Who doesn’t like free stuffs? I think everyone loves free stuffs but some people just can’t get enough. Some people still want to make a fuss even though they get things for free. Well, I am talking about the new EA game, Real Racing 3. I was really surprised when I learnt that it’s free considering that Real Racing and Real Racing 2 are paid app. I was a bit cheeky as I downloaded a cracked version of Real Racing 2 when my iPad2 was still a jailbroken device. Even by Real Racing 2 standard, it is comparable to the Grand Turismo that I played on my old phat PSP. The new Real Racing 3 is even better and I truly believe that it has taken over Need for Speed as the best car racing game for mobile platform.
It’s free and review after review I read, the authors were complaining about the need to make in-app purchases. The game is separated into many different levels and each level has its own set of cars and multiple events. Once you have enough money to buy a car from a different level, you will be able to play that level and so on. As with most games that rely on in-app purchases to make money, there are two currencies in Real Racing 3. One you can get by winning events and you use it to purchase new cars and the other one is gold where you use it for extras such as paint job and fix a car without waiting time. Well, Real Racing 3 is trying to replicate some real life driving where you have to service your car after a few events and also repair any damages during an event. It’s the servicing where you have to wait. At the beginning of the game where you only have one car, you can either wait or use the gold to eliminate the waiting time. As you progress, you purchase more cars and while waiting for one to be serviced, you can just enter another even using another car.
Hence, I can’t really see why reviewers made a major fuss about the in-app purchases. I agree that a review should cover every aspect of Real Racing 3 but I believe that everyone will agree that it’s a beautiful game and I have played hours of it without making any in-app purchases. To be honest, I finished all Real Racing 2 events and breaking every records in just a few days and it just left me wanting for more. I can see myself playing Real Racing 3 forever! Well, until the next one is out. And I can’t believe a review scored Real Racing 3 just 5 out of 10. It’s ridiculous.