This game has 106 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 123 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.
This game has 120 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 230 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.
This game has 105 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 119 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.
This game has 81 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 139 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.
|iOS:||(5.00) with 11,893 votes.|
|Google Play:||(4.68) with 43,318 votes.|
It's a competitive dress up game. Rarer and older items are used as a flex against other players. The better items you have, the more items in your closet, the better you look as a player.
It is a constant grind. All it is is running around and collecting currency with the same routes and areas over and over again.
Pretty cosmetics and environment encourage the player to grind or pay for said items, or else have the fear of missing out.
Due to the way this game is constantly updating with new items and events, as well as their system of travelling spirits every two weeks, if you miss even one day of grinding for candles you risk missing out on so many things. It is impossible to take a break without missing anything.
Occasional never returning events that offer never returning purchases. Every season, they add paywalled items as ultimate gifts that will never return.
Yes. You play for a long time, you spend money, you work for any of the items you can possibly get that won't return for a long time - all of these aspects that make you a cooler, experienced player. You get attached to it, because why would you throw it away if you've invested so much already?
There is constantly new content. No break, it is event after event and they add new, and increasingly priced items in every event. It is ridiculous. The period in between seasons used to be a month at least, and now it is barely two weeks. If you haven't been around since early days, it's basically good luck catching up! on a game that is impossible to 100%.
Heart or light trades become, without a doubt, necessary for currency. If you don't have friends, well good luck getting hearts because they are very limited otherwise! There is no other way to get them once the default sources have been purchased.
The default game has different cosmetic collections for different areas. It takes a lot of time and effort to get 100% of a constellation in game - and that's ignoring how demanding seasonal and event items are.
It's basically a requirement to have friends, or you won't be able to keep up with certain currencies. Hearts are limited and the main source is getting someone to trade with you - and yet it is against TOS, apparently!