First we have the new Shadow of Mordor having singleplayer pay to win lootboxes and even hiding the true ending behind grinding. Then Forza Motosports 7 followed, and now from the looks of it so will the latest Assasins creed and the disgusting model for Starwars Battlefront 2.
And we have thank it all to blizzard and everyone who defended Overwatchs microtransactions. Its just scins, it isnt effecting gameplay, yade yade. It doesnt matter if it is skins or pay to win. Why are we playing games in the first place? Its because to have fun, but how we have fun? One part of it is the gameplay which in turn is massivley effected by beating it and unlocking things in the first place. Skins used to be for free, later you had to pay for them as DLC but now we have spend money in oder gamble for them? Or now spending money in order to gamble for pay to win microtransaction?
Its redicolous, and people complain about DOA5s 1000$ massive DLC, At least with that you can pick and choose what ever you want of what is offered (DOA5 is pretty much free to play now too), yourent forced to gamble for costumes. Infact its much much cheaper to just buy a costume than to gamble for your money. Gosh do you see why i hate this company? I knew something was wrong with how massivley posstive overwatch was treated when this game came out, it was a 60$ game with no singleplayer and now i learn how unbelivable evil their microtransactions were on top of that, not by being interested into blizzards latest game but seeing how their method is spreading to other games.
And how is it even allowed for game to have such a system? In the UK games who are gambing emulators like a roloute or poker game using fake money are rated 18 from what i know? How come Overwatch is rated 12 in all of europe? It should be rated 18 or straight banned for mixing something like a cartoony shooter with a hidden gambling system requiring real money?
Its vible to any expert, just look at how lootboxes are designed espacially in Overwatch, they try to give us a feel of excietment and value. In Overwatch for some reason plenty of colors are chosen, this is not just some random design choice but rather its trying to mimick the enviorment near a real slot machine inside a casino.
I hate Blizzard. They are the one who popularized it in the AAA industry, they are responsible and i will continiue to point it out.