Launch week wasn’t nice to the $50 final fantasy kart racer Chocobo GP. The players were angry at the game Microtransaction Nickel-and-Diming and Grindy Season Pass. Posts warning of problems have exploded on Twitter and Reddit, and now Square Enix says it’s listening to the feedback and working in one place to fix things, so to speak.
The publisher posted a lengthy statement on twitter about changes the development team will be making to the game at short notice and what they plan for future seasons on March 11th a translation of the remarks first reported by Eurogamer
Here are the other main takeaways:
- All players will receive an additional 500 Mithril (the game’s paid currency)
- Starting in Season 2, Mithril will be a reward in the Prize Pass
- Significantly reduced the current XP requirements to level up the Prize Pass
- New courses will be added in Season 2 for all players
- Balance changes won’t arrive until Season 2
Most notably, Square Enix doesn’t seem to have a problem with one of the main lines of player criticism: that new characters shouldn’t be locked behind paid or grinding battle passes. The publisher said he’ll continue to look at feedback on microtransactions and DLC, but it appears that for now Chocobo GP
Square Enix did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Many players have liked Chocobo GP to Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s mobile spin-off of its blockbuster racing game. While trip contains tons of microtransactions and gacha lottery mechanics, it’s free too. Chocobo GPmeanwhile $50 is exclusive to the same console where you can buy Mario Kart 8 deluxe for just $10 more. Chocobo GP has a slimmed down lite version that players can try for free, but oddly enough you have to buy the full game
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Many players have praised Chocobo GPthe underlying racing feel and mechanics, including the Magicite system, which is a more complex twist Mario KartArticle boxes from . But the microtransactions overshadowed much of the game itself. “PPE: DO NOT BUY Chocobo GP for your children, especially if your account has a payment option,” the statement reads Post with the most positive votes of the last month on the Nintendo Switch subreddit. Poor chocobo.
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