DLC characters fucking suck ass. The reason being is that when the character is better as DLC, it encourages more people to buy it. No one is going to buy servebot in mvc2 as a DLC character, he sucks and does nothing basically. So this basically encourages developers to only make DLC characters that are top tier, to get the most money possible. Technically its no different than waiting for that new yugioh card that is going to wreck in tournaments. Rather than your skill speaking for you, its now your wallet.
The only way I would be cool with DLC is a cheap ass game like SG which is 15$, then the DLC characters can’t exceed 45$ making the total of the game 60$ which is the price of a normal new game. Capcom will never do this. The game will cost 60$ out the gate, then they will charge you x amount of money for DLC characters that are so insanely strong that you MUST buy them. Either to play as them or to train against them in training mode to figure out WTF is going on. How do I know they’ll make DLC characters so strong? look @ the gem shit they tried in sfxt with auto block\auto tech gems. Not to mention that shit characters will never be bought as DLC so they offer 0 incentive to build bad characters. The stronger a DLC character is, the more money they stand to make.
DLC characters is just meh. The last thing this community needs is another method for scamcom to rob you blind. DLC gems didn’t work but that doesn’t mean they’re done trying to rob the scene blind rather than make a good game.
character customization is actually really fun and people prefer uniqueness. DLC should be reserved for things that never fuck with the core of the game IMO. DLC stages, DLC music, DLC meter bars imers, DLC voices, fuck you can even throw in DLC mini-games. Once you buy the game, that should be it for tournament players. Everyone has the same game and there is no more need to upgrade. Think about how many marvel costumes they could sell as DLC for umvc3? all of those characters on the marvel side have buku costumes in the comics and that can generate some massive funds. Doing it this way is a win:win. tournament community wins because the company won’t fuck with the balance of the game or make tournament players spend more money on the game. Casual market wins because they get all these extra little things that they like so much. Allowing players to spend their way to a victory through DLC gems\characters is the worst thing that can ever happen to fighters
people have to remember there are no ethics governing this shit. Capcom could literally release a new best character in the game once every month or even every week and some players out there would constantly buy it. Then to be as strong as those players, you need the same thing. Its not a fighting game @ that point, its a money war. You think Capcom would care about the quality of the game rather than making money? watch me point to sfxt…