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Ban on Beautiful Katamari - Do Not Buy!

by PacoDG

get it

It seems something I have ranted about in the past has reared its ugly head again. If you may or may not recall, NFL 2K8 had a “downloadable feature” that was something actually included on the disc, a “Reel Maker” which I have been told is in the newer 2KSports games for free, however I have not been able to confirm this anywhere and have no desire to rent the games.

Either way, today I am not here to bash the ‘still better than EA‘ 2KSports, but to move onto Namco Bandai and the wonderfully weird Beautiful Katamari. A game I was so close to buying before reading on Major Nelson the dlc that is being offered for the game no less than a week after its release, for shame.

The downloads run at 384kb each, meaning this is smelling very much like the 108kb dlc offered in some other games. The next part that is possibly worse than the fact that the stuff you are downloading might already be on the disc you bought, is as I stated before, it is coming in no less than a week after its release! Knowing Microsoft’s certification process takes a while, this content had to have been set up for approval well before the game’s release, just adding to the fact that it should have been accessible from the disc itself right off the bat.

To conclude all this nonsense, this travesty hasn’t even been brought to America yet, it is only available in Japan/Asia for now, is the good ol’ USA not good enough to get ripped off?! This is serious business though, it won’t be long before this will hit us, if you have bought the game, do not purchase this content, if you haven’t bought the game, stay the course.

[This is being covered at DESTRUCTOID and Xbox360Fanboy as well]

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4 Responses to “Ban on Beautiful Katamari - Do Not Buy!”

  1. mgroves Says:

    I guess I really don’t understand the controversy. They could just not make any DLC at all. No one is forcing me to buy DLC. If they waited a month or two months to sell DLC, that would make it okay?

    It’s very confusing what the fuss is all about.

  2. Grim Santo Says:

    I agree with Mgroves, You don’t have to buy the DLC. I have the game and enjoy it.

  3. Snap Says:

    This is a little different than EA or even Take Two with 2k Sports “ReelMaker”.

    EA is selling unlocks, which you can easily get by playing the game, for a fee. In some cases it’s a full uber Tiger Woods character, so they are basically allowing people to cheat with real money.

    2k/Take Two is selling a “feature” that has been included in their previous generation games for $5. That’s pretty low.

    Now, with Katamari, sure, they are charging extra money for new levels. $2.50 a pop. The game is already lower priced than standard next gen titles, the game has more features than it’s previous generation titles so at $40 it’s a good value IMO. The extra $10 for the levels is not a ripoff ala EA or Take Two, it’s basically an option for the consumer. Do you want more levels or are you happy with the current ones? And yes, the game already has the bonus 250 achievements points built in which for the DLC.

    It’s a much better value than most EA or Take Two DLC ever has been. Take it or leave it.

  4. PacoDG Says:

    mgroves: The controversy comes in because the files are so small, that means that are more than likely already on the disc that you have bought. If they are not, there is also the side of it that the downloads came out less than a week after the game was released, meaning they had this work all done and could have included it in on the disc if that is the case, instead, they purposely left it out to sell it as an extra.

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