With the announcement of the Resistance paid DLC pack, I was a bit curious about what the community generally thinks about them. With no paid story DLC in almost two years since FNIX rising, it would seem the second stream of monetization is from DLC packs. So what do you think about it? if there is an option in the poll that doesn’t match your thought then please comment it.
- Yes: I want the items
- Yes: I buy to support devs
- Yes: I buy because I want items and support devs
- No: I don’t like packs because it or can be pay 2 win
- No: (guns) They dont add much in terms of lore and feel shoehorned
- No: I just don’t want to buy it
Personal opinion: The actually idea is good. However aside from the Soviet pack, I feel like the rest are uninspired. US pack 1 and 2 don’t add the kind of US guns Sweden did actually have in their army and therefore I think it’s cheap, considering the guns we did get are the more popular ones seen in other games. With the yet to be released Resistance pack, I feel it would have worked well…in a zombie or a human to against nature fight. In general it’s disappointing that weapon packs doesn’t have any form of lore in the game and just only appear in the plundra, advertisements on social media and store page lore isn’t really interesting. It seems small but the world building of this game feels fragmented because the story is told outside of what you play. Yes there is the revamps, but they suffer because there is no continuity and is always changed after a new update, wich can create FOMO if there is a change that implies something big but you missed it. In terms of gameplay it can lead to oversaturation and paid items could cost more than the game it self.
As for the base defense I’m far more negative with them. While it does get “free” items, the paid packs can lead a major shift in difficulty because it changes how the base defense gets played out. Considering it gets paid stuff during it’s development and not after feels sketchy as it can feel like a feature that you actually have to pay for separate from the game.
Extra question (you don’t have to answer this one if you came for the poll)
Generation Zero is advertised as a finished product, however I disagree since new content depiste quality feels essential to the game and not something that is optional. If GZ was advertised as early access then I don’t think weapon packs and defense packs would be that popular. Would you agree with that?