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Assassin's Creed II DLC Was Originally Included In Game

Before you all freak out over the title and start shrieking that developers and publishers are ripping you off, please read the actual article below.

The concept of downloadable content isn't a 100% positive in everyone's eyes. While extra stuff is typically embraced with open arms, the idea that game designers may be withholding certain content in order to cash in later when they release it as DLC is starting to chafe. But there are other reasons why some content, initially slated to be included in the project, eventually got lifted in favor of becoming additional add-ons. Take Ubisoft and Assassin's Creed II, for instance: according to a Kotaku interview with lead Patrice Desilets, the upcoming downloadable packs featuring the Battle of Forli and the Bonfire of the Vanities had originally been included in the game. But then, like movie editors deciding what's best to remove, they decided to make the necessary adjustments. Said Desilets:

"I felt that, 'Okay, there were too many things to do and to finish.' So we said, 'Okay, let's take a portion of the game that was planned and we'll give it in DLC.' We'll remove some stress to the team while giving more to fans and people who like Assassin's Creed. I think we gave them so much content that they cannot say that we owe them, that we didn't give them a lot for their 60 bucks."

If you haven't been following along, the two extra episodes will be available in January and February for $4 and $5 respectively, and they will essentially fillin the "Sequence gaps" in the storyline. Furthermore, Desilets and Co. are apparently toying with the idea of another feature that got lifted from the original product: the option to replay any mission. "Eventually, maybe we'll come out with some way to do it somehow," added Desilets. I'm fine with most all of this and Assassin's Creed II in no way felt stripped-down or lacking, but if the content was going to contribute to the story...shouldn't that have been included? I'm just wondering...bear in mind that I have nothing bad to say about ACII in general; it's certainly one of the year's best.

12/22/2009 9:07:44 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (80 posts)

Jian2069
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:55:20 PM
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hoping to get this game for christmas

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frylock25
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:55:52 PM
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THEY RIPPED US OFF!!

na just playin, i havent played that game yet as i have way to many i am trying to but i want to so bad. its understandable to allow for a budget and to maintain focus in a game. i dont know if i would have them rather put this in but for the price i wont complain. im pretty sure they were like a gig each for they should be massive.

off topic i have access to an extra mod nation racers code for the beta. who wants it?

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Jian2069
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:01:30 PM

mememememememe!

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frylock25
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:03:14 PM

jian
message my account on psn: frylock25, ill send it to you on there after i finish the mag beta download.

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:09:57 PM

I'm freaking out! Developers and publishers are ripping Me off!!! please read my actual comment below.

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I'm perfectly fine with developers doing this... It leaves me with other things to do after the games beat... If they take it off, and leave the game bare, then F*** that... but the way they did it was tasteful...

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kevinater321
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:14:00 AM

OOO i want it, I want it!

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:57:22 PM
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Are there really still people who come here and don't read anything but titles? What is wrong with people?

Anyways, AC2 is fantastic. DLC on the other hand, is not.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:45:32 PM

Those potato-shaped people who come here just to thumb us all down don't read anything.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 12/22/2009 10:45:38 PM

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Killsignal
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 11:31:01 PM

i read the whole thing and i think they are ripping us off... not just them but a lot of these company's... take the money we pay for DLC and equate it to the money payed originally and i seldom feel satisfied.

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Qubex
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:43:09 AM

Lol World! ...Potato shaped people... haha!

Q!

"i am home"

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godsman
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:01:23 PM
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No matter how you look at it, it's content taken out of the game to be sold later back to you. I understand Capcom selling stuff like DLC clothes to street fighter, but this is part of the story.

What if SquareEnix took out the beginning of FFXIII, throw you in the middle of a story, then sell it back to you, telling you it's the prequel?

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:10:49 PM

not a bad idea actually

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:17:01 PM

DLC costumes is never cool.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:27:22 PM

Yea, $13 for SFIV costumes.... Most Uncool.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 11:43:11 PM

Good thing i rented this one, Removing content from a game should be a crime.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:21:50 AM

I acutally bought some lbp constumes! I totally regret it now cuz i could of got a psn game for all the money i spent on these "add ons".

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Sk8monkey
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:07:29 PM
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There's no problem with DLC, it helps to give a game a fresh feeling but some dev just don't understand how to use it to enhance the SP experence.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 2:08:00 AM

@Sk8monkey,
Yeah, but only if that was really "extra" DLC......
"BUT THIS ISN'T EXTRA CONTENT"

What that team just did was "game-jack" everyone who bought AC2.

And now they're trying to extort those same gamers by ransoming them, their own game back.

So what's going to start happening once some other unscrupulous company's see what just happened & there was hardly a whimper out of the victims???

They're going to jump head-first on the SCAMwagon too by coming up with more & more creative ways to try cheating us out of our rightful in-game content.

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:09:14 PM
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So they took it out because there was "too much" content in the game? Wtf is too much?
If they only took it out for "artistic direction" or whatever they should be giving away the DLC instead of charging for it. If it was already supposed to be included in the game then it shouldnt cost them anything to make it.

Things like this make me sick of the gaming industry. Dont even get me started on god damned music games that launch with $50 worth of DLC on PSN/XBL. Include it in the game to begin with if you have it done!

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Gregory Freeman
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:11:57 PM

at least they aren't charging $9.99 for it, calm down.... have a cigarette

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TheIllusiveMan
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:28:53 AM

Honestly, whether you like them or not, the music games that have come out have a lot more DLC than what could ever fit on a current disc. Well at least Rock Band does. There's currently over 1000 songs averaging in at around 30-35 mb per song.

About AC2 DLC: I'll buy it and have fun. Oh well to those that aren't. And with the addition of the new content, there will be more features and whatnot too, so don't complain to hard.

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Qubex
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:45:57 AM

It's best not to advise him to smoke Pride... In the long run it will make him feel worse and he will be more stressed :)

Q!

"i am home"

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oldmike
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 1:17:58 AM

there was no room on the DVD
thanks 360

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Orvisman
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 3:00:06 PM

There is room on the PS3 BluRay though.

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 5:41:09 PM

@Orvisman

I appreciate that you understand that joke, but yu don't need 2 explain it :P

thats why I haven't mentioned my Cigarette/No "Smoking" Bandit joke :P

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556pineapple
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:10:42 PM
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Life's too short to worry about stuff like this. For the content provided in the game, and for the price of the DLC, I'm not going to complain.

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Jiggy
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:32:59 AM

Yeah the game took me long enough to beat. It did seem a little strung-out at times, so it really didn't need to be any longer.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:24:05 PM
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Yea right I bet they ran out of room on the DVD. =P

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rogers71
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:40:12 PM

Good point Jawknee....

Kinda makes you wonder how many developers are going to be stripping storylines out of games and offering them later because they didn't have room on the DVD format that is necessary for 'that other console'.

LONG LIVE BLURAY!!!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:42:37 PM

My sentiments exactly.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:19:20 AM

LONG LIVE BLURAY....or at least till the next form of entertainment arrives.

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calculator
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 3:59:23 PM

Blu-Ray FTW

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:48:00 PM
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Do what I do, enjoy your game, let this crap lapse, then find a GOTY edition at Gamestop for $20 later and trade in your original. I'm sure somebody will name this thing GOTY.

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 11:17:17 PM

Which is precisely why this content was held out of the release version, so it could be included in a future special collector or GOTY edition.

It's simply dishonest of them to do this and excuse it by claiming artistic direction.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 1:33:45 AM

Agreed. If what they claim is true, they should give it up for free.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 6:04:24 PM

Really, what they're claiming is that they planned more stuff than they could finish (as do most developers) and decided to lift these two missions and complete them later for DLC rather than delay the game or rush it to make the release date and end up with an un-polished mess. Developers cut things from games ALL THE TIME.

Cutting these two bits apparently caused the least damage to the narrative and, if you want, you can add them for a few extra dollars.

Sounds good to me. As both Patrice and Ben said, it's not like the game is short as it is.

Plenty of people on here pay extra for collector's editions or imports which add nothing to the game. I don't see how extra episodes which otherwise would have been cut entirely are some kind of rip-off.


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Fane1024
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 6:28:24 PM

I respect The Highlander so much that I hate to throw his own words back at him, but I think they're a propos:

"Couldn't agree more Ben, there's a whole lot of over-reaction and lack of reading comprehension going on in this article's comment section."

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:52:19 PM

@Fane,

You're perfectly correct to throw my own words back at me.

However, I fell this is a different situation because they are actually admitting removing the content from the game prior to release despite the fact that it was essentially ready to go. It's not like we're speculating about that, they actually said it.

If Ubisoft does this with one game, it sets a precedent, they could do this with other games as could other publishers (EA has already done it as well). Sure whether or not this sets a precedent is not known, but the facts here are taken from the words of Ubisoft, not speculation.

This is the Ubisoft quote from the article;
"I felt that, 'Okay, there were too many things to do and to finish.' So we said, 'Okay, let's take a portion of the game that was planned and we'll give it in DLC.' We'll remove some stress to the team while giving more to fans and people who like Assassin's Creed. I think we gave them so much content that they cannot say that we owe them, that we didn't give them a lot for their 60 bucks."

Remembering that the DLC arrives in January it's clearly something that was very close to being ready when the game went gold.

I just feel that Ubisoft is really sailing too close to the wind on this one.

I think your also pointing at the idea that this is additional - premium - content that is available optionally at a price, which is precisely what I was so vocally pointing out about Sony's possible new services. I'd agree 100% with you and take my words back if that was what the guys from Ubisoft had said. Instead they talked about removing two sequences from the game and not feeling that they'd upset gamers because they were still offering a lot of content. They acknowledge the problem they are creating. Had they instead come out and said something to the effect that they had some ideas for additional sequences that they wanted to make available in a possible premium edition or via DLC, that would have been great. But instead they say that these are sequences that were removed from the game before release.

That said, I see your point.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:50:38 PM
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Ahem, sorry there wasn't enough space in the comments box above to finish my thoughts! Here is the DLC: I read the article and it doesn't refute the fact that this is just a way to nickle and dime us. Don't support it, fight the power.

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therabbitkinge
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 11:11:28 PM
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Pretend it doesn't exist and you'll never know they withdrew it from the original game in the first place. Im bitter sure but I can't really complain, since im not being forced to buy it I'll just pretend it doesn't exist T^T

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 11:16:11 PM
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If the content was going to contribute to the story...shouldn't that have been included?

Great question Ben. I also have to point out to our friends the developers that this isn't a movie, it's a game and we're not paying movie ticket prices for their product, we're paying 6 times more. So don't short change us and then try to pull the artistic direction excuse out. You're not George Lucas, you can't get away with it. Well, neither can George any more. How many times do we see so called deleted scenes on the DVD /BluRay collectors editions that are completely finished sequences including all music sound effects and post production work. How many Dreamworks animated features do we have to see with purpose made sequences included on the disc and called 'deleted scenes'. It's fakery, and an excuse to fill a collectors edition with content that could have been there all the time. the only reason the scenes are 'cut' is to make them available for the collectors edition. Some might say they are made for that collector's edition.

Then there are the director's cuts of movies. The director's cut supposedly restores sequences that were edited out against the director's will. OK, except in the case of this game it's the games director making the decision to hold the content back. It's not cut it's deferred. I find that dishonest.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 11:56:02 PM

Don't forget the "unrated" versions.

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:03:02 AM

Good point, those 'unrated' versions always sell loads.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 1:19:48 AM

They could have avoided all this by releasing the DLC in 6 months.

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___________
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 11:32:55 PM
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1 why in the world would you say that?
seriously, he should know how people react to DLC and this is making it worse.
hes just putting his head in the noose.

2 i seriously could not care less, i got more than my 150 bucks worth because i bought the black edition.
best 150 bucks i have ever spent.

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just2skillf00l
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:13:15 AM
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I find this ridiculous as well. If the content was originally in the game and also part of the storyline...then...doesn't that...MEAN...whatever. All I have to say is, DLC are additions to a game, this DLC is simply a subtraction with a price tag on it. That's a greedy move. As if $60 isn't enough for the game itself. I'd rather spend my money on some brand new PSN titles than extra content. How distasteful!

P.S-I loved AC2!

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Qubex
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:51:16 AM
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Disappointed to hear such antics being employed; but what can we do about it? Vote with your wallets. I have not purchased ACII yet! Maybe I shall refrain from it by simply doing what I am doing... wait for the obligatory price drops that ensue in the next 6 months, and get it for a steel. Even if I get the game on the cheap, I will not purchase the DLC, would rather put that extra cash for the odd PSN title I want to purchase during the year... such as "Trine" or "Braid" for example. But now I am waiting for these to go on sale... I am perfectly happy to wait now... I won't get games on release any more, unless it is my favourite of favourites, such as Killzone 3.

Q!

"i am home"

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 2:55:03 AM

Give Gravity Crash a bash, old skool arcade action. It's interesting.

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Neurotoxiny
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 1:09:38 AM
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Great game... the first game I'm going to get a platinum trophy in :P

I already got all of those feathers... I personally can't wait for this DLC, the story's great, and there may be some parts in the story that aren't entirely essential, but that doesn't mean I don't want to know about it.

I mean, Ubisoft's kind of right, if they stuffed everything from the Lord Of The Rings books in the movies, it might make the movies crazy long... oh wait :P


Completely unrelated to this, I really hope the head guy at Ubisoft changes his/her mind about making Splinter Cell: Conviction an Xbox exclusive... :(

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Jawknee
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 1:34:46 AM

Xbots can have Splinter Cell.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 1:14:27 AM
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excuses...if someone would tell us game industry would do this 7 years ago we would be like ''hahahhaa ...hu wha? you are being serious?'' .

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 2:56:06 AM

Yup, you're right. No one would have believed this kind of crap. It's one of those "You can't make this stuff up!" situations.

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jaybiv
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 1:38:38 AM
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The Nickel and Diming of America. They are a business and they need to make profits right? Jussayin'.

Not to start a war, but this type of profiteering is what I do not like with the gaming industry. They took it out because they know we will buy it to fill in the story.

I generally do not have issues with DLC. It can breathe new life into a game and offer a new way to play. But to take out content to sell later just smells. Although I will give them credit for the great pricing for the DLC. Most DLC shouldn't be more than $5.

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 3:01:10 AM

Examples of good DLC.

Burnout Paradise, new (yes NEW) content being added more than a year after the game launched.
Pain, new content constantly being added to the game.
Little Big Planet, new content continually being added.

Examples of bad DLC.
EA with Madden's various extras. All the things that you used to unlock by collecting madden cards in-game, you know have to buy, for extra $$.
EA with the various offensive Need for Speed games that came with all the cars on the disc, and you purchased an unlock code as DLC.
And now we can add...
Assassins Creed II, two new 'chapters' of the story, that were removed from the game prior to release despite being finished because the artistic direction went elsewhere. So now we get to pay for the chapters that were removed.

Ubisoft, why did you do this, this is a direct thumbing of your nose at gamers. You really should have known better.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 1:45:57 AM
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Hmmm, they originally had it in the game but wanted to relieve the stress on his team...
Yeah right, you sure didn't think about relieving any gamers stress when they found out they bought a gimped-up AC2 by you taking out 2 or 3 full scenes?????

I could see it just maybe, and I'll repeat...just maybe, if you actually took it out through the kindness of your heart to alleviate your team stressing.

But if that was the case, and now that they've had their little Valium-full of meditation, relaxation, and/or therapy treatments, you now NEED to give those now-missing chapters right back to every one of those gamers you've just cheated out of a full complete game. Especially now that we know that you've sold them a gimped-up watered-down, & broken bill of goods.

And it's only fair, honest, & the right thing to do that you also give back ALL that missing DLC to them free of charge!!!!!

I would have never even thought to be so crooked enough as to try selling Patrice Desilets a brand new $100,000 car, and then go steal the wheels & rims right back off of it.

But I sure would do it now........
along with the mirrors hood, trunk, all the glass, radio, lugnuts, seats, doors, axles, steering wheel, front grille, gas tank, hubcaps, sun visors, exhaust, along with the trans and the motor too(did I leave anything out???).

Then I'd go scrape all the f*cking paint off too, and tell her that everything she doesn't see now......is all optional.

And all for just a small nominal fee of $47K.

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Highlander
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 3:01:58 AM

Nice to see the demon eyed dog back.....

;)

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Imagi
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 3:09:36 AM
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Hard one, but I feel a little ripped off, there I had the courage to say it! but I have felt this way for a little time now, being a little suspicious when a game is released that has been in development for years and then, hey presto, like magic within a week of release new additional content is available, for a price of course.

Now then, before you thumb down my ass :o I have not yet played AC2 so I cannot comment on this case as I do not know how well the game feels on a whole, value wise. Sometimes some games can drag and 'editing' it can make the whole game experience better.

In the case of AC2 if they had originally intended this content to be in the game then it should either be an 'extra' that is made available once the game has been completed, of as free DLC.

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SubjectiveTruth
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 3:13:13 AM
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Dude what sucks about DLC is that I'm on dial up...and although I'm a minority, I'm not alone..:( No playing as the joker for me, and I really wanted that.

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RadioHeader
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 3:33:44 AM
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"I felt that, 'Okay, there were too many things to do and to finish."

"We're charging $5 for DLC now because we were too eager for your $60 earlier"

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 3:38:58 AM
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Yeah, I feel for ya, that must really suck.

Those that have AC2, but don't have any enternet are really going to get hosed the most either way, because you can't buy it, and even more so if Ubi sees the error of it's ways & gives back the missing chapters "for free".

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A2K78
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 6:52:08 AM
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"There's no problem with DLC, it helps to give a game a fresh feeling but some dev just don't understand how to use it to enhance the SP experence."

So wait, you don't see nothing wrong with the fact DLC is nothing but a hidden cost of the actual game?

If anything its people like you who make the phrase "a sucker is born every minute" really true because you fail to see the scam and what even sad is the fact you're even supporting developers ripping consumers off.

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JackC8
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 7:43:11 AM
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So let me get this straight - the game was improved by removing certain parts of it, even though this created "Sequence gaps" in the storyline, which now need to be filled at an additional charge?

I'm sorry but I'm at a complete loss as to how this could possibly be construed as something positive.

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 7:50:33 AM
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I'm not a fan of this either.

Glad to see I'm not the only one whose noticed that the LBP dl content is more expensive than a full price game yet all you are ending up with is a dozen or so custume parts.
As it is new content and not held back from the launch then I'm not saying they shouldn't charge anything but it just be a handful of pence. I haven't bought a single one of them yet.

I will try to resist buying this but as it is part of the story I may just cave. I'm hoping it is priced no more than £2 and £3 respectively.

DLC released a while after launch should carry a price, relative to the increased gameplay but allowing for the extra sales it will generate from the original game. Burnout is an example of this.

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mbg77
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 8:28:08 AM

Hi,

I couldn't agree with you more Gabriel013.

LBP is a game supported by the community of gamers creating new levels and giving the game new life over and over again. Yet Mm is charging inappropriate amounts of money for their DLC - I mean c'mon 1.79GBP for a costume - that is a lot.

If they could have given us a "create your own level" tool, maybe they could also give us a "create your own costume" tool.

After all they profit from new sales of the original game due to the lively community. Must they also profit from all kinds of DLC.
I don't mind paying for something like the water feature in LBP - it's new, it's taken a lot of work to implement and all.
But costumes???

Take care.

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mbg77
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 8:54:51 AM
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Hi,

I haven't played ACII yet so I can't say how good and how complete the story is.

My concern with the aforementioned DLC is that if the additional episodes introduce something to the story that was missing than charging for them is a ripp-off.

On the other hand if they are sort of additional chapters, that don't interfere with the main storyline, and are intended to extend the game than charging for them is acceptable.

That's just my opinion.

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D1g1tal5torm
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 9:37:50 AM
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Nowadays budgets are far larger, but we dont get the finished article. We get a 'lite' version that we have to pay additionally for to receive the full game.

No matter how this is wrapped up, it smacks of, they should 've tried harder. To relaease a partially filled game and then try to justify $DLC for the rest...

..they're taking the mickey oout of the people that are buying this game legit.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:27:22 AM
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I think thats rather lousy that becuase the ywere behind schedule we have to pay more. It should really be free, there no excuse for a charge (Besides they already did the con of the special editions getting extra missions.) Not impressed at all. I shall be waiting for a price drop before i pick this up. but by that time Heavy Rain and FFXIII will be out so i might be to occupied.

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fuk u
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:51:25 AM
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4 and 5 bucks respectively... sh** both for 5 bucks sounds better. depends on howq big they are too..

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 2:49:40 PM
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Patrice Desilets is lying.
Straight... up... ripping... off...

;)

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piratedrunk
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 3:22:27 PM
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Too many things to do and finish in a game just does not compute. The more the better.. unless you have to pay extra for more.

This game just went from "Maybe I'll pick it up soon" to "will definitely wait for the bargain bin" on my list

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 5:32:11 PM
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Yup piratedrunk, agreed!

I was going to wait for a price drop but now thanks to ubiSCAM, now it won't be until it hits the bargain bin for me too.

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Nerull
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 5:52:44 PM
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As much as I enjoyed AC II and as much as it's not that expensive, depending greatly on size, it still smells horribly of scam.
Any kind of positive spin someone puts on this is just that, a positive spin.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 6:34:15 PM
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Nice try Ubisoft but we all know the purpose of DLC is to squeeze money out of customers.

Some times I wonder, does developers think gamers are stupid?

Remember the GTAIV exclusive DLC?
If I remember correctly, they were asked why did they make it exclusive on the 360 and they answered to show their appreciation to their fans.

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Lairfan
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 6:50:11 PM
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These DLC packs should be free. I mean, how much work does it take to release two missions you've already finished?

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 8:31:46 PM
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You better watch your a$$ pocket, somebody's about to feel you up while trying to rape your wallet.....

Next ubiSCAM will try to sell you a AC2 comic book for $10, with only 3 pages missing.

But they promise that those will also be released a bit later after they've all finished their massage therapy's.

And they'll run as following: missing page 1 will be Part 2, missing page 17 will be part 3, & missing page 31 will become part 3.

You can have them all for a nice tidy optional sum of only $5 more each.

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just2skillf00l
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 11:48:01 PM
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LBP is a different story in my opinion because they are adding content that had nothing to do with the game in the first place. All the content added to LBP is new content that in NO way ties to the single player experience. However, when a piece of the game is taken out for our sakes to later be placed as DLC...well that soundsa likada scam.

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CrazyIrishBoy
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 3:49:33 AM
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Bycott!!!

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 5:41:56 PM
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Nahhh,
I'd much rather boycott, LOL

Last edited by BikerSaint on 12/24/2009 5:42:12 PM

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CrazyIrishBoy
Friday, December 25, 2009 @ 11:12:01 AM

ha, smart, but if u were smarter u might of considered a misprint!

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BikerSaint
Saturday, December 26, 2009 @ 1:36:15 AM
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Reread my post!
That was a joke son....that was exactly why I added the "LOL" at the end.

BTW, it wasn't a misprint, just a typo

(See, at 57, I'm getting a whole lot smarter than I ever was.)

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