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Old 02-21-2012, 05:57 PM
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One of the very rare occasions where a freemium game actually looks really good imo.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:05 PM
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Only Mr. Burns would take a fantastic IP like the Simpsons and pair it with a crap freemium model. I'm gonna drink a Flaming Moe and avoid this like if it was a plate full of Springfield three-eyed fish.
I would love to see an iOS port of Hit & Run. But frankly, I would be curious to see a satirical take on the Freemiun trend, similar to what Hit & Run did for GTA. Not sure if that's what we have here, though.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:12 PM
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I would love to see an iOS port of Hit & Run. But frankly, I would be curious to see a satirical take on the Freemiun trend, similar to what Hit & Run did for GTA. Not sure if that's what we have here, though.
If this were a piss take on freemium I'd be all over it. Unfortunately I'm guessing it isn't. I'd love to be wrong though.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:16 PM
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If this were a piss take on freemium I'd be all over it. Unfortunately I'm guessing it isn't. I'd love to be wrong though.
While its still a freemium game at heart it also takes the piss out of freemium games in the cut scene (homer is playing elf town or something on his mypad in the opening scene and spends 1k while saying he'll just get a refund by blaming the kids for doing it) lol.
It's deffinatly worth a look if you like the Simpsons.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:55 PM
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:40 PM
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While its still a freemium game at heart it also takes the piss out of freemium games in the cut scene (homer is playing elf town or something on his mypad in the opening scene and spends 1k while saying he'll just get a refund by blaming the kids for doing it) lol.
It's deffinatly worth a look if you like the Simpsons.
Getting it just to see that.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:08 AM
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Played it for 30 mins and deleted it. Management type game isn't for me but this is a pretty good Simpsons game. It's full of humor and style, definitely download to try if you're a Simpsons fan.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:53 AM
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How intrusive are the IAPs? Could one really play it for free or will I find that progress is halted for days.

For example, Tiny Tower can be played for free. Anything by Zynga cannot. I suppose it uses Origin instead of GameCenter too, so will I be missing much if I'm not connected to friends?
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:39 AM
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How intrusive are the IAPs? Could one really play it for free or will I find that progress is halted for days.

For example, Tiny Tower can be played for free. Anything by Zynga cannot. I suppose it uses Origin instead of GameCenter too, so will I be missing much if I'm not connected to friends?
It does use origin, no idea how much you lose by not inviting friends though.

This game does actually have a decent sense of humor, but is IAP necessary? Hard to say at this point.. You do collect some premium currency just during normal play, but it doesnt seem like a lot.

Also be careful because I spent some accidentally. I went to tap the little (i) to get information about the mystery box, and ended up clicking on the box itself, there was no confirmation if I wanted to spend the donuts, it just deducted them. I felt a little cheated even if it was my own fat fingers fault.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:35 PM
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It does use origin, no idea how much you lose by not inviting friends though.

This game does actually have a decent sense of humor, but is IAP necessary? Hard to say at this point.. You do collect some premium currency just during normal play, but it doesnt seem like a lot.

Also be careful because I spent some accidentally. I went to tap the little (i) to get information about the mystery box, and ended up clicking on the box itself, there was no confirmation if I wanted to spend the donuts, it just deducted them. I felt a little cheated even if it was my own fat fingers fault.
Do you really have to talk about your finger in such a derogatory manner? I feel a bit sorry for it! It's hard work is obviously not appreciated!
I can guarantee you, without those fingers you'd be a very frustrated man, so please don't throw them under the bus like that!
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