You’re welcome. Sadly, though, it’s easier to find a game with them than without. Most major publishers shove them in at launch now, or soon after.
There are everything from XP boosts to make the already super grindy game a little less grindy (that’s not much of a “boost”, in my opinion. You basically pay more money to make a game feel playable) to actual Pay to Win crap (buy this OP gun, and kill every one in Multiplayer) to Cosmetic “only” (like Loot boxes in OverWatch. But, as someone who loves character customization/cosmetics and feel they are part of the game, I find even things like OverWatch’s system to be a bit crap. Especially, because you only get 1 box per level up and they feel grindy, fast. The game is fun, but a bit of a bummer if you care about cosmetics too, like I do).
My point is, there is a lot of this bs stuff in Premium games too. Not to mention all the other crap they want you to buy: Season Pass for DLC they haven’t even made yet, Pre-Order “bonuses” that feel like something that should have been in-game already (ie, it was “craved out” from the game to make it look like a “bonus”), etc.
The Triple A game industry has gotten pretty toxic the last few years. Some games are as bad, if not worse, than some F2P titles. As I said, there are a few “saving grace” ones among them, like Nintendo’s stuff, God of War and Spider-Man for PS4, and such.
But, mostly, long seems to be the days where you buy a game for $60 and you get a full, well balanced, game. To quote Jim Sterling: “$60 is just the shell price” now.