Yup I've bought a bunch of them. Through playing Dota 2, Overwatch, TF2, and I'm sure a bunch of other games with them I've probably spent $1k-$2k on loot boxes. I used to think cosmetic only was ok, but after looking at how much I've spent I really dislike all manner of loot boxes now. It's the feeling of "oh I didn't get it that time, well maybe just another try and this time I'll get lucky" that looking back just disgusts me. I realize I would be a TERRIBLE gambler. I'd much rather League of Legends system now, just let me pay for the skin I want and not have all this hassle and uncertainty in the mix.
Now having said that I've spent more time playing these games than any other games so at some point the money to time ratio may be similar or even better than a lot of $60 one time purchase games. This doesn't mean I am still ok with paying for them anymore. I understand most games these days can't be made on the same budgets they are and still cost $60, but at this point I would rather spend $80 and get a full game without any extra monetization policies.
They are actually pretty different games even though they share a lot in common. I personally am going to be playing Curse of Osiris but I bought the edition with the first 2 expansions included. While I really enjoy Warframe it doesn't fill the same niche for me of just really solid shooting like Destiny does. It is a way better value proposition though as all the content as far as I know is available without paying anything. While I don't think it has as satisfying shooting as Destiny it does have its own thing going with the crazy movement and all the different Warframes. Plus it just had a pretty large content patch that added more open world content. Not sure how this works, or how good it is since I haven't tried it out yet.
So I guess for you I would say give Warframe a try. Since you didn't seem to like your time with D2 I'm not sure more content is going to fix that. Worst case scenario you play Warframe for a bit decide it's not for you and go play more D2, its not like the content is going anywhere (plus they are making some changes to progression on Dec 12th so you could easily wait for that).
Also where do you live that base Destiny 2 was $90? I bought the deluxe edition with the expansion pass for that price! (It was through Humble store with 10% off but still)
Hmm interesting point. Personally I've never really liked Crash games and do like old school Mario as well as 64 Galaxy and Sunshine. So I would not tend to agree but I do see your point of it being more "faithful". The Crash games always felt restrictive to me and while they did offer a lot of variety I found myself not thinking much of them after beating them. This was as a kid growing up with Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time though so my view is probably skewed.
So I'm pretty new to fighting games and have been playing a bunch of them recently. I bought both Sign and Revelator on PC as it is my preferred platform but I also have a PS4 hooked up to one of my monitors. My question is should I buy Rev2 on PS4 for a larger community? With SFV I like the fact that you can play against people on either PC or PS4 but I'm wondering if it would be better to play against a wider playerbase on PS4.
Also as a side fighting game question, I am looking into getting a fight stick that works on both PS4 and PC that doesn't cost $200-$300 but is still of decent quality. Any suggestions?
Thought I would come back and update this post since people gave me some good advice in this thread. After taking about a week without playing it and readjusting my expectations I am having more fun with it. I don't think it is as good as other people think it is, and would really have rathered a more traditional Zelda game but it is fun. So far having only played through the Vah Ruta dungeon I find myself wishing they had made less shrines and put more effort into the divine beast dungeon. Maybe this isn't indicative of each one but Vah Ruta felt pretty underwhelming.
There is a lot of stuff to enjoy in the game and the open nature is great, but I feel like the things I come to Zelda for are spread a little thin for my taste.
So Street Fighter V is on sale on Steam this weekend during the anime sale. Curious to see what duders think about the game in its current state and specifically for my interests if it would appeal to someone who never plans on getting competitive and play against randoms. I'm mostly interested to see how the story stuff came out as I enjoyed it in the newer MK games, and playing against friends of similar (very low) skill.
So what do you guys think? Also in general how is SF:V doing? For reference right now 4 and 5 are the same price due to the sale.
So I feel like a crazy person. I absolutely love the Zelda franchise, and I was really enjoying this one at first too. However after getting about 5-10 hours into the game I feel like it's losing me. The fact that they give you all the runes up front was cool at first but then I realized I don't really want to explore. There's nothing I want to find. More shrines? So far they all look exactly the same and have average Zelda puzzles in my opinion. Which is fine when I'm in a dungeon and get through a room with a lame puzzle i just move onto the next one, but when I climbed up this damn waterfall to do a puzzle that amounts to put chest on switch I feel let down.
The worst part for me is that I never feel like I'm getting anything I want by exploring. Heart pieces (which is what the spirit orbs amount to) were always a side thing that I would pick up on my way to the next encounter not the main draw. What am I going to find in the next chest? A weapon that breaks after 1-2 fights? I can find plenty of weapons off the regular enemies that do enough for most enemies. So far all of the cool weapons I've found I never use since I'm waiting for the next super enemy I can't beat with my random weapons I find on the side of the road.
So the reason for this post: can someone please tell me there is more to look forward to? Do you unlock new abilities later on? Am I going to find gear worth upgrading? Do you get anything that makes exploring worth it? I'm enjoying the story bits and lore but the actual gameplay loop is really bumming me out. Is this just a case of this game not being for me or do I need to give it more time? For reference I haven't found any of the divine beasts and just unlocked the camera and memories feature.
Weird I think I probably have this as well. Just got home (picked up the switch before work) and plugged it into the TV and thought the resolution was wrong because it looks bad but went to change it to 1080p and nothing changed. So looks like I'm in the same boat. Hopefully they fix soon. Although I should probably try it on different monitors since I have 3.