Somewhere there is a pun about little dwarfs who cause big problems, but many Total War fans don’t seem to feel like laughing at the moment: The first major DLC for Total War: Warhammer 3 falls through on Steam. The Steam Reviews of the Chaos Dwarfs are one day after the release with meager 46 percent positive reviews – and with over 700 ratings, that’s quite a house number to be taken seriously.
That’s why there’s criticism
In this case, you don’t have to look far for the reasons, because most of the reviews have a common denominator: the DLC is too expensive. People are upset that Chaos Dwarfes only delivers a new faction on paper (the Chaos Dwarfs) but asks €25 for it, which is half the price of the original main game. Or as Steam user Jixxor sums it up:
Totally overpriced DLC. No other expansion has been so expensive so far, and yet we only get three new lords instead of four lords for a total of less money. The developers claim that each lord is very different and therefore offers a completely different gaming experience, but this is (again) a blatant lie, because all three lords only differ in their stat boosts. So like the other factions. My recommendation: wait for a sale with a 30 percent discount.
Steam reviewer Jixxor
The positive voices counter what our GameStar test on the Chaos Dwarves reveals: The Chaos Dwarves form one of the most complex and playfully most varied factions in Total War Warhammer history, so they offer much more than just a new faction with three legendary lords .
However, Warhammer 3 isn’t the only game causing discussions about DLC prices lately. Even the first expansion of Crusader Kings 3 had many people on the barricades because they were used to other DLC prices from Paradox. How do you feel about that? Do you take a relaxed view of the topic because you’re waiting for the sale anyway, or are you afraid of a gap between price and performance that’s getting bigger rather than smaller?