While I’m intrigued with the prospect of more confined open-world areas like the Typhlo Ruins, Eventide, and the Korok Forest, I have no idea why Nintendo felt the need to bundle both DLCs together. $20 ($30 where I live) is really too much for the parts that interest me. Also, while I enjoyed BotW’s combat systems, I found the enemy designs to be pretty uninteresting and far too few, so the lack of additions on that front is a disappointment.
As for the open thread, Bloodborne’s DLC, The Old Hunters, is easily the highlight of my favourite video game. It presents a more compact, explicit narrative that slots in nicely with the backstory of the main game, with creative areas and incredible bossfights. Also, they almost doubled the number of trick weapons, and trick weapons are always wonderful. While it’s a bit of a shame that they’re confined to a late game area, you can pick them up early if you’re inventive and I spent a fair amount of time with them in the end.
Other Souls DLC has been pretty good, too. Artorias of the Abyss is a classic, the DS2 DLCs are reasonably well done (but like the other areas of that game I have my reservations), and Dark Souls 3 was also solid with some absolutely amazing bosses marred by pretty bland stories and levels.
Mass Effect 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and the Witcher 3 are a few other games where the DLC is the highlight of them.