ThreadPhysical loyalists: Where do you draw the line when it comes to download requirements?
My favourite oldest example of this problem is Samba de Amigo 2000. A large number of the songs in the game could not be unlocked through gameplay. They were unlocked by files on the VMU that could only be downloaded via the web browser. This makes the VMU with these files on it a precious ticking time bomb.
My general feeling with this is that I’m very disappointed that physical disc copies on consoles are so meaningless, and the same thing happened with PC gaming. It’s a shame there’s no fallback for no-DLC digital backups for console games. Heck, the switch doesn’t even have backups.
It could be worse. Look at iOS gaming!