★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

Should games be ranked in the App Store based on how addictive they are?

12-07-2011, 02:57 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 233
Should games be ranked in the App Store based on how addictive they are?

For example, you could have a game ranking based on how often they are played per user on average.
12-07-2011, 03:39 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 2,869
Nah because games like The Bard's Tale, King of Dragon Pass, etc. probably wouldn't have a chance based on the AppStore's vast casual audience.

Game Center: GoofyJmaster My Twitter; Weekly Game Impressions! Thread; Game Guide 2011
Playing Frederic Resurrection of Music, Jazz: Trump's Journey, Russian Dancing Men, & Cytus

12-07-2011, 03:40 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoofyJmaster. View Post
Nah because games like The Bard's Tale, King of Dragon Pass, etc. probably wouldn't have a chance based on the AppStore's vast casual audience.
You could have multiple rankings, one of which is based on how addictive the game is.
12-07-2011, 03:42 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: The red Skittle
Posts: 5,768
Since when is "Addiction" a good thing?

And this would be pretty terrible, IMO. I leave my iPhone running a certain game all the time - doesn't mean I play it.



Need professional proofreading, editing or writing that won't break your budget?
Contact me at youarelowonhealth.com or via PM.
12-07-2011, 03:48 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 2,869
Quote:
Originally Posted by amichail View Post
You could have multiple rankings, one of which is based on how addictive the game is.
Hmm...I'd rather a a really good premium section get set up first!

Game Center: GoofyJmaster My Twitter; Weekly Game Impressions! Thread; Game Guide 2011
Playing Frederic Resurrection of Music, Jazz: Trump's Journey, Russian Dancing Men, & Cytus
12-07-2011, 04:07 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,088
There is no way to accurately measure a game's "addictiveness". Definitely not something that should be brought to the App Store.

Betas: Victory Day, Victory March, Zombwich, Mission Europa, Shadow Era, Slice It!, Baseball Superstars 2011, Queen's Crown, Aralon: Sword and Shadow, Zombie Runaway, Third Blade, Tower Defense: Lost Earth
12-07-2011, 04:19 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 2,869
Quote:
Originally Posted by TiltMyTouch View Post
There is no way to accurately measure a game's "addictiveness". Definitely not something that should be brought to the App Store.
I didn't want to be the crazy one. But it would probably just be Apple propaganda.

Game Center: GoofyJmaster My Twitter; Weekly Game Impressions! Thread; Game Guide 2011
Playing Frederic Resurrection of Music, Jazz: Trump's Journey, Russian Dancing Men, & Cytus
12-08-2011, 12:48 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: LA
Posts: 1,061
They should atleast let you see the list by rating... Others would be cool too, with so many games there needs to be more ways to show them all.
12-08-2011, 12:51 AM
#9
Doctor of Game of the Week-ology
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
Posts: 7,681
You know what games should be ranked by? Awesomeness. But since that will never happen, I couldn't care less how they are ranked.
12-08-2011, 08:40 AM
#10
If you first of all could pull of that kind of feature well, and if you could search only among puzzle games, then it might be super sweet =)
Or if not that, atleast it would be kinda interesting.

But there should be overall more ways to search among the games on the appstore, it often feels very limited