Remember back when I told you about that Xbox 360 indie game called DLC Quest? The one where practically every single thing was DLC, even moving and enemies. We all chuckled at the satire and idea that something like that could happen. Well, it did. With Capcom’s Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, if you want to get specific. Capcom is now charging people for cheat codes.
Back in the good old days, cheat codes in games were something you either unlocked by playing, as seen in the recent Lego Harry Potter video games, or by pressing some combination of buttons at a menu screen. In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, you need to buy the Gamebreaker DLC add-on to get those bonuses. It’s $4.99 on PSN and 400 Microsoft Points ($5) on XBLA.
Now, to compare, a costume/skill pack for the exact same game is $1.99/160 MSP. So you’re paying over twice as much for cheats that would have been, and should have been, free.
Of course, we’re talking about Capcom, a company that has no qualms about charging $4 or more for costume packs for its fighting games. Not to mention that Capcom is also known for including DLC on the actual game disc, and charging people a fee to unlock said DLC so it can be used in the game. Jill, from Marvel vs. Capcom 3, is a perfect example for this, as Capcom charged people $4.99 to unlock her on disc DLC.
As for the Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Gamebreaker DLC, it’s a shame that you have to pay because there are quite a few cheats that would be interesting or fun to see. For example, you could make the game easier with God Mode, infinite ammo, infinite weapon durability, super damage, super speed or clock manipulation. Or, if you just wanted to make things look different, you could make Frank flat, give everybody giant hands, give everyone giant heads or use some new cinematic filters. There are even sound effects to make zombies sound like chickens and turn into fried chickens when shot.
So yeah, don’t bother trying to input the Konami code and expect something to happen in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. Not that it would work even if cheats weren’t DLC. I mean, it’s the Konami code and this is a Capcom game!