By YukoAsho 14 Comments
Resident Evil 5 has been quite the controversial game of late. First, the demo being out in Japan months before everyone else got it, despite said demo having English text. Then it was the brouhaha over the completely unaltered control scheme. Now it's the pay-to-play VS modes.
Resident Evil versus mode.
Okay, I don't know many things, and much of the world is odd to me, but why does anyone even want a versus mode in this of all games? I don't know about you, but it seems like something painfully stapled on at the last minute, as the very idea of death matches with controls virtually unaltered from Resident Evil 4 lacks appeal to me, especially in the face of far better shooters for multiplayer including Gears of War, Call of Duty and Killzone 2. Not only that, but who the hell buys Resident Evil and wishes they could play against others? The co-op I can kind of understand, certainly, but versus? Just sounds like it'd be stupidly frustrating.
However, the reason why I'm writing this is to respond to the apparent outrage over the fact that this is going to cost five bucks (400 MS points). It seems like a lot of money, and it most certainly is for something as tacked on as this. However, the irrational reactions of some just strike me as curious, particularly those who say they're going to boycott Resident Evil 5 over this. The reaction here just strikes me as wholly immature. Why the hell would you not buy a game that, by all accounts is pretty good, simply because of a stupid piece of DLC. That'd be like not buying Street Fighter IV because Capcom put out the costume packs. Rather than show a dissatisfaction with the DLC, you're really showing a disinterest in the game, which serves no one. The best way to deal with this is to pretend the DLC isn't there. That's what I've done since this generation began. I've bought no skins, cars, costumes, picture packs, or any other stupid items that have been thrown at the two marketplaces, simply because I don't want or need them. And you know what? I've never had a problem, and have enjoyed my games regardless.
In other words, spend wisely.