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Fast & Furious: Legacy delivers surprisingly solid cinematic street racing

Andrew Hayward | April 7, 2015
Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it's difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we'll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it's really worth your time (and money).

A third option emerged: Dropping $10 on a pack of in-game gold large enough to buy a random "premium" car outright, which ended up being a 2013 BMW M5 with dramatically better specs than my lowly 2012 Hyundai Veloster. I jumped back into those drift events and immediately smashed through them, handily beating my foes by a few seconds apiece. See, it pays to pay in Fast & Furious: Legacy. Surprise, surprise.

The verdict

And still, I felt like it wasn't totally necessary. Sure, if you're eager to make easy progress through the game, you might want to spend a few bucks early on to supplement your gold supply and buy a premium car. Just like buying a car pack in Real Racing 3, it can only help ensure you've got more to do without waiting. 

But there's plenty to enjoy about Fast & Furious: Legacy without paying your way through digital oil changes and repairs. It's not nearly as intense or rousing as the films it's inspired by, but the quick-hit events and sleek presentation add up nicely and result in a freemium diversion worth sticking with.


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