Just want to point out I'm a regular forumer like you, who loves this game. I was lucky enough to be made moderator on this forum hence why my username here is orange. This is my honest opinion as a fan, on why I believe you should buy this DLC if you are unsure.
Yes that time is now upon us! The first epic DLC is officially out on steam. Since late February many of us have been lucky enough to try out the DLC in a sort of early alpha phase. When we first got it there wasn't "much" to see, well not as much as there is now. We got to see new biomes, a couple of new monsters, a new rain/wet meter a host of new craftable items and a bunch of other goodies, like subtle tweaks to how things worked in the base game, such as food spoiling on crock pots or how captured monsters die due to starvation lol, poor rabbits :)
Over time as we played we submitted our findings to Klei, at their official forum. This ranged from bugs, technical issues, in game item mechanics, balances etc...Over the month of March Klei have been working their socks off to iron out everything we threw at them. Not only that but they have added even more stuff in the process!
So now that the Reign of Giants DLC is out on steam I thought I'd help you guys decide on buying it. Currently the DLC is in early access. So what does that mean? Basically the bulk of the DLC is there, but little bits and bobs are still being worked on and will be added in soon. The DLC takes nothing away from the base game. Don't Starve on its own is an awesome game (see my other "Why should you BUY" thread), this DLC simply adds to it in ways I can't describe, well I can, but I'll list everything and you guys can ask questions on something specific and I'll do my best to answer.
Here is a list of what you get with the DLC. Anything added will still apply to what I have listed as we may get more of something already given. Note nothing in this DLC is a reskin or some cosmetic accessory. Everything you get is unique and original sticking to the core gameplay of Don't Starve, yet adding dynamic changes that ultimately influences how you play the game with the DLC included.
Only £3.99 More challenging On/Off toggle for the DLC New soundtracks More custom world generation options A brighter more lush colour to the whole of the game A 5th save slot 2 new seasons Spring and Autumn 2 new and unique characters New biomes New and unique monsters Giants yes Deerclops now has friends :O New weapons New hats New armours New items to craft such as The Flingomatic and many, many more! New food recipes New fire mechanic, everything burns! New rain mechanic New wet/soak meter New craftable structures Full moon changes the appearance of the world! New set pieces More Pig vs Merm battles More Maxwell biomes A tonne of changes to gameplay mechanics such as[forums.kleientertainment.com] Multiplayer planned this Summer 2014
If I missed anything off please leave a comment below and I'll add it to the list. Thanks.
Latest changes and bug fixes can be found at Klei HQ by clicking the links below. Enjoy :)
Don't Starve: Giant Edition now available for PS Vita! - September 2nd 2014