I know that DLC’s are the big thing now, and a big money-maker post release for just about every game developer. That being said, while Forza 4 and Forza Horizon are both fantastic games, the real world cost of adding additional cars via DLC is absurd. Here I am thinking I got a great deal, $40 per game, and then as I’m choosing a new car I see certain vehicles tagged with “DLC” which can be purchased for anywhere from $2 or more. They don’t even have a DLC package where you can just buy all of them at once, even the so called “Season Pass” is limited in what it can provide… to this I say, wtf?
The entire purpose of games these days should be to keep the players playing them. Forcing us to commit even more real world dollars into a title just for the privilege of driving a twin turbo AMC Gremlin is ridiculous. I’m all for dropping a few dollars for a steaming pile of pungent new content, but all of this piecemeal BS is infuriating… Wow, great, the game has hundreds of cars… of which maybe 10% I have any real interest in driving. I’d like to run a few races in a Dodge Omni GLH for instance, but I can’t unless I drop real money to do so. That’s a load of crap.
I supported the developer by purchasing the game, I further support them by continuing to play it. There’s got to be a business model out there that can get me the content I want for FREE and still make money for the developers. Years ago they started doing really obvious product placement via billboards and whatnot – some folks complained, personally I think it made the experience more real. Maybe they could make the DLC cars available via in-game points. Instead, I need to spend more real money. BULL$#@!.