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Old Yesterday, 04:55 PM
MBowman MBowman is offline
iPhone 5, iOS 7.x
Join Date: Aug 2014
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Art style reminds me of Kingdom Rush
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Old Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Retro Nug Retro Nug is offline
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iPod Touch (5th Gen), iOS 7.x
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Netherworld
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This game is pretty cool, and seems to be freemium done right! (so far anyway!)
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Old Today, 09:10 AM
EightRooks EightRooks is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 509

The main problems with the game, such as they are, would seem to be 1) there's a fair few items and whatnot locked away permanently behind premium currency, social networks or paywall structure. They are not essential (or they don't seem to be), but it's either very, very unlikely you'll get them without paying, and some you definitely won't get at all. Plus 2) most of the time you'll spend playing the game - unless you drop a ton of real money for some reason - is essentially grinding to unlock the next story mission.

It's fun grinding, mind you; it doesn't feel like something you're being forced to do, and even the "hard" grinding missions aren't too hard (or at least not yet). It is very difficult to get to a point where you've got absolutely nothing you could be doing - if you put the game down it's more than likely because you want a break. At the same time, it is still grinding. It's a very particular type of game with easily recognisable gameplay patterns you've probably seen countless times before.

But for what it is, I'll say it again - it seems startlingly well done. It's a F2P base builder with a simple combat engine and randomised missions to flesh out the story, but the art, the music and sounds are lovely, both parts of the game have some depth and need a bit of skill and thought to do well, and it's never aggressively F2P to try and bully you into paying out real money. If you like this sort of game it's an easy recommendation. Definitely one of the more unexpected surprises I've had this playing games this year. (I still won't forgive Ubisoft for Trials Frontier just yet, mind.)
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Old Today, 03:28 PM
averagegrod averagegrod is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2013
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Even skeptics should give this a try. I didn't realize it was freemium until hours in and there was a popup asking if I wanted to buy a limited time starter pack at half off($4.99). I tapped yes tried to buy and the app crashed(probably my phones fault as it has some issues) the app has been stable otherwise. I went back in to complete my purchase and had to search for the option.

YES, the option to purchase amber is always available but you aren't ever reminded that you can speed things up by buying them and I forgot all about it.

This is a great game and a shining example of how to do freemium. You really are missing out by not giving it a shot and you are whispering at publishers buy not downloading these games. They will never hear it. This model is not going away so the best way to send the message is to reward(purchases and reviews) games that do things you agree with and uninstall and review(1-2 star) the ones you have problems with. Posting on these boards that you are stonewalling freemium won't solve anything.
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