By making the recently released "free" Black Ice operators many times more expensive than any of the other operators, Ubisoft has shown its true colours of continuing to funnel people towards their in-game store. As with most modern in-game stores, they are optional however this does not mean that there is any reason for them to exist other than to give Ubisoft another form of income on top of the full-price game, expensive season pass and what not else.
The indie game development scene has provided me with some hope that not all is lost for video games by providing me with the newly released game Firewatch.
Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness where you climb radio towers, unlock weapon skins and... oh wait, it's none of that. What it is however is... very hard to put into words without spoiling the game.
Now I'm not going to spoil the plot so let's leave it at this and just say that the game made me happy and made me sad. All that good stuff that comes from good writing and good voice actors.
It's games like this that remind me why video games are a medium worth exploring and not all shooty-shooty-bang-bang. While those games can be fun to, it's games like Firewatch that I will remember many years later whereas the frustration that comes from dealing with Ubisofts triple-A bullshit is something I hope I will soon forget.
That is all folks, have a nice day!