I got DS+ in the past and I was excited.
So I decided I should get DS too.
This DLC is really great.
It contains some plug and play enhancement scripts,
a lot of graphics and music and mostly, decent tilesets.
These tilesets can really substitute a lot of the original that come with VX Ace.
For instance, you can make mountains and hills with DS instead of using the poor default squared tileset.
Decent DLC contains some facesets and portraits.
It's not as good as DS+ on this part, it has somewhat less content, but still it is a great add on.
Yes I do recommend it. Pretty neat stuff in here.
What to expect:
DS comes with:
A set if some tutorials on how to do some neat stuff.
A set of great sample maps in a demo (passability was not set but you can do such stuff easily).
Another set of great sample maps in a demo, that was made by shift mapping partly.
Full size artwork of the Battlers included.
36 Awesome battlers
34 sets of character and monster sprites with 8 sprites on each one.
Two 4 sprite character sets
One three character set
Objects animatiling like fireplace, flames on stand, fountain, magic, pillar, chimney smoke, water bubbles, doors, waterfall waves, boulders, buttons orbs, levbers, trap, signs carts, chests, waste pipe, sparkles.
20 full facesets. (8 faces each)
160 bust portraits
A system interface set
Two Icon sets
85 big icons
48 tileset files including tiles for: Sewer, lava, ice, water,crystal, broken table (expandable) broken floor, alternative floors (outter), some extra house outter tiles, high quality dungeon forest maze garden and cliff tiles, arabian town, ruins alternatives, tree inner tileset, tent inner tileset and extra tiles for parallax and variation, like ruins, apple tree, alternative trees -forest, altar stones, tents furniture, ruined furniture, classroom blackboard with furniture, stairs, a haystack, windows and doors with and without light coming in, items, castle and fort concepts, and finally world map add ons.
20 music pieces in ready to loop ogg format.
Extra: 3 tilesets for even more variety and parallaxing. A wooden gate door and two blood stains.
Some neat scripts, like 1-5 member party, smarter AI, Map background, No autoshadows AND some fixes.
A lot of neat stuff, with the priviledge to use them for commercial purposes. This DLC is really nice.
DS+ is more essential in my opinion since it contains modern day tiles, but getting both DS and DS+ really helps you turn your ideas into games easily.
I do really recommend it, as a product you should buy after getting DS+ and I can say that in my opinion, both products deserve the price.