A soul for a soul (lemmy.zip)
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[-] Poe@lemmy.world 41 points 7 months ago
[-] XCraftMC@sh.itjust.works 22 points 7 months ago

Had more of one than the new rockstar games. I really hope it doesn't turn out to be a soulless cash-grab like the past couple of games have been cough remasters cough

[-] Kraiden@kbin.social 16 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Lol, you can dream, just don't pre-order.

Edit: actually, going to expound on this. I predict the following:

An initially buggy, but impressive engine with a mediocre, and probably too short single player story that will be overshadowed by always online crap that you can't turn off. There will be one or two missions that are news-worthily provocative in some way, featuring overly graphic sex and/or really REALLY violent. You'll probably have the option to play it in co-op mode. It will ship with online multi-player. will have game breaking micro transactions from the start, and the online space will be utterly toxic from day 1. They will milk this engine for the next 20 years until it (and we) beg for death. You will be able to dance. Like in fortnite, dance.

[-] Frozengyro@lemmy.world 7 points 7 months ago

Sure, but I think GTA V was a good deal in the long run. A pretty solid single player campaign and a good amount of online content once that was up and running. I'm not sure if there was online dlc or how that worked, I haven't played it since about a year after launch, but they had lots of extra content too over the decade.

[-] theonyltruemupf@feddit.de 9 points 7 months ago

They released tons of free content updates over the years. For me, it got stale pretty quickly because you needed increasingly huge piles of in-game money to participate in any of the new content and that means either grinding for hours or buying fake money with real money.
The single player and the world building were top notch though and it still doesn't feel like an old game after 10 years. It's crazy to think GTA 5 is now older than San Andreas was when 5 was released.

[-] Prunebutt@feddit.de 4 points 7 months ago

They made money hands over fist with microtransactions and the selling of fake money.

It's part of MMO game development to stop ingame inflation. But if you can sell some poor sods monopoly money: why stop inflation?

[-] Lesrid@lemm.ee 2 points 7 months ago

I rather enjoyed GTAO but then I remembered that I was bankrolled by a cheater very early on. Not sure I would have loved it if I had to grind for money instead of immediately buying everything I ever wanted.

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