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What happens when DLC practices go too far? An indie developer makes a game that mocks the industry and its foibles, that's what! Defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl! But first you'll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing.
Thankfully this is just satire and all the DLC is purchased with in-game coins. But consider it a cautionary tale for the future...
Two full length campaigns: the original award-winning "DLC Quest", and the brand new "Live Freemium or Die"
Platforming action! Coins to collect, a princess to save, a bad guy (or two) to defeat. You like that stuff, right?
Over 30 different DLC packs, each providing quiet introspection on the state of the gaming industry
Over 20 achievements to earn and make you feel reasonably satisfied with yourself
A Fun, if Short, Satirical Mockery of Today's Gaming IndustryPredatorDrone18 | June 15, 2014 | See all PredatorDrone18's reviews »
DLC Quest is a game based on poking fun at the Gaming Industry's recent obsession with downloadable content. In this game, you need to purchase DLC (with in-game money, of course) to unlock necessary elements of the game, including jumping and walking left. The game is casual and comical, and my only qualm with it is the length of the story. You could easily finish it within an hour, and that's if you're meandering about for a good amount of time. The game is worth its cheap price, and it will most likely draw a laugh out of anyone who picks it up.
Short and sweettherealjmanx | June 13, 2014 | See all therealjmanx's reviews »
A beautiful take on all the excessive amounts of post downloadable content plaguing us today. Not very long of a game(an hour or two at most), but it gets the point across and is quite amusing. Give it a try, worth the money you were going to spend on horse armor anyway.
When DLC has gone TOO far!HolyWinter | April 18, 2014 | See all HolyWinter's reviews »
The entire game itself seems like one giant parody! I picked this up a few months ago for $0.99 and I think it was worth it! The game has its nice little quirks and ahem inside jokes to boot but its not without its charm and little features and possibly few endings? (I have yet to find out). Without a doubt it is humorous and fun and just plain silly. Luckily there is more then one game mode the second being longer of course and each though, if you do pretty well and speedy this entire game can be beat within an hour, first time playing? maybe a few.
IM WARNING YOU NOT TO DO THE BLACKSMITH CHALLENGE THE HARD WAY. It involves you to do it 10,000 times which I took up this challenge and in the end all you got was a "I salute your efforts" message pretty much. Just do it the easy way!
Satire at its finestxborcx | April 18, 2014 | See all xborcx's reviews »
There's no denying that gaming from the days of yore and modern times are two entirely different beasts. For better or worse, the days of buying a game and that being the end product are behind us. Now, a game is shipped and its very rare that there isn't day one DLC right out of the gate. This game does a great job at poking fun at what has become industry standard and provides fun, albeit shallow platforming. The game is pretty short, which is good because any longer and it would wear out it's welcome. For the price its a good deal, on sale its a steal.
DLC Quest as commentaryCheeseburgermaf | March 29, 2014 | See all Cheeseburgermaf's reviews »
This is a platformer that parodies the huge amount of DLC that could be the future of gaming, if players vote with their wallets and keep telling EA and Capcom that they're allowed to do this.
Aside from the parody nature, this is still a fun platformer in its own right. There are enough achievements around to bite at the overachiever in you, and there's a small entertaining story.
The game is fully playable with just a keyboard. There's no complex combat, so this game could be an option for younger uncoordinated gamers. It could also be of help to parents of children who could use some practice reading.
DLC Quest has two campaigns. The first parodies DLC, as I have said above. The second parodies the Freemium/F2P/P2P model that has become hugely popular with game producers these days.
As a commentary, DLC Quest works well. It's more fun than preachy.
The game is short if you aren't a completionist. If you try to do everything there is to do, you'll get several times your money back.