EA’s plan was to have people pay real money for an in-game currency that allows players to purchase ‘Loot Crates’ that provide random rewards. Sounds like a slot machine.
If EA succeeds here, game publishers will feel emboldened to put more gameplay content behind a paywall/grindwall in multiplayer games.
EA’s ‘micro-transactions’ mean players either have to spend a disgusting number of hours in game, or spend a lot of hard-earned cash getting the things that should have been included.
For now, I would not recommend pre-ordering. Instead, wait a week or two until the inevitable patches and deep-dive reviews land.
When you’re spending $50, $60, $70 or more on a game, shouldn’t you get a fully finished product? I think so, but the gaming industry disagrees.
2017 looks like it’s going to be a good year for video games.
Those who have seen ‘Rogue One’ should appreciate the recreation of the Scarif DLC from ‘Star Wars Battlefront,’ despite its flaws.
‘Battlefront’ succeeds as a fun, engaging immersive game that scratches the Star Wars itch. But little maddening and avoidable issues hold back what could have been a great game.
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