8 instances where our least favorite side of the games industry reared its ugly head.
The pay to win stuff is just the worst.
8? Don't you mean ALL?
You had to pay $10 to access mp in uc3? 😂 smdh.
Yeah, that was a dark time when everyone was hopping on that band wagon to try and deter people from buying used games. Buy the game new, no charge but if you buy used your SOL.
I'm glad that for once the majority of gamers didn't just eat up what they got served and instead did not buy online passes in large numbers which caused ea, sony and other companies to drop them very quick.
It did have one benefit. Games like Assassins Creed where I didn't care about the multiplayer were now cheaper used because they didn't come with the online code. Other than that it actually prevented me from buying a playing a lot of games.
It then went F2P with paywall level caps. ND is probably my favorite dev, but that was some BS. No one should look to a shitty EA policy that even they couldn't get away with and say, "yeah, let's do that with our biggest franchise!"
If I remember correctly, I think if you bought the game new, it would come with a code in the box. However, if you had bought second hand, then you would either have to hope an unused code came with it, or you have to purchase one from the store. It was in a time where game developers were sick of second hand games, as they get nothing out of it. An tbh, this is one "micro transaction" that I agree with. Developers have been quoted before, that they would much rather people pirate the game, than buy second hand, as it's an industry that is heavily affecting the game dev industry.
You remember correctly.
In my opinion all microtransactions are embarrassing. We used to get the shit they sell in games for free you know. It's called, "buying a product"... Soon we'll have to pay a subscription fee just to see ending B. Just wait, because it's definitely coming. Sooner than later I'd imagine.
The only DLC I bought has been Black Ops chronicles because it was 100% worth the money. Just boycott DLC if you don't want to see it.
Not free. You still had to buy the game in the first place. True everything was included, but that was before online was a thing.
Some of those are just bad.
why does anybody even bother with these microtransactions? too msny people are using them. otherwise they would stop implementing them. so, again, who in their right mind falls for this scam??
That Dragon Age bit is a bit out of context, tbh. And why was Uncharted 3 singled out for the Online Pass?
Even though I own an Xbox, I think Halo 5 had the worst micros. You would buy there packs and unlock some amazing pieces of gear including weapons, vehicles and all sorts. The problem was once unlocked although they were yours they also felt like they wasn't. Each game you would still have to level up and because of that I could never get to use the best unlocks because I wasn't as good as the hardcore base of halo. anyone who was intermediate or lower in skill on halo was having a tough time playing with there unlocks, this made me very frustrated and like I'd wasted my money. When you unlock something through packs and then still have to go level up to use those unlocked and paid for items, the con is there and I felt like I had been suckered in and screwed over big time. The hardcore ace halo players wouldn't of had a problem and would most likely disagree, but to anyone that was on my end of the pond, will of felt that sting big time.
Clearly never played halo 5 lol.
ALEXGIBSON, all microtransactions are bad in paid games.
There are quite a few other examples he forgot.
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