Unlocks all gun models for those who don't have the time to spend earning experience to unlock them for free.
Unlocks all shooting ranges for those who don't have the time to spend earning experience to unlock them for free.
Supports the developer and in doing so encourages further development of this title.
Does not unlock any skeleton models forcing you to purchase those separately.
Does not unlock any vehicle models forcing you to purchase those separately.
Does not allow offline play.
Unlocks all shooting ranges making the earning of experience pointless.
Unlocks all gun models making the earning of experience pointless.
Unlocks all gun models removing the excitement of working your way toward that shiny new gun.
Let me preface this DLC review by making it absolutely clear how much I admire the base game, World of Guns is a brilliant concept near perfectly executed. It is not very often anything in the so called edutainment genre succeeds in either education or entertainment, this game not only excels in both but more than that is a genuinely worthwhile creation. I will go into greater detail of just why that is so in my review of the base game but this is a review of the DLC and sadly it is a negative one.
The single most important element of actual entertainment in this game is the earning of experience to unlock your next gun and or shooting range, particularly if you are a fan of a particular gun and plan out your unlocks to get you to that favoured gun as quickly as possible. The sense of satisfaction you feel when you finally reach it and the reward of seeing just how your favoured gun compares to those you had to slog through before it is genuinely rewarding and informative. This DLC utterly ruins that aspect of gameplay and in doing so heavily undermines the game itself. I know that on the surface of it that seems like a complaint about the DLC doing exactly what it says on the box but the point is it could have done so in a way that did not entirely undermine a major gameplay aspect of the title. Instead of automatically unlocking all guns it could have simply made all purchases through the catalogue free thereby giving access to the particular gun or range when needed without removing the gratification of actually earning things the hard way for those so inclined.
This particular negative however much I may personally dislike it is not alone enough for me to thumbs down the DLC after all it says quite clearly in the DLC page that it will unlock all guns so I can't down rate it for doing exactly that even if I strongly disagree with how it does it. It is what it does not do that forces me to give this DLC a thumbs down. For a company and title that in its early stages seemed to exemplify what free to play should be like the addition of skeletons and vehicles being available through purchase only is a cruel and unexpected kick to the shins. For the Lifetime access DLC at its outrageously high price not to include access to the skeletons and vehicles is a vicious kick to an even more sensitive part of the anatomy.
The final nail in the coffin of this DLC is a missed opportunity and that is the inclusion of offline play. It is a ridiculously easy thing for the developers to alter the game slightly allowing it to be run without an internet connection. Any gun model already played is stored on your local hard drive and the only online aspect of the game beyond the catalogue which is redundant when you have lifetime access and therefore own all guns already is the rankings which just aren't that important. I have purchased lifetime access, let me actually have lifetime access, not access dependant on whether or not your servers are down or my internet is down or I am on a road trip or at the range etc.
I purchased this DLC for one reason only and that is to support the developer of what is an innovative and worthwhile title distributed in a fair and reasonable fashion. It is extremely disheartening therefore to find that the DLC is ill thought out, insulting in what it excludes and destructive of the gameplay experience in what it includes.
For those who wish to support the developer as I did I would strongly recommend purchase of the Skeletons and Vehicles DLC's instead of the Lifetime Access DLC. For those who just wish to play the game do it the hard way, earn your unlocks by completing each gun in turn it is extremely rewarding and completely free.
In conclusion whilst I do still recommend the base game World of Guns as a very worthwhile title that is highly educational and fun to play I do not recommend the Lifetime Access DLC in anyway at this time. It is my most sincere hope that the developers address the issues I have taken with this DLC and should they make the very simple changes necessary I would immediately change my vote to a strong recommendation but until that happens it is just a bad purchase in every way.