Just as the title suggests, what video games do you spend the most money on? What I mean is, certain video games have DLC (downloadable content), where you basically spend money to download extra content like new outfits, new stages/levels, and so on.
So, again, which video games did you tend to spend the most money on, and do you remember the amount? What did you spend it on, for that particular video game?
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The only game I've bought any significant amount of DLC for is Tales of Graces f. All the costumes and attachments I've bought total to about ~$65. Thankfully, my roommates have chipped in to buy some of them too so I didn't front the whole cost but uhh... we still haven't bought everything and my roommates have expressed interest in completing the set. I think by the end I'll have paid for the game over again in DLC costs. :'( I knew DLC costumes would be the end of me. I tried so hard to resist.
I'm just thankful Vesperia doesn't have as many appealing costumes. I dread Xillia's release in August.
The only game that I've spent more than $20 worth of in-game purchases was in NHL 11, but I got that game for free, so I didn't mind paying the extra money.
If Grand Theft Auto V has a bunch of DLC (including expansion pack games), I could easily see myself exceeding the $30-40 I spent on NHL. I've already spent $20 extra to get the upgraded edition, and who knows what extra costs there might be when the game finally comes out.
If we're going solely off DLC, then the most I've paid is £1.99 to get extra levels from The Room, a 'free' game that gives you one level then forces you to fork out for the rest of the game. Having said that, it was also the cheapest game that I've ever bought, so I'm not sure if it's in the spirit of the question! :P
The most expensive standalone game I've bought was Ni No Kuni for PS3, which was about £55 and is now gathering dust in my bedroom because the three hours I played of it were complete torture. :D
Battlefield 3...I bought one DLC pack (I don't really buy many downloadable items) and I bought the game a second time after I lost it..other than that, I'd say Call of Duty: Black Ops, as I bought 2 DLC packs for it.
Never a fan of shelling out too much money for games. When I played MMORPGs, I tried to make do with the in-game powerups. I also don't like DLC because many companies (EA above all) use it as an excuse to sell an unfinished game.
Compared to 15 years ago, we sure live draconian times. Game companies are trying to make money off everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. Not sure how many of you play racing games, but to me it's unacceptable that a DLC contaning a few cars and one track costs up to 10% of the original game's full price. They use our instinct to have the latest prettiest thing to full effect.
Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, the day Pokémon pulled a Dallas and jumped the shark.
Without a doubt, World of Warcraft. I'd invested about $200 in the original copy and the following expansions alone, then about 2 to 3 years of monthly subscriptions. $20 a month for 3 years... $720. It was a pretty huge dent to my expenses at the time.
In terms of actual "Games" - The Sims series. Considering, I've been playing from the original. If my math is correct I've spent about $700 dollars on the entire series, including consoles and handhelds.
(Thinking about it makes me feel awful!)
As for in-game content, League of Legends takes the cake. I've spent about $100 in total.
Probably the first Borderlands...I think it's the only game I bought all the DLC for and they were $10 each. I don't normally buy DLC unless it's for an online game that a lot of my friend are playing, and I barely ever play those anymore.
Back when I was in deep with MMORPGs like Maplestory, Trickster, etc. I spent a good chunk of money on them to buff my character. The game developers these days have extremely clever ways of getting more money, haha. Trickster especially was the perfect example of a game you literally could not play without utilizing DLC. I mean, of course you could, but it was a crazy game.
For those of you who don't know, Trickster is an MMORPG that features 6, if I remember correctly, animal-based characters to choose from, which are analogous to classes in other MMORPGs, and you train them to their level cap, which is 400. Quite a steep number, wouldn't you say? Well, when I first played the game, I got my character to 72 before quitting, because the quests were getting confusing. I came back to the game when I heard a new update had made it possible to choose one character and automatically level it to 140, which is a big deal. After I had created my character and used the update to full advantage, I thought it would be a lot easier to finish quests and level up. Unfortunately, I was far off. Even with the level boost passing the confusing and boring part of the game, the characters were still not powerful enough to take anything out in one or two hits. Due to that, DLC was a necessity to progress in the game successfully. I didn't succumb, however, and after grinding to 154 I decided to give it a rest, for good.
In general, I think DLC is going to become the majority of most newly released games and I don't see it ever changing for the better. On the bright side, it's still optional and there will always be the good old games, haha!
I'm ashamed to admit that I buy a lot of DLC - despite hating the practice, remembering the good old days when you bought a game you got the full version - regardless of the price. I'm very selective when it comes to pointless additions (so, for costumes etc I'll only get the ones that I like the look of, and if additional characters have no trophies associated with them I'll ignore them entirely) but I buy most major expansions eventually.
The most I've ever spent on one game to date...probably Borderlands 2. I bought the limited edition and I've bought all the DLC, although I got a season pass, so it was slightly less than what it would have been otherwise. That said, I bought all the Dragon Age: Origins content as it came out as well...