Wow never knew so many people thought $5 for this was a ripoff. I thought that plus adding free retro costumes every new character was a really good deal!! I didn't bother reading everyones arguments, but Alucard_Prime said it well. Read that and understand its not a ripoff.
going to get him so far I like the DLC so $5 is no big deal to me, but did everything in single mode beat game etc... I tried out the online and man does it suck bad lag, disconnect problems, or this session no longer available hit X to continue etc... they really need to fix that I mean your playing and it pops up saying this session no longer available, its not even worth playing online.
@DeathB2U You make a good argument. I certainly agree that this does NOT make the games companies into any form of evil empire. But still, this irks me. Ultimately, I consider the cost to be the secondary issue, it's the attitude of the company. They could have put in the extra work and included these 'bonus' characters in the game on release. Or they could've moved on straight away to work on a sequel to this reboot, featuring not only the characters that were missed but also revising any issues in gameplay, adding a whole host of new battlefields and kontent. Instead they just slowly 'milk' the game by drip-feeding DLC. This seems to be the only industry where such a practice is considered acceptable and I don't want to encourage it.
and to those that are saying you get 28 characters for $60 or about $2 a piece so it's not worth $5 for 1.... remember, you're essentially buying those 28 characters in bulk :p
@kaos107 I still think it's relevant to compare the $5 I'd spend on this DLC to the many other (pointless) things I spend $5 on. I'd get a hell of a lot more enjoyment out of this than coffee at Starbucks. I bet *most* of those complaining are the same that commonly waste $5 on other things that provide less value. To each their own. Its one thing to think it's expensive... that's going to be relative to the individual... but to say the devs represent the evil empire for trying to be profitable, as most the whiners here are, well that's just ridiculous. Even if $5 WERE on the high side, it's nothing anyone should pass off as preposterous.
@drummerdickens.. "It's not about being $5 richer. It's about being $100-$200 richer for not buying all the DLC's that have been made available to me. That can buy me 3 new games or 5+ used games off eBay." I get what you're saying about it adding up, but I would imagine that people are selective about the DLC they purchase. If it's a matter of downloading ALL DLC available to you, versus none, well then yah I can see that being VERY expensive. $100 for a few map packs, extra characters, and an extra level sure is a lot of money. But taking it at face value... is it worth $5 for this one extra character... I just can't comprehend how that's too expensive. Way I see it, downloading Kenshi isn't going to prevent me from buying another game that I want. If it was a matter of spending $5 for Kenshi or holding onto it to save up for another game, sure... i get that. But realistically... even if that was the case, I'd eat lunch in one day instead of dining out and bam... now I'd have enough for another game AND the DLC.
@ SIDEFX1 That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, considering that you can attain the platinum without DLC. Thanks for trying. Oh, and I was the one who thumbed you down. Yeah, i said it...
2011, I bet the people that complain about DLC are also the people who buy games just for trophies or achievements..the whores
Khaos107, just spare us your opinion by simply stating your not getting the DLC. Nobody cares either way.
@khaos107 The same logic can be said about going to see a movie. Yes, production costs are greater but ultimately who cares how much the company profits, the only thing you should be concerned about is the benefit it gives you as a consumer. Going to see a movie costs about $15 (where I live at least) and buys you about two hours of entertainment. Where in the case of DLC, if its something that your interested in, $5 may buy you a lot more than two hours of entertainment.
I love when people defend DLC prices by saying a cup of coffee, or a sandwich is five bucks why not dlc. I don't think they realize that when you buy a cup of coffee for $5 your one person buying one cup of coffee. When your talking about dlc its thousands or millions of people buying not one. Look at all the great full indie games that come out for $5. Do you think the big companies should make just as much for making a character or costumes?
Woohoo!!!!!! I loved using Kenshi in Mortal Kombat Unchained [PSP] cant wait to download, he was an awesome character :D
@drummerdickens Good points! One last thing I wanted to add, and not to contradict my earlier post, but I do agree that this dlc is overpriced compared to other better dlc, such as the high-quality stuff that Rockstar(GTA4) came out with. If you compare that with one character dlc you get a lot more value for your money with the GTA4 DLC(as an example), so around 200 points would have been far more reasonable for 1 character, and 400 points is just being greedy.
@DeathB2U Yes, Skarlet is indeed a great addition to the roster. The only problem I have is how additional characters are treated in tag games. I play tag matches online with a friend but she is only available to the first player, Guests cant access her (or additional costumes). I'm hoping they release a patch to remedy that.
Aside from all that... curious to see what you guys think... I've been playing a few other games lately and plan to move back to MK real soon. That said, I haven't had the chance to play as Skarlet yet. Great character or no?
@DeathB2U It's not about being $5 richer. It's about being $100-$200 richer for not buying all the DLC's that have been made available to me. That can buy me 3 new games or 5+ used games off eBay. If you don't understand that then that's cool. Enjoy your smattering of extra characters and map packs. I'll enjoy my new games.
@Alucard_Prime Hmmm, I see what you're saying but the comparison to disposable goods such as food and drink to a $5 DLC is, as correct as you are, kind of irrelevant. All I mean by what I say to that guy is that I'd prefer to not waste my money on overpriced DLC knowing that NOT buying these MK characters nor COD map packs = one full new game. And one full new game is FAR greater bang for your buck than a few DLC's. I mean, what would you rather? 9 COD maps and 4 MK characters...or Uncharted 3, Battlefield 3 or Elder Scrolls 2?
kenshi is one of the best mortal kombat characters but i already payed to much for the game. i think i have to eait for the next mortal kombat to come out.it should have kenshi on it
so... if there were only 16 characters in the game that should change the price and or/value associated with character DLC? It makes no sense that the price of DLC should be directly tiered to the % of the game it entails. By your definition, DLC for a shorter game should cost MORE, based on the fact that it's percentage would then be higher. I don't care if the game has 5 characters or 200 characters. Would it be worth spending a mere $5 to play as Kenshi? Yep. Especially when $5 is not a lot of money, and I get a lot more out of spending that $5 there than I would with most anything else I can spend $5 on. Now... if it were $10, I'd say people are justified. $10+ should be reserved for in depth expansions, but $5 for one character isn't much. The bigger point here is that people are finger pointing at the devs for making more content and charging more than some people want to pay. You got your game already. You got what you paid for. If you were somehow required to spend $5 to continue enjoying the game, I could see that. They made a game most would argue is nothing short of awesome (aside from terrible online performance). They made some extra characters beyond that and are offering them for a modest $5... so that we have THE OPTION to get even more out of the game and they make some money. That's what successful businesses do. Anyways, done with this. I'll enjoy playing as Kenshi while not breaking the bank. You enjoy being $5 richer.
@drummerdickens You make valid points, but so does DeathB2U. Is the DLC overpriced versus the stuff you get in the original game? Sure it is, because if they charged 5$ per character the game would cost over 150$. But it's amazing how most people will waste over 5$ per day on far more overpriced things, but when it comes to videogames it's unacceptable. I mean I have a hard time getting a cup of coffee these days that is less than 2$, and within 15 min it will be in my stomach, gone. But 5$ for character that you could potentially play for many hours, now that's fair as far as I'm concerned. Also, most of business operate this way. I can't remember the exact term, but some products have a much higher profit margin than others, and that's how companies make most of their money. So while you may think your 50$ printer is a bargain, what you don't know if the huge profit that same company makes off the ink recharge you buy every month(hypothetical example). Anyways, enough writing...I recommend you just enjoy what you have there, you don't need to get the DLC to keep playing the game. And you really like the character, well, just get him and try to find another way to save 5$.
I support DLC, why? Because it could be worse: Street Fighter II Street Fighter II Champions Edition Street Fighter II Turbo Super Street Fighter II Super Street Fighter II Turbo Super Street Fighter II Turbo Hyper Fighting etc.
How many of these are they doing? One or two is one matter, if they end up boosting the roster by ten or so I'd much rather they left it a while and did them as an 'expansion pack' style bundle along with a couple of new arenas and some new skins. Because how far down the line before they release a special edition with it all included anyway? Probably for a lower retail price than the original at launch. I don't luke this drip-fed content approach. Seems like a little at first but after a few you realise you're bankrupting yourself. A fiver may not seem like much to some people, particularly not if you're lucky enough to have a well paid job, but it adds up. One character is $5, so if they release just five you've already paid more than half you did for the original game to add these five characters to the roster. So no, I don't support it. If less people bought into it and more companies took moves like Valve does then the rest that seem to favour this drip-fed content would realise it's not competitive.
@DeathB2U You think you get bang for your buck? Then you sir, do not understand the value of money. Mortal Kombat costs $60 maximum. It comes with 28 characters on PS3. That's just under $2 per character, PLUS the actual game mechanics, PLUS the environments, PLUS the online connectivity and technical stuff you cannot see. ...And you think $5 for ONE CHARACTER is bang for your buck? Seriously, learn math. Fool. There is a difference between being able to afford something and wasting your money. Would you buy a burger from McDonald's for $20 "because you can afford it?". You're a salesman's dream; an easy sell. A blinkered gamer who would sooner buy the pretty things he sees in front of him than think rationally, with his mind rather than with his wallet.
@parvie - I believe they have found ways of fixing the desynchs. I read in a few places, including gamefaqs, that it has something to do with the compatibility packs and the klassic Skins DLC. You just need to delete them and re download the content. At least thats what i've read, I havent actually had any problems.
"$5 is way too much to spend on a single character." "You dont have to buy it if you dont want to." "DLC is evil and as long as consumers pay for it it will continue to plague the gaming industry" This conversation seems vaguely familiar. Cant wait to see how it evolves with parts three and four.
@ SaibotF8 yeah, they fixed the lag but the constant de-synchs are just as annoying. And why NRS hasn't nerfed Kanos's upball yet is beyond me.
@DeathB2U - Corporations love the way you think. Your a valuable customer we will keep making it if guys like you keep buying it. Thank You