ESH | Doing DLC Right
Earlier this week, the follow-up DLC for Dead Space 3 was released. In spite of finishing the game, and thoroughly enjoying my experience, I am currently abstaining from downloading this new content. My choice is not the result of the add-on looking unappealing, quite the contrary, it has more to do with the content within the pack. There’s a disturbing trend amongst DLC that some games have been releasing where the add-on contains story beats within the main plot of the game. While the argument can be made that without the extra development time that DLC allows for, these extra bits wouldn’t even exist, if it comes out one month after release, then it was clearly planned from the beginning and should be a part of the main game.