Lets Talk About Fire Emblem Echoes Expensive Season Pass!

It looks like Nintendo has finally caught up with the rest of the gaming industry with it comes to their DLC policies. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valencia’s season pass cost more than the base game… 

Remember when everyone kept yelling at Nintendo and demanding that they become a more modern gaming company? Do you remember how we kept telling them how out of touch they were with today’s gamers? That last part is still true, but Nintendo has (unfortunately) come up with the times and started adding season passes to their games. First it was Breath of The Wild with a $20 season pass. And now the latest Fire Emblem game has a insane $44.99 price tag. The base game is only $40 and if you want the Amiibos that’s a extra $25 for both of them. Add that all together and you’ve got $109.99. That’s like buying a Call of Duty game with the season pass.

If we go by previous Fire Emblem games then this season pass isn’t worth it. Most Fire Emblem games offer us some new characters (do we really need to add to the already bloated roster of new Fire Emblem games?), items, and maps to grind on. After looking over the content that’s in this season pass I don’t want it. I don’t think paying $45 for extra characters, and maps is worth it. I don’t like that Nintendo is going down this road and following other developers (Ubisoft, and EA) with their DLC policies. I’m going to assume that Xenoblade 2, and Mario Odyssey will also have worthless season passes too.

What do you think of this? Are you on board with Fire Emblem’s season pass?

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8 thoughts on “Lets Talk About Fire Emblem Echoes Expensive Season Pass!”

  1. Call me old fashioned, but I really miss the days when games came with all their content on the disk/cartridge. This whole DLC thing is getting ridiculous to me. I hate having to pay extra for stuff in a game I already purchased. This one seems really overpriced. I’m very disappointed Nintendo is doing this.

    1. I miss when everything came with the game to :). When we were kids we didn’t have to worry about paying for extra shit like we do now. I miss that…

      DLC… isn’t all bad. This is one bad example, but games like The Witcher 3, Dragon Age, and Skyrim has some of the best DLC you’ll find anywhere for cheap prices. Dropping $25 for Blood and Wine was totally worth it to me. Paying almost $50 for a bunch of maps isn’t. It depends on the game/developer.

      1. Games were so much better without this DLC stuff. The older I get, the more I start feeling like Cranky Kong from DKC, lol.

        I can live with reasonably priced game expansion type DLC (like your Blood and Wine example). Map packs/bonus characters/etc. just seems like a cash grab to me.

      2. It depends on the game with me. I’m not tired of DLC, but most games that release these days release worthless DLC that should have been in the game to begin with. Paying for blood in the recent Total War games comes to mind. For every great DLC I can think of a shit one. I personally have no problems with DLC. If I think a game is really good I have no problems supporting it by buying DLC.

  2. It’s funny how Fire Emblem was on the verge of death a few years ago and now is popular enough to warrant so much DLC.

    Nintendo milking the fans like this really sucks. The season pass pricing is expensive, but then again to get the complete Fates experience you had to buy the same game three times.

    1. I agree. Fire Emblem Awakening saved the franchise and now the series popularity is at a all time high. Unfortunately that means that Nintendo has finally come up with the times and decided to do what every other developer is doing and that’s drop season passes for all their games :(.

  3. Good lord. That IS overpriced.

    I own only Fire Emblem: Awakenings and it’s a great game. And maybe it’s just me and I’m not the hugest strategy game fan or something but I didn’t pay for extra DLC at all. Not for a game like this. There was already so much packed into it, so I think the same would hold true for the one you speak of. Overpriced in the extreme.

    Now, Breath of the Wild… that’s a different kettle of fish altogether…

    1. I have no problem supporting games like this. sRPGs are one of my favorite genres. Strategy games in general are my favorite genre, and Fire Emblem is one of my all time favorite game series. Awakening is my favorite game on the 3DS. That being said I won’t by the season pass.

      I have no problem with the Breath of The Wild season pass since it’s only $20. And… more Zelda is never a bad thing in my book.

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