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Cold. Don't support scummy Activision putting microtransactions after positive reviews. Plus Mario Kart is much better anyway. Or try Sonic Racing instead for a cheaper alternative.
Edited by: "SpeedyG" 5th Aug
SpeedyG05/08/2019 08:09

Cold. Don't support scummy Activision putting microtransactions after …Cold. Don't support scummy Activision putting microtransactions after positive reviews. Plus Mario Kart is better anyway. Or try Sonic Racing instead.


Agreed on both accounts. Mario Kart is on another level!
SpeedyG05/08/2019 08:09

Cold. Don't support scummy Activision putting microtransactions after …Cold. Don't support scummy Activision putting microtransactions after positive reviews. Plus Mario Kart is better anyway. Or try Sonic Racing instead.


Agreed, what sickens me is I bought the game got the 1000g sold it all within 2 weeks of release.

But I hate the fact I've supported Beenox and Activision by purchasing the retail release. Especially when they promised No Microtransactions ahead of launch. But that's activision in a nutshell, lying through their teeth.
Discounted to coincide with the scummy insertion of microtransactions!

In all honesty though the AI is a joke, it has no skill it just goes faster than you which is a shame as every race becomes you vs your own perfections instead of beating the AI.
Edited by: "SDLiam" 5th Aug
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Yoink! I'll be having that. Cheers Danny7305!
Order placed, many thanks
Discounted to coincide with the scummy insertion of microtransactions!

In all honesty though the AI is a joke, it has no skill it just goes faster than you which is a shame as every race becomes you vs your own perfections instead of beating the AI.
Edited by: "SDLiam" 5th Aug
Cold. Don't support scummy Activision putting microtransactions after positive reviews. Plus Mario Kart is much better anyway. Or try Sonic Racing instead for a cheaper alternative.
Edited by: "SpeedyG" 5th Aug
SpeedyG05/08/2019 08:09

Cold. Don't support scummy Activision putting microtransactions after …Cold. Don't support scummy Activision putting microtransactions after positive reviews. Plus Mario Kart is better anyway. Or try Sonic Racing instead.


Agreed on both accounts. Mario Kart is on another level!
SpeedyG05/08/2019 08:09

Cold. Don't support scummy Activision putting microtransactions after …Cold. Don't support scummy Activision putting microtransactions after positive reviews. Plus Mario Kart is better anyway. Or try Sonic Racing instead.


Agreed, what sickens me is I bought the game got the 1000g sold it all within 2 weeks of release.

But I hate the fact I've supported Beenox and Activision by purchasing the retail release. Especially when they promised No Microtransactions ahead of launch. But that's activision in a nutshell, lying through their teeth.
Not seeing it at £23, must be OOS.

Shame, this is the kind of price it should have been at launch. In no way is it a £40 kind of game. What's all this about micro-transactions - is it useless stuff like costumes or actual game-changing stuff?
This is a great game, one of the best kart games.. not quite Mario but definitely better than Sonic Team Racing.

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SDLiam05/08/2019 07:39

Discounted to coincide with the scummy insertion of microtransactions!In …Discounted to coincide with the scummy insertion of microtransactions!In all honesty though the AI is a joke, it has no skill it judt goes faster than you which is a shame as every race becomes you vs your own perfections instead of beating the AI.


Yup well said reviewers should re review this game
With the cosme
dirtyfrog05/08/2019 09:18

Not seeing it at £23, must be OOS.Shame, this is the kind of price it …Not seeing it at £23, must be OOS.Shame, this is the kind of price it should have been at launch. In no way is it a £40 kind of game. What's all this about micro-transactions - is it useless stuff like costumes or actual game-changing stuff?


So the game has a currency called Wumpa coins which enables you to purchase items from the store (its called the Pit Stop). All items in the pit stop are ALL cosmetic only and don't effect gameplay at all.

But its well documented that these publishers pray on cosmetic items as gamers want to create their style of their character and kids actually get bullied at school for having the default skin in Fortnite, the fact that their "just cosmetic" isn't justifiable.

Activision will most like reduce the number of coins you will earn from Online or Single Player racing and increase the cost of the items from the Pit Stop to force the consumer to purchase these Wumpa Coin packs.

Beenox PROMISED there would be NO Microtransactions in this game and they lied (Obviously its Activision pushing the Microtransactions). Vote with your wallets people.

This was a 8/10 upon release, NOW its easily a 5/10 (and I'm being nice)
Juan.Kuzov05/08/2019 10:09

Yup well said reviewers should re review this game


Funny you say that review sites have recently been getting abuse from gamers now because of the way Publishers have tweaked their games. There has been an uproar for review sites to Re-Review games and re-score them because of the Microtransactions or adjusted gameplay to push players to spend more money.
Its a great game but its really cruel & tough sometimes. its all about the blue flame baby.
I wanted a new cart racer as I am bored of MK, but the cheating AI on this would drive me insane. Not sure on Sonics one either maybe MK needs some new DLC
I personally don’t think Beenox should get all the hate for this and I think the game should still be bought as the core gameplay is fantastic and there is so much to do compared to MK. Yes the news about micro transactions kind of sucks and it’s probably Activision pushing it but everything can still be bought in game without it and they keep updating it with free tracks and content. Just don’t buy the micro transactions but get the game is what I would personally tell people. There’s been a lot worse in terms of micro transactions imo.
noisyassassin05/08/2019 09:09

Agreed on both accounts. Mario Kart is on another level!


CTR Nitro Fueled has a far higher skill ceiling than Mario Kart, and the AI even on Medium in this are total pri cks. To dominate online and to beat Oxide you mostly need to learn to maintain blue fire or sacred fire on all tracks, hopping and air brake, and drive with absolute precision.
Gamerofgames05/08/2019 11:47

I personally don’t think Beenox should get all the hate for this and I t …I personally don’t think Beenox should get all the hate for this and I think the game should still be bought as the core gameplay is fantastic and there is so much to do compared to MK. Yes the news about micro transactions kind of sucks and it’s probably Activision pushing it but everything can still be bought in game without it and they keep updating it with free tracks and content. Just don’t buy the micro transactions but get the game is what I would personally tell people. There’s been a lot worse in terms of micro transactions imo.


They shouldn't get the hate, but they opened their mouth stating that they wouldn't be any microtransactions knowing this is Activision and Activision is all about greed nothing more. Just being sided with Activision brings an aura of hate and resentment, (From Software being the exception with Sekiro).

I would strong advice to Never purchase ANY microtransaction as doesn't help developmental costs it just goes straight into the executives pockets nothing more. Be warned Activision will reduced the payout rate for Wumpa coins through racing and increase the price of the Pit Stop items. This wont be the first or last time they will do this.

In terms of gameplay this is much much harder than Mario Kart, there is NO rubber banding like Mario Kart and the AI is beatable with practise. I would advice complete Normal difficulty then go for Oxides ghosts, then we you have completed these then go onto Hard. You'll be surprise how easy the Hard difficulty is once you've mastered all the mechanics and tracks of CTR.
Heat added for an amazing price for amazing game !!
SpeedyG05/08/2019 08:09

Cold. Don't support scummy Activision putting microtransactions after …Cold. Don't support scummy Activision putting microtransactions after positive reviews. Plus Mario Kart is much better anyway. Or try Sonic Racing instead for a cheaper alternative.

Mario kart is not better. Simple as. This game requires more skill to play and has much more frantic gameplay. Micro-transactions is a shame but not a suprise. Besides these new micro transaction the game can't really be faulted.
Much prefer Mario Kart and even Sonic team racing to this, quite archaic gameplay IMO such as elastic banding, limited items etc
Damn it it's not available anymore for that price
Thanks op, been hoping for a drop on this!
OOS
jasmith8505/08/2019 10:49

Funny you say that review sites have recently been getting abuse from …Funny you say that review sites have recently been getting abuse from gamers now because of the way Publishers have tweaked their games. There has been an uproar for review sites to Re-Review games and re-score them because of the Microtransactions or adjusted gameplay to push players to spend more money.


So tricky. I don't agree with re-reviewing...it opens the floodgates to more games getting released unfinished, relying on later patches. We're effectively rewarding rush jobs that are charging £40+ at that point. But then when you have something like this, where initial reviews are misleading due to lies, then it becomes more tricky.
Publishers make the most money those first few weeks of a games release anyway, negative re-reviews now aren't going to offer them too much of a hit, and microtransactions are aimed at the existing install base.
I do think with Devs/pubs lie it should be a news story and made sure we're aware.
But I don't think we should have re-reviews. We should have 'updates' added to reviews. But I don't think scores should be effected either way. The only real answer is remove scoring from reviews.
bleachedsmiles05/08/2019 13:46

So tricky. I don't agree with re-reviewing...it opens the floodgates to …So tricky. I don't agree with re-reviewing...it opens the floodgates to more games getting released unfinished, relying on later patches. We're effectively rewarding rush jobs that are charging £40+ at that point. But then when you have something like this, where initial reviews are misleading due to lies, then it becomes more tricky. Publishers make the most money those first few weeks of a games release anyway, negative re-reviews now aren't going to offer them too much of a hit, and microtransactions are aimed at the existing install base. I do think with Devs/pubs lie it should be a news story and made sure we're aware.But I don't think we should have re-reviews. We should have 'updates' added to reviews. But I don't think scores should be effected either way. The only real answer is remove scoring from reviews.


I would agree removing scores would be perfect as you can't trust the EA's, Activisions, Ubisoft's, Bethesda's. Any LIVE Service game should have this removed. I would include CTR as a Live Service game.
omega.man05/08/2019 10:54

Its a great game but its really cruel & tough sometimes. its all about the …Its a great game but its really cruel & tough sometimes. its all about the blue flame baby.


Finally someone gets it! The MarioKart crybabies probs get beaten by AI on medium mode and likely don't even know how triple boost 😜.

That said, the incoming microtransactions could be thebstart of something worrying.
bleachedsmiles05/08/2019 13:46

So tricky. I don't agree with re-reviewing...it opens the floodgates to …So tricky. I don't agree with re-reviewing...it opens the floodgates to more games getting released unfinished, relying on later patches. We're effectively rewarding rush jobs that are charging £40+ at that point. But then when you have something like this, where initial reviews are misleading due to lies, then it becomes more tricky. Publishers make the most money those first few weeks of a games release anyway, negative re-reviews now aren't going to offer them too much of a hit, and microtransactions are aimed at the existing install base. I do think with Devs/pubs lie it should be a news story and made sure we're aware.But I don't think we should have re-reviews. We should have 'updates' added to reviews. But I don't think scores should be effected either way. The only real answer is remove scoring from reviews.


Activision did the same with CoD Black Ops 4 last year, releasing the game 'clean' at launch, rake in the vast amount of positive reviews, then a few weeks later they smashed in the microtransactions and because the initial hype for the 'new CoD' died down (helped greatly by the hype for Red Dead Redemption 2 (which I consider as the biggest gaming disappointment of 2018, reinforced by the shambles of an 'online' mode) and the vast coverage of easily the worst 'game' of 2018 - Fallout 76 from Bugthesda the worst AAA developers in the gaming industry) most of the media didn't even care to cover it.

This situation with CTR Nitro Fueled, even though there are no pay 2 win elements to these microtransactions like the ones added to CoD Black Ops 4, can be linked to the Fortnite effect for cosmetics (peer pressure), and could be construed as worse because Beenox the developers promised no microtransactions. I am surprised that Activision implemented the microtransactions this early into season 2 of the Grand Prix, but looking at the trends of Grand Prix online Nitro player data it could be judged that the player base is getting lower. An initial example of this is the amount of players who joined in the Grand Prix day 1, for season 1 there was close to 250000 players but for season 2 there was only 60000 players registered to compete in the Grand Prix.

Don't be surprised from now on if CoD Modern Warfare releases without microtransactions or lootboxes but gets them patched in soon after launch.
CTR is one of my favourite games ever. I've actually always preferred it over Mario Kart (and the other various mascot racers) but this deceitfully implemented overbearing microtransaction rubbish can go die in a ditch.

Get Mario Kart instead or, if you desperately want CTR and/ or don't have a Switch, get a PS3 on the cheap somewhere and get the original version from the digital store for a fraction of the price (the new one is basically just a graphics overhaul anyway).
Naliboi05/08/2019 14:26

That said, the incoming microtransactions could be thebstart of something …That said, the incoming microtransactions could be thebstart of something worrying.


If you think these microtransaction are the start of crappy practices in video games you really haven't been paying attention.
Brilliant price, brilliant game (but much harder that mario kart, so be ready...)
Battenberg05/08/2019 20:55

If you think these microtransaction are the start of crappy practices in …If you think these microtransaction are the start of crappy practices in video games you really haven't been paying attention.


I guess I didn't clarify, I meant start of something worrying for CTR: Nitro Fueled specifically, especially considering Beenox stating there wasn't meant to be any microtransactions.
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