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Final Fantasy XIII-2 to Have Assassin's Creed DLC Costumes

BlogFinal Fantasy XIII-2 will make costumes available via DLC from Assassin's Creed. While the concept of a fictional crossover is far from new, I think we've reached a new low. I'm still yet to finish Final Fantasy XIII and therefore haven't started the sequel, but I can assure you this announcement is not making me want to get on board quickly. DLC often can be pointless, as seen in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion with the horse armor pack, but I think the number of people who felt hurt by not having Assassin's Creed costumes in a Final Fantasy game are very few in number. I initially thought that if money is made then there's no harm, but the more I think about this the more I realise games are going in a very strange and artstically-starved direction; instead of creating new original and exciting content companies are happy to rely on already established work and mash them all together to wring more cash out. Sad times.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 to Have Assassin's Creed DLC Costumes

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  1. Right, I think that's the point. It might also be a ploy to attract investors, who for the past few months have been siphoning their positions from established old-guard game devs like Nintendo and putting massive investments into companies like Zynga who are highly concentrated in DLC and in-game purchases...

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  2. @Matt yeah I know...but come on! How many people are in their homes going "oh wow, just what I always wanted!"? Same as the concept of in-game advertising, especially for non-game related products. Boo!

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  3. @Alex Right, probably only a handful. It's just some filler for press releases and investor fodder, I guess? Either that or SE is more out-of-touch with the fanbase than we thought haha

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  4. the more I realise games are going in a very strange and artstically-starved direction; instead of creating new original and exciting content companies are happy to rely on already established work and mash them all together to wring more cash out.

    So basically video game companies have started doing what Hollywood has been doing for decades? What a shocker.

    Personally, I don't have a problem with companies trying to give their games as much replay value as they possibly can, is that really so bad? As much as I enjoy RPGs, most that I have played have offered little to none of that. Once I beat it, that's it, unless I really enjoyed the game, which in that case I may play it again at a later point, but other than that I really don't feel the need to ever pop it back into the console/computer.

    I really don't think this type of stuff is going to change anytime soon. Offering stuff like exclusive content and DLC add-ons is probably the only reason why companies like GameStop are still around.

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