I purchased the Kingdoms of Amalur bundle, and I have a question.
Really, this question applies to any PC game that has DLC with it, not just KoA. I'm an old-school gamer, I'm not used to this DLC thing.
The question is: if I bought something that also had DLC codes, should I wait to redeem those until I'm ready to use them? Or would it be best to redeem it altogether? Or will it matter at all (i.e. installing a DLC that changes the game dramatically before I've even played it once)?
I'm sorry if this seems like a simple question, I'm just not used to added content like this; more used to expansions and whatnot.
It totally varies. Some DLC are base game altering expansions (like Diablo II: Lord of Destruction), some are purely separate content, some are side quests/areas mid-way through the base game, some are just clothes/items. A few games have loaders that let you choose which expansions/DLC you want to run with.
I just activate all my DLC whenever I buy it. In general it improves (or at least doesn't hurt) the experience. If you are concerned about base-game altering expansions, you'll have to check on a case by case basis.