Mario Golf: World Tour to have DLC/Season Passes

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#1 Edited by nintendoboy16 (33376 posts) -

Source: Gamespot

A total of 108 holes (I thought there wasn't that big of a difference between that word and "courses", then again, I don't pay much attention to sports; thanks SolidTy) all separated through different packs + a new playable character each pack = $15 (TOTAL)

I've really no idea what to make of this, but I do like that they are giving trials on them (and at the very least, aren't on-disc or, for that matter, on-cart).

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#2 Posted by freedomfreak (49730 posts) -

It was only a matter of fucking time.

Goddammit, Nintendo! YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE PURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#3 Posted by DocSanchez (4274 posts) -

Here come the excuses!

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#4 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6700 posts) -

Looks like Nintendo discovered Day 1 DLC and Season Passes

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#5 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -

Well at least it sounds like good value. There's not really anything wrong with DLC as long as it's providing good value and additional content to great games instead of stripping out existing material to be sold for an exuberant price.

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#6 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33376 posts) -

@Capitan_Kid said:

Looks like Nintendo discovered Day 1 DLC and Season Passes

Well, they WERE asked to "keep up with the times". They also discovered Microtransactions/F2P (which pisses me off WAY more than this) too.

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#8 Edited by Seabas989 (13085 posts) -

It was bound to happen sooner or later with Nintendo.

Hell I wouldn't be surprised if they charged for online in the future.

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#9 Posted by Heil68 (57687 posts) -

Please understand.

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#10 Posted by nethernova (5443 posts) -

Where's the Mario Golf for Wii U?

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#12 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

DLC, and season passes done right aren't an issue.

I have high hopes for this. Hot Shot Golf is one of the best games out there. So simple, yet so satisfying to master. Game card never leaves my vita system.

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#13 Edited by Shinobishyguy (22928 posts) -

Well looks like nintendo finally "got with the times"

I just hope people knew what that really meant

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#14 Posted by hiphops_savior (8426 posts) -

108>>>5

You can spend 15 bucks on worse value.

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#15 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (4967 posts) -

108 courses and new characters for $15? Sounds pretty damn good.

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#16 Edited by Demonjoe93 (9869 posts) -

Well, at least it's a lot of content for fifteen dollars, so it's not awful DLC.

Never cared for DLC myself though. Only time I've ever bought DLC was with some Killzone 3 map-packs, and those were pretty solid deals. Hope Nintendo doesn't go down the same path some developers have with DLC.

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#17 Posted by freedomfreak (49730 posts) -
@Demonjoe93 said:

Well, at least it's a lot of content for fifteen dollars, so it's not awful DLC.

Never cared for DLC myself though. Only time I've ever bought DLC was with some Killzone 3 map-packs, and those were pretty solid deals. Hope Nintendo doesn't go down the same path some developers have with DLC.

Did you get the Smooth Operator Pack for Killer is Dead?

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#18 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9869 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:
@Demonjoe93 said:

Well, at least it's a lot of content for fifteen dollars, so it's not awful DLC.

Never cared for DLC myself though. Only time I've ever bought DLC was with some Killzone 3 map-packs, and those were pretty solid deals. Hope Nintendo doesn't go down the same path some developers have with DLC.

Did you get the Smooth Operator Pack for Killer is Dead?

Never played that game. :P

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#19 Posted by freedomfreak (49730 posts) -
@Demonjoe93 said:

Never played that game. :P

Ah, shoot. For some reason I thought you did.

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#20 Edited by lamprey263 (34380 posts) -

Not the first time Nintendo did something like this, people would have noticed they did the same thing for Fire Emblem Awakening but people were too busy brown-nosing.

Well, if there's 3 DLC packs at $6 each or the $15 season pass, that's not super evil, it's annoying having to pay for DLC but this might be on a level I can live with, that's a lot of content for $15.

Anyhow, how much content does the game by itself come with?

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#21 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9869 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:
@Demonjoe93 said:

Never played that game. :P

Ah, shoot. For some reason I thought you did.

You may be confusing me for another lounge poster.

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#22 Edited by freedomfreak (49730 posts) -
@Demonjoe93 said:

You may be confusing me for another lounge poster.

Mmmm... I might have.

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#23 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

As long as it doesn't feel like something needed for enjoying the game like Fire Emblem Awakening on Lunatic

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#24 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6700 posts) -

That actually seems like a good deal tho

Is there a trailer for this game?

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#25 Edited by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

That's a better deal than they were charging for the Fire Emblem maps. Way better deal. If Mario kart 8 has a bundle tracks or characters for that good of a price, I'll definitely buy.

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#26 Edited by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -

I mean, it's shitty that they are doing this, but this is still an absurdly good value, so there is still that.

I would love to have good DLC for Mario Kart 8. I just hope they don't do the entire Season Pass/Day One DLC bullshit.

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#28 Edited by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

@charizard1605 said:

I mean, it's shitty that they are doing this, but this is still an absurdly good value, so there is still that.

I would love to have good DLC for Mario Kart 8. I just hope they don't do the entire Season Pass/Day One DLC bullshit.

I don't think a Season Pass is inherently bad. Day One DLC is usually BS, but the Season Pass can provide great value. It depends on the execution.

Of course since it's Ninty's first (?) try at this, perhaps they can make some mistakes. We'll have to wait and see.

Honestly? This doesn't look like a mistake. This looks like insanely good value.

In addition to the six courses (108 holes) that you already get with the base $30 game, they are giving you as much content for half the price. I mean, sure, people can bitch about it, but from a content perspective, this is a nice deal. If Mario Kart or Smash Bros. have DLC, this is how I would like to see them handle it.

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#29 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

Great value.

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#30 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@Bigboi500 said:

Great value.

Yep, cut half the content out then release at a later date for $15. At least we know how they plan on staying afloat.

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#31 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

Great value.

Yep, cut half the content out then release at a later date for $15. At least we know how they plan on staying afloat.

Go complain about 4-6 hour shooters priced at $60 a pop. Oh wait, that's not Nintendo, never mind...

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#32 Posted by jg4xchamp (61445 posts) -

It's Mario Golf...

Like even if it is Nintendo adopting something that you never have to pay money for, and clearly have the ability to ignore and show your lack of tolerance for it with your wallet, it's shitty ass mario golf. The real bad news here is that, they put effort into the existence of Mario Golf.

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#33 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@Bigboi500 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

Great value.

Yep, cut half the content out then release at a later date for $15. At least we know how they plan on staying afloat.

Go complain about 4-6 hour shooters priced at $60 a pop. Oh wait, that's not Nintendo, never mind...

Two things...

thing 1 I'm not a fps fanatic. I mean I play them, but it isn't my fave genre. I prefer action adventure games.

thing 2 I end up picking up most of my fps at very low prices.

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#34 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

Great value.

Yep, cut half the content out then release at a later date for $15. At least we know how they plan on staying afloat.

Go complain about 4-6 hour shooters priced at $60 a pop. Oh wait, that's not Nintendo, never mind...

Two things...

thing 1 I'm not a fps fanatic. I mean I play them, but it isn't my fave genre. I prefer action adventure games.

thing 2 I end up picking up most of my fps at very low prices.

That's because they're rental-value only. Mario Golf will have hundreds of hours of gameplay. Compare the content of Mario Golf: World Tour to, say, Mario Golf for the N64. You're getting what you pay for.

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#35 Posted by foxhound_fox (96571 posts) -

Pretty sure they said a while ago (probably around the time of the Luigi DLC for NSMBU) they supported DLC content but didn't want to have a gouging pricing scheme (i.e. not charging $5 for horse armor).

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#36 Posted by TrappedInABox91 (1483 posts) -

That's awesome value. A lot better than I can say about most DLCs.

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#37 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@Bigboi500 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

Great value.

Yep, cut half the content out then release at a later date for $15. At least we know how they plan on staying afloat.

Go complain about 4-6 hour shooters priced at $60 a pop. Oh wait, that's not Nintendo, never mind...

Two things...

thing 1 I'm not a fps fanatic. I mean I play them, but it isn't my fave genre. I prefer action adventure games.

thing 2 I end up picking up most of my fps at very low prices.

That's because they're rental-value only. Mario Golf will have hundreds of hours of gameplay. Compare the content of Mario Golf: World Tour to, say, Mario Golf for the N64. You're getting what you pay for.

To me it will depend on how good the physics are for the game, and I'll be the judge of that. Let's see if it can live up to Hot Shots Golf.

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#38 Edited by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

I mean, it's shitty that they are doing this, but this is still an absurdly good value, so there is still that.

I would love to have good DLC for Mario Kart 8. I just hope they don't do the entire Season Pass/Day One DLC bullshit.

It actually sounds like download content. It seems the scope of the game was raised, which caused the delay. Perhaps Nintendo just wanted to get the game out into peoples hands due to demand--its been one of the games I wanted to get since launch; Advance Tour was the most played game on the gba I own.

Ironically, apparently Nintendo lowered the price of the game from $39 to $29.

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#39 Posted by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

I blame EA and Microsoft.

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#40 Edited by AznbkdX (4175 posts) -

I'm wondering how many people thought the game was very complete before they announced this.

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#41 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (3137 posts) -

@lamprey263 said:

Not the first time Nintendo did something like this, people would have noticed they did the same thing for Fire Emblem Awakening but people were too busy brown-nosing.

Well, if there's 3 DLC packs at $6 each or the $15 season pass, that's not super evil, it's annoying having to pay for DLC but this might be on a level I can live with, that's a lot of content for $15.

Anyhow, how much content does the game by itself come with?

I believe the main game has 10 distinct courses, which is on par with other entries in the series. I dislike day 1 DLC, as I think if it's ready, it should come included in the box, but Nintendo's been very gratuitous with its DLC pricing, Call of Duty should take note. 15$ per DLC pack is outrageous, we shouldn't have to spend over 100$ on a single game. 15$ to almost -- or possibly -- double the amount of content in the game is where it's at.

I don't understand why Nintendo haters think there's something Nintendo fans need to defend here. Nintendo just schooled the rest of the industry with DLC pricing.

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#42 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (3137 posts) -
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Here come the excuses!


Excuses for what? Who needs an excuse? This is some of the most consumer-friendly DLC in the industry. The competition certainly isn't offering this kind of value in its add-ons.

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#43 Edited by DocSanchez (4274 posts) -

@IMAHAPYHIPPO: Thanks for proving my point. Nintendo fans have been claiming for a long time that Nintendo didn't indulge in this behaviour because they were more ethical. Turns out like everything else they were just behind the times, and now they've caught up people will drop their line of defence and claim there is nothing wrong with DLC after all.

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#44 Edited by AznbkdX (4175 posts) -

@DocSanchez said:

@IMAHAPYHIPPO: Thanks for proving my point. Nintendo fans have been claiming for a long time that Nintendo didn't indulge in this behaviour because they were more ethical. Turns out like everything else they were just behind the times, and now they've caught up people will drop their line of defence and claim there is nothing wrong with DLC after all.

I'm a Nintendo fan and I have never thought such thing.

It's just a common sense tactic, especially if it works. I guess for those Nintendo fans (or for Ninty for attempting not doing this sooner, aside from the weaker practice on FE) logic need not apply.

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#45 Posted by DocSanchez (4274 posts) -

@AznbkdX: I have no idea whether you are changing your own personal history on this but a lot of Nintendo fans have certainly boasted about Nintendo not offering DLC so far and suggested it is down to them being more gamer oriented and less business like. Which is a crock.

Basically many Nintendo fanboys and fanboys in general will change their opinion depending on what suits the company they are anchored to. Even if it makes them blatant hypocrites. Whereas my opinions are consistent.

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#46 Edited by Mario1331 (8927 posts) -

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

Great value.

Yep, cut half the content out then release at a later date for $15. At least we know how they plan on staying afloat.

Go complain about 4-6 hour shooters priced at $60 a pop. Oh wait, that's not Nintendo, never mind...

Two things...

thing 1 I'm not a fps fanatic. I mean I play them, but it isn't my fave genre. I prefer action adventure games.

thing 2 I end up picking up most of my fps at very low prices.

That's because they're rental-value only. Mario Golf will have hundreds of hours of gameplay. Compare the content of Mario Golf: World Tour to, say, Mario Golf for the N64. You're getting what you pay for.

To me it will depend on how good the physics are for the game, and I'll be the judge of that. Let's see if it can live up to Hot Shots Golf.

did you just say hot shot golf? lol

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#47 Edited by AznbkdX (4175 posts) -

@DocSanchez said:

@AznbkdX: I have no idea whether you are changing your own personal history on this but a lot of Nintendo fans have certainly boasted about Nintendo not offering DLC so far and suggested it is down to them being more gamer oriented and less business like. Which is a crock.

Basically many Nintendo fanboys and fanboys in general will change their opinion depending on what suits the company they are anchored to. Even if it makes them blatant hypocrites. Whereas my opinions are consistent.

You are saying you are consistent, while I am saying I am as well. Do you see the dilemma? You are stating that Ninty fans are full of shit and are all apologies, but maybe some aren't? Of course I am being hyperbolic, but just maybe you are full of shit too?

I guess my point is considering your fairly predictable response is that it's not good to mistake a whole fanbase for being ignorant or as genuine flip flops on certain topics. Not for persecutions sake, but it does make you look like a bastard when you try to say or imply (in this case with a degree of cynicism) that you are truthful while others aren't.

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#48 Posted by Raptor_Herc (330 posts) -

Could be worse; I am sure their investors will be delighted to hear about this.

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#49 Edited by IMAHAPYHIPPO (3137 posts) -

@AznbkdX said:

@DocSanchez said:

@IMAHAPYHIPPO: Thanks for proving my point. Nintendo fans have been claiming for a long time that Nintendo didn't indulge in this behaviour because they were more ethical. Turns out like everything else they were just behind the times, and now they've caught up people will drop their line of defence and claim there is nothing wrong with DLC after all.

I'm a Nintendo fan and I have never thought such thing.

It's just a common sense tactic, especially if it works. I guess for those Nintendo fans (or for Ninty for attempting not doing this sooner, aside from the weaker practice on FE) logic need not apply.

Neither have I. I've always appreciated that Nintendo games typically provided me with 20ish hours of fun rather than the now-standard 8 hour cover shooter romps -- looking right at your Tomb Raider avatar, dude -- and never had a problem with their games not offering DLC, which is what you may be mistaking for claims of ethical business tactics.

Had Nintendo continued to stay out of the DLC game, I would have had no problems, nor do I have any problems with them starting to offer it, especially with their pricing model, which is above and beyond better than the rest of the industry. But that doesn't make sense to you, does it Doc? You talk in fanboy black and white, and it makes you look rather ignorant. You refer to my posts like I'm some blind fanboy and assume that I've been arguing against DLC simply because I play Nintendo games, when in reality, I've never made any such statements. You shouldn't generalize. It makes you look daft.

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#50 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@Mario1331 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

Great value.

Yep, cut half the content out then release at a later date for $15. At least we know how they plan on staying afloat.

Go complain about 4-6 hour shooters priced at $60 a pop. Oh wait, that's not Nintendo, never mind...

Two things...

thing 1 I'm not a fps fanatic. I mean I play them, but it isn't my fave genre. I prefer action adventure games.

thing 2 I end up picking up most of my fps at very low prices.

That's because they're rental-value only. Mario Golf will have hundreds of hours of gameplay. Compare the content of Mario Golf: World Tour to, say, Mario Golf for the N64. You're getting what you pay for.

To me it will depend on how good the physics are for the game, and I'll be the judge of that. Let's see if it can live up to Hot Shots Golf.

did you just say hot shot golf? lol

Sorry to break it to you. Hot shot golf has mopped the floor with any of nintendo's golf games. Though I don't expect you to admit such thing, living in denial seems to be the main characteristic of you nintendo faithful. Do I put a "lol" at the end now? Seems best to learn from you guys.