Honkai Impact 3rd

-1.86
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 12 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 15 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

3 votes
1 votes
Daily Rewards -
3 / 1 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

3 votes
1 votes
Grinding -
3 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

3 votes
1 votes
Wait To Play -
3 / 1 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

2 votes
1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
2 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
3 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 3 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

4 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 4 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

4 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 4 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 23 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 16 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.87

4 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
4 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

4 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
4 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

3 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
3 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

3 votes
1 votes
Pay to Win -
3 / 1 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

3 votes
1 votes
Pay to Skip -
3 / 1 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

3 votes
1 votes
Power Creep -
3 / 1 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

2 votes
2 votes
Accidental Purchases -
2 / 2 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

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

3 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 3 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

4 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 4 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 2 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 12 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 14 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.03

4 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
4 / 0 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

3 votes
1 votes
Competition -
3 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

2 votes
1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
2 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

2 votes
2 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
2 / 2 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
3 votes
Reciprocity -
1 / 3 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

4 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 4 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

3 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 3 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 17 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 11 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.2

4 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
4 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

4 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
4 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

3 votes
1 votes
Variable Rewards -
3 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

3 votes
1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
3 / 1 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

2 votes
2 votes
Complete the Collection -
2 / 2 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
3 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 3 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

4 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 4 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 17,670 votes.
Google Play:  (4.69) with 124,535 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on May 24, 2022
The game both frequently locks down game features, such as abyss to specific times of the day and punishes you for skipping playing them by demoting your rank.
Pay to Skip reported on May 24, 2022
Yes, you can use crystals to replenish stamina, or to revive characters, in addition to being able to purchase stamina potions with real money.
Accidental Purchases reported on May 24, 2022
Through popups and using so many different currencies, yes.
Grinding reported on May 24, 2022
While a lot of gear is craftable, the amount of grinding required to make free gear over just pulling for it is insane.
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on May 24, 2022
Yes, in fact there are multiple events that give rewards for bringing back old players.
Power Creep reported on May 24, 2022
New Valkyries are always favoured in competitive modes
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on May 24, 2022
Returnee and new player code events
Invested / Endowed Value reported on May 24, 2022
Getting lucky gacha rolls or spending a lot of money makes your account better
Optimism and Frequency Biases reported on May 24, 2022
There is a ticker of gacha results, shows when people get an epic drop. I almost never look at it and it doesn't influence me but it does exist
Pay to Skip reported on May 24, 2022
Crystals grant stamina so you skip the wait


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot 【Deep End of the Sea】
Dr. Einstein went missing after being attacked by a mysterious assailant. A sudden Honkai invasion transformed The Deep into a chaotic battleground...
Bronya dove into the Sea of Quanta on her own to retrieve the Gem of Desire.
Unexpected encounters await in this strange dimension...

【Swallowtail Phantasm】
Past memories coalesced in the yawning darkness to wake the sleeper.
The dimension-warping Swallowtail Phantasm battlesuit for Seele Vollerei is now ready for battle.
I'm ready, she murmured as she gripped the Shear of Phantasos. "We shall fight them together!"

【Selune's Elegy】
Lament, for the storm of a thousand raven feathers is here. Unleash immobilizing fields to ensnare the dark beings of the night.
A new ELF, Selune's Elegy, has joined the battle!
She is the Fairy of Death whose scythe is honed by moonlight. She is the herald of deadly silence to her foes...

【Q-Singularis】
Dangers and riches await those who dare explore the mysterious Quantum Void.
Dive into the gaping abyss and endure spatial collapses and tremors. Only the bravest can survive the Void.
Time your attacks, acquire Evadion, and strike for the deepest heart of the Singularis!

【Equipment Updates】
Unleash the Dark Flood with a swing of this scythe. Let the razor edge of Undine's Tale sing the deadly melodies of Seele's darkest desires.
Dance the Quantum Waltz with the [Dirac] stigmata set. Master the Particle Vibrations in the war against the Honkai.


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