Pheromone_Z_Item/

Also, how did this never make news?

Last edited by Darwinianevolution - on 02 March 2019

You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

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Damn. Good thing I have no interest in DoA.



Oh they can fuck right off with this!
For my money it started with Street Fighter 4 where no matter how much I spent or how many costume packs there were, I just couldn't get them all. They just kept coming. Now I don't even play that series anymore. Hate the feeling that I'm missing out so I just don't play games that keep too much of the experience behind dlc.



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d21lewis said:
Oh they can fuck right off with this!
For my money it started with Street Fighter 4 where no matter how much I spent or how many costume packs there were, I just couldn't get them all. They just kept coming. Now I don't even play that series anymore. Hate the feeling that I'm missing out so I just don't play games that keep too much of the experience behind dlc.

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.  



This should surprise nobody that played Dead Or Alive 5, it is the exact same DLC model. While I had hoped they they would drop the price for DoA 6 and go with $20 for 1 new costume for each character and 1 new character per season pass, I am not surprised they stayed at the same price as DoA 5's DLC, since it was actually selling at those prices back in DoA 5, largely thanks to the sexiest costumes being sold as DLC (sex sells).

There is some hope for the budget oriented gamer however, Dead Or Alive 5 got an edition a couple of years after release called Last Round, which included all DLC characters that had released up until that point and a selection of some of the DLC costumes, for $40. They may well do a similar edition for DoA 6 in a couple of years. There is also a free to play version of DoA 6 planned just like DoA 5 got, which will have a selection of free characters that rotate out each week. You can also buy individual costumes and characters without buying the whole season pass, so if you main just 1 or a few characters it is much cheaper to buy the costumes you like most individually. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 02 March 2019

This is the biggest problem with fighting games right now. Looking at Street Fighter and especially DOA, this is worse than Activision and EA. I didn't even think it was possible to spend a thousand bucks on, not a game, but extra content for the $60 game. I think the only reason they get away with this, is fighting games are far more niche than the CoD's and Battlefield's of today.

Fighting games used to be my favorite genre but this level of filthy monetization pushed me away.

With Mortal Kombat X, I got it recently on sale for $5 (all dlc included) and that to me is the only way to push back. Wait until the games are discounted so much that their profits are negligible.