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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 game as a commentary of the industrystorm84 | Aug. 25, 2015 | See all storm84's reviews »
DLC Quest isn't so much a game, as it is a way to mock the worst aspects of DLC as a business practice. Not that gamers need this pointed out, of course, but its entire charm rests on the shared antipathy. It's not so much fun as it is clever, and the simplistic level design and arbitrary tasks are forgivable in that light. It's a short sharp distraction with a few laughs at the expense of the game industry. Worth picking up in a sale.
Fun fool around gameThe1337N00Bx | July 21, 2015 | See all The1337N00Bx's reviews »
This is a short, but fun game essentially mocking the modern game industry about how game companies make you buy DLC to unlock features that should already be apart of the game or was advertised already in the game. As long as you go into the game expecting a joke game, it can be pretty enjoyable. For an indie game of this price, I would definitely give it a try.
For the man that knows you can not simply buy a DLC.TheCorvette | Feb. 1, 2015 | See all TheCorvette's reviews »
This game is cool for its humor, its story, and its DLC! But be warned even though this is fun it is still short and I mean you could beat both stories in about an hour. It is still fun none the less. I can't really judge its graphics because it is a pixelated, 2D game. I would definitely tell my peeps, bros, colleagues, mates, and friends about this game. Especially the ones that like fast, short, and humorous games like this. Besides who wouldn't want to buy a DLC that gives everyone Canadian accents or just gives your horse armor.
Funny thing that hurts.Furrek | Jan. 8, 2015 | See all Furrek's reviews »
When you look at DLC Quest for the first time you see funny and cute platformer. It's not hard game but worth playing. There isn't much replayability once you beat it and focus on getting all achievements (if I remember well there is one for speed-running game) BUT... this game shows how nowadays games are made like. When was last time when we got triple A game without any dlc? Game without season passes? Simply a full product that allows you to play without worrying that ending is in some paid pack, some content that was deleted from the main game? I don't really mind it, since old games had add-ons too but at least, dear developers, give us something that is worth this price and isn't cut from main game. Sadly, we fallen into the trap and dlcs will haunt us forever.
Heavy-handed but amusing sendup of DLCLorddyran | Oct. 21, 2014 | See all Lorddyran's reviews »
The name gives you a very good idea of what to expect - it's a funny idea stretched out into a full game (albeit a short one). The idea is enough to carry it, barely, but there is nothing other than the initial impetus (and a few achievements, if you care about those) to really keep you going.