Should You Spend $60 on Need For Speed Payback?

THE GAME FREAK SHOW

Need For Speed Payback is out and it takes a break from the usual night racing and take a very Forza Horizon approach to an open world with multiple types of races and heists and so on. But is it actually worth your money?

When you think of racing games as a series, NFS is definitely the frontrunner but at the same time, recent NFS titles haven’t really brought the ‘A’ game. Titles like Need for Speed: The Run, Need For Speed and let’s not forget the free to play Need For Speed World have all left a lingering aftertaste in the mouths of gamers and it’s not a good one.

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Need For Speed Payback tries to fix this and it’s an admirable effort. The game puts an emphasis on the story but even though it has a cheesy opening and cringe-worthy moments, the story actually feels interesting. At the…

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All emotional: video game feels

Later Levels

Since recently playingWhat Remains of Edith Finch, Caitlin has been discussing indie games over on Proud Gamer Girl. I had the opportunity to try a demo during last year’s EGX event but haven’t yet had been able to play the full title, although it sounds as if I’ll need a box of tissues when I do. As written by Caitlin herself: “It’s a good game but the ending won’t give you a happy feeling when you see the credits roll.”

This got me thinking: what are some of the most emotional video games I’ve ever played? You know a developer has told a good story when you become so emotionally-invested in their project that you actually feel real sadness and get a tear or two in the corner of your eye. So grab your hanky and get ready to let it all out as I take you…

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August 17 – The Imitation Game

THE RIVER WALK

And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1)

Read: Nehemiah 12:27-13:31, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, Psalm 35:1-16, Proverbs 21:17-18 

Relate: Imitate me, just as I imitate Christ. That’s a bold statement. It seems so counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? I mean, far more often I hear good and well meaning Christians say “Don’t follow me, follow Jesus.” That phrase is so common you can buy a bumper sticker of the phrase with multiple different graphic and text options on Amazon (among other places, I’m sure). Even as I sit here and type, I can think of at least a few times where I have told people some variation of “don’t follow me”. I mean it in humility and in recognition of my own faults and failures but am I wrong in saying it? Have you used this phrase?

React: What would it look like to live a life…

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