One_Vurfed_Gwrx wrote:Not going to be an issue for a long time (at least until I complete it), but I wonder how the DLC is (I seem to recall some positive commnets earlier in the thread from JinTypeNoir though) (I'm generally against Nintendo DLC and DD titles due to the ties to one console problem, but I do like my Fire emblem)
For some reason, it seems most of my posts on Fire Emblem are in another thread, but unless said something I completely don't remember, I think you are recalling what I said after the next batch released. The first round of downloadable missions was kind of insulting both in price for what you get. The second batch introduced problems like massively reducing the difficulty for grindable money and EXP maps, functioning something like a cheat that you would see EA sell. Everything after that improved by quite a bit until the last batch, which was absolutely phenomenal and changed my opinion on pay-for-download-crap quite a bit. You can tell it was a learning experience for Nintendo.
The only thing consistent with all the downloadable missions is you truly can't argue that they took anything out of the base game for it, because Awakening has by far the most amount of content of any Fire Emblem game ever and a great deal of the extra downloads are free. That and everything you have to pay to download is so obviously outside of the main context and design of the game.
If you are wary of such things, then I recommend you complete the entire game first and pick and choose from the litter after all of it is released. I can't reveal the nature of the last bit of downloadable missions for fear of spoiling the game for people, but I'll just say that it almost feels like a sequel.
There is a lot of character interaction in all the for-pay downloadable missions, so if you enjoy that and/or you like replaying maps, I would say their worth increases somewhat. If that's not your thing, or you don't want to change the basic design of Fire Emblem to resemble something more like a typical SRPG by allowing grinding, I would recommend not paying for any of them.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Theatrhythm were much better examples of this concept done correctly. The thing that saves Awakening is that the basic game is so unbelievably amazing and shows no signs of being compromised by the extra stuff.
Edited by JinTypeNoir at 03:34:37 12-04-2013