Hey, quick question for you guys that have played tons of games. I noticed in the after-game scoring screens that it reports WAY bigger numbers for total leases paid, than what I actually paid. As near as I can figure out, it's extrapolating what I would have paid if the game had continued on. Does this have any impact on the score? In other words, does a large balance of leases owed detract from your score?
Another reason I ask is, if I know the game is getting somewhat close to completion, I'll start to always use the bottom lease choice for all my quick-buys. It's less cash up front, and smaller payments, but extended out over a very long time. Since I know the game won't last that long anyway, it seems like the obvious choice. If this is lowering my score, I might rethink that policy.
Oh yeah, one more thing... when you look at the leases tab, it allows you to pay off the leases early. But it give you no interest discount. In other words, if I have 100 weeks at 50bc, the payoff is 5000bc. Why would I ever do that? If I pay off a car or a house, I'm not paying all the remaining payments, because I'm saving all the interest that would have accrued in that time.