I tend to make it a habit to download any new free game on Switch. Because why not? It's free! Well, Asphalt 9 is a fairly mixed bag. The game itself is fine. Actually, it's pretty good. It's an arcade style racer and it looks great and the sense of speed is excellent.
But... it's a FREE game in the -To-Play mold. Meaning, the fun is probably going to run out soon enough as I hit a pay-wall that I'm not looking forward to. I'm already seeing the edges of it. The car "blueprint" rewards I'm getting from races feel like only fractions of the actual cars I'll want to unlock to stay leveled up enough to keep racing.
It sucks because I'm getting tinges of some other pretty great F2P games I've played in the past. Pokemon Shuffle comes to mind. My goodness, I don't want to go down the road again. I actually spent "money" in Shuffle (okay, it was Google Play Store credit, but still... I felt gross). So yeah, I don't know. I'd probably be better off just BUYING an actual retail racing game should I get the itch to drive fast.