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Re: Namco Bandai's F2P Approach

Postby MisterHentai » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:05 pm

So after spending a bit more time with Ridge Racer: Driftopia, it's certainly a step up from the model that Tekken Revolution uses.

Play as much as you want so as long as you are careful not to completely crash your cars and waste all the Repair Kits to bring them back. If you complete a race, you are slowly rewarded with 1 Repair Kit each time, so you can slowly build up a stockpile of them to keep the game going.

Every 24 hours by time you log into the game, you will get a free Booster Pack Card for to use as well. As the name implies, they are small extra abilities to add to your car only for duration of the race.

But dang, some of the real money stuff is too costly. :shock:
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Re: Namco Bandai's F2P Approach

Postby MisterHentai » Wed May 28, 2014 9:53 pm

BTW Ace Combat: Infinity is out now at a 3.2GB download. It's got co-op missions too so let's see how well this game will work out.
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Re: Namco Bandai's F2P Approach

Postby semory » Wed May 28, 2014 10:00 pm

how are the load times hahahaha?

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Re: Namco Bandai's F2P Approach

Postby MisterHentai » Wed May 28, 2014 10:01 pm

Dunno since I ain't downloaded it yet. But seeing as it works the same as the other games with the constant DRM connected online thing, probably no different. :P

Still, it's some old school Ace Combat in this one so hopefully it has some potential and is actually a decent product from all this F2P nonsense.
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Re: Namco Bandai's F2P Approach

Postby iheartibuki » Thu May 29, 2014 1:21 pm

I want to fly an F-15C! :shock:
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Re: Namco Bandai's F2P Approach

Postby Dazzy » Thu May 29, 2014 1:23 pm

I dled it, the load times arent bad for campaign, but they do some info stuff before you start a mission, like a cutscene thing. But i havent tried co-op, that might take longer to load.
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Re: Namco Bandai's F2P Approach

Postby MisterHentai » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:04 pm

:snathink:

TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! :LOL:

Bandai Namco has announced its intention to shut down the servers for Ridge Racer Driftopia.

The free-to-play racing game has been in beta since September 2013 as a Steam Early Access title and on PlayStation 3.

The servers will shut down by 15th August.

Bandai Namco thanked players for their support. "All the feedbacks will be taken into account for the upcoming projects," read a statement.

It doesn't sound like the game will be launched proper following the server shutdown, but we've asked Bandai Namco for more information.

Ridge Racer Driftopia, from Ridge Racer Unbounded developer Bugbear Entertainment, was roundly criticised by players for its micro-transaction fuelled gameplay.

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Re: Namco Bandai's F2P Approach

Postby iheartibuki » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:47 pm

Yep, good thang! This whole milking the player via microtransactions has got to stop! What the hell happened to classic gaming where you felt like you played a complete game? BTW as a Bamco fan this goes out to all fucking developers!!! :rage:
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Re: Namco Bandai's F2P Approach

Postby Dazzy » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:25 pm

Tekken goin down next :LOL:
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Re: Namco Bandai's F2P Approach

Postby semory » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:11 am

no, i think that other steam game is going down next. i even forget what it was called it looked so stupid. rise of the incrapnates or something like that.

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