Looks like they made that "charity" DLC character free after the backlash. Also, the review embargo lifted today. It's getting blasted for the microtransactions, but all the reviews agree they're tacked on and not necessary when you're playing the game. One even noted that they made things a little too easy to blast through, so it's actually in your best interests to avoid them altogether.
Also, they added the nemesis forge which allows you to bring over your top nemesis and top follower from the first game. That's too good for me to pass up. I went back to our original thread and read about my entire experience with Skoth Wrath-Breeder, and there is no way I can pass up the opportunity to encounter him again in the new game. I'm gonna be getting this.
I'm planning on getting this game and I really don't give a shit if games have microtransactions if SP progression is the same. Personally, I think it's dumb and gives bad press to a game that looks promising but it wouldn't affect my purchase decision.
I plan on picking it up soon but I might just wait until I get the new console in November.
I'm glad you enjoyed it! I eventually killed him waaaay later when the game forced him back as an endgame boss working for Sauron, though it was a rough fight. It was quite the experience.
And yeah, waitings not a bad option. I'm getting the Scorpio in November too but I'm already holding off on playing Evil Within to play it in 4k. Waiting on this and Evil Within sounds like torture lol. On the other hand, this game runs at native 4k and highest settings too. According to the developers, they were blown away by the power of the X and how easy it was to enhance their game to max.
If you're set on waiting and want something to tide you over though, the first games Game of the Year edition is on sale on xbox live for 8 dollars right now. It comes with all the DLC. Be warned though, it doesn't carry over your save from the original game (stupid). This is its own save file and own set of achievements. That means I got screwed out of bringing over Skoth, which I'm actually pretty bummed about (though I can probably find the original copy at redbox or something).
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And their lame ass excuse for including microtransactions in the first place is "for people who are protective of their spare time and scared when a massive game comes along that they're not getting to see the full experience."
BS. You don't see Witcher 3 needing microtransactions and that did great.
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Last edited by Nemesis X on Oct 5th, 2017 at 08:52 PM
Yeah it sucks it's in at all, but as far as implementation, I've seen worse. Most games just increase the grind to make the loot crates more tempting but apparently the microtransactions in this game makes things too easy since the normal rate you get those crates through gameplay is sufficient. The only thing we can really do about it now is just not drain money into MTs.
...I guess we could boycott the game too, but this game is going to be too good to skip altogether.
In this case, MT's are more of a "premium luxury" than a necessity. They're there if you absolutely want them, but are far from necessary to complete the game. You could go the entire game without buying a single thing, and still get the 100% experience sans Gold Edition content and season pass and stuff. So SoW gets a pass on this one imo.
Now Battlefront 2 is a system were MT's are absolutely necessary to get the good stuff in any conceivable time frame. As you barely get 200 credits per match. So that's 10 matches to get enough credits to purchase a single crate. Which are totally random and I don't think dupe protected. And you need salvage to upgrade weapons and star cards. But the amount of salvage you get(and you can only get it from crates) is from what I've seen anywhere between 10-30 salvage at once. And the cheapest thing I've seen to use salvage for is like 100. So you have to get an untold amount of crates to get enough salvage to upgrade weapons, star cards, etc... It's a price gouge, or you grit your teeth and go with the bs until you get lucky and a lot of hours sunk into the game.
It's EA. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they shoehorned that into the game as they have a habit of pulling moves like that. But yeah, the system is so biased toward pay to win that you could be the exact same level, exact same class as the other guy. But guaranteed he'll beat you if he's got some gold level starcards that he just bought.
Played for about 8 hours. Just encountered the Nazgul for the 1st time.
Improvements I like so far:
-Caragor execution / summon (during fight)
-warchiefs are cooler and harder to defeat
-cool little puzzles
-improved traversal (faster scaling)