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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.
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013
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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...

Key Features:

  • 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
  • Online leaderboards

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9, Shader Model 2.0, 128MB
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Graphics:DirectX 9, Shader Model 2.0, 256MB

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6.8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 2.0, 128MB
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.7
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 2.0, 256MB
Helpful customer reviews
130 of 152 people (86%) found this review helpful
321 products in account
21 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
Believe it or not, I liked this game. Not really for its gameplay (all you have to do is go back and forth, find items, etc) but the humor, god, the humor is brilliant and it pretty much sums up the videogame industry.

One you've beaten the game and got all the achievements, you probably won't play it again though.
I played it like it's meant to be: a small funny game. Plug your gamepad (if you have one) and plug your PC to your flat screen (if you have one), then just relax and laugh.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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66 of 79 people (84%) found this review helpful
96 products in account
10 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
Needs more DLC explaining why DLC and microtransactions might not be a good thing.
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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50 of 70 people (71%) found this review helpful
114 products in account
9 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
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
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
249 products in account
10 reviews
11.6 hrs on record
This is probably one of the funniest games I have ever played. There is so much humour and jokes about the gaming industry. It's a joke about the big greedy companies that releases a huge amount of the game as DLC (downloadable content) after release. It's also a lot of internet language and hillarious references here. There's two small stories within this game, but it's still very short ( about 2 hours). This is however on sale a lot of time for around 1 euro, and for that price it's a steal. The game has some replayability, because of some challenges and achievements, so that's a nice bonus. I have a achievement guide of this game if you're interested to get everything out of this game.
Overall, I'm suprised to see so much humour packed inside this small package, and DLC Quest easily gets my recommendation.
Posted: January 17th, 2014
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
354 products in account
14 reviews
5.2 hrs on record
This game tells you how much you spend for crappy add-ons of many games.

MUST BUY
Posted: January 25th, 2014
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