Who would have guessed that the South Park IP would become a new hit RPG franchise. After the surprising success of The Stick of Truth, we got the Fractured But Whole and Phone Destroyer this year. Despite a perfect use of the IP, South Park Phone Destroyer fails to avoid the monetization traps that have plagued mobile games before it, and for me sinks what would be an otherwise great concept.
Today’s Game Industry Insight looks into the gamers vs. microtransactions argument. I talked about the difference between DLC and microtransactions, and what they mean towards balance and monetization.
Today’s Critical Thought looks at using limited time content in video games. Locking content or forcing the player to play on the game’s schedule is one of my least favorite systems.
This week on the cast, I sat down with Nuria German and Damien Yvray of Omnidrone to talk about the work and recent release of their F2P Mobile MOBA Titan Brawl.