Need For Speed Payback XBOX ONE £24 @ Microsoft Store
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Need For Speed Payback XBOX ONE £24 @ Microsoft Store

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Found 22nd Feb
Been waiting for this to come down in the shops, but it hasn't seemed to have dropped much. Not seen it for less than £39 in the shops.

Got this last night off of the Xbox Store.

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Heat for the price (cheapest you can get this if you actually want to buy it), but some thoughts about this game;


You get to a point quite quickly where you cannot progress to the next race without upgrades. Upgrades are randomised with a ‘fruit machine’ style system in shops. If you don’t get what you need, you wait 30 minutes of game time before the shop resets and you can try again. And again. And again.

Or you can spend real money and get upgrades much faster.

The game is designed to frustrate you into paying for the upgrade chances. IMO that’s fine in a free to play game like clash of clans, but not a full retail release!

youtu.be/aag…N_8
(watch at 7.45 for a quick summary if you can’t be bothered watching the whole thing!)
Edited by: "starsi360" 22nd Feb
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Really want this but not digital. Was hoping Amazon would price match it but they wouldn't.
SJHan7 m ago

Really want this but not digital. Was hoping Amazon would price match it …Really want this but not digital. Was hoping Amazon would price match it but they wouldn't.


It's not very good, in my opinion. It's like a really poor attempt at Horizon 3, with a hefty amount of unneeded talking thrown in. I haven't really given it much time, but on the flip side have a friend who seems to really enjoy it.
Heat for the price (cheapest you can get this if you actually want to buy it), but some thoughts about this game;


You get to a point quite quickly where you cannot progress to the next race without upgrades. Upgrades are randomised with a ‘fruit machine’ style system in shops. If you don’t get what you need, you wait 30 minutes of game time before the shop resets and you can try again. And again. And again.

Or you can spend real money and get upgrades much faster.

The game is designed to frustrate you into paying for the upgrade chances. IMO that’s fine in a free to play game like clash of clans, but not a full retail release!

youtu.be/aag…N_8
(watch at 7.45 for a quick summary if you can’t be bothered watching the whole thing!)
Edited by: "starsi360" 22nd Feb
BuzzDuraband2 m ago

It's not very good, in my opinion. It's like a really poor attempt at …It's not very good, in my opinion. It's like a really poor attempt at Horizon 3, with a hefty amount of unneeded talking thrown in. I haven't really given it much time, but on the flip side have a friend who seems to really enjoy it.


I played it for about 15 minutes at Insomnia and it cured my insomnia
starsi36023 m ago

Heat for the price (cheapest you can get this if you actually want to buy …Heat for the price (cheapest you can get this if you actually want to buy it), but some thoughts about this game;You get to a point quite quickly where you cannot progress to the next race without upgrades. Upgrades are randomised with a ‘fruit machine’ style system in shops. If you don’t get what you need, you wait 30 minutes of game time before the shop resets and you can try again. And again. And again.Or you can spend real money and get upgrades much faster.The game is designed to frustrate you into paying for the upgrade chances. IMO that’s fine in a free to play game like clash of clans, but not a full retail release! https://youtu.be/aagUyAQjN_8(watch at 7.45 for a quick summary if you can’t be bothered watching the whole thing!)



totally this ^ which is why its off my to get list.
BuzzDuraband53 m ago

It's not very good, in my opinion. It's like a really poor attempt at …It's not very good, in my opinion. It's like a really poor attempt at Horizon 3, with a hefty amount of unneeded talking thrown in. I haven't really given it much time, but on the flip side have a friend who seems to really enjoy it.


Tbf, it'll be on EA Access soon anyway.
Really loved this game pretty much spent an entire 2 weeks of my moments of free time only playing this! Highly recomend. I took plunge at £25 digital on ps4 over Xmas. Free roam coming soon too.
starsi3601 h, 56 m ago

Heat for the price (cheapest you can get this if you actually want to buy …Heat for the price (cheapest you can get this if you actually want to buy it), but some thoughts about this game;You get to a point quite quickly where you cannot progress to the next race without upgrades. Upgrades are randomised with a ‘fruit machine’ style system in shops. If you don’t get what you need, you wait 30 minutes of game time before the shop resets and you can try again. And again. And again.Or you can spend real money and get upgrades much faster.The game is designed to frustrate you into paying for the upgrade chances. IMO that’s fine in a free to play game like clash of clans, but not a full retail release! https://youtu.be/aagUyAQjN_8(watch at 7.45 for a quick summary if you can’t be bothered watching the whole thing!)


That comment is wrong in so many ways. That review is over 3 months old and the game has changed a lot. The fruit machine system you mention is where you use tokens you win from challenges or multiplayer races. You can also buy upgrades with in game cash.
Bob_Green8 m ago

That comment is wrong in so many ways. That review is over 3 months old …That comment is wrong in so many ways. That review is over 3 months old and the game has changed a lot. The fruit machine system you mention is where you use tokens you win from challenges or multiplayer races. You can also buy upgrades with in game cash.


Do you still have to wait 30 minutes of game time before being allowed to try again? It sounds like something straight out of a mobile F2P game.
copperspock34 s ago

Do you still have to wait 30 minutes of game time before being allowed to …Do you still have to wait 30 minutes of game time before being allowed to try again? It sounds like something straight out of a mobile F2P game.


Try what again?
Bob_Green13 m ago

Try what again?


The fruit machine.
copperspock13 m ago

The fruit machine.


It wasn't that you had to wait for it was the first tab where you buy upgrades. I never had to wait and I played it till the end and the supercross dlc. Also if you are playing multiplayer you get an upgrade after a race like in the crew.
For anyone who purchases using the VPN and console method or gift card methods from other stores, you can grab this for £13.73 from Argentina or £15.79 from Hong Kong

On to the game itself... I started this the other day, its a decent idea of a game and I wanted it from the moment it was announced, but I do have a few gripes...

1. progression on some of the missions is stupidly difficult without upgrades, when restarting the same race 10 times to get a win to proceed, frustration can kick in, this was particularly evident on one of Mac's first races at the airfield.
2. the handling differs on some of the camera views, I myself use the bonnet view or down on the road view for most car games including FH3, but using these views on this game, the handling is ridiculously sensitive almost like driving on ice, it just glides side to side with no pull, where as using the view where you can see the car isn't as bad, but still sensitive enough to make the driving a bit annoying
3. when you are driving a flawless race and can be ahead for most of the race, all of a sudden the AI you are having a head to head with will come steaming past you near the end of the race and makes it nigh impossible to catch up

I love the game and the idea, just wish these small things could be addressed.

Just my 2 pennies worth
Totally disagree with all negative comments about the 'fruit machine'. You get drops all the time just by driving and racing. The cards are readily available and cash is abundant for buying cards from the tune up. The pre release reviews did worry me but after putting in 30 ish hours imo it's a good arcade racer, graphics could do with some polish but I'm splitting hairs.
RoadWarrior221010 h, 51 m ago

Really loved this game pretty much spent an entire 2 weeks of my moments …Really loved this game pretty much spent an entire 2 weeks of my moments of free time only playing this! Highly recomend. I took plunge at £25 digital on ps4 over Xmas. Free roam coming soon too.


Free roam is all ready out on Xbox’s been out for over a week now great game !!
£17.50 from US store. I bit the bullet.
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