Originally Posted by Cipherr
That's a silly thing to say IMO. So DLC is fine as long as it doesn't add an online mode?
And saying that online is a necessity is as ridiculous as the notion that every game should have multi player. Its just a bad bad idea. Different games are different. They should add modes and functions if they fit the game, and not just because they have a checklist of 'required' features to stuff into the game even if they aren't appropriate.
I worded my post badly. I definitely do not want to see MP shoehorned into every game but if a game is going to have MP, it should be online enabled. Charging to upgrade from local-only to online enabled MP seemss like a scam to me.
Originally Posted by duckroll
Well in this case the game already has multiplayer. There's multiplayer for up to 3 players at a time, and item trading. Except all these functions are ad-hoc only. With the major content update, they're planning to add online capability to it, and presumably allow the same functions to be played online. I think there's a good argument to be made that the online update should be free, but I guess they want to pack all the additional content they're making for the game together as one expansion package to make it feel more value for money.
Thanks for the clarification on the update.
They really should offer the online for free and use the newly generated interest (people like free things) to sell the update. ''Hey, we are adding online so you can play with your far away friends. Don't worry if you have already seen everything the game has to offer. For only XXX„ you can download this huge update so you and your buddies can enjoy many more hours of fishing/questing/tree cutting...''
Actually, it's kind of surprising that this will be a DD update as opposed to a new retail version. I guess they learnt from Little Battlers's decline on PSP/Vita.
Originally Posted by hongcha
Yeah, the gameplay is pretty much crap, which is why I gave up on the game midway through and sold it off.
Really? The guys on 8-4 (Adam) and Red Sun Gamer (DC Charlie, Elliot) were gushing about it.