Evolve. A great game, for the two weeks or so that it held the attention of anyone who bought it. But it just never had that certain staying power, with players quickly dropping off and pursuing other titles instead. If there’s one complaint that I had with Evolve, it’s that a quick game would usually result in 15 minutes of chasing a monster in a circle while the Benny Hill theme played in the background. It got a bit tedious, is what I’m saying. But for the tens of you still playing Evolve? The action is about to pick up.
Cast your minds back to last year. It’s September 2014, and the most anticipated and hyped game of the year, Destiny, has finally landed. And it’s somehow both great and terrible. There’s a ton of content available in the vanilla edition of the game, but it’s hardly explained. There’s a wall that’s quickly hit, with the first DLC expansion The Dark Below, not exactly patching things up. House of Wolves will most likely end up being just as polarising as Destiny itself. But it does so with an absolute ton of new content that gives the game the upgrade that it needs.
Welcome to our weekly post of featured downloadable content available for different gaming platforms sponsored by www.evopoints.co.za. Hit the jump for this week’s list of fresh downloadable games and content. Downloadable content has become a pretty big thing. More and more people are opting to get their games and add-ons through digital distribution. instead of the traditional Brick-and-mortar method. Some games and software; like XBLA games, PSN shorts and iOS games are available through the internet only – something that can be daunting for a lot of folk. Confused about what new games are available for your platform of choice? Don’t fret – we’ve got you covered.
Like every other Battlefield in recent times, Hardline has a multitude of additional content planned to keep the game’s community hooked well after release and into the foreseeable future. Reckon you’re over EA’s cop and robbers simulator already? The release of Hardline’s first DLC may jump start your excitement once more. It’s called Criminal Activity (such title, so creativity), and it’ll be available next month.
Last year at this time, Bloodborne was just a rumour. Remember all that talk about Project Beast and how cool it looked? Revealed at E3 and then really shown off at Gamescom, Bloodborne sort of came out of nowhere and surprised Sony as a runaway success on PlayStation 4. Naturally, there's more where that came from.
Look at all those people. Playing new games. They think they’re better than you. They think just because they don’t have to eat cardboard, they can gloat about their new purchase of The Witcher 3 or Destiny’s DLC. WELL TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME! Well, not really, because that’s the whole point of holding a grudge while being broke. But two people can indeed play a cheaper game, which is an analogy that I have no idea where I’m going with. Hit the page jump for cheap games then.
DLC (Downloadable Content) has become synonymous with having to actually fork out extra cash instead of just getting nice, free updates.
Pfft, who needs new games, am I right? I’m playing games right now that are months-old. Because I’m a rebel baby, and that’s how I roll. One of the top games on my current retro list is still February’s Dying Light. The best zombie apocalypse game of at least Q1, maybe even Q2 as well, was a blast to play. Massive, challenging and relentless, Dying Light also dipped into DLC waters after launch. And it’s next piece of downloadable gameplay will have you facing the Bozak Horde. Which sounds like killer circus clowns. Totally.
There once was a time when I never bought DLC. I just didn't see the value in it, and it rubbed me the wrong way that any publisher would expect me to fork out more money for something that could have been in the game to begin with. However, over the years I've softened my stance, buying DLC that seems worthwhile. It's the state of the industry, and it's going to be a big part of Rainbow Six Siege.
It’s been almost a year since Destiny released. And since then, it’s been staying the course on the DLC promise, realising its potential. And there’s more DLC on the way. Now, I don’t who you are, or what you want. If it’s money, I can assure you that I’m quite broke after buying a Hatsune Miku body-pillow. But what I do have are a very particular lack of skills, skills I have acquired over a very short career. Skills that make me an annoyance for people like you. If you let my game go, that’ll be the end of it. I will…Dammit Bungie hung up on me.
Goat Simulator, the very bizarre game that has you playing as, yes, a goat started out as a joke – but ended up being a rather fun, rather silly sandbox. It’s mostly successfully taken the piss out of just about everything – and it’s now fired a few shots at games that are perpetually in early accesss; games like DayZ and Rust. With its new, impending DLC - referencing a rather ghastly internet shock meme - Goat simulator brings Zombies. Welcome, GoatZ.
Every single new game is released alongside a day one patch – and it typically gets the entire internet into a diminutive rage; a mere ragelet. The same happens with the announcement of DLC, Some developers seem to get a free pass on both - and one of those is CD Projekt Red. Like everything else, The Witcher 3 will have a day one patch.
Even though the biggest discussion factor behind Star Wars Battlefront has been how the game will probably have nowhere near as much content available at launch as the original games did in earlier generation, I’m still kind of cautiously optimistic for the upcoming reboot. As far as Star Wars games go, I’ve got massive confidence in DICE creating the prettiest game in the franchise thus far, and then fixing it up with monthly updates down the line to look even purdier. And while discussing the upcoming game, DICE may have just leaked that there’ll be 12 multiplayer maps within which to support the sister-kissing resistance known as the Rebel Alliance.
I'll forgive you for forgetting that Dragon Age: Inquisition, last year's stellar RPG epic, even had DLC. It's been ages since Jaws of Hakkon released as a little timed-exclusive package for Microsoft platforms (sorry 360, not you), but if you've waited with bated breath you can finally let out a sigh of relief. It's coming to every other platform, and pretty soon too.
Welcome to our weekly post of featured downloadable content available for different gaming platforms sponsored by www.evopoints.co.za. Hit the jump for this week’s list of fresh downloadable games and content.