This game has 130 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 134 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.
This game has 143 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 261 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.
This game has 119 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 139 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.
This game has 94 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 160 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.
|iOS:||(5.00) with 11,893 votes.|
|Google Play:||(4.68) with 43,318 votes.|
Best time to gather currency is at 2 hour increments
It's basically a requirement to have friends, or you won't be able to keep up with certain currencies. Hearts are limited and the main source is getting someone to trade with you - and yet it is against TOS, apparently!
Occasional never returning events that offer never returning purchases. Every season, they add paywalled items as ultimate gifts that will never return.
Yes. You play for a long time, you spend money, you work for any of the items you can possibly get that won't return for a long time - all of these aspects that make you a cooler, experienced player. You get attached to it, because why would you throw it away if you've invested so much already?
The default game has different cosmetic collections for different areas. It takes a lot of time and effort to get 100% of a constellation in game - and that's ignoring how demanding seasonal and event items are.
It is a constant grind. All it is is running around and collecting currency with the same routes and areas over and over again.
Pretty cosmetics and environment encourage the player to grind or pay for said items, or else have the fear of missing out.
Due to the way this game is constantly updating with new items and events, as well as their system of travelling spirits every two weeks, if you miss even one day of grinding for candles you risk missing out on so many things. It is impossible to take a break without missing anything.
Heart or light trades become, without a doubt, necessary for currency. If you don't have friends, well good luck getting hearts because they are very limited otherwise! There is no other way to get them once the default sources have been purchased.
It's a competitive dress up game. Rarer and older items are used as a flex against other players. The better items you have, the more items in your closet, the better you look as a player.