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11-20-2012, 07:10 PM
#21
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Richmond, VA
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my son loves this game on the Wii doe sit play on the ipod touch? and what do I need to pick up for him to play it on that device? could be some christmas presents?

As fr as price you pay 50 or 60 for the game on a gaming console why not get 7-8 for a solid game developed well with great art work and graphics?

I think to many people are expecting al apps to be free or in the Freemium model developers have to make money folks to keep producing apps that we all love.
11-20-2012, 07:22 PM
#22
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 259
So with this game we can pay to unlock skylanders characters digitally?

11-20-2012, 07:24 PM
#23
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Originally Posted by ns804apps View Post
my son loves this game on the Wii doe sit play on the ipod touch? and what do I need to pick up for him to play it on that device? could be some christmas presents?

As fr as price you pay 50 or 60 for the game on a gaming console why not get 7-8 for a solid game developed well with great art work and graphics?

I think to many people are expecting al apps to be free or in the Freemium model developers have to make money folks to keep producing apps that we all love.
It's 6.99 with iap and I don't like that nothing against the game I like spyro glad they are continuing him but the devlopers wanting more money for the game is crazy premeium should be just that premeium
11-20-2012, 07:29 PM
#24
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Posts: 482
They must have some crazy new compression this game is listed at 660mb or so but it's taking over 45 minutes to install.
11-20-2012, 08:32 PM
#25
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Originally Posted by strivemind View Post
Seems like. Watch from around 5:30 on from Sanuku's video. Looks like premium currency required to unlock skills, purchase new Skylanders (presumably using a physical one with a portal will unlock the character for free), and potions.
Just reading the description of the "benefits" gained from buying the box set (with figures, portal and treasure chest) revealed this awhile ago.

•Exclusive platinum treasure chest packed with in game rewards
•Over 100 power items including health potions, elixirs, shields, bombs
•Light of the Champions Gem - level 4x faster with your characters
•Power Item Bag - carry the maximum amount of power items into battle

So basically, buying just the app gives you a version of the game where your ability to level up is artificially restricted, you can't use as many items in battle, you don't get a set of "premium gifts," and presumably you won't be able to level up an actual figure if you use the 10-digit ID code to bring them into the game instead of a portal. (Assuming the levels in this actually go onto the figure.)

I'm holding off until we learn more about the game and if it's a "throw money at the problem to get more Power Items" kind of game. If the Light of the Champions is a Platinum Treasure Chest exclusive or has a hefty real-life price tag to it, I'll probably pass on this.
11-20-2012, 08:46 PM
#26
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 259
I was interested but after watching the video jt seems to be a strategy game? Or something like that? I was hoping it would be free roam.
11-20-2012, 08:57 PM
#27
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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Originally Posted by Laire View Post
•Exclusive platinum treasure chest packed with in game rewards
•Over 100 power items including health potions, elixirs, shields, bombs
•Light of the Champions Gem - level 4x faster with your characters
•Power Item Bag - carry the maximum amount of power items into battle
Sooo... it's a freemium game with a $50 OAP (Out of App Purchase) that grants you a place to use your existing characters as well as a handful of bonus IAP consumables.

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11-20-2012, 09:40 PM
#28
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Sooo... it's a freemium game with a $50 OAP (Out of App Purchase) that grants you a place to use your existing characters as well as a handful of bonus IAP consumables.
You couldn't be more wrong. there is nothing in this game forcing you to buy anything, no IAP and you don't even have to buy any additional characters, you can earn them in the game if you want. This is a great game!
11-20-2012, 10:05 PM
#29
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,712
I've been playing this for the last hour or so, and its pretty darn fun. The Bluetooth portal works fantastically, and my boys love the figures. The game is a pretty simple RTS-lite game, but the controls are great, the sound and music are wonderful, and the graphics are lavish and lush. I don't see this as being an IAP fest any more than Cloud Patrol, which is to say, not at all. Activision was smart to take this platform seriously and offer multiple Skylanders experiences that aren't cheap knock offs. Now with the portal and figurine compatibility for all three iOS Skylanders games, this platform is an equal to the other platforms in many ways.

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11-20-2012, 10:57 PM
#30
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,906
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Originally Posted by SteveW View Post
You couldn't be more wrong. there is nothing in this game forcing you to buy anything, no IAP and you don't even have to buy any additional characters, you can earn them in the game if you want. This is a great game!
I see Bucket of Gems and Pile of Gems entries under the top IAP list entry for this app... How exactly again was he wrong about that? That sounds exactly like what he is talking about!


On a side note: isn't it rather sad that a 37 year old man is considering going out and buying the $49 Bluetooth package deal... For himself! But I agree with the other guy, if I spend premium price on a game, I get skittish at the idea of IAP currencies because you never know how aggressive the model is going to be used for a game. I like to know that when I pay that kind of money I am not going to be psychologically enticed to buy IAP currency purely because the game restricts progression in gameplay in such a way to either warrant it or progress at a snails pace.


In any case I wait this one out... Or just tell my wife to snag it for me a birthday gift tomorrow! I don't know, I am torn! I buy these damn things for my kids and then I wind up getting sucked into collecting them... There should be a program for this...