When I first heard this was a One timed exclusive, I wasn’t particularly excited. I think Peggle is a lot of fun in short bursts – it’s the kind of game i liked havign open on my laptop so i could play for 5 or 10 minutes between whatever else I was doing.
Now, after playing witht the Xbox One for a week, i think it’s actually perfectly suited to this kind of game, because of the app switching. With it being so fast and easy to switch, i can definitely see jumping to it between episodes on netflix, during commercials when watching TV, etc.
And I’m so relieved that they didn’t force microtransactions into this game – i’m sure we’ll get DLC with more masters and levels and that great, i’m certainly not against additional content. But I was very worried there would be a system in place to buy powerups, multipliers and other bonuses. Glad that isn’t the case.
I understand that they have a road map of how and when they will release new content, but it’s quite frustrating that they are rolling out dlc when stability and basic functionality remains a huge problem.
Between next gen console and new Zelda and new Mario on Friday, this one was sailing clear under my radar (I’d heard about it, and heard some positive buzz, but I wasn’t excited).
Now the only question is can I justify 3 new games on Friday (from a money standpoint and more importantly from a time standpoint) and if not, which game gets dumped.
This is on my shortlist of titles I may want to grab this weekend.
The crowd stuff is nice and i’ll never turn away extra eye candy, but it’s stuff like the blocking and line play that has me excited. I want Madden to be prettier, but what I really want is for it to deliver a better game of football and the fact that it isn’t just a skinned version of the current gen game gives me some hope.
The pay to win aspects might not be as blatant as in some games, but the fact is someone who pays gains a huge advantage, in this case unlocking things sooner. It’s still pay to win. Unless what you’re unlocking is 100% cosmetic, it’s on the pay to win spectrum and i just can’t get interested in it.
The funny thing is, i would more readily drop, say, $20 for the full game before i spent $5 or $10 on microtransactions.
I know it’s going to mean I miss out on a lot of games in the coming years, it’s already meant i pass up a lot of mobile games, but I have no urge to support that buisness model, so all I can do is not buy those games.