GS News Top 5 - Destiny Editions Unveiled; Ubisoft Says Gamers Like DLC

Lots of Destiny and Dragon Age: Inquisition goodness, Uncharted could be getting remade, and Ubisoft thinks gamers are fine with microtransactions?

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AstroGazer
AstroGazer

Look forward to DLC to add to the game storyline.

flameslifeblog
flameslifeblog

If we were talking about DLC being one of the options you could go to to get extra content, then, fine, claim that gamers love it; but to say that we love it because we use it, when it is our only alternative, is not actually showing that we love DLC. It only shows we like extra content, that's all, and, right now, since DLC is our only way to get that, we allow it. 

Nevertheless, if we had the choice to either unlock extra content by completing a "free" in game challenge (I say "free" since games are not given away to begin with), or by DLC, then it wouldn't seem that unfair, since you can choose to either complete the challenge, or pay for the extra content, but now, you can choose, that is the difference.


Right now, all we have is pay to play content, so, if we want that extra content, we only have one way of getting it: DLC.

This is not love, it's a lack of choice.

dexter-404
dexter-404

i'm starting to get annoyed that bits of the game are being sold for extra money it's just stupid they should bring the full game out and have actual expansions to the game not bits of it are sold separately

false6hepherd
false6hepherd

Ubisoft has an almost ridiculous amount of DLC, multiple "special" editions, pre-order bonuses that tend to make the game feel watered down. Pre-order DLC makes sense because usually it is free with the regular price of the game - and season passes make sense ONLY if there will be a significant addition of content. Still, on top of paying for PS+ or Xbox Live and then having to pay an extra 20-30 dollars for a content pass - this is not something gamers "accept," we do it because it is a business model imposed on us and we love the games. Ubisoft is the new EA. 

digigamerx
digigamerx

Now Jess LOVES DA:I after she bagged it several years ago. If I remember hating that you could only 'save one giant level' and you can pick any race but you have to 'be a human' race. See Jess, their using a playable Quanari race, and female for that matter. I bet you can also play as either an Elf or Dwarf as well. It might be one big level you have to save, but at least it's a beautiful looking one. Looking forward for this and already have the Collector's Edition on pre order.

watchdogsrules
watchdogsrules

i'm confused. is "the last of us" a game about zombies or is a game that just has drama and its about internal problems or is it both ?

watchdogsrules
watchdogsrules

i'm a person who's gonna get a PS4 but didn't own a PS3 and i've haven't played the last of us. ( had a wii and X360 last-gen).

Tuckpoint
Tuckpoint

So some suited person said gamers like DLC and season passes?  I'm sure that's totally what gamers want, random assholes in suits making comments on what I like have so much credibility it's almost like mind-control.  Just in case, that was sarcasm there, he has no credibility at all.

oflow
oflow

$35 expansion at launch?  Wont be playing this.

jellyman68
jellyman68

My heart sank when I saw that season pass being sold alongside Destiny. Can't stand games that only sell you half the content up front. I really want to like and get this game, but that's put me right off.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

"Your hate has made your powerful.  Now fulfill your DESTINY and take your father's place by my side!"

--Emperor Palpatine


The game Destiny, no thanks.  Too many games already.  I have no need for Destiny.


Uncharted & The Last of Us = Yawn


Ubisoft's statement = whatever.  They don't speak for me.

ijackoffpaper1
ijackoffpaper1

I do like dlc, but dlc that is made well, and not just sliced out of the game either. Understand?

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

Is that shirt making a feminist statement?

arrow2thekneeXD
arrow2thekneeXD

No gamer likes micro-transactions! Stop telling gamers what they like and want!

iammcgruber
iammcgruber

I actually like DLC. IF the game is thorough and I feel justifies my $60 purchase, after a couple months down the line sure, i'll pay a little more money to keep the adventure going. Hhowever, not things like an extra gun or outfits, I never pay for cosmetic stuff, just extending gameplay.

guydude3412
guydude3412

Ubisoft is wrong. We do not like paid dlc or micro transactions

TimberWolf_CLT
TimberWolf_CLT

Re-master and reach a wider audience and upgrade the experience, why not?  Folks who blast through games as quickly as possible will probably not buy into them.  However, if you stop and admire the graphics, you probably would.  Each to their own.

DLC for unlocking crap: Ubi is seriously touting that as a preference?  I must be too old and too stupid to understand why.  New content and missions, sure, but I have to agree on the lameness of Day-1 DLCs.  If a development team could productize it into a DLC release, why couldn't they have just put into the initial release?  Oh yeah, to stiff us for more money. 

This plays into my discussions with my son as to why free-to-play really isn't free-to-play as he's finding out by being nit-picked to death by needing little upgrades to play the games.  I'm not saying all FTP games are this way but it sure seems that a lot of them are.

As for limited editions, sure, why not?  Some people love them so have at.  I've learned my lesson over the  years with having the "stuff" accumulate.  Then it has to be cleaned around.  Then gets knocked on the floor and broken by cats and chewed to death by the dogs. I could store them away and "eBay" them later, but in all seriousness, how many of us actually get around to doing that?

Bensonator
Bensonator

Paying for DLC to unlock items which can be found for free by exploring, or actually progressing in the game & getting them as a reward, is just lazy & would just kill a game for me. I was quite shocked when I saw this was available on AssCreed4 as what's the point in playing the game when you can just buy your way to 100% completion? I buy a game to play through it & try to complete it with as little outside help as possible - it's just crazy to pay £45 for a game & then spend another £35 to unlock & uncover everything straight away. So rather then spend £45 & get 30hrs+ game play out of a it, you spend £80-£100 & complete it with 100% with 10hrs gameplay, good times!!! Games are supposed to be challenging & enjoyable, buying your way to completion isn't playing the game


As for HD remasters, I've been thinking of playing the Uncharted series from the beginning again on PS3 as they were so good & have fond memories of them. It's also been quite a few years since last playing them so if they are getting a HD remake then I would hold out until I get a PS4 & gladly get them again. However I recently played 'Last Of Us' on PS3 so as that experience is still fresh, I would not get this on PS4. So I support new HD versions & suppose that every gamer would have a different game they would want in HD. So although not all HD remakes/remasters would be for me (loved HD version of Resident Evil 4), I'll not begrudge any game which is remastered (original Devil May Cry series) as I'm sure many other fans would enjoy it.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Part of me thinks actually that HD remasters or simply ports of older games is a good thing.

PC has been renowned in the past for its great ability to play any game from any era (if you don't mind patching it normally). Now that the new consoles have a more standardised architecture, they could set up the consoles to be backwards compatible by default every generation from this point. I mean Xbox Two comes out and the Halo 1 - 4 bundle still works, TLOU remaster and the Uncharted ones do as well on PS5, all they need is a bit of a tweak for the new hardware set in the next console and the game can carry over reasonably easily. Unlike previous generations where there simply was no way it was possible.

For that to be effective though there needs to be a nice number of them. If developers want to spend the time doing it, I say go for it. I'd sure buy some of the older Xbox, PS1/2 games again if they were made available on the new gen. Makes it even sweeter if they will be available for the next three gens or something as well.

It is good on Xbox, they have access to Xbox Original and 360. Sony even better they have PS1/2 and 3, though they may have stuck a spanner in that system by releasing Playstation Now.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

DLC and remasters of year old games are what I love most about gaming:)

fanedo
fanedo

Nobody likes DLC especially day 1 DLC

hellzicke
hellzicke

I made up my mind, from now on I am NOT going to buy a new release that comes with day 1 DLC, until it goes on sale. I dare you all!

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

Ubisoft and any other dev can ram their DLC and Season Passes right up their poop shoots, 

I don't mind game expanding packs but DLC. I'm totally against it. 

justicar_1
justicar_1

I honestly don't care about DLCs

CWEBB04z
CWEBB04z

I love limited editions.. the extra stuff is cool imo.

fire897
fire897

Just because millions don't have a riot at one time doesn't mean we think taking content out of the game and putting a pricetag on it is right.

straightcur
straightcur

I never buy games at release because later DLC will be included and if not, at least the game is cheaper so I don't feel cheated in not getting the full experience.

homelessgamer
homelessgamer

Remastering recent games is a total cash grab. Dragon age looks really fricken good but who knows these days of AAA blockbuster games.

hystavito
hystavito

Jess, it's me George, your Density, I mean, your Destiny™.

DLC, yeah it is accepted because despite the complaints people still buy it.

racho34
racho34

DLC is worth if it actually gives you a new expirience or enhances your game in better ways. But a lot of DLC is not worht expending your money but as Ubisoft says, it's accepted, and the will get more money with it. DLC is here to stay.

strigon04
strigon04

I have no problem with DLC i a lot of games. however most of the time ubisoft does them it feels ether like something that should have been i the game to start or was just slapped on to the end. also there 10$ and often takes less then 6 hour to complete including all achievements, with no replay value. I do buy most of them but it does not mean i think ubisoft DlC is worth the money, except if your obsessed with achievements like me.

rotjunk
rotjunk

The video didn't make me want to buy Destiny, but I do suddenly want to buy a Doctor Who shirt.

Ferrets_one
Ferrets_one

It seriously comes down to... if I like the game so much that I would fork out extra money for it.  Or!!! If I get the game for a very good price then DLC wont matter at all.  Let me think... the last game I purchased DLC for was... Mafia 2, I bought the soldier get up.  And why you ask, because I bought the game for a low, low price!

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

I am a sucker for limited editions and I am so close to pulling the trigger and getting the Ghost Edition for Destiny. For anyone else that purchases collectors/limited editions, what is your favorite?

jackzor123
jackzor123

@watchdogsrules It's about both... story driven game about the characters but I also loved the gameplay, fit the feel of the game very well. You need to play it!

t3ero2zero
t3ero2zero

@watchdogsrules its a 3rd person game with very nice character animations and the story is 28 weeks later meet children of men.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@hystavito


Good post George aka hystavito.


How come nobody gives you a hard time like they do me?

hotrod_5
hotrod_5

@RicanV In my case, it was the Mass Effect 2 and 3 collector's edition. I liked the art books and steelcases that came with them.

Paoksis
Paoksis

 

@RicanV  i think cost-worthy the limited edition is the best,for only 30$ it gives so much more....i am not interested in toys,so the i'would'nt buy the ghost edition,better save the 50$ for another game

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

@SaintsRowLA @Shadowdanc3r  I looked it up, it's a Disney and Dr. Who mash-up done by a female artist.  Going by comments made by her, I think my assumption about the shirt making a statement were correct, I just wonder if Jess was making the same or a similar statement by wearing it.

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

@Paoksis @RicanV I love novelty things like that. I have the Joker TV set from Batman Arkham Origins on the lower tier of my coffee table. It's pretty neat. 

You're right thought the limited edition is probably the most cost effective in terms of extra game content. The difference in money for the Ghost Edition is just for the robot.