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.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,839 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013

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"In this game, it's all depends on the DLC you have! Find coins to unlock more DLC to progress in this 2D, sidescrolling adventure."

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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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
    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
543 of 639 people (85%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
>stroll into my local GameStop
>looking to pick up a copy of DLC Quest
>grab the game and take it to the charming maiden at the register
>"Pardon me, milady...but could you ring me up? A shame I don't have your number or I'd ring you up instead..."
>she giggles and takes the game, blushing as her fingers brush mine due to my fingerless gloves
>her eyes widen as she reads the game's title
>"Wow, I've never seen anyone buy this before! You must have special taste!"
>I smile and ready a witty response when suddenly a voice rings out from behind
>"Hahaha look at what this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ is buying! That's not Call of Duty! What a piece of ♥♥♥♥!"
>I quickly turn around, my cloak billowing behind me, to discern the source of the rude outburst
>generic dudebro caricature with a sports team cap and "the guy that beat you up that one time behind the school in early October" shirt is standing there guffawing
>"Excuse me sir...you may disparage my person if you wish, but it is untoward to swear in front of a lady."
>"♥♥♥♥ you ♥♥♥♥♥♥!"
>I smile quietly and tip my fedora low across my eyes, concealing them
>"As you wish..."
>I quickly swing my cane into his kneecap before he can react
>he bellows and charges forward
>I expertly sidestep him and the cashier screams as he crashes into the counter
>I draw my sword-cane and mutter a quiet oath as I drive it deep into his back
>"...requiescat in pace..."
>As I clean my blade the girl walks out from behind the counter, twirling her hair with her fingers
>"So...maybe you'd like to come over to my place to play that game sometime...?
>"No thanks, milady, it's single player only. Besides..."
>I sheath my sword
>"You're not my type."
>skate away on my Heelys
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232 of 279 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
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114 of 139 people (82%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
You can buy more DLC than Borderlands 2 has. 10/10
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96 of 116 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
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57 of 61 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Solid humor game that doesn't outstay its welcome. There isn't much to say about it, its a game parody of the DLC policies of most game companies. If you play alot of games you'll appreciated the humor of it. Funny, witty and worth the 2 hours it took me to finish both the "campaigns"

Grab it, especially when its on sale.
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53 of 62 people (85%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Had to spend extra to pause the game. 10/10
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36 of 37 people (97%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
DLC Quest is a satire that makes fun of modern-day companies that rely on DLC's and "F2P" games that require you to buy everything from it to be able to actually play it. The humor is a nice addition. Story is somewhat short, but you can continue it on an in-game DLC chapter.

>I'd give it a 7/10
>Pros: Solid gameplay, retro graphics, humor, inexpensive(price matches content)
>Cons: Might stumble upon annoying parts, short, best to buy on sale, might not entertain as long as other games.
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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
This is a such a funny game. In less than an hour I finished the main plot, but oh dear this made me smile all the time. It's a really nice satire to all those DLCs.

At the start you can't even go to the left, you don't have animations, no sound and you can't pause the game. But later you can do everything. From getting a hat to shooting everybody to death.

The humor in the game is just brilliant. I love it. There a signs everywhere that tell you what to do. So for example there is a dead end in a cave, so there is a sign: "Dead end." Just next to it: "No seriously, go back."

The people to talk to in the game, or even a horse, are also quite hilarious. One person sais: "I don't have anything relevant to say at this time. I'll play an important role soon, but you don't know that yet."

The cutscene at the beginning of the game is so bad it's really hilarious. The story of it. Haha. No words.

There is a lot more humor in this game. But you have to figure that out yourself.

Also, don't murder the sheep for no good reason.
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39 of 52 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Want to read my opinion about this game?

Have you unlocked the "Review DLC" pack yet?

...

Well then.
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
EA/UBISOFT/OVERKILL SIMULATOR
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
EA Marketing Simulator 2013

10/10
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Better love story than Twilight.

11/10
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35 of 52 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I'm not sure what I was expecting with this game.

I remember watching the trailer and thinking "haha, that seems like an interesting premise. I'll see what this is like"

Then I played the game, and it was exactly what the trailer made it look like, and yet for some reason I didn't particularly enjoy the experience.

There are two major issues with this game:

Firstly, I'm not sure what type of audience this game was going for. The game is a stupendously easy platformer. Any seasoned gamer in any way, shape or form is going to breeze through this game. I feel like I could introduce my non-gaming girlfriend to this game and she'd complete it without too much trouble. Naturally then, you'd think that this game would be for absolute gaming beginners, but the issue was that is that non-seasoned gamers aren't going to understand the myriad of gaming references in this game.

Secondly, the game is essentially one big joke that wears thin well before the ending (which should clock in around 1.5 hours I think). Yes, we're all annoyed at DLC, but all of the comments and complaints can be found on just about every gaming forum, or within the comments section of any gaming article. Not once in the two hours or so that I spent playing this game did I ever come close to laughing, per se. It's almost similar to a really bad pun in real life - you hear it, you smirk a little, then you shake your head.

Other than those two issues, the game was okay. The controls are certainly responsive and the graphics and music were more or less adequate for what they were trying to accomplish. The game clocked in at around 2 hours for me, a lot of which was spent backtracking and looking for the few coins that I missed. The game also has very little replay value once you're done (especially if you managed to collect everything the first time).

Overall, I just can't recommend this game to a wide audience. Not so much because it's not worth the money (I think I bought it for around $0.80 AUD) but rather because I don't think it's worth the time. You'd never want to play this game over a decent platformer like Super Meat Boy, for example.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
One of the most amazing indie platformers I've seen yet.
The mechanic of this game is awesome and funny at the same time.
If you want about 2 hours pure fun and are person who will always try to find everything this is your game.
As i said it's rather short, but it's certainly worth its money.
Sadely no replayability.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Lots of fun for half price of cinema ticket. recommended.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This is how Evoland should have been! Given there's not much content overall, but what is there is charming and well done. You get a few good laughs out of the game too. For the price there's no reason not to give it a try :)
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
I spent all my hard earned cash that I was going to use to feed my family and pay bills to get all the DLC
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Simply brilliant.

Short, but also really cheap. Achievements are easy to get; most of them at least.
These factors alone make it ideal for those achievements hunters out there.

Amusing music, and suitable graphics. But don't expect too much in the technical department.
Its core, of course, are the hilarious references to the industry. References which -far from tiring- gave me an enjoyable and funny ride through the entire game.

And when you have gotten enough, leaderboards add competitiveness for enhanced replay value.
It seems the first campaign can be finished in less than nine minutes!

Given the price, achievements, trading cards, and laughs I can't help but recommend this title!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Quite a solid game might need some additions but alot like evoland
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
This game learn you to buy much of DLC´s.. Much of them!
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