I'm doing the Radical trial right now, and I must say, this thing is absolutely EPIC. I fully see myself becoming a regular subscriber- though not necessarily owning to terribly much of the addon content.
Here's how I look at it. $20 a month MAX for a sub. $40 for a new car AND a new track. Grand total of $60, which is what alot of new games go for in stores (Though, a new PC game seems to still be at $50). I usually pick up a new game every month or so, so rather than doing that I'll likely stick with this, as it's a whole heck of a lot more fun than alot of the new games are these days.
Points racing is a waste IMO, as most won't be able to compete with the aliens/real guys. Honestly, I wouldn't buy every track in a series- only the ones I actually like. Sure you may have to race something else for a week or so, but there is enough to keep you entertained (As been said millions of times, the Legends are amazing
Well, that could be why you feel as if your playing a beta. There is no Lola. Unless Lola builds the Mazda's... But I dont think they do, or do they?
I'm still not sure which road I want to go down- Road or Oval. I just wish they would've included a halfmile (Say Stafford) in the basic subscription pack- as tracks of that style are all over in the Modified and Late Model series'.
Registered as Matt Orr, currently a Rookie in both series, though I do plan on having that changed ASAP. I plan on meeting up with some of you guys sometime and getting smoked by you all.
I still think the best way to do it is the free Radical trial, as you get both a car and track for free, AND a free month.