What DLC do you would like was a brand new recreation as a substitute?
Certainly one of my most anticipated releases in 2019 shouldn’t be a brand new recreation, however a DLC enlargement to Hole Knight. As part of its Kickstarter stretch objectives, the acclaimed bug-em-up Metroidvania’s builders deliberate to create a aspect journey starring Hornet. To a lot shock, Group Cherry revealed on Valentine’s Day that this DLC is as a substitute being created as a model new recreation. Because of Hole Knight’s explosive success, a sequel grew to become one of the best ways to ship on the crew’s mountain of concepts to make Hornet’s journey her personal.
It jogs my memory a little bit of Shovel Knight‘s playable character stretch objectives. Yacht Membership Video games initially deliberate to design Plague Knight and the boys as substitute characters within the current marketing campaign however as a substitute created totally fledged adventures with new playstyles, stage designs, and tales. These expansions even grew to become standalone purchases.
It is a prime instance of Kickstarter design creep, however fortunately, one which paid off nicely. Even Nintendo is getting in on the motion, in a way. Breath of the Wild’s upcoming sequel exists largely as a result of, based on Eiji Aonuma, the crew had too many DLC concepts.
Beforehand, I had a private philosophy that including upon already nice video games with nice DLC was a universally perfect observe (each being nice is a requirement, cough cough). And but, I’m much more excited for Silksong than I’d be in any other case and I’m extra inquisitive about Breath of the Wild’s successor than I’d be for one more enlargement pack. These developments compelled me to replicate on that philosophy… which jogged my memory of Raven’s Selection in Gravity Rush 2, the one nice DLC enlargement in an incredible recreation I performed that left me feeling underfed.
For a little bit of context, Raven’s Selection was a quick aspect story specializing in the titular Raven, who’s Kat’s strongest rival-slash-ally and thus this franchise’s more than likely candidate for a second playable character. I beloved the way it supplied a deep dive into her previous, extra of Gravity Rush’s weird worldbuilding, and new strikes with distinctive challenges to check them in opposition to. However I felt these concepts have been extra restricted by their basis than most DLC I’ve performed.
Whereas Kat’s new Gravity Kinds in GR2‘s base recreation drastically combined up her playstyle, I felt like Raven’s new strikes have been principally vanilla by comparability, as I by no means felt like I might do something that Kat could not. The story packed so many solutions with so many questions that I nonetheless needed to know far more about her historical past, her present happenings, and what the heck is up with GR’s mythos. Heck, I’d have anticipated a sure plot level to present her a brand new Gravity Model-like energy if I did not anticipate I used to be nearing the story’s finish.
Raven most likely would not have gotten a complete recreation to herself even when it was pitched in a board assembly. Gravity Rush 2 underperformed a lot that its on-line servers didn’t even stay for 2 years, and this story was nonetheless launched as a free replace. However I envy the alternate timeline the place she acquired that sequel and the possibility to unfold her wings. I’m going handy this off to the opposite workers members as I mourn Gravity Rush’s destiny by consuming Italian ice.