Arcaea

0.28
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 14 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 65 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

2.12

5 votes
6 votes
Grinding -
5 / 6 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

5 votes
7 votes
Wait To Play -
5 / 7 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

2 votes
8 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
2 / 8 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

2 votes
10 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
2 / 10 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

11 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 11 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

12 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 12 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

11 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 11 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 42 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 89 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-0.13

12 votes
Premium Currency -
12 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

12 votes
Pay to Skip -
12 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

10 votes
2 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
10 / 2 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

2 votes
10 votes
Power Creep -
2 / 10 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

2 votes
10 votes
Pay Wall -
2 / 10 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
11 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 11 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
11 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 11 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
11 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 11 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
11 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 11 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

11 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 11 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

12 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 12 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 15 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 68 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

2.02

10 votes
1 votes
Competition -
10 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

4 votes
8 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
4 / 8 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
11 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 11 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

12 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 12 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

12 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 12 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

12 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 12 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

12 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 12 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 16 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 65 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

1.75

4 votes
7 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
4 / 7 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

5 votes
7 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
5 / 7 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

3 votes
9 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
3 / 9 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

1 votes
9 votes
Complete the Collection -
1 / 9 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
11 votes
Illusion of Control -
1 / 11 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
11 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 11 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
11 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 11 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.79) with 5,623 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on May 22, 2024
Arcaea Online, one random free song every month from extend archive. Lowrio On sum.
Recurring Fee reported on May 22, 2024
optional fee, Arcaea online, $2 a month.
Competition reported on May 22, 2024
Friendly Link Play
Pay to Skip reported on May 22, 2024
Spend 100 memories = 1 dollar to refill your stamina bar for world mode. 4x bonus on world extend for 50 memories. 100 memories = $1
Premium Currency reported on May 22, 2024
Spend money on memories Used to buy songs Game has 37 free songs
Pay Wall reported on May 22, 2024
If you want more songs
Artificial Scarcity reported on May 22, 2024
Limited events with other rhythm games or the anniversary sale every year which is actually a sale and also now Arcaea online
Can't Pause or Save reported on May 1, 2024
You are not allowed to pause while doing a Challenge
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on May 1, 2024
Challenge badges
Pay Wall reported on May 1, 2024
To unlock songs, characters, stories, you must buy Packs.


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Screenshot A harmony of Light awaits you in a lost world of musical Conflict. New Dimension Rhythm Game

Touch, hold and slide through a challenging, unforgettable arcade-style experience featuring artists from Japan and across the Entire World.

Lose yourself in songs of Light and Conflict within a forgotten world

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Two young girls wander in a broken world filled with remnants of its former self: Arcaea.

Arcaea are melodical shards of the past that call out to the girls, but each chooses to be experienced only by one or the other. Over time, the girls begin to notice inconsistencies in the Arcaea that choose them and develop conflicting views about the world as it once was.
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Play anywhere and anytime with no limitations. Internet connection not required

Features--
- A high difficulty ceiling - experience personal growth as you develop skills in arcade-style progression
- Over 160 songs from more than 100 artists famous across other games
- An expanding music library through content updates
- Full song jacket illustrations
- Online friends and scoreboards