The Giant Bomb F2P Quick Look Formula

  1. Immediately complain that game is F2P and offers some sort of transaction model.
  2. Apparently enjoy game for 30 minutes while misunderstanding most gameplay mechanics (free and paid alike).
  3. Repeat complaints about the nature of F2P games and check to see the conversion rate of in-game currency to real world money (If you're Brad, now is a good time to hoard your in-game currency or refuse to test an important gameplay mechanic).
  4. Comment on sad state of gaming even though quality games with a significant amount of content are now accessible to a wider range of people.
  5. Say, "It seems alright."
  6. Rinse, repeat.


P.S. I do realize that I now only show up to complain, which officially makes me an old man.

P.P.S. This entry was spurred by watching the recent Ascend QL and reminiscing about the PvZ2 QL.