The Marvel Cinematic Universe dictates the very finite nature of Infinite.
As both a professional hater of the corporate machine and a videogame critic, one must walk a fine line between providing information on distasteful business practices and measuring said practices against the positive accomplishments of any given piece of work.
User reviews are subject to no such concerns, which is why METABOMBING a game for any reason in particular happens so often.
Destiny 2 is, for my money, a damn great game. A great game undoubtedly held back to some degree by Activision’s monetization tactics. I might have to take the time to weigh the good against the ill, but Metacritic’s community reviewers have let their feelings known with both barrels.
As you’d expect.
It was sincere and touching, and that’s all it should’ve been, but the decision to charge for content honoring the late Mike Forgey altered the conversation.
Alright then, let’s get into this mess.
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.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the latest Early Access darling, but like Ark and Darkest Dungeon, it’s learning that such a status comes with caveats.
Hot off the heels of its “Stream Sniping” ban wave, Battlegrounds‘ recent microtransaction indulgence raised eyebrows and pitchforks both.
Also, loot boxes really are the worst.
Bonus Content: Oh, Ubisoft!
Agents of Mayhem is a passably amusing game shackled forever to the fact it’s less than its peers in every single way.
Say you were me,
Then you could see the view,
You’ll know we are equally damaged,
Don’t be a fool, make it easier,
You’ll learn to say when,
Signal if you can’t say, “no more.”
In the world of videogames, even spiders need to be sexy, because Heaven forbid even Shelob be allowed her ugliness.
When Shadow of War isn’t busy introducing loot boxes, it’s redesigning spiders in a way that reinforces some unfortunate ideas.