Op Ed

Shacknews.com Opinion- How DLC lost its way.
Other problems have been more subtle and pervasive. Some publishers pump out far too much DLC, or overprice it. Activision has been criticized for its regular practice of putting out four maps (three new, one revised) in each Call of Duty pack for $15. Worse yet is when the content unlocks some extra weapon or ability that makes the game a cakewalk, as Square Enix tends to do with small DLC like Tomb Raider's Adventure Pack. This is still especially problematic when it comes to pre-order DLC, which is all too happy to ease you through the first half of a game with an overpowered weapon. Meanwhile, even DLC that sounds great upon announcement sometimes fizzles in practice. BioShock Infinite had ambitious plans and a season pass, but we ended up with some combat challenges and an uneven story presentation.

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Bethesda has had the two worst pieces of DLC:
1) Horse Armor
2) The ending of Fallout 3

Yeah, whatever, I can see people saying it ended fine, but the first piece of DLC was a continuation of the main storyline and wrapped significant up loose ends. DLC should either not be part of the main story line or be a tangent of it.

I'd also say the Operation Alaska, or whatever, holgram flashback Fallout 3 DLC was completely terrible as well. It ditched the role playing and went right for combat, which just made it not very entertaining.
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