Dragon's Dogma 2 launches to 'mostly negative' review after microtransactions reveal

What you need to know

  • With the launch of Dragon's Dogma 2 on PC Thursday evening, a previously hidden set of microtransactions has become available for purchase.
  • Things you can buy for the ARPG single player include fast travel points, Rift Crystals to hire pawns and purchase special items, consumables to change appearance and revive, a special camping kit that weighs less than regular ones, and a few other things.
  • In response to microtransactions, Dragon's Dogma 2 has been reviewed, with the game currently sitting at “Mostly Negative” on Steam.

As I write this, Capcom's new ARPG Dragon's Dogma 2 is now officially playable on PC through Steam, and the game is scheduled to go live on Xbox and PlayStation consoles in a few hours. What was supposed to be an exciting and celebratory launch for a sequel that fans had been waiting for for over a decade, was marred by controversy.

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