If you're a fan of Nintendo and really care about Mario games or just Games in general it would be nice of you to read this. I would also like to start off by saying I know the majority of people will disagree with me but that's okay, I'm used to it.
So Sometime yesterday it was announced that one of Nintendo's first party 3DS games, Mario golf world tour, Would be receiving 3 DLC packs.The packs would consist of 108 new holes and 4 new characters. Each pack will be $6 on its own or $15 all together trough a season pass. The first pack will be available on the day of launch and others will be coming shortly after. So yes, Mario golf world tour will be receiving day one DLC.
I'm having a hard time even trying to write what I want to say because of how sad this makes me. Nintendo has always been a gaming company that put out amazing,polished, quality games that are worthy of being called works of art. for years now they have put out complete games that don't need DLC. Their games where just always so good and so fun and worth paying full price for and then keeping them forever and going back to them.
One of the most fun parts about Nintendo games for me growing up was going through for hours and unlocking all the extra stages and hidden characters in games like Super Smash bros. and Mario Kart.Those were things that made Nintendo Games truly special and last way longer than other games. It extended the play time by a tremendous amount. It looks like this will be something that will go away now.By launching day one DLC for Mario Golf world tour they are essentially holding content that could be free back behind a pay wall. If it is launching day one then that means it is already finished and should be in the game.Those characters should be unlockables,and This DLC should be a free update. What they are doing is taking part of the game out and making you pay extra for it.
The sad thing is that this is just the start. Nintendo would rather make loads if money than create quality products that last a lifetime. DLC will most like first come to Mario Kart. I believe that in Mario kart you will no longer be able to unlock characters,Karts,or tracks and all will be DLC. I also think this will happen to Super Smash bros. With its characters and fighting arenas. Then it will happen to Pokemon, With extra Pokemon and items in the shop. This will be the death of Complete Long lasting quality Nintendo games. Their games have always been perfect for DLC,Expansions and Micro-transactions
The horrible thing about this is that most gamers want it to happen. They think that it is essential in order for Nintendo to "get with the times". Yeah. I guess so.If by "the times" you mean ripping off your loyal fan base while making away like bandits.
But you don't care. None of you care. Iv'e been told time and time again that I'm just an overreacting fanboy who needs to shut up and grow up. Iv'e been told that I care way to much and that it's hilarious.
They are right. I do care. I care way to much about Nintendo and Gaming in general. I care so much that I took the time to write this peace of crap.I care so much that I'm constantly online writing in forums and in comments sections just trying to get my voice to be heard. The future of gaming is probably one of the things that I think about the most and it absolutely kills me when something like this happens.
I never thought that Nintendo would do this,but they did. They gave into the greed. They have shown that they care more about money.and it is a very sad day when even Nintendo gives up and joins the crowd. I don't even know what I'm saying anymore. This will probably be the most stupid thing anyone has ever read. But that's ok. I just want my voice to be out there somewhere. I suppose it is time to just give up, give in, and stop fighting for what I think is right.If No one cares anymore, Then why should I.
This news is just rather depressing. (please leave me loads of hate in the comments below and make sure not to share this, ok bye)