Arknights

-2.29
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.94

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
Grinding -
1 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 1 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-3.05

1 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 0 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 1 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 1 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0


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Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.94

1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
1 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Complete the Collection -
1 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
0 / 1 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 1 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 342 votes.
Google Play:  (4.91) with 1,892 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Oct 14, 2020
Daily reward quests span a wide variety of content in the game.
Grinding reported on Oct 14, 2020
The material drops are on a random interval so you have to grind a level many times for enough to upgrade Operators. More straightforward resources like EXP and money also require grinding.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Oct 14, 2020
The story is constantly expanding, which most view as a plus.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Oct 14, 2020
Skins rotate to create scarcity, and a lot of the token items/operators are part of a cyclical rotation that matches the main gacha banner.
Wait To Play reported on Oct 14, 2020
Recruitment is a big one, but the base building also has this. Supply missions also rotate on days of the week.
Pay to Skip reported on Oct 14, 2020
The game gives out plenty of free currency, so you can play as much as you want up to a certain point.
Complete the Collection reported on Oct 14, 2020
Recruitment-exclusiv​e Operators are especially hard to get, which keeps even veteran players logging in to start those timers.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Take on the role of a key member of Rhodes Island, a pharmaceutical company that fights both a deadly infection and the unrest it leaves in its wake. Together with your leader Amiya, you’ll recruit Operators, train them, then assign them to various operations to protect the innocent and resist those who would thrust the world into turmoil.

・Gorgeous anime-style game with a perfect combination of RPG and strategy elements
・Hundreds of unique Operators across a variety of classes open up countless gameplay options
・Auto Deploy system conveniently allows you to free up your hands
・Carve out a home, just the way you want it, with the Base construction system
・A robust soundtrack and some of the most famous Japanese voice actors and actresses will give you a sublime auditory experience.

Arknights Official Homepage:
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