As usual, I like the cut of Disch's jib.
pay for it once and play from start to finish without having to pay for anything else.
That's my way of thinking. I don't mind paying a few extra bucks for a good DLC pack if I like the game. Hell, lest we forget, Quake had two official mission packs plus unofficial ones, and they most likely cost more than DLC does now (and I'm sure there are other examples out there). But if I pay full price for the game, that better be the whole game.
Of course, if companies are doing this, there is the crazy idea of, you know, not buying the game? Oh no, EA ruined a game with microtransactions - fine, vote with your wallet. One of the greatest sadnesses in my life is that I'll never be able to play every game ever made... we're drowning in content. You won't miss one or two games, trust me.
And since Disch mentioned a recent game that he liked, you guys really have to play Fez if you haven't already, it's a fantastic trip. The ending blew my mind. Also there are plenty of retro-styled games out there: Muri, Oniken, Odallus, Quest For Infamy, VVVVVV, You Have To Win The Game, Super Win The Game... so yeah, I don't need a Star Wars game, thanks.
I don't doubt all here, assuming mind and body still function, will be able to pull a feat like it off in the future
I didn't mean all in one go.
But yes, Jason Scott is doing God's work.