So It’s been said that Overwatch has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Everyone is jumping on the fanboat to proclaim that Overwatch is the best game to come out this year.
Before this gets moved into the Overwatch thread, I’ll explain the point of this thread.
People hated Evolves DLC plan. Buy skins, new hunters, new monsters in and out of packs (e.g. Hunting Season Passes). This negative aura has surrounded Evolve since it’s release, and it’s a sad reason to hate on the game.
Overwatch compared to Evolve:
- 21 Heros
- unlockable skins
- unlockable emotes
- unlockable sprays
- unlockable victory poses
- unlockable PotG intros
- unlockable voice lines
- unlockable player badges
- a total of 1134 unlockables
- a Loot Box is earned every time you level up
- can be bypassed by buying Loot Boxes
- 12 base hunters
- 3 base monsters
- 8 DLC hunters
- 2 DLC monsters
- 12 (soon) hunter variants
- 3 (soon) monster variants
- T4+5 variants?
- A total of 30 base characters with the game, including variants and monsters
- unlockable player badges
- character mastery (also gives player badges)
- buyable skins
- challenge skins (free as long as you take part in the challenge)
Overwatch seems like the better option, right? Wrong. Overwatch pushes the Loot Boxes to be any way of getting unlockables. You can’t even earn the coins outside of Loot Boxes. These Loot Boxes are earned either by leveling up or buying them in bulk.
“So you don’t have to buy the loot boxes” - said someone ignorant of horrible business models.
So I’ve considered buying 50 Loot Boxes, but quickly dismissed that thought because:
- You can get duplicate items
- Those duplicates are turned into coins so it’s not a complete loss
- The amount of coins you gain from those duplicates doesn’t even equate to the full-buy value.
This is especially sad when you get a duplicate gold skin, where it gives you 500 for a 1000 coin skin.
- Getting a gold skins is extremely rare, and if you do get a gold skin, its probably for a hero you didn’t want or play.
- Once you start getting all the unlockables that are common, you start getting duplicates that are not sold for full-value, so once you start getting around 100-200 Loot Boxes, you are being scammed. Paying money for 1/5th the original value of the items you already got. A real shitty way of Blizzard flipping you off for giving them money.
This all means you can drop over $5000 into Loot Boxes, where I can’t even buy $500 worth of Evolve DLC.
Now if duplicates and coins were taken out of Loot Boxes, you have 1134 unlockables, and each Loot Box gives you 4 items, so you would need to buy 283.5 Loot Boxes + the base game of $40/$60/$130.
283.5 Loot Boxes ($240 worth) and yet the countless duplicates and coins doesn’t even factor in to that amount.
Yet I don’t see reviews going after this fact. It’s sad that a multi-million dollar company like Blizzard is doing these exploitative marketing strats on top of selling 10 million copies.
Angry Joe covers it in his video at 4:00:
I just felt the need to share this, since Evolve got shunned and boycotted for not taking a micro-transaction route and is still shunned to this day.