Blue Archive

-0.74
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 15 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 24 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-0.54

5 votes
1 votes
Daily Rewards -
5 / 1 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

4 votes
2 votes
Grinding -
4 / 2 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

2 votes
3 votes
Playing by Appointment -
2 / 3 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

2 votes
3 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
2 / 3 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

2 votes
3 votes
Wait To Play -
2 / 3 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

6 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 6 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

6 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 6 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 21 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 38 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-0.32

5 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
5 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

4 votes
2 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
4 / 2 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

4 votes
2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
4 / 2 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

3 votes
2 votes
Pay to Skip -
3 / 2 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

2 votes
3 votes
Recurring Fee -
2 / 3 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

2 votes
3 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
2 / 3 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

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

5 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 5 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

5 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 5 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

6 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 6 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

6 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 6 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 10 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 31 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

1.03

5 votes
1 votes
Competition -
5 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

4 votes
2 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
4 / 2 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
4 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 4 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

6 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 6 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

6 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 6 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

6 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 6 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

6 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 6 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 19 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 18 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.34

5 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
5 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

4 votes
1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
4 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

5 votes
1 votes
Variable Rewards -
5 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
3 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
2 / 3 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

2 votes
4 votes
Complete the Collection -
2 / 4 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
4 votes
Illusion of Control -
1 / 4 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

5 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 5 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (0.00) with 0 votes.
Google Play:  (2.89) with 51,656 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Recurring Fee reported on May 18, 2024
ways to get Biweekly or Monthly AP/Pyroxenes
Competition reported on May 18, 2024
Tactical Challenges
Fear of Missing Out reported on May 18, 2024
Some limited events. Inmortalized events not having most of the content before getting inmortalized. After that you don'tmiss much.
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on May 18, 2024
It's a cute game, L2D can also give your attention to play or even pull for certain character
Anchoring Tricks reported on May 18, 2024
Usually offers, most noticeable example being the selector ticket
Variable Rewards reported on May 18, 2024
Missions, bounties and commisiones can drop certain more useful items at a lower rate. Also the way to get Elephs through hard missions works like that
Illusion of Control reported on May 18, 2024
Tactical Challenges are subdivided in blocks. Not the case for Total/Grand Assaults (Raids)
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on May 18, 2024
Even as simples things such as getting certain amount of 3⭐ students
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on May 18, 2024
It's a gacha after all
Pay to Skip reported on May 18, 2024
Aside of Tactical Challenge tokens, you can also use Pyroxenes (Premium Currency) to recharge AP (up to 20 times a day). it gets costier as you try to recharge more in that way (price resets daily)


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Screenshot A Story Kept Within the Heart
Youth x Academy x Military RPG = Blue Archive

You have been appointed as an advisor to the Federal Investigation Club, Schale, located in Kivotos. It's a huge academy city where numerous academies are clustered together.
Resolve the endless incidents that occur in Kivotos with charming allies full of personality, and build special memories with them!

■ 3D battles with cute characters
3D real-time battles with detailed animations and skill cutscenes will keep you glued to the screen!
Consider your team’s abilities, terrain, and synergy to guide them to victory with your strategic leadership!

■ The more you get to know them, the more charming your allies get
The more time you spend with each character, the deeper the bond.
Interact using the in-game messenger, Momo Talk, and discover new charming secrets!

■ An exciting story that gets you curious about how it will all unfold
An unpredictable main story about the girls' friendship, love, and thrilling military action adventures!
Discover a miracle within the wild daily lives of these characters through relationship stories that can reveal their innermost feelings, as well as sub stories that show the daily lives of various clubs!

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