Identity V

-1.76
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 39 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 38 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.38

9 votes
3 votes
Daily Rewards -
9 / 3 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

8 votes
4 votes
Playing by Appointment -
8 / 4 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

7 votes
4 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
7 / 4 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

7 votes
4 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
7 / 4 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

4 votes
6 votes
Wait To Play -
4 / 6 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

3 votes
7 votes
Grinding -
3 / 7 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
10 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 10 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 54 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 64 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.02

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

11 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
11 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

12 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
12 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

6 votes
4 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
6 / 4 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

5 votes
6 votes
Recurring Fee -
5 / 6 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

3 votes
9 votes
Pay to Win -
3 / 9 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

3 votes
6 votes
Accidental Purchases -
3 / 6 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
9 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 9 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
8 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 8 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

11 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 11 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

11 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 11 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 44 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 35 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.74

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

9 votes
3 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
9 / 3 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

8 votes
3 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
8 / 3 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

5 votes
6 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
5 / 6 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

4 votes
7 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
4 / 7 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

4 votes
7 votes
Reciprocity -
4 / 7 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

4 votes
8 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
4 / 8 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 44 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 28 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.05

11 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
11 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

9 votes
2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
9 / 2 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

7 votes
3 votes
Variable Rewards -
7 / 3 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

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

5 votes
6 votes
Illusion of Control -
5 / 6 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

5 votes
5 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
5 / 5 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

3 votes
8 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
3 / 8 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 36,784 votes.
Google Play:  (4.20) with 408,639 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Friend Spam / Impersonation reported on Jan 7, 2023
Rewards are given if you post to social media every day in promotion of the game.
Recurring Fee reported on Jan 7, 2023
Yes. Many optional monthly subscriptions allow players to spend real-world money in order to advance further and gain more points towards unlocking characters and cosmetics.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Jan 7, 2023
Yes, very often. Cosmetics are often one-time limited and to guarantee obtaining one can cost upwards of $200. Outside of that many cosmetics are time-limited.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Jan 7, 2023
Absolutely, and objectively. A new game will have access to a mere 5 out of the 50+ playable characters, which must be unlocked with in-game currency or paid for with in-app purchases. Also, the more time and money someone invests into their account, the more rare/time limited cosmetics they are likely to have.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Jan 7, 2023
There is an endless churn-out of new characters to purchase and a seemingly never-ending “lore”/story.
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on Jan 7, 2023
There are rewards for inviting friends and posting promotions on social media.
Premium Currency reported on Jan 7, 2023
In-game currency is called “echoes”. Many cosmetics are extremely expensive or exclusively purchasable with real-world money.
Pay to Win reported on Jan 7, 2023
You can unlock new characters early if you gamble enough using the gacha. This can cost upwards of $200 of in-app purchases.
Daily Rewards reported on Jan 7, 2023
Rewards are collected every day, and failing to log in and play means completely missing rewards.
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Jan 7, 2023
Yes, there are two separate “guild” mechanics, and active participation in them is required to unlock cosmetics in many events.


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Screenshot Identity V: 1 vs 4 Asymmetrical Horror Mobile Game

Fear Always Springs from the Unknown.

Game Introduction:

Join the Thrilling Party! Welcome to Identity V, the first asymmetrical horror mobile game developed by NetEase. With a gothic art style, mysterious storylines and exciting 1vs4 gameplay, Identity V will bring you a breathtaking experience.


Key Features:

Intensive 1vs4 Asymmetrical Combats:
Four Survivors: run from the ruthless hunter, cooperate with teammates, decode cipher machines, open the gate and escape;
One Hunter: familiar yourself with all of your killing powers. Be ready to catch and torture your preys.

Gothic Visual Style:
Travel back to the Victorian era and have a taste of its unique style.

Compelling Background Settings:
You will first enter the game as a detective, who receives a mysterious letter inviting him to investigate an abandoned manor and search for a missing girl. And as you get closer and closer to the truth, you find something horrifying...

Randomized Map Adjustments:
Within every new game, map would be altered accordingly. You will never know what’s to expect.

Select & Play Distinct Characters:
Multiple characters to choose from, customized characters to fit your own personal strategy and get the final victory!

Are you ready for it?

More Informations:
Website: idv.163.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IdentityV
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/identityVofficial/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GameIdentityV
YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/IdentityV
Discord: www.discord.gg/identityv