Namco Bandai: All Free-To-Play Games Suck

You know what I like? Games that are free. I absolutely love not having to pay for games. In truth, though, I don’t play many free-to-play games, because most of them are competitive, and I’m not much for competition. I just want everybody to be chill, man.

But that doesn’t mean that these free games suck. The production values on many of them are quite high. Hell, look at Tribes: Ascend. That s–t is prettier than Halo, for sure.

But some people don’t agree with me, and I assume that’s because they don’t play these games. And one of those people is Namco Bandai’s European senior VP Olivier Comte.

Free-to-play games can’t be high quality. We need to put certain value on certain work. When you’re a big company… you can’t take risks too quickly, you can’t make a change just because there’s a fashion for a couple of years; you want to be there in 20 or 30 years.

It’s absurd to say they can’t be high quality. There isn’t a dollar requirement for quality, dude. If we’re going to play this game, I’ll say this: you know what else can’t be high quality? A Naruto game on the PSP. Suck on that, Namco.

via PC Gamer

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5 Comments on Namco Bandai: All Free-To-Play Games Suck


On January 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

last time I checked there’s some pretty decent f2p games out there both gameplay quality and visual quality.

Heck I’m enjoying Forsaken World right now and I’m just solo-ing it for the most part, I find it very entertaining and I haven’t paid a cent towards it.

Rappelz in its early days was pretty decent quality wise too.

I think some of these “big” companies are pissed that they spend a ridiculous amount of money and are slowly getting 1 upped by small indie devs and the free to play model.


On January 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Most games are garbage but there’s always someone out there who likes garbage and dumpster diving.

Fly little wrapper… fly!


On January 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

free to play games you get what you pay for.


On January 20, 2012 at 4:37 am

Oh what’s this? DC’s comic MMO increased it’s profits SEVEN HUNDRED PERCENT after going Free To Play? What the hell was that Namco- was that you CRYING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK? No? That’s because your profits aren’t up SEVEN HUNDRED PERCENT.


On July 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Free to Play games always end up Pay-2-Win in the end. If you don’t pay there are artificial barriers that force you to take more time to get the same perks. Whether this be you only get 100 energy points for actions every day, or you have to ‘rent’ stuff with in-game earned money for a day only but you earn very little money. You end up with an artificially lackluster experienced designed to waste your time until you pay up. F2P sucks and I hope we rid the world of this F2P cancer.