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#16 chrisj1968

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 17:23

It doesn't look my idea of a good game. it looks like the game is a cartoon




#17 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 17:36

It doesn't look my idea of a good game. it looks like the game is a cartoon

 

That is the point, it is a comedy FPS game.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 17:39

It doesn't look my idea of a good game. it looks like the game is a cartoon

 

It's their graphical style, do you dislike it for other reasons because at the moment it sounds like you're saying its a bad game based solely upon its graphical style.



#19 Nagisan

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 18:17

I have no desire to play one of those characters, so I do not plan to purchase that DLC.  

 

How does DLC make a game feel unfinished?  The main story begins and ends with the base game.  Now if the single player eventually said..."Purchase DLC #1 to find out what happens next!" I would agree with you.  But I finished the main story twice before any DLC was released.  What makes you feel like they slacked?  It took me 20 hours to beat single player the first time, even with Coop.  That is more hours than most single player games these days.

 

They built the game with extra content in mind.  Just like MMOs for example.  

 

DLC = Cheaper expansion packs.

DLC alone doesn't make a game feel unfinished, the sheer number of the DLC they release does. If you can release 20+ DLC packs, cosmetic or not, in less than a year of releasing your game, than you should have spent a bit more time and added half that stuff (or more) into the base game.

 

I never said the story felt unfinished, just the game overall due to what I mentioned above.....and honestly 20 hours for 1 playthrough? Is that going straight through the storyline or doing side-quests as well? Many games I've played recently have taken longer than that, much more if I avoid the main quest for a time.....I mean hell, I'm 7 hours into The Walking Dead right now and I am towards the beginning of Chapter 3......I will probably be around 15 hours or more by the time I finish (currently less than halfway through the game at 7 hours) and that's a game with few sidequests (usually find something for someone as you go about following the story) and is very linear compared to Borderlands 2, and I got it for nearly half the price of Borderlands 2 (on sale), for nearly the same amount of playtime (based on your 20 hours), and no online element.....in terms of RPG games, it sounds like Borderlands 2 is an extremely short game.

 

If they built the game with extra content in mind, they need to get in touch with Bethesda and release some modding tools and let the community help with that. Extra content is great, but not when they are going to charge for every tiny little bit of content.

 

As for DLC = cheaper expansion packs, I would rather have traditional expansion packs that actually add a huge amount of content. And while it's not a huge sample, a post on 2k's forums clearly shows I am not alone in feeling expansions > DLC. Shimmering Isles (expansion for Oblivion) can easily add 20 hours to each play-through if you explore everything. Much more desirable than paying $10-20 for an extra 4-5 hours of playtime every couple months, when you could pay $30 (price of Shimmering Isles on release) for 20 hours or more of playtime.

 

All I'm saying is I'm tired of seeing games with tons of DLC, while no you don't have to buy it, large amounts of DLC shortly after release (to me that covers the first year of a games release) tells me that they released the game early and could have added more to it if they wanted to, which is what makes a game in this state feel unfinished to me.



#20 Andrew G.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 21:20

Gearbox really screwed gamers over with BL2's DLC.

 

Then again I got the Season Pass for 50% on a Steam mis-price before it even launched / free on XBL, so :laugh: Will wait to pick up the rest one day in a GOTY on Steam for 75+% off



#21 Zidane

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 21:24

i was hoping they would do more like they did with the Tiny Tina DLC because it was by far the best DLC i have ever played for any game ever. Love this game.

I can't echo your comments more.

 

Compared to the original stories of Borderlands 1 and 2, Tiny Tina's campaign's absolutely decimates them.



#22 xWhiplash

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:29

I can't echo your comments more.

 

Compared to the original stories of Borderlands 1 and 2, Tiny Tina's campaign's absolutely decimates them.

 

I agree.  I just started it last night and it is really awesome.  Best DLC ever.



#23 francescob

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:42

You shall not season pass!



#24 xWhiplash

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:48

I really do not remember the season pass mentioning you get ALL future DLC.

 

Official description of the Season Pass:

 

"All Season Pass content will be available by June 2013".





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