Evolve’s Backwards Approach to DLC

EvolveWhile I enjoyed the idea and some aspects of Evolve’s gameplay when I tried the alpha, I think their approach to DLC is completely and utterly backwards. Many said, before the game even launched, that the $60 price point felt too high for what the game offered. And then, surprisingly, they release $60 of additional downloadable content on launch day. Granted all of the content is cosmetic varieties like character and gun skins for the game, and this doesn’t even include the $24.99 season pass which has three of its own skins. Some have argued that it’s not evil and helps keep game prices down, and I actually agree with that in principle. The issue here is $60 worth of aesthetic DLC is attached to a game already criticized for being over priced. Continue reading