SegaSonic - I knew this was gonna happen, man. Think about it. It may just be $3 to you, but to Sega? $3 x 1000 customers (minimum!), for content that was already in the game... is $3000 in profit. $3000 on something that was a part of Sonic Heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog and could be unlocked completely for free just by beating the game normally.
By paying your $3, you are sending them a message. You're saying, "Yes, I already bought this game for $60, and I am willing to pay more for content that should've been included with the $60 package already." And think about it - there's at least a thousand other people out there going, "Well, I'm just one person, and it's just $3."
Look at the big picture. What you do with your money changes the big picture for better or for worse. Because if you say no? Maybe others will say no, too. Dumb purchases is what got the Sonic franchise here in the first place. Don't give them a lease to keep doing it.
Owen Axel wrote:Now, now, I'm giving Sega the full benefit of the doubt that they left out their Very Hard mode not because of greed but because of sloppiness. For goodness sake, they couldn't even get Shield item boxes in the game, and speaking of item boxes there's like ONE, count 'em, one single speed shoe power up in the entire game, and that one's in a town mission, for cripes sake.
They do still get full credit for taking a rotten situation of their own making and making it worse. That's effort, that is.
No. Lots of 360 games are doing this, and have been. Somebody on GAF or somewhere checked out the file size of this "Downloadable content". Like the Sonic Adventure downloadable content, most of it was already on the disc - you just download a "key" that unlocks it. The minimum filesize for these keys on the Xbox Marketplace is 108kb. There was a big list somewhere of each game that did this; I know one of them was Dead Rising. Ah, here we go.
Very Hard Mode is one of these "It's already part of the game, but you need to download a key to unlock it" things - only problem is, Sega is charging money for the keys. It was not them being lazy, or forgetful, this shit was done and it's been sitting there waiting for somebody to download the key for it.