What are your thoughts on free to play (F2P) games?
free to play F2P Puzzles and Dragons
Lately I have been thinking about Free to play games, or in a lot of instances pay to win games.
My general thought is that I don't like them, and that their existence paints a bleak image on the future of gaming as we know it today.
Through how much less the development costs are compared to your AAA game, and how much potential profit there is, it makes me wonder when other big companies will jump ship to this model.
I do however stand on a ground where I can say that it can be done right however.
I have lately been playing Puzzles and Dragons after a friend suggested it to me. To me at least, the game is fair at most points and is easy to get into. I think it personally is a okay pick up, play, and put down. However, it is isn't without it's quirks. Mainly that being once you reach a certain point in the game, it gets harder to even do anything if you don't have the right team (Looking at you Satan's Castle).
But regardless, with few exceptions, I do not like the free 2 play model at all.
What is all your thoughts on the matter?