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    • #9227
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      Can you explain to me what a gacha game is? Wikipedia is being very confusing

    • #9228
      Anonymous
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      Gatcha is a f2p game where getting new items/characters/etc requires a random roll. You can't just buy things directly. It's been labeled as gambling by the EU for this reason.

      The term gatcha comes from vending machines with a similar mechanic in Japan.

      • #9232
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        Games that make you pay lots of money for little content. Its usually refering to phone games like fate grand order where you pay for visual shit like costumes
        So is it just an one armed bandit or does it have actual gameplay?

        • #9233
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          It obviously has gameplay (that's the draw), but it exploits whales and kids with their parents' credit cards to get more power/rare cosmetics.

          The main reason it's different from, say LoL, is that you can't buy stuff directly. You have to roll for them.

          • #9234
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            So overwatch is a gacha game or am I misunderstanding you again?

            • #9236
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              OW are cosmetics only, so no

            • #9238
              Anonymous
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              OW toes the line imo. I've always hated loot boxes so I'd lump em in with gatcha games. But anons like OW are cosmetics only, so no make a valid point in saying they're cosmetic only.

              Most gatcha games are like Fire Emblem: Heroes where power is determined directly by how well you roll.

            • #9245
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              if cosmetics are the reason you play it for then 'yes'

          • #9239
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            What kind of gameplay does it have that hooks people? It seems like a really weird that people get addicted to something largely for cute anime pictures when they can get what they want online for free

            • #9240
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              It has a similar appeal to trading card games. A lot of people don't even give a shit about the game and are just interested because they like collecting stuff, just like TCG.

        • #9244
          Anonymous
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          nailed it
          no real gameplay.
          there is some "strategy" involved, but gameplay boils down to setting up autofarm bot and leaving it running for several hours every day.

    • #9229
      Anonymous
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      Motherfucker, giving us herpes and shit
      >gently caress PARANTHROPUS

    • #9230
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      Games that make you pay lots of money for little content. Its usually refering to phone games like fate grand order where you pay for visual shit like costumes

    • #9231
      Anonymous
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      Mobile games based around trying to win jpegs of your favorite anime girls from loot boxes. The gameplay is usually just an excuse for said loot boxes to exist.

    • #9235
      Anonymous
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      Pay money for random loot

    • #9237
      Anonymous
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      Imagine going to a casino, but instead of getting money when you win, you get pictures of cute anime girls that you could have just looked at on the Internet.

    • #9241
      Anonymous
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      It's a collectible card game with rare. You buy more packs to try to get a rare

    • #9242
      Anonymous
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      Additional question: Is there at least one good gacha game or are they all bad?

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