A Tiny Slice of LEGO Universe Goes Free

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Bright, colorful, and charming, the massively multiplayer LEGO Universe has attracted droves of players willing to spend $10 a month to experience everything the block-built world has to offer. For everyone else, there's LEGO Universe: Free to Play.


Kicking off today, LEGO Universe: Free to Play gives new players the ability to download the client and explore a limited portion of the game without paying a single cent. They'll be able to create their own LEGO minifig character, explore starting areas The Venture Explorer and Avant Gardens, join the heroic Nexus Force, try of some role-specific faction gear, and play a few mini-games. Free to Play players will also be able to claim their own Avant Gardens property, where they can experience the joy of creating their own LEGO constructs and sharing them with thousands of friends.

Free players can tool about the limited world for as long as they please, or upgrade to the full version for $10 a month, the initial purchase price for the game no longer applicable.

I wouldn't try it out unless you're ready to part with at least one ten-spot. It's deliriously fun while it lasts.

LEGO Universe Free to Play [Official Website]

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I'm just very skeptical about the free to play thing. Nothing in life is ever free. So what is the catch with all these free to play stuff. I know some are ad supported and others are annoying nagware to upgrade.

My ideal free to play game is a game that gives you everything without the disadvantage. All paid upgrades should be cosmetic and have no advantage over free stuff. Does that exist? I do understand if they have some ads, but not annoying in your face ads.