Stigweird85 wrote:Expect this to be the norm and the basis for Microtransations in all EA games in the future.
The freemium model as a whole is a complete con, the sooner consumers realise this the better. It is a sad day when The SImpsons Tapped out is the top grossing app.
It's just like anything else in gaming at the moment, there are advantages (lower barrier for entry) and disadvantages (what this review states), it's ok in the right hands (MMOJ as dwhlufc points out as one ex.) but the wrong people will always try to abuse and f**k over the customer.
Whether it's Bethesda with patches, Capcom with Disc Locked Content, EA with microtransactions, Gearbox with E3 demos or them guys that did War Z there'll always be someone to try to take advantage of you, that will never change. F2P will die eventually and the scummy pubs will just move on to the next thing, all you can do is continue to say f**k off *insert mega corporation* and leave your cash in your pocket.