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DLC Characters in Fighting Games

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DLC is in basically every game right now, but fighting games are one of the ones where the customer feels the most screwed over.

Many fighting games have DLC characters that can be downloaded and played in the game. Currently there are 2 different methods I can think of that this is happening, One is good, One is bad.. and there is one other one I thought of that would most likely be the best of them all.

1. One method they use is having DLC characters that you can only play as if you buy, and only play against if you buy. This is the worst way of doing this I think, because players don't get to see the character in action or experience it at all, they just have to buy and hope for the best.

2. Another method is where the character is only available to play as if you buy the DLC, yet you can play against the new DLC characters with a free version of the DLC that lets you do so. This way lets players see and experience fighting against new characters which makes you decide if you want to buy or not. Pretty good way of doing it.

3. This way of doing DLC characters for fighting games is not used, but I think it would be the best type yet. Similar to a demo, have new DLC characters free for everyone to play against, and have them free for everyone to fight with up to 5 or 10 times or something. After that, if you still like that new DLC character, you can buy. This way you can fully experience these new characters before buying them giving you a far better chance to see if you like them. All DLC characters should also be totally free to practice with in 1 player practice rooms or training like for the other characters in the game. Would most likely lead to more sales, and happier players. A win for both sides?
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About Skid Row Trashone of us since 11:36 AM on 08.24.2011

Hi, my name is Skid Row Trash. I have been gaming and creating add-ons and mods for games since I was 11. I'm 30 now, and I still love gaming. My first gaming system was a NES, followed by a Sega Genesis. After that, I got the Sega CD. I think I am one of the few that actually enjoyed the hell out of that system. I had to replace my Sega Genesis once because of problems, and had to replace my Sega CD 3 times, and repair it once. My first computer ever was a 386 with a huge 40mb hard drive, dos, and eventually windows. Started out playing games like wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Commander Keen, Blake Stone, and the list really is endless.. Civ 1..

After this I got a SNES. What a fun system. This was soon after followed by a Nintendo 64, and eventually a PS1 and Gamecube. I had to exchange my PS1 once because it broke. After that I had a PS2, and an Xbox. I loved both those systems so much. I had to replace my PS2 3 times, and my Xbox 3 times due to hardware problems.

These days, I am gaming on Xbox 360, and PC. I don't bother with PS anymore because I have large hands and their analog sticks are way too close. I find both thumbs fighting each when trying to play anything on a playstation these days and much prefer the improved analog stick setup that Xbox 360 has.

I am currently on my 6th Xbox 360, and have Kinect as well.

My first one died from disc tray problems.
My second one I had Nyko Intercooler which actually melted into my xbox 360 and the 2 seperate things became 1 single entity.
My 3rd Xbox was a red ring of death
my 4th Xbox eventually wouldn't even turn on.
my 5th xbox still sorta works, but the disk tray takes like 40 tries to open and takes more and more time each attempt. Also when the door is closed it things the door is open, and thus I can't launch any games.
my 6th Xbox 360 was to replace my last one, but at the same time I wanted to have the most recent so I got a kinect package. Also, this is the first time I have had the ability to use HDMI with my Xbox 360, because all 5 xboxes I had before they kept sending me old units with only Component video.

anyways, I am a real big time gamer and like to try all games (except for sports because well.. sports are weak).
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