Awise from, etc.
I used a promo credit to get the core game from Amazon for cheap, and ended up liking it a lot more than the first couple hours led me to expect, so much so that I grabbed the Epilogue DLC when I thought I’d completed.
Keyword there is thought. I’d heard that the epilogue kicked off right where the main game ended, and thought, well, that means it picks up with the not-a-Prince contemplating choices over Elika on the slab. Then began an amusing series of glitchiness:
Got the DLC and fired it up, and it simply stayed on the loading screen. Some googling showed people complaining about similar things going on and that clearing the system cache resolved things. Thankfully it did.
It immediately got apparent that I hadn’t actually completed the game after playing a bit, so quit back out and reloaded main game confused-by-the-slab saved, and figured out the incredibly obvious in retrospect last steps.
Whereupon I got the achievements for finishing in under 12 hours (maaaaybe possible, I did keep pushing forward, stopped collecting light seeds when I had enough to unlock all four powers, etc) and fewer than 100 Elika resets (I suppose a non-zero probability, barely, as I didn’t count, but really unlikely). So possible, can’t-confirm glitch gamerscore inflation.
Then I had to clear the cache again to get back into the Epilogue save. Apparently it really doesn’t like switching back and forth between them in a variety of ways.
Overall, I liked the increased platforming challenge in the DLC (except the green power plate speedy wall running obstacle slalom runs, those particular power plates can get voted right off my island–the purples were a nice addition though), and disliked the fight challenge ramp-ups, and making them even more QTE intensive did them no favors in my eyes. The Warrior/Hunter shapeshift fights were frustratingly tedious at times, because half the time the Hunter form would immediately charge, I’d screw up the break-charge QTE, screw up a counter, and then it’d be Warrior time again. I think it would have worked better overall to replace those fully (because dammit, I killed both of them in the main game, and I’m not buying the Ahriman Xerox explanation) with escalating fights against the king as for the most part I enjoyed those much more.