New DLC "Slinghot" hits December 4th, Cost $6.99 (US)

#1 Edited by ericjohnson (47 posts) -

I'm surprised the site has no coverage of this. There is also no DLC listed on the XCOM page as of this posting. There is very little coverage of this across the board on the interwebs.

#2 Posted by JudgeDread (572 posts) -

too expensive for such paltry gameplay content.

Might buy it when it is 75% off but for now 8,5 usd (6,5 eur) for only 3 maps is pathetic. Hope it sells really poor in Steam.

#3 Posted by ThePickle (4169 posts) -

Disappointed there doesn't seem to be any new enemy types.

#4 Posted by BoG (5192 posts) -

This came out of nowhere! I don't know if I should buy it immediately because I have so much homework. I really want to buy it right now, though. I love XCOM to death.

#5 Posted by Nux (2427 posts) -

I just got it and can't wait to start it. I just finished The Walking Dead and now its XCOM time.

#6 Posted by kermoosh (911 posts) -

i heard you have to start a new game to play it, which is kind of a bummer

#7 Posted by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -

It's terrible DLC for the content that it adds to the price, but I bought it because I'm an X-Com whore. I really just bought it for the new hats and armour to put my guys in. I hated how limited the selection was for the default stuff.

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#8 Edited by Blackout62 (1411 posts) -

@crusader8463: If Valve has taught us anything it's to never doubt the lengths some will go for hats.

#9 Posted by ThePickle (4169 posts) -

@kermoosh said:

i heard you have to start a new game to play it, which is kind of a bummer

Wait, even if you just want to put helmets and stuff on your guys?

#10 Posted by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -

@ThePickle said:

@kermoosh said:

i heard you have to start a new game to play it, which is kind of a bummer

Wait, even if you just want to put helmets and stuff on your guys?

Just tested for you, and it appears that if you install the DLC it won't even let you load the save. So if you are in a game you want to finish you may want to wait.

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#11 Posted by BoG (5192 posts) -

I'm going to take one for the team and buy this one. I want to do you all a service by telling you if it is worth buying. My indulgence is completely unselfish.

#12 Posted by Wampa1 (746 posts) -

@crusader8463: That's... what?

@BoG: We thank you for your noble sacrifice, I know it must be hard for you to do.

#13 Posted by ThePickle (4169 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

@ThePickle said:

@kermoosh said:

i heard you have to start a new game to play it, which is kind of a bummer

Wait, even if you just want to put helmets and stuff on your guys?

Just tested for you, and it appears that if you install the DLC it won't even let you load the save. So if you are in a game you want to finish you may want to wait.

I will do just that.

#14 Posted by TheHT (11829 posts) -

I gotta know exactly what's in it for that price. Every. Single. Thing.

#15 Posted by Tonyyj (141 posts) -

Looks to be a terrible rip-off.

Buying for hats.

#16 Posted by HH (635 posts) -

has anyone actually played the missions yet?

#17 Posted by BoG (5192 posts) -

I played the "Slingshot" mission. It's nothing more than an escort mission on cooler-than-usual map. It's not that much cooler though, but it has personality that other maps lack. The one thing that separates it from other escort missions is a single chrysalid. At the end, the dude you escort joins your team. He is really high ranking, and has a unique look.

The hats a pretty cool, though.

#18 Posted by Sackmanjones (4762 posts) -
@BoG so would you say wait for a sale to pick this up? Either way that sounds kinda disappointing, especially for the price they are charging.
#19 Posted by BoG (5192 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

@BoG so would you say wait for a sale to pick this up? Either way that sounds kinda disappointing, especially for the price they are charging.

It's hard for me to say no. It's more XCOM. If you want to play through the game again, this is an excuse. At 50% off, I don't see why you wouldn't buy it. Just don't go in with high expectations.

#20 Posted by BisonHero (7073 posts) -

@BoG: Alright then. Waiting until the holiday sale, for whatever day XCOM is extra discounted, then buying this DLC.

It sounds like this is the Civ 5 DLC debacle all over again, in that they're asking for like $5+ for something that only SLIGHTLY changes the game. It kinda sucks that the DLC standard is "the only way it costs less than 5 bucks is if it is purely cosmetic". This kind of DLC should really be like $4, and the Civ 5 DLC civs should've been like $3. But publishers seem to have set this standard where all DLC costs about 66% more than it really should.

As a counterexample, the Borderlands DLC was $10 a piece, and contained new maps, new writing, new voice acting, new items, new (or at least reskinned) character models, new music. Multiples of all of that shit. Fair.

From what you've described, it sounds like this has like 1-2 of each of those things, yet is still pretty close to $10. I want to see it, but no way am I giving 2K the asking price.

#21 Edited by BoG (5192 posts) -

@BisonHero: You nailed it, mostly. The main difference is that I wasn't so concerned about paying $8 to finally live out my fantasy of being a Spanish monarch during the inquisition. In fact, I was excited.

#22 Posted by gaminghooligan (1483 posts) -

I've read opinions on the missions, but can anyone tell me what it adds to the customization front. I'm planning to play through Enemy Unknown finally over the weekend in bouts between studying for finals. I know it's a little bit silly but from what little I've played my favorite part of the game has been customizing my dudes. Is it just hats or does it add armors and weapons?

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#23 Posted by TheHT (11829 posts) -

@gaminghooligan said:

I've read opinions on the missions, but can anyone tell me what it adds to the customization front. I'm planning to play through Enemy Unknown finally over the weekend in bouts between studying for finals. I know it's a little bit silly but from what little I've played my favorite part of the game has been customizing my dudes. Is it just hats or does it add armors and weapons?

I heard talk of new armor and weapons.

I'm more curious if those helmets, weapons, and armor requires a new game or if that's just the story missions. Like you. I really enjoy making my own little alien hunters, but don't really want to start a new game again just to get some additional cosmetic options. Mostly just on principle. Story content I get needing a fresh game, but armor and weapons should just plug right in.

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