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Bounty Hunter: Black Dawn(universal) $2.99 > 0.99

07-26-2013, 03:04 AM
#1
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Bounty Hunter: Black Dawn(universal) $2.99 > 0.99

07-26-2013, 06:48 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Not on sale for me (UK) is this worth picking up? Only FPS game I've enjoyed on iOS is mission europa.

07-26-2013, 07:36 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 230
"Offers in-app purchases"

*looks at the kind of IAP*

Lol, no thanks.
07-26-2013, 08:06 AM
#4
Yeah iap's get you everything good so its a pay to win in multiplayer...
07-26-2013, 08:10 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,761
I can't see the discount, it's still the same pricing.
07-26-2013, 08:12 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Looks like its worth waiting until its free then.
07-26-2013, 04:55 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 243
PROS:
- Good first person shooter with a feel like the console game Bordelands
- Very artistic style with smooth gameplay
- good variety of equipment that can be upgrade (enemies drop loot or can be purchased)
- 4 playable classes which are customizable skill options
- multi-player offering

CONS:
- compared to the first release that was pulled within 2 weeks, the equipable "chips" that boost character stats are
extremely expensive and no longer drops for killing enemies
- the IAP structure is very typical of a "Freemium" game:
- lots of grinding required to obtain in-game currency for unlocking additional equipment slots and purchasing better
equipment
- the more rare and strongest equipment are only purchasable with Mithril which costs real money
- some additional equipment slots and skill slots can only be purchased using Mithril, again, costs real money
(While some Mithril can be obtained in-game without purchasing, it is minimal and insufficient)
- mitrhil rather expensive, to open mitrhil purchasable equipment slot cost the equivalent of $8.32 real money
- PVP is clearly a pay-to-win

Last edited by Morgan01; 07-26-2013 at 05:38 PM.
07-26-2013, 05:37 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,206
Totally agree with everything except...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Morgan01 View Post
CONS:
- compared to the first release that was pulled within 2 weeks, the equipable "chips" that boost character stats are
extremely expensive and no longer drops for killing enemies
...coz enemies do drop them, but at a horrible rate.

And for what it's worth, i finished the game with $5 worth of IAP coz i got the game from a code.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
07-26-2013, 05:42 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 243
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Totally agree with everything except...



...coz enemies do drop them, but at a horrible rate.

And for what it's worth, i finished the game with $5 worth of IAP coz i got the game from a code.
In the first game, chips were a fairly common drop. In this version, I have yet to see one drop by level 8. The chips for sale are notably more expensive in Bounty Hunter than they are in the first version, Star Warfare. I have both version on my iPad for easy comparison. Not sure yet if IAP is necessary to complete the game. However, those who do not purchase IAP are at a severe disadvantage when it comes to PVP and multiplayer, having to compete with players that do spend on IAP.

Last edited by Morgan01; 07-26-2013 at 07:53 PM.