10 Video Game DLCs That Burned Their Fanbase
9. Battle Of Forlì And Bonfire Of The Vanities - Assassin's Creed II
For many gamers, Assassin's Creed 2's "extra" story chapters were their first experience of content being cut out of a finished product and sold back to them in the guise of an expansion. It certainly was for me. When playing Assassin's Creed 2, your exciting Renaissance adventures are interrupted frequently by irritating modern-day segments, because Ubisoft at the time were under the impression that Desmond Miles was a good character.
One such moment, however, stuck out more than the rest. Immediately after Ezio Auditore's successful initiation into the Assassin Order, the Animus would encounter a glitch, resulting in one of Desmond's stupid friends declaring that the next 2 memory sequences were corrupted. The game would then invite the player to purchase the sequences as Downloadable Content upon their releases.
The 2 sequences were fully-fledged chapters (one an exciting action epic and the other a tedious forced stealth slog), but the fact that these had clearly been saved to squeeze a bit of extra cash out of players left a sour taste in everyone's mouth. Sadly, this kind of practice is now common in video game publishing, and it's no longer surprising to be met with an incomplete game if you didn't shell out for the gold-plated prestige edition.