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Is Free-to-Play ‘Fun’-to-Play?

Antony writes on Unigamesity: "I recently downloaded a free-to-play title on Steam by the name of Blacklight: Retribution which seemed like it would be an adequate investment of my time in light of the fact that the game had received positive reviews from a number of sources which I find credible. Unlike a large multitude of gamers, however, it came to my attention that free-to-play titles support an economic model which substantially empowers paying players over non-paying.

This is a topic of contention for me for much the same reason why I feel upset whenever I purchase an apple at the supermarket that looks like every other but, for some reason, is incredibly lacking in taste. "

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zeal0us1829d ago

Some are but some can grow dull real quick. The thing about some F2P shooters. Some turn into a grindfest just to get promoted/level up not only that but to buy better weapons. This dull process just makes paying for weapons and extra with real money looks more appealing.

decrypt1829d ago

try dota 2, tf2 there is no grinding. the games are amazing, better than most payed games.

MEsoJD1829d ago

Yeah I tried Blacklight: Retribution and it was pretty much the definition of pay to win. That said, I look foward to Hawken and Mech Warrior Online.

wwm0nkey1829d ago

Depends

The good: PSO2, Tribes, MechWarrior

The Bad: APB, any game that lets you pay to win.

NastyLeftHook01829d ago

texas hold em poker is free to play, its fun.

ambientFLIER1829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

" Unlike a large multitude of gamers, however, it came to my attention that free-to-play titles support an economic model which substantially empowers paying players over non-paying. "

Fascinating. Does anyone else know about this???...

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