Honkai: Star Rail

-1.14
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 53 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 85 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-0.58

15 votes
5 votes
Daily Rewards -
15 / 5 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

15 votes
5 votes
Grinding -
15 / 5 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

14 votes
6 votes
Wait To Play -
14 / 6 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

5 votes
14 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
5 / 14 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

4 votes
15 votes
Playing by Appointment -
4 / 15 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

20 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 20 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

20 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 20 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 106 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 98 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.5

19 votes
Premium Currency -
19 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

17 votes
2 votes
Pay to Skip -
17 / 2 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

18 votes
1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
18 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

14 votes
4 votes
Recurring Fee -
14 / 4 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

14 votes
5 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
14 / 5 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

8 votes
9 votes
Power Creep -
8 / 9 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

7 votes
11 votes
Pay to Win -
7 / 11 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

6 votes
12 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
6 / 12 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

3 votes
16 votes
Accidental Purchases -
3 / 16 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

19 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 19 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

19 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 19 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 34 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 99 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

0.8

13 votes
6 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
13 / 6 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

10 votes
9 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
10 / 9 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

5 votes
14 votes
Reciprocity -
5 / 14 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

4 votes
15 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
4 / 15 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

2 votes
17 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
2 / 17 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

19 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 19 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

19 votes
Competition -
0 / 19 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 67 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 64 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.43

16 votes
2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
16 / 2 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

16 votes
2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
16 / 2 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

12 votes
7 votes
Variable Rewards -
12 / 7 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

10 votes
9 votes
Complete the Collection -
10 / 9 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

8 votes
11 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
8 / 11 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

3 votes
16 votes
Illusion of Control -
3 / 16 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

2 votes
17 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
2 / 17 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (0.00) with 0 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Recurring Fee reported on May 29, 2024
it does have an optional payment for premium currency given to the player each day over a month
Premium Currency reported on May 19, 2024
Gacha currency
Wait To Play reported on May 19, 2024
Content stalling, grinding fuel
Pay to Skip reported on May 19, 2024
Can replenish fuel for grinding
Recurring Fee reported on May 19, 2024
Optional subscriptions for battle pass and monthly currency
Artificial Scarcity reported on May 19, 2024
Limited-time events - some are archived, though
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on May 19, 2024
Optional rewards for inviting friends
Fear of Missing Out reported on May 19, 2024
Limited character banners (those have reruns) and events (some are archived)
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on May 19, 2024
Limited characters
Reciprocity reported on May 19, 2024
You can borrow a friend's character for some battles


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot They call them, "Aeons" in this galaxy. They construct reality, erase stars, and leave their marks on countless worlds. Together with your companions you'll travel across the galaxy on the Astral Express, following the path once traveled by the Aeons. From here, you will explore new civilizations, meet new comrades, and begin new adventures among countless fantastical worlds. All the answers you seek will be uncovered among the stars.
Well what're you waiting for? Are you ready to begin this trailblazing journey?

Honkai: Star Rail is a new HoYoverse space fantasy RPG.
Hop aboard the Astral Express and experience the galaxy's infinite wonders filled with adventure and thrills.
Players will meet new companions across various worlds and maybe even run into some familiar faces. Overcome the struggles together caused by Stellaron and unravel the hidden truths behind it! May this journey lead us starward!

□ Explore Distinct Worlds — Discover the boundless universe filled with wonder
3, 2, 1, initiating warp! A space station with Curios sealed away, a foreign planet with an eternal winter, a starship hunting down abominations... Every stop of the Astral Express is a never-before-seen view of the galaxy! Explore fantastical worlds and civilizations, uncover mysteries beyond imagination, and set out on a journey of wonder!

□ Riveting RPG Experience — A best-in-class immersive adventure beyond the stars
Embark on a galactic adventure where you shape the story. Our cutting-edge engine renders high-quality cinematics in real-time, our innovative facial expression system concocts genuine sentiments, and HOYO-MiX's original score sets the stage. Join us now and journey through a universe of conflict and collaboration, where your choices define the outcome!

□ Compelling Allies — Go on a trailblazing venture with new friends
In the ocean of stars, there are endless encounters that come along with endless adventures. Prepare tickets for your companions and embark on this wondrous journey together! A spunky and eccentric amnesiac girl, a noble and upright Silvermane Guard, an indolent Cloud Knight general, and even a mysterious and secretive professional beauty... Confront the Stellaron crisis together and weave your past, present, and future with laughter and tears.

□ Reimagining Tactical Combat — Exploit weaknesses, battle to your heart's desire
Get ready for exciting battles with a satisfying rhythm! Use a brand-new command combat system that enables simple yet strategic controls, employ Techniques and suppress enemies with different Types' Weakness Breaks, then finish the fight with style via a stunning Ultimate. In the randomly-generated mazes of the Simulated Universe, surprising random events and nearly 100 different Blessings and Curios will grant you an incredible boost in abilities, allowing you to challenge a more unpredictable combat environment.

□ Top-Tier Voice Actors for an Immersive Experience — A dream team of multiple language dubs assembled for the entire story
When words come alive, when stories give you a choice, when characters possess a soul... We present to you dozens of emotions, hundreds of facial expressions, thousands of lore pieces, and a million words that make up this universe's beating heart. With full voice-over in four languages, the characters will transcend their virtual existences and become your tangible companions, creating a new chapter in this tale together with you.

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