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  • Cyberninja - February 7, 2012 7:30 p.m.

    Honestly this is fine as DLC seeing as it wouldn't make sense in the actually story in any form, so its not like the game isnt already complete
  • KnowYourPokemon - February 7, 2012 8:15 p.m.

    My issue with DLC like this is they were obviously working on it before the game came out. Unless they can expect me to believe they did this within the week. That time could have been spent making the actual game better, instead of trying to get people to start spending more money on a game a week after it came out.
  • OohWiiUILookJustLikeBuddyHolly - February 8, 2012 12:02 a.m.

    You realise that the game isn't in progress right up until the release date? They would of finished around a month before hand and instead of sitting around waiting for nothing they get to work on the DLC... Same with literally 99% of all DLC that is released around the time the game comes out. there is nothing wrong with that..
  • KnowYourPokemon - February 8, 2012 5:04 a.m.

    You mightn't find anything wrong with it but I disagree. If DLC is released a month after a game is released then I can understand, it would actually give them time to add something to the DLC instead of just trying to add a couple characters and call it DLC. Releasing day1/1 week DLC just shows they're trying to milk their buyers. "Hey, we realize you just bought our game so how about spending more money on it?" I guess you're also okay with all of the day 1 DLC for Gotham City Impostors. It's amazing what customers let companies get away with in terms of DLC these days. I still stand by my statement that they could have been spending that time making the game better, working on the Lightning DLC, you know, something that actually adds to the game as a whole. Or at least throw this in with that coming DLC.
  • drunkunicron87 - February 8, 2012 7:38 a.m.

    wow you're going to make a big stink over DLC that cost's a dollar and got previewed before the game came out, because Microsoft paid a little more money to get some exclusive content to draw customers to buy their product. This is no different than filling up at the gas station then adding a piece of candy to your bill. SO LET IT GO PEOPLE.
  • KnowYourPokemon - February 8, 2012 2:01 p.m.

    It's not about the price (though it's more like $3...). It's more about the principle of it. Under no circumstances should a company be releasing DLC for their game this soon after launch. The gas station analogy is horrible by the way, you're basically saying purchasing 2 completely different products is the same as purchasing something from a store and then a week later being told if you want the full product you have to pay more. So no, I will not let it go because this kind of crap is unacceptable from game companies, the cost is irrelevant.
  • Cyberninja - February 8, 2012 2:34 p.m.

    you do know that the game has been finished for months now right it was released in Japan in December and the dlc just came out this week in Japan, so its not like its immediately after launch seeing as they had the game done since December so this isn't immediately after launch.
  • KnowYourPokemon - February 8, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    And in japan that's fine, again one of the main points I'm trying to make is timing. if they delayed it for NA until say... the Lightning DLC came out and just threw it in with that or along side it I wouldn't have an issue seeing as we probably won't see that for a while yet. however, asking your customers for money just a week after a game has been released there is kind of greedy.
  • Cyberninja - February 8, 2012 8:15 p.m.

    well ill put it like this, think of the dlc like a meal at a restaurant, you have a appetizer then a main course, your not going to serve the appetizer with the main course unless its not ready until then. and about timing if you feel its not a good time for the dlc i have a novel idea for you... its called waiting for when you want to buy it, since its not going anywhere. personally i will buy it when i buy my next psn card since its not to soon for me. one last thing, you act like this dlc is required to complete the main story, but it isn't, if it was then i would agree its greedy.
  • KnowYourPokemon - February 8, 2012 10:12 p.m.

    It's not a matter of when people are going to buy it. it's a matter of when it's released. Square Enix released this DLC to NA owners of the game one week after the game was finished so in their eyes they agree with the idea that one week after a game is released to that consumer base that it's ok to expect them to pay more for a game they just put money into and that is ridiculous. The release time forJapan is completely acceptable but it still has it's issues that I disagree with which I'll mention in a second. If it was required to complete the main story that would be extremely greedy, but the fact that they spent that time not adding anything to make the game more enjoyable story wise like some side missions to add to the game as a whole and instead make some extra characters and a weapon is still greediness no matter how you look at it. Especially when in Japan they had a two month period in between the games release and this DLC. A good example of how to do this type of thing right is, ironically from Square Enix. The explosive mission pack was released one month after the games release but unlike this shameful pass at DLC the missing link actually added some actual gameplay to the game! Then a month after that the missing link DLC was launched that added even more gameplay. Now there was also a weapons pack but do you know what they did with that? They released it along side the explosive mission pack!
  • KnowYourPokemon - February 8, 2012 10:15 p.m.

    I'm referring to Deus Ex: Human Revolution in the bottom paragraph, forgot to add it in.
  • KnowYourPokemon - February 8, 2012 10:17 p.m.

    Also in the first paragraph I mean "one week after the game's NA release" this is what I get for typing this before I go to sleep...haha
  • drunkunicron87 - February 8, 2012 4:45 p.m.

    Thank you, their is a least another person who sees that square is not giving the run around to it's customers.
  • KnowYourPokemon - February 8, 2012 6:28 p.m.

    They are and they're not. To the people who purchased the copy in Japan when it came out it's about time they got some DLC, kind of poor quality DLC after two months though I might add. For the NA customers who bought their copies a week ago it's a different story. You don't release DLC that soon after a games release in that region. So really either way you look at it it's a bad business practice on both ends.
  • fanfundy - February 7, 2012 7:25 p.m.

    Square Enix can keep their DLC. I'm only interested in COMPLETED games that are released. If you want to learn how to do DLC correctly, look at Unreal Tournament 3.
  • KnowYourPokemon - February 7, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    Yeah sorry... won't be paying for DLC that comes out just a week after the game was released even if it is rather cheap.
  • Moondoggie1157 - February 7, 2012 5:59 p.m.

    So, FFXIII originally goes from a PS3 exclusive to cross platform (fine, that's totally fine). And now we are at the point where the 360 is the front runner for FFXIII-2 DLC? Funny how things work out...

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