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I came upon this game from the front page. Initially it seemed interesting, and with raving reviews both on this site and elsewhere, I was considering buying it. So I went through the optional content to see if I should get any of it alongside the main game. What I find is no less than six different cosmetic DLCs, and seven instances of what seems to be "Pay to level up your party". From reading the forum posts, it seems the cosmetic ones are buggy as well, causing the game to crash.

Now, the game is probably perfectly playable and apparently quite excellent on its own, but a company that tries to pump its audience for money like that, isn't getting a purchase from me. Seriously, how grindy/dreary/drawn-out do they think their own game is, for them to sell DLC like that?

Just thought I'd put this out there. Feel free to agree or disagree, and have a nice day.
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Borkis: I came upon this game from the front page. Initially it seemed interesting, and with raving reviews both on this site and elsewhere, I was considering buying it. So I went through the optional content to see if I should get any of it alongside the main game. What I find is no less than six different cosmetic DLCs, and seven instances of what seems to be "Pay to level up your party". From reading the forum posts, it seems the cosmetic ones are buggy as well, causing the game to crash.

Now, the game is probably perfectly playable and apparently quite excellent on its own, but a company that tries to pump its audience for money like that, isn't getting a purchase from me. Seriously, how grindy/dreary/drawn-out do they think their own game is, for them to sell DLC like that?

Just thought I'd put this out there. Feel free to agree or disagree, and have a nice day.
As someone who got platin in the console version THRICE I can definitely say that even without using the DLC it isn't grindy at all even if you want to max out the partys level (which you don't even need for a Nightmare run) .
So it is without any justification whatsoever then, other than flaying buyers for money. Doesn't make it any better.
The first game wasn't grindy so the DLC is superfluous. When I launched this game, without having bought any DLCs (the combined cost of which exceeds the cost of the base game!), I had some DLC stuff in the inventory that I could use, mostly consumables.
It is quite sad that even Falcom resorted to this practice, but I still recommend that you grab all the releases from this franchise. It's a current trend that should be purged from the industry, but I don't believe Falcom deserves to lose a potential purchase just because of this.
Just see it like a donation mechanism rather than a dlc. You get a lot more free items than you need in game and the game isn't made with dlcs in mind.
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GrimLefourbe: Just see it like a donation mechanism rather than a dlc. You get a lot more free items than you need in game and the game isn't made with dlcs in mind.
Agreed. Like a tip jar with rewards. Falcom & XSEED deserved the few extra bucks, IMO.

I bought the accessory, ARCUS cover, casual clothes, glasses, ride-alongs, & unspeakable costume DLCs but not the consumables.
the dlc won't even download for me. I bought costumes but their not even showing up in the game.