The racing game from publisher Electronic Arts and developer Ghost Games - Need for Speed: Payback - sold 462,431 units first week at retail, according to VGChartz estimates.
I hear so many complaints about EA, yet their games still sell very well. Even if they are bad games.
Well yeah because people blindly buy a game based on a name without any research into if it’s even any good. Made buy EA I’ll buy that, need for speed I’ll buy that, regardless the fact EA are yearly churn and consistently release average to below average games.
Because people are morons who hear the bad stuff but decide to "give it a chance"...they then come to the same conclusion as other people afterward even though it's too late, they give them a sale.
The average person isn’t hearing bad stuff, they aren’t on forums.
because people know the internet is not always right about things. also controversy has always been good for sales
By "people" you also mean yourself.
Or because NFS is house hold franchise that's adored by millions since the early 90's.... Once word Microtransactions riddled the game I passed on it, which is sad because I was really looking forward to it.
@Krysis You think I'd buy the game? HA Hilarious Only games I was sucked into the hype this gen and learnt my lesson very quickly was Destiny...tried to tell people not to fall for it in the sequel, I was called out for it, disagreed to death then like always a few months later people are now calling it. When I say people "give it a chance" like Need for Speed I mean the people who are usually "in the know", can see the bad press it's getting but would STILL buy it despite deep down knowing what the God damn conclusion is going to be....then when they realise their gut feeling is right they go to hate on it when at the end of the day it's your own fault and the worst thing is they have given them a sale.
Because what you see on the Internet doesn’t reflect the masses.
They are not bad games at all tbh Opinion on n4g or vgchartz doesn't equate to what everyone else thinks. Although I'd never buy NFS full price I'll get it later on. But many love the franchise and enjoy the games
The wife and I generally like the Need for Speed games. We loved the last one, no so much Rivals. But we are enjoying this new one really well. Hope others like it.
Because some of their games are actually pretty good. Battlefield(except hardline) for example. Mass Effect(haven't played Andromeda yet, but I'm 99% sure its not as bad as people say it is. .
Average people have no idea of this site or EA, they just buy that's why.
This underperformed thank god
I sold more than I thought it would from all the bad press.
Check the Easy Allies review to see what is wrong with the game. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
I'll pick this up when it drops in price. Everyone shit on NFS The Run but I enjoyed that game.
This is nowhere near as good as The Run. Just a heads up.
The Run was really good. Surprisingly a little short. If they could make you go back and fourth between more destinations or even different countries that would be really cool.
Just downloaded it. Hope it plays well
I played the free trial on Origin Access and the game was boring. Everytime something cool was going to happen it jumped to a cutscenes and it was also very glitchy, one part had me do a jump which led to a cutscene but there was no ramp there so the car just basically started to fly. I had more fun with the older game despite ALL the cheesy Cutscenes.
The rubberband AI completely ruined any enjoyment to be had with this game. It's a shame cause if the AI was handled better the game would have been the best arcade racing game since Burnout Paradise. It does so many things right.
Tbh I find ai on most racing games bad after forza made drivertars ok its not sim like but it makes it more like playing on line which I perfer than an ai that sticks to the lines. I also think forza horizon has set the benchmark for open world games to
Indeed. Forza has had the best AI since Forza 3. In NFS Payback it's just ridiculous. It doesn't matter how good you drive, your placing is more or less RNG determined. No matter what level your car is compared to the race. Sad really.
Ooo really that dose not sound good at all
I got a free copy. I feel horrible for people that paid for it.
I still can't bellieve how quikly EA fkd this once great series, yet they still drag its corps through the mud, anything for a buck I guess
The game looks and plays last gen. Not the paradise I was hoping for.
Burnout pls :(
Paradise 2 🤞🏻🙌 27995;🙏🏻
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