Originally Posted by ravippe
I dunno about the in app purchases. I get the 2 characters fine, but the portrait pack? 10 average bland pics? Seems like you get better ones with the basic package already. They should make it like 50 since your buying a jpg image essensially.
No, they should make it exactly what it is. The PC/Mac versions of BG
cost more and have all of these items included by default; the point of including these items as separate IAP for the iPad version is in direct response to the nature of iOS gamers, who throw a fit at game prices at the best of times. With Overhaul selling the basic game and providing the additional content as IAP, players are able to spend as much or as little as they like, while having a reduced entry fee to the core game.
Buying everything for the iPad version (the game itself, plus the additional characters, voice sets and portraits) is intended to end up costing the same as buying the computer version; they're not going to be adding more voices/portraits/whatever just because you don't think you're getting enough stuff for your money.
I found that skipping the iap was a smart move. Im a first time player, i was ready to drop my money but its kinda a waste. I may try the other characters after this first run.
And that's the whole point; if you don't think you'll benefit from these items (and the voices and portraits are
just cosmetic), you don't need to buy them. PC and Mac gamers don't get a choice; they have to pay for them regardless.