Thought about this after wrapping up a show a while back where the fellas were talking about phone games (Pokemon Go to be precise)…
Anyone else play a game without achievements? I got hooked on The Walking Dead – Road To Survival after seeing a commercial for it while watching an episode this past season. It’s your typical mobile RPG with pay-2-win elements. However, I’d more call it “pay-2-dominate” than pay-2-win. The basic premise is that you collect characters and level them up so that you can make a crew of your best 5 to complete missions and battle PvP. Obviously, this is where the pay-2-win comes in. You can get rare, ultra and epic over time… but prestige characters are game changers and can only be had through real cash. Here’s the rub… it’s not even guaranteed! Some guy posted a video of dropping $150 and only got rares and ultra rares. Meaning that those who have badass teams have spent most likely north of $1,000. If you spend like that, you dominate. If you don’t you’re in the same boat with the 99.9% of us.
The subject matter is there for me since it’s TWD (combines the comic book universe with Telltale). I think the other main draw for me is that you are trying to collect new characters so it’s kind of like achievement hunting… but not quite.
So… my question to you all: What other games are you playing? Does it feel weird not gaming for achievements?