Pretty fast release.
Two Civilization V DLC Packs Hitting October 25
Hmm. For all those who don't feel the price is right, let's go back in time, shall we? Back to the first expansion for Civ IV. Let's look at what it brought to the table and what it cost at the time...
Civ IV: Warlords came with SIX new civilizations and TEN new leaders, a new type of great people (the general, which has since reappeared in future titles), EIGHT new scenarios, and a couple of unique buildings, new wonders, units, leader traits and gameplay updates. I feel those are less important in the grand scheme of things. New scenarios and playable civs are probably the hardest hitting content updates.
So what did that pack cost? Why, $30 of course. That's five bucks per leader, if you slot in all the other updates with the leaders, which I feel is fair, because the Babylonian pack will come with its own scenarios and unique units.
So let's say I buy the formerly-exclusive Babylonian civilization in time for the free DLC. I get two new leaders, four unique buildings/units and a small pack of scenarios for $5, which accounts for a sixth of the price Civ IV's first content pack. Already a better deal!
I'm not gonna go into Beyond the Sword, though, because that was a great expansion pack for Civ IV and I don't think it's fair to compare anything to that... at least in my opinion... Still, it was another 30 bucks. If you bought Civ IV at launch and got all the extra content, you would've shelled out roughly $120 for that game by now.
The point I'm trying to make is, with today's pick-and-choose style miniature expansion packs, you shouldn't be surprised at all to end up with another 60+ dollars worth of content divided into little $5 chunks. Maybe everything will turn out to be more expensive than it would've been if released as a big box full of new content, but this way makes more sense to a lot of consumers. If you know you're not going to enjoy playing as Babylon and you don't much care to have them as an enemy, then simply don't buy that particular DLC and wait for something that suits you better, and in the end, Civ V may well be cheaper than IV was for you.
Personally, I'm just waiting for the viking DLC... Day one purchase, right there.
" @ryanwho said:Read this guys response.
"Feels like held back content. Im putting this on 2k not Firaxis. "Well the Babylonians were a bonus for those who bought the deluxe pack on Steam. Seems reasonable to charge us for them, although it does still seem a little expensive. "
" It's not too bad ; but in a sens, I just lost 5$ since I paid 10 $ extra to mostly get that civilization. I'm happy to get a new Civ for free. "I was thinking of buying that pack for the same reeason, kinda cheesy
Nice though would really like to see another civilization leader pop up in this game, Vlad Tepes of Wallachia. He was quite a leader & military figure before Bram Stoker changed Vlad into what we think of today.
Though if Sid Meier did some kind of hybrid with Vlad Tepes & the immortal vampire as a leader that would be sweet too.
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