A disturbing trend on 360 Game Content
So first let me get this out of the way I am an achievement whore. I try not to play "cheap" kids games but when I start a game I want to finish it. Games like Star Wars The Force Unleashed with its 2 play throughs. I will play both times to "finish" the game. Working on Dead space which looks like it will take 3 play throughs for me to get the 1k.
With that said there is a distubing trend that is happening with games on the 360 espically ones that just have come out. They are adding more achievements that are assoicated with DLC, not a big deal if the DLC is worth the price. Games like GTA with the 12-15 hrs (?) additional content that also come with the a few extra points decent deal (thanks amazon). I can deal with that.
But it seems that the norm is becoming that a game that might have had a level cut will make it DLC and give you points for it at a premium. So my 1k in SW: TFU is now not completed. I wanted to get that completed and bought the DLC. Additional 250 points done and the game is done until the next wave.
I took a quick look around and found more and more games are doing this espically new ones that have been released recently:
Mirror's Edge - More time trials oh and 250 points
Fable 2 - Short DLC
GoW2 - Hey we didn't fix dick when this was released but here's more achievement
Tomb Raider Underworld - A removed level plus 125 points
Skate 2 - 250 more points plus a new area
The MAW - Common really....
So now here is the thing I want to complete my games. I can beat them sure but I want to complete them. What Microsoft has done is make it so complusive people like me will go buy this because they "Haven't finished the game" because there are more points just waiting for you.
Also they are overpriced. If it was $5 for a lost level then yea I might jump in. Or $5 for time trials sure I can do that. But at $10 a piece no.
Just look at it now. The Maw a great little cute game just got bite by the trend. It seems that whenever a new game comes out expect more overpriced content and more achievements just to lure you or achievement whores like me in.
I can see it now:
Buy all of our costume packs and unlock 20 points
Buy the 10 gun packs we will make unlock 10 points
Troubling for people like me.
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