Epic Games Store - 88% split goes to devs

So, what you are saying is that the Shopping Cart is partially responsible for the DLC hellscape we are currently in?

And that is a good thing?

Come on, Lego. You’re really on one today. :)

I dont really draw a connection between the presence of a shopping cart having any meaningful correlation/causation with DLC quantity.

Shopping carts make large quantities of DLC easier to manage, but I don’t see it pushing publishers to piecemeal further.

Yeah, this was more tongue in cheek then anything else.

But, DLCs, I still don’t know where I stand with them. I usually wait for a game of the year edition, so I grab everything at once. I hate idea that I might be missing something, no matter how small, from an experience.

I think you’ve got a lot of company in feeling that way!

DLC has totally discouraged me from buying certain games because there’s just too much of it, such as Total War Warhammer 2.

Lego has successfully changed the topic from EGS lacks features, to DLC sucks.

EGS definitely does lack features, but most of them I don’t care about. User reviews I most certainly do, though. It’s a pain when a game is EGS only to find out what the user consensus is.

There are features that EGS should have.

There are features that EGS only needs to have because Steam offers them, and so they are no longer being offered independently.

Things like the Workshop, the message board and guides are things I would prefer to have tied to the game, rather then the store, but in today’s age, that ship might have sailed.

Yeah right, the last time I signed up to a forum based on a single game was in like 1999.

Heh, now that you mention it I think I last did that with the then current X-Tension for X: Beyond the Frontier. Egosoft still has those forums up.

And good riddance. Each one is another vector for hackers to steal email/password combinations. Not so much an issue now with password managers making it easier to have unique passwords everywhere, but I do not missing having to register and sign up for an account for every single game I play. Especially when I just have a technical support kind of question.

Same holds true when answering a technical support question. If it’s a forum I’m already on it’s easy to pop in and answer a question. If I see some rando’s question, I’m not going to take the 10 minutes to set up a new account and go through all the verification steps just so I can answer. There’s a reason Steam forums pop up so often when I google an issue I’m having with a game.

I’ve become more and more like that also - buy the game when the sequel is announced and the Complete Edition goes on sale. Backlog is too big to keep up with every release at full price, except for one or two titles that I have high loyalty to.

There are vanishingly few games that I’ll buy day one, full price, no matter what. In the next year or two, I’m in for Deathloop, Diablo 4, Pathfinder 2, Everspace 2, Avowed, BG3, and possibly Ghostwire Tokyo and VtM Bloodlines 2.

I also got Far Cry 6 for free with my CPU. I probably wouldn’t have paid full price for it, but it’s a solid $40 purchase for me, I don’t wait for them to go down to $15.

I still haven’t purchased RDR2, despite knowing I’d enjoy it. My backlog is just too big with other games I also know I’ll enjoy and its price will steadily drop (although it’s tempting at $30 on EGS with the coupon).

I picked that one up for $15 at some point, still haven’t played it. Definitely on my list. Hoping it’ll get a next-gen upgrade like the Witcher 3.

You got RDR2 for 15 bucks? On PC? “Nice work if you can get it,” as the old jazz standard goes.

So if I bought Immortals Fenix Rising last night through the EGS I can still just play it through Ubisoft Connect (formerly Uplay) directly, right? I made the latter “discover” the installed game and now it’s installing a 7 GB and change update.

Went through the wishlist and I think I narrowed it down to:
Curse of the Dead Gods $5
Rogue Legacy 2 $10
Slipways $7
Loop Hero $5

There are a handful of other games I’ll get at some point, but I have things I rather play in their genre that I already own. I don’t have high hopes that I’ll like Loop Hero, but for $5 I’d like to see what it is.

You could try the demo here

An older build so it’s missing some stuff but it gives you a pretty good idea of how it plays.