Storybook Brawl Review Bombed after Announcing NFT Integration
Many people still aren't happy about NFTs in their videogames
The popular free-to-play digital collectible card game Storybook Brawl has been review bombed on Steam after FTX announced the acquisition of its game developer Good Luck Games. Fans are upset over the introduction of NFTs to the game reinforcing the prevailing distaste of the general gaming population for NFT and blockchain games. As such fans have taken in upon themselves to leave hundreds of negative reviews on the games Steam page to show their displeasure.
We recently reported that FTX has acquired Good Luck Games as part of FTX’s bid to expand its service into the blockchain gaming space. Good Luck Games is the game developer of the popular auto card battler game, Storybook Brawl. However, since the announcement last March 22, the game has been the target of a lot of negative backlash with players review bombing the game on its Steam page. It currently has an “Mixed” rating in all-time reviews and has an “Overwhelmingly Negative” for its recent reviews.
Most of the reviews cited their reason was the acquisition by FTX and the integration of NFTs as their primary reason for giving it a negative score. There are also plenty of fans that have felt betrayed by the move and some that feel they can no longer support the game because of it.
FTX is a well-known cryptocurrency exchange that has announced that they are looking to expand their services in crypto gaming. Their acquisition of Good Luck Games is part of the launch of their new gaming division and is set with plans on how to improve the game Storybook Brawl to integrate new technology.
This isn’t the first time fans reacted negatively to the introduction of NFTs in a game. Ubisoft had also announced last year that they would be introducing NFTs into one of their games, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Fans immediately expressed their displeasure with the inclusion of NFTs into their game ecosystem. Ubisoft received very critical backlash over this decision. Similar sentiments were made by Worms developer Team17 announcing an NFT game version of their iconic franchise which was swiftly shutdown hours later due to the intense fan backlash
Despite many big studios and game developers seeing NFT as the future of gaming, the general gaming population still considers NFTs a cash grab and mostly a scam. This sentiment is unlike the general dislike of players of microtransactions and pay-to-win models in gaming.
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