Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – It’s Grindy, It’s Greedy, It’s Ubisoft! (Jimpressions)

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is one damn greedy game. In addition to its half dozen special editions, its Amazon Alexa tie-in, its Totino’s promotion, and its season pass, it’s filled to the brim with microtransactions. As well as all that, it’s been purposefully turned into a grindfest in order to sell XP boosters, like this is some free-to-play mobile game.

Fee-to-pay games are back in a major way. More like Assassin’s Greed!

The Dismal Degradation Of Dynasty Warriors (The Jimquisition)

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Dynasty Warriors may be my favorite series – or at least it was – but Tecmo Koei has been taking the piss with it for years.

Much of what’s said here could have been said a long time ago, but Dynasty Warriors 9 was its last chance… and we all know how that went.

Oh, and this isn’t just about what they DID to Zhang He!

How To Not F2P Like A Total Wanker (The Jimquisition)

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Sometimes, independent developers ask my advice on certain practices. I can only say what I like, but I’ll say that for free.

Here are the clearest cut ways to avoid being a wanker in the freemium market, as one dev was curious to know. I think this happens to be quite a fine episode.

Speaking of wankers though, we also gotta talk about Randy.

The Jimquisition: Bethesda’s Paid Mods That Aren’t Paid Mods But Are Paid Mods

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Those paid mods that Bethesda said weren’t paid mods turned out to be paid mods and also worse than paid mods.

The Creation Club has gifted a bounty unto Fallout 4, and it looks like things are little too much like microtransactions and mods got welded together horrifically.