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Pretty sure EA has been using something similar for years. It's not a coincidence that Player A players absolutely amazing against you, then utter shit when you buy him.

The psychology of manipulating players into buying micro-transactions is seedy by definition. To assume there isn't much deeper psychological work behind the scenes is naive. Sure, this patent brings it to light but this is not something new to gaming, or consumerism in general.

125d ago 5 agree0 disagreeView comment

They are struggling with features the WWE games nailed 10 years ago. They haven't made a decent one since 2K took publisher.

Smackdown VS Raw had better backstage options, more story arcs, better story arcs, less bugs, more customization, better object interaction. I've never seen a franchise fall back so many times. It's a joke as a game and it's a joke to WWE fans.

125d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

This is utterly ridiculous. Are there micro-transactions? Yes. Do you need them to play the game? No. Nobody enjoys microtransactions but unless you want to start paying $80 for new games, get used to it.

A 4? For Shadow of War? Even by the authors definition, it's a good game.

128d ago 4 agree4 disagreeView comment

What's the real ending? I got through from start to finish without facing any grind or any difficulties. Didn't spend a dime.

Not saying I didn't get my ass handed to me in places but nothing a bit more patience and a change in tactics couldn't solve.

128d ago 8 agree5 disagreeView comment

It'll do well in sales. I think some players are put off by the controversy surrounding the micro-transactions but word of mouth will carry it. It's a great game.

128d ago 10 agree16 disagreeView comment

It's hard to tell either way. Are they creating these new diverse casts because that's where they want to go creatively, or where they think society expects them to go? I guess the end result is the same regardless.

195d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Doesn't offer anything new to golf games apart from a course creator. The swing mechanics are almost identical to PGA games, online play is terrible. Defend it all you want, the game is mediocre at best

239d ago 0 agree3 disagreeView comment

chh chh chh ch ca ca ca ca - At least you get the awesome sound effects right? ;)

270d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

You not a Souls/Nioh fan or just thinking it's not going to make the mark?

365d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment

Really disappointing that you can't jump in until one of you has completed the mission

379d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

I've had very little experience with the franchise so I wasn't expecting anything special but god damn. I've never played a game with the quality of side content that Yakuza 0 has. I thought the Real Estate was awesome and then I hit the Sunshine Club, so much fun. Lots of developers should take note, really added to the games depth.

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Couldn't agree more. I actually enjoyed the story and overall experience more than the full game. Fantastic DLC, worth every penny

419d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

For some reason I pictured SEGA as a bunch of 60+ dudes sitting around a table discussing how out of touch they are :D

427d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Still on the fence with this one. I like the concept. Fog didn't really help anything much

427d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Patience? Yeah, putting up with piss poor controls, terrible camera angles and repetitive puzzles. Never completed the game so was unable to review it but it's the first time in many years I've put a game back on the shelf after 3-4 hours.

432d ago 2 agree17 disagreeView comment

Very unlikely with Perfect World involved. Every game they publish is a free-to-play title with micro-transactions, with the exception of Livelock that's buy-to-play.

I'd much rather pay for a game outa the box but as this ones free-to-play, you're almost guaranteed to have micro-transactions :(

434d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I really don't understand the change in formula for Evolve. Left 4 Dead was great because the entire experience was multiplayer, team-based, by the end of a campaign you could list countless memorable moments with your team.

Then Evolve removed that element completely with the 4v1 style, not really my thing. If they can stick closer to the elements that made Left 4 Dead such a big hit, I'd be excited for this one :D

434d ago 0 agree3 disagreeView comment

Huge fan of the original Left 4 Dead. Evolve, not so much. Hopefully these guys can pull something special out of the bag :D

434d ago 6 agree4 disagreeView comment

From what I've done myself after completing the main story there's a monster arena, a secret labyrinth dungeon, 8 dungeons hidden behind the seals doors inside each dungeon, 5 legendary weapons quest (top one is a level 120 enemy), giant adamantoise fight, a number of hunts are end-game only, limit break magic. There's a lot to do :D

439d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment