Season passes have been a blight on video gaming, and one only needs to look at Batman: Arkham Knight earlier this year for a perfect example of your up-front money not delivering. Give a company $30 and hope for the best that the DLC will be worth it? History has shown that this gamble might not be in your best interest.
However, what about when the company has the best reputation on Earth regarding DLC? Has Bethesda ever led us astray with DLC packs? I know it released the infamous Horse Armor, but just look at what it did for Fallout 3. Not every pack was perfect, but if you were to compare enjoyable hours to dollars, then all of those add-ons were totally worth the price of admission.
So when Bethesda announces a string of DLC packs will be available in a season pass for Fallout 4, we have every right in the world to trust that it will be good, and every right in the world to be skeptical. What do we do?
My suggestion… why buy up front? There is no point to buying DLC at full price anymore since it will be on sale before too long. Why risk getting a few sloppy “Anchorage” chapters when you only really want to pay for a “Broken Steel?”
Fallout 4 will launch on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Nov. 10.