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Dead Space 3: How Micro-transactions are Slowly Destroying Survival Horror

Publishers have tried fishing the micro-transactions waters for a while now, but this time it has gone too far. These stores defeat the very root of survival horror, a dying genre. And sadly, the end could be nearer than we think.

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sincitysir11342d ago

i somewhat agree with this article. i dont know if its ruining the survival horror but i definitely think its ridiculous. im sure they make it just a little difficult to find what you need for weapons so people can become frustrated and just pay for the upgrades/items.

kingjosh18761342d ago

Agree, the same applies to f2p games - they earn their money by making you pay for some of the things you can unlock through playing a lot, but the balance (the amount of time) needed to unlock things is not really very reasonable so as to make you pay for the stuff, but it is atrocious to think they will implement such a feature to a retail game you have to pay for anyway.

DeltaCanuckian1342d ago

I really doubt they've made it take forever to find supplies in a full retail game. EA does some ridiculous stuff, but even they throw gamers a bone every once in a while. They aren't dumb enough to do that.

knowyourstuff1342d ago

Well they had to whore out the franchise somehow, including shooter/cover mechanics and more human enemies to have shootouts with to make it more like Gears of War and Call of Duty. EA has diluted the franchise to appeal to the Call of Duty players in an attempt to sell more copies - including Co-Op for no other reason than some people were too scared of the first 2 games (which weren't scary a bit once you figured out you were an unstoppable walking tank) and so the aspect of being alone was just too much for some people (let's call them, people likely not old enough to be playing an M rated game). EA thinks it needs to sell more copies by making a game more like every other popular shooter, instead of resting on their laurels and improving their already winning formula. Money Grubbing Idiots.

Number-Nine1342d ago

Title should read;

Electronic Arts: How they are slowly destroying gaming.

DeltaCanuckian1342d ago

Nah, the title should read: Another article of whining because EA is doing something that everyone else is doing, just because they're EA.

If you want to play the game for yourself, you can. People who are too lazy to play the game for themselves... Well, I don't really care if EA makes more money off of you. If they made it more difficult to find supplies so you'd want to buy them, the game just got harder, didn't it? Games are easy enough as is, more challenge is welcome IMO.

Bimkoblerutso1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

You should care. There will always be stupid people buying into this stupid crap, and the more these devs and pubs think they can get away with...the more they will try to get away.

As in, to the point that the actual core games begin to suffer. Surely you're not so blind that you can't see that it's already been happening.

chukamachine1342d ago

Micro transactions are killing everything, map packs are as well.

Map packs for BF3 should have been free. Not enough maps to begin with imo.

DeltaCanuckian1342d ago

Everything is going to F2P + microtransactions, or at least that is EA's strategy going into the next generation.

League_of_Draven1342d ago

Dead Space 3...Generic shooter, not scary, microtransactions for what is mainly a single player game with a forced/tacked on emphasis on co-op.

shaun mcwayne1342d ago

Might as well pay someone to play the game for me.