Single Status Update
Am I the only one weirded out by the fact that DLCs get review scores? Like, I'd understand if it was a standalone expansion, but evaluating DLC by review score is just weird.
The most recent example being IGN's Mania Plus review. I do agree that it looks to be a "7" material (aka good, but not too substantial) and with most points I agree. That said, giving a DLC a 7 is weird when the original game has been given an 8.X (don't remember the exact score), cuz DLC just supplements the whole game. It's not something separate from the game.
Scoring DLC is weird, y'all
It's a bit nonsensical. At the end of that IGN review I didn't know whether they were scoring just the DLC and changes or the whole package itself, and if the latter then obviously that makes no sense given the game's original score. Like how can extra content make a game worse, even taking into consideration the slightly higher price? And if they're just scoring the DLC... well, is that really even review-worthy to begin with, it's DLC.
Yeah, I feel the same. Reviewing something that is way too small and doesn't make sense to review. It would be like reviewing a movie trailer or a chapter in a book. I mean there's plenty of weapon based or costume based DLC these days but how could you review that?
I can understand the old school expansion packs though because at least they gave you new levels, new features, new graphics and all it required was the original game (closest ones in modern day terms were the ones that Rockstar did for GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption). Mania Plus isn't quite expansion pack worthy but is more than the standard game. Its more like a GOTY edition but releasing the DLC at the same time rather than ahead of it.