For as many people who absolutely loved everything about For Honor, there are equally as many who weren’t and still aren’t as impressed with the game, whether it be the P2P aspect or the lack of a 3v3 mode, they can all agree that the upgrade system in the game is too time consuming and extremely costly. The microtransactions are next level bad and Ubisoft had no choice but to respond to all of the feedback on the matter with a new patch.
A Reddit user by the name of bystander007 did all of the math for us, in order to unlock all of For Honor’s content such as outfits and emotes, would run you in the range of $732. Needless to say, most of the community was highly upset learning this and this led to game director Damien Kieken to respond to the issue in a recent Q&A session saying, “We never had an intention for you to unlock everything in the game. For us that doesn’t really make any sense.”
He also stated “We applied RPG mechanics on top of a fighting game in a PvP environment.” He went on comparing the game to World Of Warcraft and how “you wouldn’t ever try and unlock everything for all of the characters.”
Some of the things said in this interview can pretty baffling, he continued by saying, “We forecasted that most players would play one to three characters–and that’s what we see today in our game. Most players focus on one character, one hero, and others go up to two or three heroes. All of the design is based around that. The cosmetic items … for us, are endgame content.”
This is exactly what Ubisoft DID NOT need considering their track record for disappointing games and sometimes shady tactics. They may feel like what they did was a good thing but the For Honor Subreddit doesn’t share that sentiment.
I for one can completely agree with the community on this one. As an owner of the game myself, even if you only play as one character, it’s still virtually impossible to unlock everything for that character and there’s nothing cool about logging in that many hours and still feel like you haven’t done enough and that spending real money is the only way to achieve that. Hopefully this is a start to other communities putting their foot down with their displeasure with shady practices from gaming companies.