Sorry for the lack of blogging around here in the last week or so, RL kicking my ass a bit.
Quick observation; if F2P is so great, why do they often provide a subscription-like option?
And, why is it that more often than not, the subscription-like option is incomplete; you still need to buy additional stuff to get the ‘full’ game?
Random sandboxish note; my buddy let me borrow his PS3 to play some Need for Speed: Most Wanted, which overall is a lot of fun and puts my recently installed home theater to good use. The game itself allows you to drive around a fairly large city/map looking for cars to collect, signs to smash, and races to complete. The races take place in a ‘phased’ version of the map, but once the race is over you flip instantly back to the full map and continue driving (and the cops keep chasing you if the race happens to feature them).
It’s not a super-deep game, and you will repeat races often as each car has 8 difference races to collect all of the upgrade parts, but just driving around the city looking for things to collect or smash is pretty fun, and running from the cops will often result in some rather spectacular crashing.
The game is made by EA sadly, so in addition to the box price it also has a few DLC packs you can purchase. The game is very persistent about remind you about them too; from loading screen messages, a blinking “shop” menu item, to seeing the cars you can’t drive until you pay in-game. It’s also pay-to-win in a fashion, as all the best cars are DLC cars, but as this is a single-player game, I don’t really care about that, other than the annoyance of not having some of the game’s cooler cars (Diablo SV for example).
Fun game for a week or so. The GW2 of racing games.