Look, I liked Ubisoft’s For Honor. It was mechanically deep and nuanced, and I think as a multiplayer game, it’s new and fresh. Players loved it too, and it appears to be doing well. However, as with all Ubisoft games, there are certain policy decisions that mar the experience of playing the game somewhat.
Take the game’s microtransactions- Reddit user bystander007 posted an interesting observation on how much it would take to unlock everything that’s in For Honor, including Emotes, Executions, Effects, Outfits, and Ornaments. The number comes to a staggering $738 of real world money- you could get a new PS4 and a Switch, and a game for each, for that kind of money.
But of course, microtransactions aren’t mandatory in the game- you can just play the game to grind the in game currency needed to unlock these things, right? Well, as it turns out, you can, but to unlock everything, you’d need 2.5 years of play time. That’s ridiculous.
Of course, in general, most players won’t want everything in the game- but this shows, once again, how overbearing microtransactions can become. Hopefully this is something Ubisoft looks into.