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Shroud gave a grim outlook for EA’s blockbuster Anthem

Published: 27/Jan/2019 20:26 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 21:42

by Alan Bernal

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Popular streamer Shroud has been diving into the VIP demo for the latest blockbuster shooter, Anthem, and he’s not convinced that the title has what it takes for long term success.

Anthem is a major release for EA as it will be the publishers first original IP in eight years and will look to remedy past blunders in the form of Mass Effect: Andromeda and Star Wars Battlefront 2, but the popular streamer didn’t have a great outlook for its future.

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During his playthrough, Shroud said the game was entertaining and thinks it should be pretty well received at launch, but doesn’t think the charm will last soon after the content is over and all that is left to do is grind for loot.

Shroud was approaching the tail-end of the game’s demo when he took some time to reflect on Anthem, and it didn’t look too good from his point-of-view.

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“It’s whatever. It’s definitely better than I was expecting, I was expecting it to be a lot worse than it is,” Shroud said. “But still, games like this never last, honestly. People only grind for so fucking long, and they’re just over it.”

Although he admitted he enjoyed Anthem more than its counterpart, Destiny, he wasn’t convinced of the game’s lasting appeal. Loot is a big part of these games, but he’d rather grind for loot in MMO’s, as opposed to cooperative shooters like the Division and Anthem.

Shroud said that based off the demo, he would rate Anthem a 7 ½ or 8 out of 10, but maintained that “this isn’t like an evergreen fuckin game, that just lasts forever.”

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Numerous members of his Chat seemed to agree, but Anthem will look to keep players engaged and entertained when it fully releases February 22.

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Twitch streamer blows $5k on Genshin Impact: “It’s a learning experience”

Published: 16/Oct/2020 18:00

by Georgina Smith

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A Twitch streamer that spent thousands of dollars in free-to-play gacha game Genshin Impact has revealed that he now regrets the amount of money he spent on the endeavor, calling it a “mistake.”

Since its late September launch, miHoYo’s open world anime style game Genshin Impact has swept the internet, with millions of people downloading the game and exploring the stunning landscape without having to spend a single penny.

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However, Genshin Impact and games like it make their money via the means of a ‘gacha’ mechanic, which relies on random pulls to obtain rare characters and collectible items.

While each player is given a certain amount of chances, or ‘wishes’ as they’re referred to in the game, to secure their favorite character, the odds of getting somebody you really want is incredibly slim. This leads to people spending real world money to increase their chances of in game loot and characters.

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The action RPG has a massive open world with lots to see and do.

That’s just what streamer Lacari did, in one particularly expensive haul spending over $2000 to obtain the highly desired character Kequing.

Ask the total amount of money spent racked up he still had not achieved the result he wanted, but with one final plea to the heavens he eventually got the character he wanted.

However, it seems that since that stream, Lacari has had a certain amount of regret regarding just how much money he spent on the gacha game.

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“The game, it’s a learning experience. I learned” he explain. “If I charge back that’s not gonna teach me anything. When you commit to something you commit, you know what I mean?”

Lacari went on to say that “the money I spent is my mistake. And it is gonna be with me for the rest of my life. It is gonna be with me for the rest of my life that I spent $5000 on this f**king game. Regardless of if people quit it next week, or tomorrow.”

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“This is my mark of f**king shame dude, and I will bear that sh*t, and I will not spend another f**king dollar on games like this. We’re done. We’re free-to-play forever from now on.”

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While it seems that the regret has not put him off playing the game altogether, it certainly seems to have put a damper on his views of the game’s divisive gacha mechanic.