CAUTION: This game is only actually worth it when it goes on sale because it is a short and easy game, but it still serves as fairly decent satire.
There really is not much I can say about the gameplay, replayability or graphics because the game doesn't need to look amazing considering it's puny length and you would already know what to expect from the gameplay. You cannot die, there's close to no physics and unlike the Stanley Parable; when you replay this game, you will get all the same things. However, this game does give an important message about DLC overkill in games. In most games, you will see pre-order bonuses, retailer exclusives, overpriced and stupid DLCs which don't really enhance the game so much as to justify the purchase of DLCs, they seem to serve as novelties nowadays.
This is what makes this game important. Remember the days around the PS2 era where if you bought a game, you got the whole game and not just parts of it which will be filled in with DLC. That made games more exciting and more worth paying for. That all changed with the dawn of expansion packs for the big MMOs and Horse Armour (I'm looking at you, Oblivion!) but it isn't entirely for the worst from what I have seen. The DLCs for Saints Row: The Third have added many hours to the game and are of decent quality rather than being lousy 20 minute long stories which I thought was cool.
The only real issue I have with the game is the fact that I, and many others already know that a lot of DLC is pointless on the PC unless a game doesn't have mod support and on PC, mod support is always expected and always demanded for it to constitute "a real PC game" which is fair enough knowing that mods are changing the face of the games industry, but this satire is very relevant for consoles, which don't have mods, so console gamers rely upon the release of overpriced DLC to get new stuff in their game.
It's good for a laugh, the platforming is fairly easy and it can be quite entertaining, just don't buy it for full price.
Posted: November 28th, 2013