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#35641 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1044 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 11 March 2021 - 10:16 PM

Stellaris Discovery Bundle


In case anyone was interested, this bundle is intended to promote the over-hyped Stellaris board game Kickstarter that launched today.

https://www.kickstar...acy/description

It’s already raised 1M due to the hype and the “early bird” bonuses, but they didn’t provide a rule book, and there’s a lot of details that seem to be lacking so far. I have held off for now. The early bird bonus includes a steam key (current value 1 dollar).

#35642 TheLongshot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2497 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

TheLongshot

Posted 12 March 2021 - 04:07 AM

I don't know if it is overhyped. I think it is potentially interesting to do a 4X game as a legacy game. Problem is, I don't really have a gaming group that is compatible with doing legacy games, so such things are an instant pass.

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#35643 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26779 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2021 - 06:12 PM

UbiSoft Build Your Own Bundle:

https://www.humblebu...your-own-bundle

 

The More You Buy, More Percent Off.

  • 3 Games = 80% off
  • 4 games = 83% off
  • 5 games = 85% off (max).

Notes:

  • All games are for UPLAY except for Rocksmith (that's a Steam key).
  • Most games here are just for the base-game.


#35644 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1069 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2021 - 07:46 PM

New Daedelic Bundle has no tiers, $13 flat rate for a bunch of repeat bundle-fodder. I'm suspecting this is a sign of things to come for the old $1 tier model.



#35645 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1368 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 19 March 2021 - 08:02 PM

New Daedelic Bundle has no tiers, $13 flat rate...

I think they forgot a decimal point in the middle there.



#35646 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26779 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2021 - 08:12 PM

I hope this will NOT be the new format for Bundles - i.e. One Tier for $13 or so.

 

To do a $13 bundle like it's some kind of HBC Monthly, there better be some good stuff in there that I'm missing here that makes me want to jump. 

 

This Daedalic Bundle is not even close to making me want to jump. Is there even a headliner for this thing here, to be pricing this at $13?

 

Doesn't look like it to me, TBH.

 

At least w/ the current Monthly/Choice - there's some worthwhile stuff for many in there like ELEX, XCOM CS, Control, and maybe even WWE Battlegrounds. That's not even including some of the other stuff in the bundle.

 

Granted, I own most of those headliners I listed except WWE Battlegrounds - but I'm missing basically everything else in that Choice Bundle.

 

This Daedelic Bundle at $13 doesn't even look close to the Current Monthly, in terms of value.

 

And them (Humble-IGN) looking to go after people re-selling keys and wanting people to give to closest friends really isn't going to make people really want to buy their bundles, even if someone own stuff in a bundle already.

 

More & more, it seems like for Regular Bundles, Fanatical looks to be the place to stare at.



#35647 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10606 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2021 - 08:48 PM

That bundle sucks and the Curve Bundle that was earlier this week also sucks.



#35648 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3325 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2021 - 08:54 PM

There is a heck of a lot of value in that Daedalic bundle, especially if you are a fan of point-and-click adventures, but everyone here already owns most of those games since they've been bundled for cheap countless times before.

 

Regardless, seeing that bundle makes me appreciate how much Daedalic contributed to the revival of adventure games from 2009 to ~2017. Bless those Germans for keeping the spirit of the classic point-and-clicks alive!

 

The best games in the bunch are The Whispered World, The Night of the Rabbit, Memoria, and Anna's Quest. The Deponia games are also very good but the humor is divisive for some, partially due to the English translation from what I understand.



#35649 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15302 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2021 - 09:32 PM

Humble's preparing for the inevitable, universal $15 an hour minimum wage, I see. "It's only an hour of washing dishes," I can hear IGN saying.



#35650 Foxhack   Bad Hombre CAGiversary!   8836 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2021 - 05:31 AM

It's actually 0.86 of an hour! 52 minutes of work! What value!



#35651 BaeStuped   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21395 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2021 - 04:57 PM

There is a heck of a lot of value in that Daedalic bundle, especially if you are a fan of point-and-click adventures, but everyone here already owns most of those games since they've been bundled for cheap countless times before.

 

Regardless, seeing that bundle makes me appreciate how much Daedalic contributed to the revival of adventure games from 2009 to ~2017. Bless those Germans for keeping the spirit of the classic point-and-clicks alive!

 

The best games in the bunch are The Whispered World, The Night of the Rabbit, Memoria, and Anna's Quest. The Deponia games are also very good but the humor is divisive for some, partially due to the English translation from what I understand.

It must not be a great translation if you can't understand all of it.



#35652 TheLongshot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2497 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

TheLongshot

Posted 21 March 2021 - 05:59 PM

If you don't have any of them, it probably is a good value. Some of these games haven't been in bundles, or haven't been bundled in a long time. But, it doesn't do much for veteran bundlers who own at least half these games.

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#35653 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26779 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 March 2021 - 06:33 PM

Humble "Burn Rubber" Bundle:

 

All Steam keys for all the games listed in the below tier.

 

Tier #1 = $1.00:

  • Absolute Drift
    (free upgrade called the Absolute Drift: Zen Edition coming this Summer)

Tier #2 = BTA Tier:

  • DIRT Rally 2.0
  • GRIP: Combat Racing
  • PACER

Tier #3 = $12 Tier:

  • Assetto Corsa (base-game)
  • Assetto Corsa: Dream Pack 1 (DLC)
  • Assetto Corsa: Dream Pack 2 (DLC)
  • Assetto Corsa: Dream Pack 3 (DLC)
  • Assetto Corsa: Ferrari 70th Anniversary Pack (DLC)
  • Assetto Corsa: Ready to Race (DLC)
  • Assetto Corsa: Tripl3 Pack (DLC)
  • KartKraft
  • Monster Truck Championship
  • NASCAR Heat 5 (base-game)
  • NASCAR Heat 5: Playoff Race Car Pack (DLC)


#35654 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5672 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 March 2021 - 06:45 PM

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Humble "Burn Rubber" Bundle:

All Steam keys for all the games listed in the below tier.

Tier #1 = $1.00:

  • Absolute Drift
    (free upgrade called the Absolute Drift: Zen Edition coming this Summer)
Tier #2 = BTA Tier:
  • DIRT Rally 2.0
  • GRIP: Combat Racing
  • PACER
Tier #3 = $12 Tier:
  • Assetto Corsa (base-game)
  • Assetto Corsa: Dream Pack 1 (DLC)
  • Assetto Corsa: Dream Pack 2 (DLC)
  • Assetto Corsa: Dream Pack 3 (DLC)
  • Assetto Corsa: Ferrari 70th Anniversary Pack (DLC)
  • Assetto Corsa: Ready to Race (DLC)
  • Assetto Corsa: Tripl3 Pack (DLC)
  • KartKraft
  • Monster Truck Championship
  • NASCAR Heat 5 (base-game)
  • NASCAR Heat 5: Playoff Race Car Pack (DLC)

Is that all the Assetto Corsa DLC? Because the Ultimate Edition has dipped below $7 on Fanatical now, so it’s weird that the upper tier isn’t just that.

Also what’s with all the Friday bundles lately? Seems like it’s happening pretty often.

#35655 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26779 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 March 2021 - 06:56 PM

Is that all the Assetto Corsa DLC? Because the Ultimate Edition has dipped below $7 on Fanatical now, so it’s weird that the upper tier isn’t just that.

Here's what's missing for Assetto Corsa in this bundle:

  • Assetto Corsa: Porsche Pack 1
  • Assetto Corsa: Porsche Pack 2
  • Assetto Corsa: Porsche Pack 3
  • Assetto Corsa: Japanese Pack
  • Assetto Corsa: Red Pack

 

EDIT:

Also what’s with all the Friday bundles lately? Seems like it’s happening pretty often.

Seems like they've flopped Friday Humble Choice over to Tuesday; and Regular Weekly Humble Bundles seem to be anywhere from Wed-to-Friday (instead of Tuesday).



#35656 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26779 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 March 2021 - 07:17 PM

Since Humble and/or dev's & pub's seems to be giving out Incomplete Editions in Bundles of late, probably so they can try to up-sell you to expansions and/or Season Passes in sales like this...

 

Control's DLC's are on sale on Humble.

 

1. Control: Season Pass = $7.49 (No HC Discount) / $6.37 (with HC discount)

  • This Season Pass includes The Foundation DLC (Expansion 1) and also AWE DLC (Expansion 2).
  • You can pick b/t either Steam or Epic versions.

2. Buying The Foundation and/or AWE DLC separately for Control.

  • If you need to go in separately to buy DLC's for some reason...
  • Each DLC by themselves is $4.24 (with discount) or $4.99 (no discount) each.
  • And you pick b/t which version (either Epic or Steam).


#35657 hal   Game Hoarder CAGiversary!   5802 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2021 - 04:44 AM

 

Since Humble and/or dev's & pub's seems to be giving out Incomplete Editions in Bundles of late, probably so they can try to up-sell you to expansions and/or Season Passes in sales like this...

 

Control's DLC's are on sale on Humble.

 

1. Control: Season Pass = $7.49 (No HC Discount) / $6.37 (with HC discount)

  • This Season Pass includes The Foundation DLC (Expansion 1) and also AWE DLC (Expansion 2).
  • You can pick b/t either Steam or Epic versions.

2. Buying The Foundation and/or AWE DLC separately for Control.

  • If you need to go in separately to buy DLC's for some reason...
  • Each DLC by themselves is $4.24 (with discount) or $4.99 (no discount) each.
  • And you pick b/t which version (either Epic or Steam).

 

Yeah, Fuck all that. I skipped the Monthly Choice because they took a complete game and broke it up into parts to sell separately.

 

I understand the game all the publishers/bundlers play of selling the base and trying to reel you in for the DLC. Somehow, to me, that's fine if you want to structure your title that way from the beginning. But it rubs me the wrong way when they partner with a bundle and then start chopping.

 

They're entitled to do what they want and I am entitled to wait until their complete game is on sale for dirt cheap. Or I'll skip it. Not too bothered.

 

And then it sticks in the back of my head that somehow Humble is getting worse and worse under their new IGN overlords. And now they're in the business of selling me chunks of games through different channels. I'm probably making that up, but I don't care.



#35658 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26779 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2021 - 11:48 AM

It was structured that way on the Epic Store - where you could always buy Control (base); Season Pass and/or each DLC separate; and/or Control: Ultimate. I know, I know; most people don't count Epic, when PC releases happen. [shrug]

 

Regardless, it was great that they (505 & Remedy) decided to do the Complete Ed. on Steam so you didn't have to do the PITA DLC-chasing or Season Pass chasing...one year or so after the Epic release.

 

...And then they all agreed (505, Remedy, and/or Humble) to break it up all later just b/c it was going also on Humble Choice. Just so they can split it all up & up-sell later on Steam-version, since I doubt most will take the Epic version. It's crap, for sure.

 

To pull this stunt and/or shenanigan - they probably should've brought it to Steam in the first place as Control (base); Control DLC's separate; Control: Season Pass; and/or Control: Ultimate (with everything).

 

But, I figured I'd mention the DLC's/Season Pass are on sale anyways - since there might be some who still want them anyways, despite these shenanigans. [shrug]

 

And I do wonder if we'll see more of this non-sense too w/ games that get placed on Epic in pieces; release Complete Ultimate Ed on Steam; and then split it all up again later.



#35659 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   6060 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 28 March 2021 - 01:59 PM

Yeah, Fuck all that. I skipped the Monthly Choice because they took a complete game and broke it up into parts to sell separately.

 

I certainly have done that before with the bundle before.  Shadows of War I skipped because I figured the full game would be on sale cheaper than just the season pass) but I actually didn't do that here...  I actually have more than a few games on my wish list in this bundle.  Actually, it was like 5 so I just bite the bullet and bought the season pass this time.



#35660 realbigexplosion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1892 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

realbigexplosion

Posted 28 March 2021 - 02:29 PM

Can somebody explain to me why everyone feels the need to own the DLC for a game you haven't played yet, and thus don't know if you even like yet?

 

Don't get me wrong, I would certainly prefer for a game to come with all the DLC in a bundle - it's better value - but I'm also struggling to see how including the base game with 11 other games at a price that is basically in-line (at worst) with the lowest sale price of that single game is poor value or "shenanigans".

 

I don't know, it's just weird to me that this optional content that you may not even want to play is the dealbreaker here.



#35661 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26779 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2021 - 03:05 PM

Can somebody explain to me why everyone feels the need to own the DLC for a game you haven't played yet, and thus don't know if you even like yet?

 

Don't get me wrong, I would certainly prefer for a game to come with all the DLC in a bundle - it's better value - but I'm also struggling to see how including the base game with 11 other games at a price that is basically in-line (at worst) with the lowest sale price of that single game is poor value or "shenanigans".

 

I don't know, it's just weird to me that this optional content that you may not even want to play is the dealbreaker here.

Okay, so I've actually played Control base-game; have worked on the two DLC's (and not finished them b/c they are difficult); and I can speak on this.

 

Control base-game's a great game and shooter (like most Remedy games) - but it does leave a bunch of stuff hanging and set-up in there for future DLC's and/or games.

 

In particular, Foundation DLC (hence its title) goes into more on the beginning of the Astral Plane and former Directors of the board.

 

AWE is pretty important, as it introduces a bigger "Remedy-verse" and begins to tie other games from Remedy together w/ it.

Spoiler

 

Both of these add quite a bit of Lore to the game-world & Remedy-verse, which is often quite esoteric, obtuse, and/or offering up more questions than answers; and/or settings up more stuff for future DLC's, future sequels and/or other future games.

 

About DLC's and whatnot - there are those who feel that games are often nowadays cutting off content and "doing more content" later, to make sure you really want to go DLC/expansion-chasing. As often and of late, these DLC's now seem very important to games, these days - more so than ever. We're in an era where games are releasing incomplete, too early and/or are under-cooked in many cases on a regular basis (especially in AAA space); and now cases where DLC's often turn out better than their base-game (i.e. go see Mafia 3).

 

Heck, dev's & pub's have a deadline to get a base-game out by? Content's not done that was supposed to be in the base-game part of the game? Screw it, release the game w/out said done-content and complete that content as Season Pass/DLC/Expansion content.

 

Heck, I could see a lot of planned features, content, etc for Cyberpunk 2077 base-game - and the list seems ever-growing, as players discover more stuff - winding up in Expansions and/or Expansion Pass.

 

We're having DLC's where...they're important. Dishonored: Definitive's DLC's set-up a lot for Dishonored 2 (and especially its opening); DAO's Witch Hunt DLC sets up stuff for the future; DAI's Trespasser feels like the real ending for DA:I and also sets up stuff for DA4.

 

Also, Watch Dogs: Legion's Season Pass will bring back Aiden from WD1 and Wrench from WD2. Given what I've played of WD: Legion during the Free Weekend - yeah, this game could really use some familiar faces & characters and some tailor-made specific missions hopefully tied to just these characters in particular.

 

The other thing is - well, DLC's are often sold at Premiums purposely. Look at what tricks Bethesda, BioWare, and others have done...barely discounting DLC's/Season Passes; and/or selling Complete Edition had much better deals. Look at what was done w/ Dishonored OG v. Definitive Edition. Heck, I had to re-buy Dishonored as Definitive Edition to go Season Pass chasing - and a lot of that content could be considered on par or better than the base-game.

 

Fallout 4's best actual content is in the Far Harbor DLC, not in the base-game. Dragon Age 2 really needed more content, less recycling - and that game needed that; DLC improves the game greatly. And it seems like a lot of lessons that were learned from base-games from many of these...got improved in the DLC's. This isn't the old days, where most DLC's could be written off; DLC's are acting more like Mini-Expansions or even Regular Expansions in some cases.

 

In the old days, expansions felt like their own thing & story/games. Look at NWN with SOU and Hordes; Elder Scrolls Morrowind and Oblivion - these games w/ their expansions, those expansions could stand-alone, if they wanted to. They often started new main-plots or stories - you get the drift. And back then, games only often had 1 to 3 expansions in most cases (except for probably some games like Everquest & any Sims games); so you weren't chasing a ton of content and could likely even catch a solid deal at retail, especially if stores like WalMart, Target, or others needed to get this stuff off their retail shelves just to make room for new stuff.

 

Look at the way Skyrim, Fallout 3 & Fallout 4, and all of their DLC's/Season Passes/Expansions/Legendary Editions/GOTY Editions/Special Edition Remaster - you get the drift. Early buyers get screwed, later buyers get rewarded for waiting. Also, I think people would rather buy it all in one clip...than chase for every scrap. Especially when you had things like psuedo-currencies like BioWare Points and Microsoft Points, making these DLC's more of Premium - we're recently, in last few years, seeing finally "better" pricing on BioWare's DA2, ME3, and ME2 DLC's and actually have them all bundled together in a pack.



#35662 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10606 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2021 - 06:27 PM

In summary only buy Ubisoft Gold editions (comes with the season pass) discounted, cause they screw out base game players by rarely having sales on the season passes until the games are very old. Season passes rarely go on discount for other publishers as well. Also DLC of older days can be thought of more as standalone for having more beef to it, while today we get a few more hours and according to MysterD sometimes important story for setting up future games. Nonetheless I usually buy hefty DLC that really adds to a game like the Binding of Isaac Rebirth DLCs.



#35663 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5672 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2021 - 06:57 PM

Can somebody explain to me why everyone feels the need to own the DLC for a game you haven't played yet, and thus don't know if you even like yet?

Don't get me wrong, I would certainly prefer for a game to come with all the DLC in a bundle - it's better value - but I'm also struggling to see how including the base game with 11 other games at a price that is basically in-line (at worst) with the lowest sale price of that single game is poor value or "shenanigans".

I don't know, it's just weird to me that this optional content that you may not even want to play is the dealbreaker here.


Not speaking for anyone else, but for me, there are two major problems.

First, DLC tends to be much cheaper in a package with the base game. It obviously depends on the publisher, but it feels like these days we often see deals for complete editions and base games that are significantly better than the deals we see on DLC by itself. Additionally, many of the games I would be interested in owning have DLC that altogether costs close to, if not exceeding, the price of the base game. If I decide I want the DLC, regardless of whether I get the base game in a bundle or not, often the cheapest way to do it will be to wait for the complete edition to be bundled or sold at a cutrate discount on a third party site, making the investment I put towards the base game worthless.

The second reason is completionism. This is and isn’t merely neurotic tendency. On the one hand, it does bother me a little to own something “incomplete,” just on a very basal psychological level, even when what I’m lacking is inconsequential. I can ignore it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still there in some obnoxious small corner of my mind. On the other hand, since many games also include significant plot or gameplay additions in their DLC, the base game alone actually can feel incomplete regardless of my own OCD. It’s not uncommon to hear people saying that some DLC or other completes the ending, or ties up loose threads, or gives the gameplay the variety it was lacking. Buying a game without that experience attached to it, regardless of whether the DLC was meant to be included originally or not, can make you feel like you’re getting a gimped product before you ever play it.

I would never call the lack of DLC for a single game in a bundle a dealbreaker for the bundle, but it does often remove the game in question from my considerations on whether the bundle is worth it.

#35664 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1368 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 28 March 2021 - 07:23 PM

It obviously depends on the publisher, but it feels like these days we often see deals for complete editions and base games that are significantly better than the deals we see on DLC by itself.

"Fallout 4 Season Pass has entered the chat."



#35665 realbigexplosion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1892 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

realbigexplosion

Posted 28 March 2021 - 08:30 PM

I get that everybody values things differently, I guess I just don't value DLC as highly as other people.  If I really do like a game and feel the need to play the DLC, then I can buy the DLC at full price and break even in my head, or I'll buy a complete edition in the future at the discounted price just for the DLC.

 

I seem to recall someone calling Remedy/505 Games cheap when this bundle was revealed because they didn't include the DLC, and that's just bonkers to me.  The bundle, with 11 other games, is $12.  You don't want it because it doesn't have the DLC - and somehow they're the cheap ones?

 

Apologies to the strawman that I may or may not have just created.  I recognize that there's probably nobody interested in all 12 games, and I definitely get it if it's the only game you're interested in.  I think the extended talk about it (which I've now contributed to) was wearing on me.

 

I'll shut up now.



#35666 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10596 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2021 - 10:41 PM

The angst, I believe, was due to the base game being retconned into existence. At least on Steam (I haven't followed its life history on Epic), when the bundle launched, only the Ultimate Edition was available. So, the (likely correct) perception is that the base game and thereby the individual DLC/SP were given a second life for Humble and 505's unwillingness to agree on giving out the Ultimate Edition for pennies on the dollar. The Ultimate Edition itself had been sold for relatively cheap (near the price of the bundle) previously just this past holiday, which only added to the perceived bitch slap to the face.



#35667 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11392 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 28 March 2021 - 11:01 PM

That was really the thing. 

If the base edition had existed for a couple of weeks before the bundle, people would still be grumbling but wouldn't feel cheated. 
This was a bad management of perception for all involved, as it the perception of it is that you took something away from players and pulled a shady move so you could hit each player for another $10-20. 

What surprises me is the amount of white knighting of Humble and Remedy going on.  They did something dumb, mismanaged this and they're getting their hand slapped just like they deserve. 



#35668 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26779 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2021 - 11:02 PM

In summary only buy Ubisoft Gold editions (comes with the season pass) discounted, cause they screw out base game players by rarely having sales on the season passes until the games are very old. Season passes rarely go on discount for other publishers as well. Also DLC of older days can be thought of more as standalone for having more beef to it, while today we get a few more hours and according to MysterD sometimes important story for setting up future games. Nonetheless I usually buy hefty DLC that really adds to a game like the Binding of Isaac Rebirth DLCs.

Yeah, I finally bought Far Cry 4 Season Pass and Far Cry 5 Season Passes, after all of these years...not that long ago. It does take forever for Ubi's games for their Season Passes to often get cheap. Sometimes w/ them, it's just best to go Complete later.

 

And some of the better content - i.e. all killer, no filler - winds up nowadays in the DLC's. Sometimes, it's as if they make something purposely more tailor-made, smaller, and more impactful in its shorter size and/or time-frame.

 

For example - there's some really good missions and stories in those DLC's for DA2, ME2, and DAI's Trespasser DLC.

 

I really liked the Watch Dogs 1: Bad Blood DLC, as it really fleshed-out T-Bone's story and his friend. We had much more interesting character development there than say what was going on w/ Aiden and his over-cliche ridden and predictable ride throughout most of the actual base-game.

 

Well, at least Watch Dogs 1's gameplay was a blast. And that seems to be the same, given what I've played of both Watch Dogs 2 and now also Watch Dogs: Legion. I wish Legion had more character-depth, as it seems so sorely lacking here.



#35669 Wa1terSobchak   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   5133 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Wa1terSobchak

Posted 29 March 2021 - 12:12 AM

I'm kinda a PoopySoft standard edition guy. After 60hrs (OK more like 40-some) of Odyssey with Kassandra and that lame-ass ending to the main story, the last thing I need is to play 25 more hours of the same in multiple DLCs...


What pisses me off if I'm remembering correctly, is EA Ass Effect DLCs... I remember going from ME2 to ME3 and it's like what are they talking about? What happened? Oh get the Arrival DLC.. Nope... Eh at least I'll replay it when the Supreme Adamantium Limited Kryptonite ME is released... And comes to Game Ass a few months later.... Maybe then I'll play through all the games and DLCs...

TRUTH!

#35670 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1069 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2021 - 12:53 AM

Sure there's some DLC I don't care about, but the reality these days is that for many many of the so-called "AAA" games these days, the DLC isn't as much of an "optional extra" as it is that they chopped out 80% of the game so that they could sell the full game retail for $120 but still meet the expected $60 price tag on the base game.

 

Of course, plenty of AAA games are bloated crap that could seriously use 80% of them chopped out.







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