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11-20-2012, 06:23 PM
#11
11-20-2012, 06:30 PM
#12
Joined: Apr 2012
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Plenty of games cost more than they would if they were freemium, but they also consist of real gameplay that doesn't require you to come back every 24 hours to play for a further five minutes.

I'm getting worried that kids these days might actually think the awkward gameplay style of freemium apps is how games are supposed to be played.
Kids? How about everyone period?

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I give up.

11-20-2012, 06:30 PM
#13
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
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Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
Ok thanks. GameStop has it listed as an exclusive?
Nope. I bought mine at Best Buy. Maybe they have an exclusive figure?

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11-20-2012, 07:00 PM
#14
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,717
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
Oh wow so is that IAP you say
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.

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11-20-2012, 07:01 PM
#15
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,154
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Originally Posted by sizzlakalonji View Post
Nope. I bought mine at Best Buy. Maybe they have an exclusive figure?
Okay...good to know.
11-20-2012, 07:10 PM
#16
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 122
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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
#17
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 259
So with this game we can pay to unlock skylanders characters digitally?
11-20-2012, 07:29 PM
#18
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
#19
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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
#20
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.