- Jul 2, 2013
I honestly didnt bother with sf5, but didnt know it was that bad. That being said, just because ones games microtransactions arent as bad as another we should give them a free pass, especially when how its put into the game effects how the game is. The reason crash is so grindy is to force people to buy the coins. If, lets say, there was an option to just buy the characters only, but everything else still needed cpins, and the grind wasnt that terrible, then i wouldnt be so against this games microtransactions.The thing is Capcom did this exact thing with Street Fighter V.
SFV launched at $60 with almost no content, not even an arcade mode which is a staple of literally every fighter. The main gimmick of the game was that you could buy characters/stages with in-game fight money, but the prices for characters are insanely high. For each online win you earn 50 FM, and each new character costs 100,000 FM. So to get a new character you'd have to win 2,000 matches. Yes there were some ways to get extra FM like by doing each character's story, but when the arcade edition launched Capcom went out of their way to remove all those old ways of farming FM. All the character story and survival mode FM rewards were completely removed and the weekly challenges went down from 5,000 FM to a mere 50 FM (when this happened I just quit the game).
I know this is the third time I've trashed on SFV on this page alone, but it really is the prime example of how not to run an in-game money system. I'm not defending Activision for adding microtransactions into NF (in fact it was super scummy of them to not publicly announce it on launch), but my whole point is that Nitro-Fueled's way of in-game currency is nowhere near as bad as other games. Even when you don't compare NF to anything else, earning coins isn't that bad and I think this whole thing is getting really overblown.
Yes some games use dlc and microtransactions well. I mean i play smite and while i dislike its chest system as a whole i think they do other dlc and microtransactions ok. That is a free to play game though.There are modern game masterpieces with microtransactions included which don’t really harm the game at all, tbh.
Some examples are God Of War 4 or Uncharted 4.
If the microtransactions are as decently pulled as in those games, I won’t really mind their presence.
Its just that ea, Activision, and others are ****ing over the consumer to get as much money as they can, regardless if it kills the gaming industry.