F2P Cast: Legacy of Kain lives on? (EP 86)
In this week's episode of Free-to-Play Podcast the gang talks about whether Nosgoth will live up to its Legacy of Kain heritage. The cast goes on to discuss SOE's Plaentside 2 optimization efforts before checking out EverQuest 2's Hero Call event, and the recent unlocking of items for Free-to-Play accounts. Finally, Spunkify lets it all out as he points out the major flaws in the newest member of the RidgeRacer series, Driftopia.. All of this plus your community comments on this week's episode of the Free-to-Play Cast!
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Ridge Racer Driftopia First Look Video
Ridge Racer Driftopia is a highly stylized arcade style racer published by Namco.By Michael Dunaway - 9 years ago
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In regards to the question of the week it doesn't bother me when they recycle old franchises for the free to play market.Most of the time the franchise are dead usually due to mismanagement of the IP.And it's better then seeing the franchise rot and collect dust in video game purgatory.
Answering the weekly question: I don't mind games/series being revised or rebooted as F2P, so long as they feel true to the original games/series, or they changes made are done in a way that makes sense. A good example is Battlefield: Play4Free; while the game does not live up to it's paid brethren, it was still a logical step into free to play for the series.
A side note; You guys should give a little bit of time for Archeblade's IndieGoGo campaign; It's struggling right now, and everyone should know about it.
As for Ridge Racer, I think they've pretty much ruined the possibility for them to ever be able to have success with the series again on the reputation this flaming pile of shit they released upon unsuspecting gamers is going to give them.
The question of the week really brings mixed feelings for me, it really does. Lets just start with certain games should never go free 2 play unless it is in some way a successor to the previous title. Games like Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, and Kingdom Hearts should never ever even attempt free 2 play. Then there are games which I would personally love to see some free 2 play titles for; like Star Wars Battlefront, Twisted Metal, and Fallout (especially fallout). Game developers need to release that if they make a free 2 play title do it right or not at all and don't mess up the gamers emotional link to the series that you make free 2 play.