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Old 02-27-2013, 12:58 PM   #514
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Default Re: The Gaming Lounge: Beyond - Part 5

So far EA has walked the line on microtransactions more or less fine.

Everything that is accessible via microtransactions in ME3's MP is accessible to somebody who doesn't pay a cent and just plays the game. They've also made it easier to get the stuff that you want lessening the "random" factor.

DS3 let's you buy resources for the crafting mechanic but playing the game proper will net you all the resources you will ever need and you can new game+ all of your gear and stuff further lessening the need to do so.

If we are going to have microtransactions, then these kind of mechanics are fine - especially since there is no competitive edge to be gained by them. Whether or not they manage to keep walking the line remains to be seen.

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