It’s hard to not be cynical about downloadable content in video games. Since the concept really started to gain popularity around 10 years ago, gamers have had to endure waves of DLC that either failed to contribute anything meaningful, or worse, exploited fans by overcharging them for something plain awful.
While those that exploit this business model have been accused of ruining the game industry by creating a toxic consumer environment, the bigger sin of bad DLC is that it makes it easier to write off the very idea of downloadable content.
Though they sometimes feel like the exceptions that prove the rule, there are actually DLC releases out there that provide an experience that is well worth the extra time and money.
In fact, the very best of them often manage to exceed the quality of the game they are based on.
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