Guilty pleasure games?

01-16-2013, 12:43 PM
#1
Guilty pleasure games?

Anyone have any games they recognize as true wastes of time, but still find yourself playing them?

For me, Happy Wheel is one. That's what sparked the idea for this topic, actually! It's a simple game, where you just tap the screen to drop balls into a container, while a wheel riddled with point holes spins around, and you try to get your balls into those holes, to earn points.

The IAP force is strong with this one, but it's entirely plausible to rack up coins and balls without the need to resort to IAP.

If you play every day, each day you will earn a Daily Surprise. It seems to be varied, but generally it seems I receive tokens and balls. Sometimes only 100 balls, one time I got 500! So it really depends.

Anywho, do you have any games you play that you know are legitimate wastes of time, but still find yourself kind of... having fun with them?

No shame!

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01-16-2013, 12:44 PM
#2
Monsters ate my condo and fruit ninja!

01-16-2013, 12:46 PM
#3
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Well, all games are a waste of time really...only hobby I think would be more of a waste would be watching television all day. At least with movies you would get some dose of culture and art, depending on what you watch.

/rant

I know everyone said Gameloft's TASM was a terrible game, but I actually like it, sans the voice acting.

Can't think of any others atm.

Last edited by JBRUU; 01-16-2013 at 01:02 PM.
01-16-2013, 12:57 PM
#4
Guilty pleasure means a game you shouldn't like due to quality or subject matter but can't get enough of it.

Some of the titles listed here no one would feel guilty about playing them!
01-16-2013, 01:01 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Joltrabbit View Post
Guilty pleasure means a game you shouldn't like due to quality or subject matter but can't get enough of it.
Ah. Well then I misinterpreted the OP. Will have to revise my post.
01-16-2013, 01:06 PM
#6
Happy Street. Been playing since day 1. Still play it multiple times daily. Only freemium builder I've ever played for over 2 weeks.

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01-16-2013, 01:13 PM
#7
I cant stop tending to my Smpsons tapped out town, so far Ive resisted to spend a cent on it, mainly because it needs internet connection so I know EA will eventually pull the plug and all cities will be wiped out.

I usually hate social sims but since downloading it when it came back to the appstore ive checked it almost daily and if it didnt had the need to be online for playing I would probably spent 50+ bucks on a large donut pack just to have the characters and buildings I want.

Tricky stuff dealing with freemium, sometimes you do get hooked on them, crappy gameplay and all.

Favorite games: LittleWing Crystal Caliburn, Legends of Yore, Hook Worlds, Phoenix HD, DoDonPachi Resurrection, Spectral Souls, Bastion, Avadon, Dariusburst SP, Aquaria, King of Dragon Pass & Starbase Orion
01-16-2013, 02:08 PM
#8
Miniflyer - hated it but wanted to get into the top 25 on game centre just so I got my money's worth as i bought it before it went free. That showed it!
01-16-2013, 08:17 PM
#9
tiny wings
01-17-2013, 01:35 AM
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Dammit, I was going to make a topic like this!

I don't think any of you understand the concept of a guilty pleasure though.

A guilty pleasure is pretty much liking something you shouldn't like. In this case, it's liking something that is generally disliked by others.

I never buy anything without looking into it and seeing if its worth my time, so I don't have many guilty pleasures in general, but the few I have when it comes to iOS are:

Dead Trigger
Mass Effect: Infiltrator

...I think that's pretty much it.