So no microtransactions… (Gaming)

by MacAddictXIV @, Seattle WA, Friday, November 08, 2019, 14:47 (1720 days ago) @ Cody Miller

So Death Stranding has no Microtransactions…

But it has fucking product placement. Which is only a little bit less bad. >:-(


Really? I think that is so much worse. Microtransactions are a choice, seeing advertisement in a video I want to watch is not.

Technically, I guess I could make the choice to not play a game with advertisements in it but that is silly.

Product placement doesn't require 'frictions' and alteration of game design to function.


You literally just said they inserted a monster can in a world that really shouldn't have one. That is an alteration of the game story to fit that in there.

The words “story” and “game design” mean very different things.

I personally could care less about that as a gamer/consumer. That is technical speak in the background of the user experience. If a product placement or microtransaction destroys my experience as a consumer then the developer is doing something wrong.

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