The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
1 day 23 hours
11 days 1 hour
1 day 1 hour
Path of Exile
11 days 16 hours
36 days 21 hours
Europa Universalis IV
15 days 4 hours
I thought it was confirmed not to to help modders :s
There's a substancial difference: cards are a physical thing. You can store them, sell them, trade them, etc. And they're yours forever to do anything.
Lootbox items (and the lootboxes), on the other hand, and with a few exceptions (Valve ones come to mind), you can't . You have no control over them.
Heck, you don't even have actual ownership over them, the corporations that make them do. If the game closes, you lose all that. That doesn't happen with cards.
Also, cards have a fabrication cost. The maker spends resources to make them and then get a profit. Meanwhile, lootboxes are infinite. The makers can make as much as they want (but they usually create artificial scarcity to increase their value).
How old do you think most teachers are, kid? And how do you think they remained untouched by technology over the past thirty years?
Any teacher younger than fifty probably had an NES growing up.
Mankind Divided became my favorite Deus Ex game. Is the story lacking if you didn't play The Fail and read the prequel? Definately but it was same with Human Revolution.
However there are many small details depending your choices that really kept me immersed into what was happening.
Also the actual gameplay time for me was bit longer than Human Revolution (not counting DLCs) and twice the length of the original.
Did they shoot themselves in the foot with design choices? They amputated themselves! Microtransactions, it was weird but didn't affect my gameplay.
Pre-order gear when you have pre-rendered cutscenes that show different gear...
All the extra missions being separate from the main game. What is the point of resources and abilities when nothing carries over?
Opinion on Alpha Protocol is wildly variable. Personally, I loved it in spite of its technical and balance issues and absolutely want to see more short-form (but highly replayable) RPGs like that. It's only about 10 hours long, but it took people *years* to see all the possibilities in it.