Gacha games can often be controversial. Many people aren’t fans of the pressure to purchase microtransactions that despite being labeled optional, are often required to get over bosses and further levels in the game’s campaign. That’s part of what makes rhythm gacha games so interesting.
The rhythm Gacha game subgenre is thriving with games like Love Live School Idol Festival, Bang Dream, D4DJ, and even Hatsune Miku Colourful Stage bringing in fairly big numbers over their lifetimes. All gacha games have different ways to try and get players to spend money of course, but these games often involve playing through music videos and hitting the beat to the notes flying across the screen. This type of gameplay arguably doesn’t require any gacha to beat. So, how do they do it?
When rolling for gacha in an RPG game like say Fate/ Grand Order, Genshin Impact, or Cookie Run, the potential reward is pretty straightforward: you get a weapon or a character. There’s a possibility to get a new unit that you can use to play the game and potentially make it more fun. They could be a character that is higher tier and therefore easier to use or just some you think is fun to play as. This also applies to new weapons or amounts, the value is that they’re something that benefits the player in the campaign.
Rhythm games however aren’t always set up like that. Instead of fighting enemies in combat, you have a wide selection of songs that you’ll have to beat the beat to and wrack up a high score. To find out more about the success of rhythm games, consider subscribing to our newsletter. You read the full article for free just by putting your email address in the box below:
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