Final Fantasy XIII-2: "Sazh: Heads or Tails?"
Price: $5 for an extra episode, $3 for some new costumes.
What you get: Another episode that lets you take the title character, Sazh, into a story of his own running parallel to the main game. Upon completion, he's available in the player's party. There's also a new card game in the casino, plus a couple of costumes for characters Noel and Serah.
Why it's Evil: If I told you why this is really evil, I'd have to spoil the game. That's evil. Suffice to say, those who have completed Final Fantasy XIII-2 will have unanswered questions, and I don't think this—despite a name like "Heads or Tails?" is going to supply them.
Evil Score: 5/5. The fact I can't warn you without ruining the ending is what makes this so goddamn diabolical. Also, $3 for outfits? That's ridiculous.
NeverDead Expansion Pack Volume 1
What you get:
Why it's Evil:
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Celebrity Golfers
Available:March 29, when the game launches.
Price: Free with pre-order from Amazon.
What you get: I'm not sure if EA Sports owes these guys a favor or the other way around, but it's a set of four sports celebrity golfers available for play in any mode in the upcoming game. Hockey's Jeremy Roenick, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, football hall of famer Marshall Faulk and Dwight Howard, the last human to star on the cover of an EA Sports basketball game, are included.
Why it's Evil: This is already one of the most top-heavy games for downloadable content in all of video gaming, regardless of genre. No question EA Sports would gladly sell these guys in the online pro shop, which means they dangled this to a retail partner and Amazon did the deed. It's disappointing that they put celebrity golfers in a game, but not a celebrity event, which we—ahem—just saw at Pebble Beach, a course that's included in the title. That kind of thing would make this content actually have value.
Evil Score: 2/5. While not exactly valuable, this is still, technically, free.