Apparently not even games that are fresh and innovative can escape the temptation of downloadable content equivalent to a cheat code. New DLC announced today on Major Nelson's blog shows that even Chopin can get dirty like Woods.
Title: Eternal Sonata
Content: Piano Music Key
Price: 80 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) FANTASY VIOLENCE,MILD LANGUAGE,USE OF ALCOHOL] Don't want to play through the entire game to get the music? Download this key to unlock all the Chopin piano pieces in the game. Note: All music that can be unlocked by this key can also be unlocked by progressing the game. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.
Although this is a pay-for-cheat code sort of deal, the thing you unlock is a bit more innocuous than a maxed out player character. Still, does this rob the player of the experience of playing the game? Or is this more of an easy way for Namco to feature the amazing music of Eternal Sonata?