I'm having fun with it, and it is doing the intended action, making people go back and play the game after it was released. yes, it may be on the disc (i honestly don't know for sure, but i'll agree for argument's sake) but so what? it's not like they are making you pay for the ability to unlock it. just asking for a time investment. which, if i remember correctly, is how you unlock things without DLC or before we had dlc. special stage? play the game. secret character? play the game. gag weapons? play the game. not spend money.
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Not sure about the EX costumes, as I have only recently been part of an event that allow you to unlock them (I was ranked 4** over all) but the extra costumes beyond the color change don't really ad anything. Pity they don't transition into the main game or better yet have more costumes to unlock. Carla dressed as RE5 Battle Suit Jill would be cool.