Is this game worth $9.99?

#1 Posted by msavo (7523 posts) -

So this game is on sale for $9.99 on PSN. I've read Ryan's review but I'm still on the fence. Does anyone know if people still play online? Should I not waste my time and get Hot Pursuit instead?

#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (9794 posts) -

I don't know about the online, but Split/Second was really fun. I think it's easily worth $10.

But, if we're talking PSN racing games, Burnout Paradise is the way to go. But I'm going to assume you already have that.

#3 Posted by msavo (7523 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan: Yeah I played the shit out of Paradise. Amazing game, and the dlc was great too, but after 50+ hours I think I can go without seeing that game or hearing Guns N' Roses Paradise City ever again.

#4 Posted by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -

It was worth $60, you jerk. >:(

#5 Posted by JTB123 (1045 posts) -

It's worth a lot more than that, but it would be a crime not to pick it up for that price.

#6 Posted by l4wd0g (1820 posts) -

The games single player has almost no replayability. For the cost of a little more than a rental, it's really hard no to recommend.

#7 Posted by Spoonman671 (4381 posts) -

Fuck, I just bought this from Amazon for $15.

#8 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1522 posts) -

It's a steal for $10. I feel like it was sorely unappreciated by most people and it's a shame because it's a terrifically fun game.

#9 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

is that Plus users only? I might get that for 10 bucks. it seemed fun enough

#10 Posted by msavo (7523 posts) -

@BionicRadd said:

is that Plus users only? I might get that for 10 bucks. it seemed fun enough

Nope it's $10 for everyone.

#11 Posted by awesomeusername (4060 posts) -
@msavo: I've played Hot Pursuit and Split/Second but I would prefer Hot Pursuit. Both of them are pretty fun games.
#12 Posted by msavo (7523 posts) -

I broke down and bought it. $9.99 is basically free...

#13 Posted by MooseyMcMan (9794 posts) -

@msavo said:

I broke down and bought it. $9.99 is basically free...

Great! You'll love it. It's like if Michael Bay made a game, but then all the actors and story were removed, so it's just cars and explosions.

#14 Posted by Masha2932 (1237 posts) -

Of course.  
  
If your getting this game for the singleplayer then go ahead. The game looks great and the minimal HUD helps highlight the action as you blow up the city around you.There are a variety of levels in the game and genuine 'OH MY GOD THAT DID NOT JUST HAPPEN MOMENTS' are plenty as you go through the campaign.However, the levels are rehashed towards the end of the game and you'll see the same set pieces again but you'll still enjoy the explosions and carnage.  In addition to normal races you can also participate in survival events where you dodge explosive barrels that are thrown at you as well as the usual time trial events. The game also supports splitscreen racing for the offline gamer.
 
However if you want to play online I suggest you get Blur instead, it has a better online offering. The problem with Split second's multiplayer is that its lackluster. There is no incentive for progression other than your race number improving as you win races. There is very little customisation (you can only change your car's colour) and there are very few unlockables if any. 
 
I haven't played Hot Pursuit so I can't compare the two but split second is definitely worth $10.

#15 Posted by DaveMagic (68 posts) -

I know this thread is old/dead but, I thought I would throw this in for the hell of it. So I go to gamestop and find a used copy and the case has a stranglehold price tag. So currently the game goes for around 15 bucks but this stranglehold tag is 3 bucks. Cashier was totally oblivious. So I scored a used Split/Second for 3 bucks and the disc was like new. Pretty awesome I must say.

#16 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2780 posts) -

@DaveMagic said:

I know this thread is old/dead but, I thought I would throw this in for the hell of it. So I go to gamestop and find a used copy and the case has a stranglehold price tag. So currently the game goes for around 15 bucks but this stranglehold tag is 3 bucks. Cashier was totally oblivious. So I scored a used Split/Second for 3 bucks and the disc was like new. Pretty awesome I must say.

Awesome, you scammed a store. Go you!

#17 Posted by DaveMagic (68 posts) -

@Lunar_Aura: It seems that way but, really, gamestop scammed themselves. Their employees are incompetent. They can't even put the right labels/price tags on their stuff. Not sure if you thought I put the tag on myself. That was not the case. I got the Split/Second case from the shelf and it was mislabeled.

#18 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2780 posts) -

Alright, whatever. I do shitty things and fully admit it when I do. But you can't say that you acted in good faith to get that discount, no matter how you wanna justify it to yourself. Yes, GameStop sucks blah blah blah I know and agree believe me. Doesn't turn an apple into an orange.

#19 Posted by owen99 (44 posts) -

Split second is well worth the money, has a really fun handling model

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