Need for Speed Payback, the week-old racer that had a poor reception on release due in large part to its progression system pushing players towards microtransactions, is getting some updates that look to lessen the grind the game is criticized for.
like SWBF2, not buying
Like BF2 already bought! I never ever buy MTs and if it's really so bad as people made it out to be it will be patched, which is now happening. Now they need to patch Shadow of War too, heard that in the end it gets rather boring without MTs. Will wait with playing that until they resolve it...
Shadow of War won't be patched because it reviewed and sold well so WB have nothing to worry about. NFS and BF2 were heavily criticised and are in the 60s on Opencritic.
Only 3% of people got the ending achievement on Xbox One mostly due to the ridiculous progression system and micro transactions.
Like you were gonna buy this anyway 😂
Even if NFS did not have MT NFS still not appealing . What happen to racing in exotic location ? now racing in neighborhoods, downtown locations, racing for mafia house king now . Ea need to reboot first 7 ps1 NFS titles without online racing ,without autolog,without alldrive. give us the Original Formula back.
I forgot this game was being made, and didn't even know it was released. I can't even remember the last NFS I enjoyed. Such a shame for me, because I loved the early titles in the series. EA is having a rough month as their MT based fleecing is finally under real scrutiny, and people are starting to look much harder at what they're doing. They screwed up big time. Not just with these two games, but for their future games where they will be under a microscope for some time to come.
I was so excited for this game. Now not anymore. Terrible story and gameplay mechanics to push players to buy lootboxes. No amount of change will ever male this game good.
It’s a shame because this one has the best driving physics in years.
Play Forza: Horizon series instead.
No it doesn't
Compared to what? Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing?
@USMC_POLICE - You sound like someone who's actually played it, like myself. The driving mechanics are incredibly tight and the drifting is probably the best to date, for any racing game. Severely underrated title that is tons of fun to play and incredibly hard to put down. The speed card spins are just one way out of many to level up and in no way game breaking as in SWBF 2. My only issue with it so far is that the AI difficulty sometimes feels random, from incredibly easy to unbeatable, regardless of your level advantage. That's what I'd like them to fix first but it's great to see that they are changing the progression system also. This and Forza Horizon 3 are the most fun racing games this gen imo.
Yes I own payback, I play it in addition to forza and every racing game except big rigs. For thoes who disagree that’s fine, I’ve been playing the series yearly since 98 with hotpursuit, rivals was way too twitchy and the cars felt light. NFS 2015 all the cars slid all over the place and were only about drifting. Payback is tight, controlled and the cars feel weighted and different from each other. Yes I know play horizon I do, along with PC2, FM7 and GT.
*For the series forgot I need to spell that out. Not of all racing games.
I remember just 15 years ago i was excited for every single NFS release, then NFS started to decline, then it became great again with Hot Pursuit/Most Wanted reboot, then it has declined again. I tried to like Rivals and I gave up on the last NFS after 1 day. And now the newest NFS sounds like SWBF2 all over, no thanks
Need for Speed needs an entirely different publisher if it's ever going to succeed. Which means it will died like Medal of Honor did.
And Sims City, Def Jam, Command and Conquer, Mercenary, Godfather, Dungeon Keeper, Army of Two, Burnout, Skate, Plant vs Zombies...
I know it'll be different from other opinions, but the only one I miss from that list is Burnout(Paradise to be exact)
who ever was in charge of underground 1 and 2 needs to come bk asap!
Black Box. They made Skate as well. EA shut them down.
That is a fucking shame. EA is where studios go to die.
This is like a mix of Underground, Paradise and Forza Horizon. The customization is way better as well.
that's the problem with EA! they have the arsenal of devs who can make really good games but their corporate greed restrict these devs to the point of their games will only be remembered as a money grabbing scam!
Underground 2 was such a good game.
Was really looking forward to this, honestly thought they were going with an underground kind of style with this, making me excited for nothing, only ea game i have paid for this year has been the sims 4 and thats for the wife, cant believe how much ea has screwed up this gen, they need to scrap the mt bullshit in full priced games full stop, lootcrates can be used for cosmetics etc but i feel that wont be enough to crace their money hungry ways.
What is an Underground approach? Payback lets you tune and customize cars like the 2000' Civic Type R until they are barely recognizable and drift through tight city streets like a maniac. But I guess that's nothing like the old Underground games...
I think people are just joining the hate wagon, which is fine, but are not actually playing the game and just saying it's terrible. It has MTs automatically equals terrible. I glad people are speaking out but some have no need to talk especially if you haven't played the game and give some kind of first hand argument on how it's bad. Rent it, buy it used, play a friend's copy, or something. Give us a first hand impression. Yes, reviews are nice but I rather rely on people's (gamers) experiences rather than some of these reviewers. People shit on reviewers all the time unless if fits their narrative or agenda. So now they're great! Screw that. They should be great all the time or at least most. If they fix it then cool I might pick it up. But at the same time, I know EA can be shady so I may wait and pick it up used from gamefly. There problem solved. No one can make me buy anything.
@BLow - It kind of blows my mind that IGN gave NFS Payback a 5.9/10 and then gave Sonic Forces a 6.9/10 - a game that a lot of other reviewers say is a broken mess. They nitpicked the hell out of the story and the MTs and hardly even mentioned the awesome driving physics, open world or wealth of customization options. The story races are just there to progress you through the game and open up more races, cars, events etc. I just wish more people "looking for the old NFS" gave it a try.
Listen to him sterling take on loot boxes recently. Makes you realise who is really in charge of all this
Oh look. Another EA blunder of epic proportions. Keep killing those franchises EA. Got Dragon Age in the ground, Mass Effect in the ground, Need for Speed...... well, it was already in the ground. These days, Need for Speed is the equivalent of a dug up, reanimated corpse, that just stinks up the place. LOL Good god you suck EA. You suck so bad, there is no word to describe just how much you suck. You just......... EA. That's the new term for suckage of biblical proportions. "Dude, you just EA man." Get bent.
Upgrading the car through cards killed the game for me. Not buying.
Yer sorta of a shame with this game cause if you took away these microstransactions its actually alot of fun.
FU EA! I am so happy to see this crap literally blow up in your faces. The unfortunate side effect here will be people losing jobs......watch.
I'm not going to buy your game, EA. Even you tried to fix, but you haven't fix your heart.
Im a big fan of this series. I even stayed when they forced always online but any hint of lootbox gambling = NOPE
Microtransactions aside, is this game any good?
I do not even know what EA is doing to NFS anymore.
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