This game has 27 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 39 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 11 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 23 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 8 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 19 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
|iOS:||(4.50) with 53,476 votes.|
|Google Play:||(4.33) with 393,032 votes.|
Ludia is regularly adding new OP dinos that render the former meta creatures irrelevant. Seeing the dino you spent a year building up rendered useless is rage-inducing. On top of that, you can put boosts on your dinos but if you want to move them to new ones, there's a ridiculous 50% penalty. This is to encourage players to spend even more money just to keep up. Their bait-and-switch scams are disgusting.
The scent capsules are a waste of time. You rarely get what you need.
VIP gives the user enhanced range and "offers" to spend more IRL money. It's pretty gross.
This game has become entirely Pay-to-win since Jam City bought it. There is no way for a free-to-play user to keep up with the whales unless they spend thousands of dollars.
There are items called incubators in this game. Two types of incubators open after waiting a certain amount of time. One type is in the shop (shocker there), and the other type you can get from doing PvP battles. The shop one can be opened every 6 hours, whereas the battle ones vary in time depending on the type on incubator, from as little as 15 minutes to as much as 24 hours, and only one of those can can have an active timer at a time. You can only have 4 battle incubators at a time.
Yes, and sometimes I feel like the matchmaking is completely rigged. I've had a significant number of fights where my opponent had an objective P2W advantage. If you're fighting an opponent who has vastly superior creatures, you have no choice but to sit there and die or leave the game for a few minutes. There is no surrender button. It's a shame because I do like the combat in the game, but it's ruined when you can't get a fair fight.
Battle Passes have limited time skins. Fail the pass, miss the skin. Also, there are dinosaur skins in the shop for way too much money for a limited time. Dinosaur skins were a mistake in this game.
You go into the shop quite frequently getting your free incubator so you see a lot of prices. When your rank levels up, you get a one time level up offer with an incubator that costs less than in the store.
In an alliance, you can share dinosaur DNA and get coins for contributing, but I'd call that more "equivalent exchange" than a favor.
Flocks. Flocks are an OP mechanic of some dinosaurs that skew fights incredibly in their favor. Flocks were a mistake. That's one example. There are also several dinosaurs that, for a time, were absolutely OP and impossible to get outside of the store and certain events, but currently that's not happening currently. That's not saying it won't happen again, though.