EvanED wrote:On the flip side, if you're like me and you wind up playing the first soonish and end up being a fan* for important clarification, then you'll have to decide whether to wait months to get the others or pay full price in the interim. I've done the latter before. The other complication is if the bundle includes something that isn't sold separately. For example, I picked up Dragon Age a couple years back, and was waffling on whether to get the DLC or no. I wound up with "no." But then I wanted it. And Bioware/EA sells it individually, but it's actually cheaper to wait for a Steam sale and get the DA:O collection that gets the DLC when it's steeply discounted. So I essentially bought the base game twice. (I did that before when I bought Portal and, later, the Orange Box and then the bastards at Valve didn't even let me gift away my old Portal copy. I still have a sour opinion of even Steam-like DRM because of that, and won't pay full-price for almost anything that has similar DRM.)
* important clarification I'm not talking about the Bioshock games particularly, which I have not played and don't plan on for reasons that are probably pretty specific to me. Rather, I'm talking more generally about how I get really curious as to how the story/game is going to continue in the future.
Yeah, that's the other side of this, but for me, my version's happened a lot more often - and when it hasn't, I've just picked up the other games later and it hasn't really been a huge problem. I guess there's also a bit of bias here, as I didn't care for BioShock at all, but I'd probably say the same for any game.
And yeah, I had those problems with DRM and whatever (the Portal one word-for-word and for the other just swap out 'Dragon Age' for 'Fallout: New Vegas').There's not really an easy way around it, so I just stick to a rule of thumb of never buying the DLC until I've played the game and can make a judgement call.