I agree. And BF2 ain’t like that.
Now that I wrote my last paragraph, I think the problem are not the microtransactions itself, but the communication around it.
That don’t make everything. It sold decently but they still canceled the solo DLCs. And we won’t hear about Mass effect after a while sadly. The reputation of a game/company mean a lot in this industry (for their future plans). If it’s not because of the reputation, why did they cancelled them (and made them into books) ? I may be wrong that’s why I ask. The last N7 day was useless.
I think it was a part of it sadly. People don’t take time to check informations. Everytime I stepped outside an Evolve forum and talk about it (like when they were sales and people asking for advice) a lot of people just complained about this and never the game itself. The comunication was bad on 2k/TRS part, the variations were great but no one outside the game really heard about that.
The gameplay was unique, and it also contribuate to how people liked the game, like you said. But the communication about the microtransactions didn’t help Evolve, and I think it’s the same story with the new star wars.