I have waited for this day to come for so long now. Ever since gacha games started becoming popular, I’ve hated that concept. For me, the hatred really developed with Dragon Ball Dokkan Battle. I never understood how people could be willing to spend hundreds of euros (dollars) into a mobile games for a small chance to get virtual units that have no real value in the real world. It’s what led to me adopting a free-to-play attitude. Now, it looks like the end for these types of gacha and loot-boxed type games are at an end. Nintendo had to snap their fingers to erase some of its mobile gacha games from existence.
No matter how you want to slice it, microtransaction & loot boxes is a form of digital gambling.
Many that are addicted to this form of monetitization will not admit it and publishers will fight tooth and nail to justify this business model. Nevertheless, one can not deny that you could spend thousands of dollars/euros on a system/gacha to try and get something specific, only to still don’t get it. That is gambling in it’s purity and the government is now stepping in to shut it down with The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act.
With a lot of the gacha games such as Dragon Ball Legends, Dragalia Lost and Bleach Brave Souls doing their special events, it’s quite a tough time for a free to play player such as myself. I want the units being offered but I’m too stubborn to spend a single dime at the banners. Funny enough, I’m not cheap either. I am fully capable to getting the funds needed to “properly” enjoy the game. I just refuse to do it. After a while, what started out as a way to not support a possible gambling addiction, evolved into a pride philosophy for me.
Ever since I learned about Fate/Grand Order, I’ve always wondered if it would be getting an anime adaption. Well it seems they’ve working on a anime adaptation for a while now and I just learned about it now. Nice!
A couple of days ago, Ubisoft released their first Assassin’s Creed mobile game called Assassin’s Creed mobile and at first glance, it may look like a copy of Fallout Shelter, but once you get your hands on it and play it, you’ll realize there’s more to the game itself.
Another year, another bulk of mobile game to rate. Last year I wrote a blog titled “Top 5 Most Friendliest F2P Gacha Game In 2017”, so it’s only natural that I’d do one for 2018. There’s a lot of mobile games this year, especially gacha games, but for me I tend to play only mobiles games that reward you for your time, not your wallet. Now there’s nothing wrong in putting some money in a mobile game, especially if you enjoy the heck outta it and want to show your support towards the devs who made the game, but for me, if I have to spend money to enjoy a mobile then it’s no fun for me.
As mobile technology continues to grow, mobile games have become more and more developed and have the point of almost offering handheld-like experience.
So I’ve played a bunch of mobile games in my time and the way I judge a mobile game’s entertainment value varies from game to game, but ultimately it always ends up returning to one simple question, do I have to pay to fully enjoy the game? Now there’s nothing wrong in putting money in a mobile game, especially if you enjoy the heck outta it and want to show your support towards the devs who made the game, but for me if I have to spend money to enjoy a mobile then its no fun for me.
Now this list is my own personal opinion of gacha games I feel have done a great job in providing a level of fun and entertainment without leaving you with a feeling like your missing out if you don’t spend some dollars.