By Prarthito Maity email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Mar 01, 2013 10:39 AM EST
Real Racing 3 is already up for sale in both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store, and although the gaming app looks quite breathtaking, there are a few things that could prove problematic for the player in the long run and ruin the overall experience.
Per reports, while the latest Real Racing 3 app from EA for iOS and Android-based devices has proven to be one of the best looking games of the year so far, the overall experience while playing the game has actually been ruined by a boatload of in-app purchases.
Real Racing 3 is actually an extension of all the popularity the series has garnered over the years, starting with the release of the original Real Racing that took the entire gaming sphere on an iPhone to an entirely new level.
Although the new app is available for free, this time around, with enhanced graphics, a massive amount of content and the familiar control system, the in-app purchases have stood out to be quite an irritating aspect.
“With each race your car sustains damage, drains oil, wears out its tires, and so on, and you need to pay in-game currency to fix these issues if you don't want to be left behind on the track. This currency is doled out in meagre amounts when you place high in an event, or you can buy more with real-world money,” The Verge writes.
Moreover, to add more confusion to the scenario, once the user upgrades or services his or her vehicle, there is a countdown timer of a few minutes that pops up, and the user is then asked to take care of that with another form of currency, “which is even scarcer than the first.”
If the user doesn’t have the money (virtual or real), the only way to bring things back in order is by quitting the game and waiting for a push notification to let the user know that the job has been carried out.
“The problem is that it all just feels so cheapened by the business model; while it's possible to play the game a little each day without forking out money, and it's not quite as egregious as Square Enix's recent exploits, the constant nagging for cash grates,” the report adds. “What happened to unlocking game content through skill?”
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