F2Pmeter: Is Marvel Heroes 2015 truly Free-to-Play?
Are free-to-play games truly free to play? In today's F2Pmeter we test Marvel Heroes 2015, the new re-launched version of Marvel Heroes, the superhero Hack&Slash from Gazillion and David Brevik set in the Marvel Universe.
This title allows you to play with your favourite Marvel Characters in a fast paced, loot filled, costume changing action RPG which will satisfy even the most hardcore Marvel fan. But is it truly free? Let’s find it out.
Remember: games start with a 100% of free-to-play-ness. And that percentage will vary depending on the answers to our questions. And if you missed the past episodes of the F2Pmeter, go and check out our F2Pmeter on TERA and on SWTOR!
No. – You can just create an account, download the game and start playing with one of the free heroes.
No. – You can just keep playing for free. No optional subscription either.
No – Expansions are free and available to everyone (at least for now).
Yes. – -5%. you can buy new heroes, new heroes bundles, new costumes, booster and other convenience items.
No. – Not really, you can buy boosters, e.g. to the XP gain, but there aren’t items that give you a direct advantage over other players. And every hero is unlockable through in-game currency as well.
No. – Free users and paying users have the same UI customization options.
Yes. – Every single hero in the game can be unlocked with in-game currency earned through gameplay (as well as purhcased with real money).
No. – There is no Auction House in the game. There is a secure trading system between players but is not restricted in any way.
Yes. – -10%. Everyone starts with the same number of inventory slot but you can buy more space by paying real money.
Yes. – You can access every zone and location for free.
No. – You can play every single content, being PvP or PvE, without paying a dime.
Yes. – +10%. The game’s features are free to enjoy for everyone. Of course, if you want you can have an easier time in game by paying real money to unlock the heroes you want to play right on the spot, maybe buying an XP booster to level up faster as well, but you can also wait a little and unlock them through gameplay. The other purchasable options are just cosmetic elements and convenience items which don’t have a huge impact on the overall experience.
Our F2Pmeter test on Marvel Heroes 2015 results in a 95% of free-to-play-ness.