NVIDIA Free-to-Play ReviewGuest_Jim_* - February 17, 2013
Price: Free to a good home!
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NVIDIA Free to Play Introduction:
I'm still on staff and there are still games to play, so it was only a matter of time before I got another review up for all of you good people to enjoy! (If you're a troll, you can stop reading now.) Last time I reviewed five games in one article, because all five were in the Humble Indie Bundle 7. Now I am only reviewing three and again there is some significance to why it is these particular games; PlanetSide 2, World of Tanks, and Hawken. These three games are part of a promotional bundle recently announced by NVIDIA.
Besides being part of the promotion, all three of these games have something else in common: they use a Free-to-Play model. That means that if you are willing to create a free account for the game, you can play it. Of course if you want to spend money you can, as the games' markets can accept real money for in-game purchases. An arguement can be made that some games using the F2P model are actually Pay-to-Win, but is that the case for these games? Read on and you'll find out what I think.
In case you are curious and have not already seen our news item on it, the NVIDIA promotional that contains content for these three games gives customers $25 or $50 dollars of in-game credit for each game, depending on the card you purchase. A GTX 650 or GTX 650 Ti gets you $25 in each game while a GTX 660 or better gets you $50 in each game. Not a bad deal if you enjoy the games. So, since this review is about whether I enjoy the games, let's get to it already so you can figure out if you may enjoy them.