Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm
What are you calling micro transactions? because I haven't seen any. I said I don't really consider the DLCs micro transactions...they are more like micro expansions.
But has there been a single player game that has you buy in game credits with real money? Or a website you can go to buy unlocks for weapons or outfits that apply to just one character? Or a button you click in the game that launches an item store?
The closest thing I can think of is the credit you can buy on some Origin games, but you only use those credits to buy DLCs...granted a lot of DLCs are just extra appearance stuff, but the same things could be just put into a really poor expansion since it effect your current game and all future games. It is really when you get into consumable items when the term micro transaction is truly applicable in my opinion. Which is what Dead Space 3 has in it...the first of its kind as far as I know
"as far as I know.."
"I don't consider DLC microtransactions"
Are you even for real right now? micro transactions = DLC and it is referred to as DLC within every game i've played - and it is only for cosmetic stuff and early upgrades. IT IS DLC. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE. All of the DLC is optional and isn't required for completion. Piling on EA while ignoring every other publisher doing the same thing is by definition = ultimate hypocrite.
as far as you know. None of the DLC in dead space 3 is even remotely required. It is optional just like every other game i've played, let me name a few:
These also have tons of microtransactions:
Batman: AC (did you whine about this title? No? Hypocritical much?)
Assassin's creed brotherhood
Assassin's creed revalations
Asasssin's creed 3
Call of duty (all of them)
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age 2
Dead Rising 2
Street Fighter X Tekken
Street Fighter 4
That's just thinking of recent titles i've played. These all have microtransactions, most of them have WAY MORE than dead space 3.
You didn't whine about the above titles did you? Nah.Edited by xoleras - 3/5/13 at 2:20pm