Yeah, it used to be that expansions were something started after it was determined the game was a big enough hit to warrant the expense with a sufficient install base. But since DLC can be done in smaller chunks, and not requiring a CD and box to sell, we're now seeing day 1 DLC. I am somewhat annoyed at this trend, as it does appear to be exactly that: an effort to cash in as opposed to make the original game as solid as possible. On the other hand, I played Borderlands and the Island DLC and thought both the original and the DLC was worth the money I paid for them. The original campaign was long and satisfying (despite the weak ending and PC-specific bugs) and the DLC was original and fairly long with new monsters requiring new tactics.
On the other hand, I think that Project 10 Dollar
has the potential to destroy not only the used market, but also the rental market. This is prolly less of a concern for someone like me, as I play on PC exclusively, and get all my games thru Steam and D2D, which I can't resell (as far as a I know). But for console users this seems to be the used-and-rental-kiss-of-death.This comment was edited on Feb 22, 2010, 20:44.
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