Excerpt: We rarely do reviews for free-to-play games, but occasionally a game comes along that masquerades under the free-to-play banner, but whose limitations for non-paying players are such that the game might as well just have a price tag on it. Need for Speed World, from EA Black Box and EA Singapore is a perfect example: the game is free to play until level 10, at which point you need to have purchased the US$20 starter pack in order to progress further.
Summary: Parents need to know that Need for Speed World is a massively multiplayer online game about illegal, reckless street racing. Players race against other players, trying to crash into opponents or have them crash out of contention in races. It is also a game that rewards property destruction and evading law enforcement. If you gain the attention of the police and then outrun them over a period of time, you crank up reputation points and earn in-game money.
Summary: " NFS World " is an interesting concept. It basically takes the city from NFS Undercover, and makes the game into a microtransaction focused MMO. Some of the concepts are great; others not so.
Excerpt: Running through the life and events recorded in the New Testament in a few seconds shouldn’t logically be entertaining. Well it isn’t, not for more than a few seconds. You control Jesus as he goes from his manger in a stable bare, and onwards curing lepers, performing a handful of miracles and walking on water.
Excerpt: Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games are notoriously difficult to review, due to their constantly evolving feature set and rules. Akin to providing a match report of a football game at half-time, an MMO review can only serve as a document of the game at a certain point in time. Need For Speed World has recently exited its ‘beta’ status, meaning the game can only now be considered a finished product, though much is still up for change.