Spartacus Legends is free to play, but expensive in micro-transactions

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Ubisoft recently launched “Spartacus Legends”, an arena brawl game that’s free on Xbox Live. It’s a fighting style game set in ancient Greece where you take on the role of Gladiators fighting for victory and freedom. It’s a nice game, especially for being free (besides the 2GB HD requirement), but it’s in the extra costs of the game that you almost welcome death.

While you can play the game without spending any money, you will need to spend some real life cash for new weapons and armor. The biggest transaction in the game is in buying gold coins. The going rate for 3,000 gold coins? 12,000 MSP. Yeah you read that correctly. Twelve thousand Microsoft points. That’s like 37 million dollars ($150)!

I’m not gonna lie, that’s an insanely steep price for a free-to-play game, Ubisoft. Guess I’ll be going bare back most of the time (insert “If you know what I mean” meme).

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