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Games you're perpetually on the fence about buying.

07-01-2009, 03:44 PM
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Games you're perpetually on the fence about buying.

I don't know about you guys... but with all the games in the App store, there are games that are perpetually on my to list to buy, but for whatever reason, I pass on them to buy other titles. Flight Control was one of those, even at .99, I ignored it until just a couple weeks ago. I finally got Hero of Sparta when it dropped to .99, and recently jumped into Myst.

Anyways... I was hoping you guys could get me off the fence one way or the other on these titles, and share what titles you can't decide whether to buy or not:

SimCity: I loved Sim City 2000 back in the day, but the reviews of this game are mixed. Instability seems to be a huge problem.

Rolando: This one I've been interested in since the beginning, but with R2 following up so quickly, I feel like spending $6 on a game with a sequel being released today is foolish.

Zenonia: Never much of an RPG fan, but I loved the Golden Sun series on the GBA. The time involved puts me off... which is why I held off on Myst. 40 hrs+ of playtime is a big commitment.

Tornado Mania: Great reviews, the lite version was fun... but just can't decide.

I'm sure there are more... Doom has been causing quite a fuss the last couple of days. Anyone have any thoughts on Wordfu... for .99, I should just buy it.

Currently getting playtime on my 2G touch: Flight Control, Myst, Hero of Sparta, Peggle.
07-01-2009, 03:46 PM
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Wish I could help...I'm on the fence about some of the same titles.

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07-01-2009, 03:46 PM
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Hands down get Zenonia, Rolando was just meh for me, but I know alot of people loved it, Simcity was good if your into that genre, a bit of lag. Not sure about tornado mania
07-01-2009, 03:48 PM
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Uhh... ignore this post. Something weird happened with my reply.

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07-01-2009, 03:49 PM
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I hate Zemonia, it make me remember the time when I was playing Pokemon on my Gameboy...

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07-01-2009, 03:50 PM
Joined: May 2009
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On the Fence

Games I was on the fence for...and my resulting impressions:

Tiger woods = Happy, should have bought immediately
FieldRunners = I was not very familiar with tower defense games before this...but it hooked me immediately
ZenBound = Was unsure of how well I would like the concept. It was fun at first, now I harly ever play it.
Sentinel = Looked at this game a lot before actually buying. I don't play it much. Not as fun as FieldRunners
RealRacing = Cost made me delay a few days, positive reviews pushed me to do it. Great game.
07-01-2009, 03:51 PM
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Touchgrind and Sway come to mind for me. I wish I could recommend some of those games to you, but they were all "meh" to me. Well at least the ones I tried.(Zenonia, Rolando, Tornado Mania)

I've been wanting Word Fu as well, but I think to myself. "How many f*cking word games do I need really?"
07-01-2009, 03:51 PM
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zenonia isn't like most RPGs, it is a fun, polished action RPG and is worth the price, you should definitely get it, wordfu is fun for awhile but gets old quickly cause' there is hardly anything to do/unlock, and flight control is really fun, if you haven't already gotten it, you should.
07-01-2009, 03:53 PM
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WordFu - just buy it.
07-01-2009, 03:53 PM
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Zenonia - Haven't tried, looks good, I think I might get it sometime.

Rolando - Excellent. Tons of levels with new levels in updates, I keep on coming back to this game. You might want to wait for Rolando 2 though, although you won't be dissapointed with the original Rolando.

SimCity - I bought this a while back. It was alright, but didn't really work on the iPhone. The controls are too fiddly and things always go wrong like transport systems, water problems etc and it is pretty annoying. Not for me, but control freaks seem to like it.

Tornado Mania - played it on my old mobile phone before I bought my iPhone. I thought it was pretty good. Haven't tried it on the iPhone.

I am on the fence with the following games:
- Assassin's creed
- Warpack grunts (only 59p I know :P)

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