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Tin man games (gamebooks sale)

10-30-2013, 05:24 PM
#1
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Tin man games (gamebooks sale)

Not sure which ones but it looks like there having a Halloween sale, just picked up the ones I was missing (house of hell and erm *cough hex boyfriend *cough)
Anyway grab grab grab any that are cheap that you might not have.
10-30-2013, 08:38 PM
#2
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I think last Christmas's 99¢ sales spoilt me. Now when I see Tin Man, my Pavlovian response is, wait for the Christmas sale...

Unless it is the long anticipated Appointment with F.E.A.R. which has been delayed. F.E.A.R. agents have probably infiltrated the developer and are striving to keep their existence hidden...

10-30-2013, 08:50 PM
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All of the Tin Man's Gamebooks are great. I can't take advantage of this sale though, since I have already got all of them. A definite buy at this price!

Gun Dogs is coming this year as well.
10-30-2013, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by biokid View Post
All of the Tin Man's Gamebooks are great. I can't take advantage of this sale though, since I have already got all of them. A definite buy at this price!

Gun Dogs is coming this year as well.
Why buy at $1.99 when you just know 99¢ is coming? Especially when buying in bulk? i.e. all the titles released since the last Christmas sale...
10-30-2013, 09:01 PM
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As far as I can remember this is the first time that house of hell has been on sale and the hex boyfriends book is only 69p so what's to wait for?
I've got them all now anyway, all the original tin man books I've bought at full price and they're worth every penny and even made me go collect some of the paper back FF books.
Can't get enough of the choose your own adventure books and while the FF books are cool I do like the original books that tin man puts out.
10-30-2013, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by iPadisGreat View Post
Why buy at $1.99 when you just know 99¢ is coming? Especially when buying in bulk? i.e. all the titles released since the last Christmas sale...
Firstly, I have already got them and I don't think many people would buy them in bulk, since they haven't heard of gamebook apps before. An extra $1 would help the developer. If everyone got this attitude of waiting for the lowest possible price for every game, appstore will turn into (even worse) freemium junkyard.
10-31-2013, 09:57 AM
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Firstly, I have already got them and I don't think many people would buy them in bulk, since they haven't heard of gamebook apps before. An extra $1 would help the developer. If everyone got this attitude of waiting for the lowest possible price for every game, appstore will turn into (even worse) freemium junkyard.
Don't get me wrong. I am still buying lots of instant download at original prices like Strategy & Tactics: World War II Deluxe which was like more than 10 bucks here.

Only Tin Man games am I waiting for sale. Last sale, I also bought most of the gamebooks. The next sale, I will get the rest of them if I have enough space left.
11-01-2013, 10:53 AM
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Bought House of Hell after reading some reviews ( it was one that caught my attention instantly ) , zombie one looks too cliché and I'm tired of them to be honest.
Actually, I never played game books before ( only Sorcery! On iOS ), so this genre was a revelation to me.Can't express how wrong I was thinking that it will become dull and repetitive soon, this game ( book ) offers so much variety that it's insane.RPG elements, nice artwork, eerie music , big house full of surprises and all kinds if horrors, just perfect for Haloween.I read text about game books history and making of HoH , very interesting for newcomers to genre.

Can someone explain me what is different about adventure books and fighting fantasy ones ?
11-01-2013, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Aventador View Post
Actually, I never played game books before ( only Sorcery! On iOS ), so this genre was a revelation to me.Can't express how wrong I was thinking that it will become dull and repetitive soon, this game ( book ) offers so much variety that it's insane.RPG elements, nice artwork, eerie music , big house full of surprises and all kinds if horrors, just perfect for Haloween.
House of Hell is probably my favourite FF book, even though it is very deliberately unfair in places (e.g. entire sizable chunks of the book that are literal dead ends you can't escape once you've started down them).

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Can someone explain me what is different about adventure books and fighting fantasy ones ?
Most of the standard Choose Your Own Adventure-type books don't include any stats or combat, but are instead solely about the choices you make throughout the game. Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf, Sorcery!, The Way of the Tiger, etc. are different in that they were designed to bring more of a tabletop RPG experience to a single-player gamebook.

Can't hug every cat.
11-01-2013, 03:55 PM
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I picked up Hex Boyfriends. I'm hoping that I can become Dark Willow and kick Buffy's ass but that may be pushing it.