For Honor's microtransactions system has been quantified - you'd have to pay $732 or play 2.5 years as a casual player to unlock everything.
Good grief, how about neither?
Well playing this mediocre game so long certainly seems impossible... but someone will probably be stupid enough to spend hundrets on the microtransactions. At least I didn't make the mistake to buy it in the first place.
I got the game for free with my Nvidia card and felt it was a mistake to even download.
Well as someone who's put some hours into it (not a lot though, as unfortunately these days I don't get time for gaming), I wouldn't personally call it mediocre. It has a steep learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, it's quite fun to play. The main issue with the game is the constant server issues, disconnects, unbalanced matchmaking, etc. That is what will kill the community. If Ubisoft don't sort out their backend, players will look elsewhere. With regards to the micro-transactions, since everything is cosmetic, I'm not too fussed. Though it is frustrating that the in game currency payout is abysmal.
Just an opinion of someone who's actually played the game and is aware of the issues first hand.
No need really to play the game to experience the issues surrounding this game post-launch. Watching Angry Joe's review, these issues are highlighted and it looks terrible
It's actually a good game. But ye, I dnt buy dlc or anything anyway. They do this cause people purchase it, silly
Yeah, badz, thinking for yourself is way overrated, right?
It means you need to be uber stupid to support that style of pricing!
Highway Robbery is honorable.
Precisely why I never buy Ubisoft games Day 1. They're worse then EA imo.
A Frank Gallagher game.
I didn't even last two weeks let alone two years lol
I didnt even last 20minutes in the beta lol
steep learning curve
Is this all cosmetic, or do some of those items have in-game benefits?
I think it's all cosmetic, which is why I'm not bothered at all
Lets be real here dude, this is a terrible deal both ways for cosmetics.
true, cosmetics? well let them get money for that all they want
It has benefits, small ones, but they accumulate so if a player wanted to he could buy huge amounts of extras and get an edge.
Think Battlefield 4 where user buys all the weapon attachments to get an edge over others.
Yeah but in BF4 you could unlock that stuff in a reasonable time.
Agree with cysis and the ultimate shortcut pack was like 70 quid a tenth of the price and took atleast a tenth of the time to unlock.
I put this game on the shelf for good after a few days... *since I buy digitally, I uninstalled* what's worse is I bought the season pass like a bloody idiot 😢
This was a good lesson not to buy a season pass on day one. You can wait untill the first DLC drops to buy the season pass. By that time you can decide if it will worth it for you or not. Live and learn right? :)
Correct. Oh well 😏
Never pre-order with a Season Pass
That's your fault. Should of research
He wasn't trying to blame anyone for it, in fact he pointed out his own stupidity.
So lay off on the dad like lectures
* Should have.
If you're going to be a douchebag, at least get the grammar right.
This game is earning the name "No Honor" more and more.
Or you could pay nothing and think "thanks for the beta".
Should have been Free to Play
With the way things are looking, it'll probably have a free to play (or similar) model a year or so from now. That's the trend for most multiplayer focused games like this that don't do too well. Even Rainbow Six Siege launched a 'Starter Edition' to draw more players in.
Or I pay nothing and play better games
And thankfully there's a ton of huge, better games right now. Even if someone's interested, they might as well play one of the many other great games available and pick this up in the bargain bin in a few months.
Oh my god ! That's just stupid.
And people wonder why Ubisoft, microtransactions, and the modern multiplayer dog crap they make is looked at with disdain. Hey wanna play something fun? Tough. Do the same God damn thing over and over and we'll spoon feed you a grain of rice for 2 years. Then you can have the content you paid for.
Seems we have a bunch of casual players in the comment section.
Casual players? What are you talking about? I don't care how hardcore you are, you are not going to put 20thousand plus hours into a single game.
Have got a massive issue with season pass and freemium tactics. Considering just how much money Ubi are raking in by either drip feeding or making us pay for things that shouldve been easily unlocked in vanilla game it beggars belief we are asked to play,in 2017, in a AAA online only title(not counting that SP)on sodding P2P. Why should gamers put extra into games that devs dont?
Surely, if publishers etc are demanding free to play tactics like paying for an edge made desirable by making the grind to gain them in game a farce then we should be playing damn close to perfect, lag, cheat and bug free games on dedicated, well maintained servers with deep, accurate matchmaking.
Is that what For Honor is these days? The beta showed me two things: the game was pretty good but needed dedicated servers more than any game around. I wasnt buying unless they.sorted it out and then to learn theyre gouging for pennies on top of this lamentable performance is pathetic. If COD wont bring in.the servers needed then im not amazed at Ubi cheaping out either. Once the market leading MP(on console at least) finally gives its fans what we all deserve things may change but until that day we need to stop buying season passes,micro transactions and over priced dlc modes and maps.
If this was a perfect game it would still suck to see this nonsense but as the game suffers terribly from ubisofts cheapness, seriously its biggest issue, it feels a bit of a crappy joke.
No one plays an Ubi game past a month anyway.
Ive been playing R6 for almost 2 years. The micros are no different in R6 its just a better game.
question.... how much would it cost to get all the items and whatever else in a game like Warframe? Probably thousands according to someone I know who works on the game. So... how is that any different? because they're not Ubisoft? I'm just curious.
because there is a 60$ price tag on Warframe.
Just like how there isn'ty a price tag on Smite or Paragon.
If you are going to use a free-to-play model for a game, make it free-to-play.
its not that difficult to understand, but ubisoft is making it like we are all speaking a different language that they have no interest in learning
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there isn't a 60$ price tag on Warframe***
I've had the same thought a few months back while I was watching my friend play League of Legends. Not counting skins, which are expensive in their own right of often $15+, just to unlock all the champions at the time would cost around $900. I never did calculate how long it would take to unlock via in game currency, but I'm sure 2.5 years or 21,900 hours played isn't an unreasonable estimate. LoL is a free to play game but there isn't a single person I know of who plays the game who hasn't spent some kind of money due to skins, favorite champions, rune pages, boosts etc.
The difference is For Honor is a $60 release with these free-to-play tactics. Rather than design a game where you can unlock everything in 200-300 hours or so of play, they chose to drip feed in game currency so it takes literally years of playing to unlock everything. This incentivizes people to pay for the sake of their own time. Many companies now are starting to use this style to boost the return on their games beyond the $60 asking price to I'm guessing an average of $90 to $120 per-sale if people buy the season passes and the odd in game item, skin, or boost. For many people, when you pay full price up front for a game you expect to get more/different from a game where you had to pay nothing.
That's Scorpio money , can't waste that kind of cash on Mic better off playing for 2 years .
You expect full whack and that expense, my god.... gaming was about fun... with a tingling sensation of being milked by companies, now they want to milk us dry and recover in time for their next release.
2.5 years casual play seems almost reasonable.
Fk that, looks like a cool game but microtransactions with benefits other than cosmetic suck, I dont care how small the benefit it adds up. They want the $ that mobile pay to win games make, but the majority of console players hate ptw in any form. Screw you Ubisoft plenty of other good developers out there to support. If it was strictly cosmetic I wouldn't care, they need to make money, but they knowingly add small benefits to get you to buy those extra pieces you would pass over normally.
Wow thats worse than I thought.
Nice i only have 29 months 25 days left
Avoid at all costs.
Rented it from Redbox for a couple of days and had my fill. Never buying it.
Or get 70% of your money back by selling the game asap. That's what I did.
Lol! I have played it once since I bought it.
Bullshit! The author of this article is either such a terrible player that he can't get around the controls' steep learning curve to the point which he simply can't level up (unskilled gamer), or he's been paid by some asshole website to stomp on For Honor's balls (dishonest gaming journalist).
I had everything unlocked/rewarded for a single character in roughly three weeks... and that's including the time I spent trying out the other remaining characters to determine which one works best for me.
Bare with me here... There are currently 12 playable characters. If you're being generous, you could allot each character 4 weeks of solo devotion to getting used to each one's moves set, leveling them up, and being rewarded/unlocking all of their gear. So this would, on a very generous timeline, take approximately 12 months. If you're a better gamer than the author, you could cut that time down to 9 months.
Nine months may sound like a lot of time, but the fact of the matter is that only the most devout For Honor players would be willing to invest that amount of time into unlocking EVERYTHING in the game-- which is fine... for those select players that are, rightfully labeled "hardcore" FH gamers. Good for them. I'm sure they love it that they'll have months and months to dump into a game they love. I wholeheartedly believe that.
As much as I love this game, however, I just can't get into playing certain characters. No matter how much I try to acclimate myself to some characters' moves, I just admit defeat and stick to my favorite three or four characters. This is what I think the majority of other players do. Perhaps they even play as fewer characters than I'm giving for, but the point is: ...
TWO AND A HALF YEARS IS UTTER BULLSHIT!!!
Casual players aren't for the most part going to care about unlocking everything. And dedicated gamers that want to unlock everything and spending a year doing so... is not unusual for really any game.
When I read this, it just shows how greed is ruining gaming at it's heart. There's making profit and then there's stories like this!
That's pretty cheap, such an awesome idea adding micro transactions into this game - thanks Ubi, you're the best.
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