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Real Racing 3 …

Real Racing 3

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.

Fifa 13 …

You can almost see me playing Fifa 12 on my iPad almost everyday. My aim at the moment is to collect every trophy available by jumping from a team to another. Well, I need to win of course. So far, I have moved from English Premier League to German League. Things have gone quite smooth with me losing just a few matches. Unfortunately, there’s only one trophy to collect in the German League and I have just lost it. Hence, I have to finish this season and pursue the trophy in the next season. In case you are wondering why I couldn’t just restart the losing match and try to win it again, I play Fifa 12 without restarting any match no matter how impossible the AI play. Sometimes, my team is strong and sometimes, my team is weak. That goes the same to the AI. I consider it fair play and even the greatest Barcelona team, in real life, lose occasionally.

Fifa 13

The good news is Fifa 13 is on its way in the recent EA conference. I wonder if Fifa 13 for iPad will be launched at the same time with the launch of Fifa 13 for other consoles. I hope so and I am very excited with the improvements that EA is going to bring now that iPad has kind of become a game console in some gamers’ mind; me in particular. I don’t think there is much to change in gameplay as it’s quite good for me already. It could do with some refinement but I don’t think that it needs more tricks and fancy stuffs as players in real life are not able to make that many tricks. The career and team management certainly need some attention. In game information such as man of the match, hat trick, and scoreboard can make the game more interesting. Anyway, I just hope that it will keep getting better and not just making some cosmetic changing while still reporting the wrong statistics.