I doubt he is in the minority in general, but in term of potential DLC customers you might be right.
Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.
I'm a bad man because my message is too short :<Originally Posted by Brian Fargo
Though of course, players that don't finish the game are less likely to be buying DLC.
I will say I'm probably in the minority that I don't replay any game, but what proportion of your games do you replay? Because if it's less than half of them then just apply mathematics...
Well.I just spend 20 euros on Mass Effect 2 DLC, and there's certainly enough content in there to be comparable to some of the expansion packs I plaeyd. Actually more content then some of the expansion packs I've played, concidering that the expansion packs I played were all expansion packs to strategy games. For example the The Conquers expansion pack does offer three campaigns + a few battles, but those campaigns are usually long because the filler content (building the base, killing the enemies) is the meat of the game. Mass Effect's DLC is shorte,r but it has tons more voice acting, and more varience and all that stuff. So I'd say that it is roughly the same when done well.I used to look forward to expansion packs for games. Tons of new game play for like $20. I never had an issue with that. To get as much content in the expansion packs of yesteryear would probably cost $100 in the new DLC model today.
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So when I play a game, I play whatever is giving me the most enjoyment at that time. I will continue to buy new and different games even if I spend very little time with each of them as sometimes novelty brings greater enjoyment.
From that perspective I will purchase DLC from time to time. It's usually not the new quest type DLC but it may be the new feature type or enhancement DLC. Plus, there are a lot of deals if you're willing to wait to get a complete game + some of the DLC. And I'm usually willing to wait because of price. I am more interested in content that is accessible at any point in the game rather than stuff that takes place chronologically after the main quest is complete, but if I can get it all together within my price range, I'll do it.
I'm still looking for the best bang for my buck, even if that bang doesn't translate to length of experience in my case. So I appreciate reviews or opinions of DLC just like anything else I can spend that dollar on. If some DLC adds nothing to my immediate fun, I want to know and then skip it. If something will take a game from pretty good to good, maybe I'll buy it.
Games that fit into the category we are talking about here (i.e. RPGs with DLC that adds to the base game rather than extends it) I actually replay quite a bit.
I mean at the end of the day this kind of DLC is obviously successful enough or they wouldn't continue to make it.