Foamstars Players Are Calling Out Expensive Cosmetic Sets
09.02.2024 - 21:51
Foamstars is not a free-to-play game. Sure, you can currently nab it at no extra cost on PlayStation Plus, but this deal ends on March 4. After this date, the game will only be available to play if you purchase it outright for $29.99, but that hasn't stopped it from being monetised like it's free-to-play.
The most expensive cosmetic sets in Foamstars cost $45, a price tag that's being met with ridicule online. In fact, someone has pointed out that, thanks to the Steam sale, you could get seven Yakuza games for the same price.
This is a particularly egregious example, but it's still a case of Foamstars setting its microtransaction prices far higher than many players are comfortable with. To make matters worse, there are a bunch of these $45 bundles, so anyone looking to get all of the cosmetics in the game would have to splash a lot of cash to get anywhere close.
Of course, even while it's on PlayStation Plus, it's not a free game. The PS Plus subscription alone will set you back at least $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year on the Essential tier. Even if you download it this month, you'll have to keep up the payments to play Foamstars, or fork out $29.99 if you didn't save it to your library in time.
Foamstars only launched on February 6, so you have plenty of time to get it saved to your PlayStation library before March 4. However, it's safe to say that Square Enix's latest release isn't going down particularly well, as it's been met with mixed reviews from both fans and critics alike. Right now, it sits at 59 on Metacritic, with many of the reviews complaining about the price of microtransactions.
With such widespread condemnation of the skin bundles, it remains to be seen if they receive any changes as the ongoing development of Foamstars continues. Many players will be hoping for improvements, since a new online game that shares similarities with Splatoon still has wide appeal, even if it has issues at launch.
If you want to check it out yourself, Foamstars is available exclusively on PS4 and PS5.