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Percentage of games that disappoint you on iOS?

04-07-2014, 07:44 AM
#1
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 465
Percentage of games that disappoint you on iOS?

Only talking about games that you actually paid for.

I bet my percentage is about 60% or so. I do my homework. I read reviews. I watch videos. I buy the games and am disappointed.

I have been disappointed so often that I am even teetering on FTL. I know $10 is not a lot for a game of that quality. I would happily pay that much if I knew I would enjoy it. But I don't know if I will. By looking at videos on YouTube, I still can't tell. I have read 50 reviews, and still can't tell.

I am not asking whether I should buy FTL, but just using that game as an example.

So, so, so many wasted dollars on games that I thought I would really enjoy.

Last edited by Papa Deuce; 04-07-2014 at 11:32 AM.
04-07-2014, 07:50 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,680
I've spent a ton of money on apps, i dont buy as many as i used to (just not as many which i like the look of), but after doing my homework via reviews/youtube videos etc i dont really lose that much money.

Theres quite a few factors, some users here who i seem to have the same interest in games, as you say reviews and youtube videos are so useful as well.

I used to get annoyed if i wasted some money on a game i'll never play again but then i think 'hold on it was a dollar/two dollars' etc. Granted they add up but its not like i've blown 40 on an X-Box game etc

Think 90% of games i buy i like, just 10% i regret. Got 400 installed (did have a lot more !) so theres plenty of games i really like

04-07-2014, 08:46 AM
#3
I have around 220 game apps and have only felt scammed for 3 games totaling $20.

$5 GOF 2
$10 GOF 2HD
$5 Dead Effect

My refund request to apple was denied for the GOF games. Crapple said the purchases occurred too long ago. Not a good way to support good customers but rather supporting devs/publishers that practice bait and switch tactics
04-07-2014, 10:34 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,229
What is GOF and what happened with it that you wanted a refund? Did they go freemium?
04-07-2014, 11:02 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by Papa Deuce View Post
Only talking about games that you actually paid for.

I bet my percentage is about 60% or so. I do my homework. I read reviews. I watch videos. I buy the games and am disappointed.

I have been disappointed so often that I am even teetering on FTL. I know &10 is not a lot for a game of that quality. I would happily pay that much if I knew I would enjoy it. But I don't know if I will. By looking at videos on YouTube, I still can't tell. I have read 50 reviews, and still can't tell.

I am not asking whether I should buy FTL, but just using that game as an example.

So, so, so many wasted dollars on games that I thought I would really enjoy.
If you like strategic combat, space games, roguelike elements, deep gameplay, tons of "oh shit" story worthy moments and spectacular failures, and hours of content, you'LL probably enjoy FTL.

As for the main question, I tend to do a lot of research first, and rely on forum impressions first before buying a game. Still I was pretty disappointed with Tiny Thief (nice art style, but I didn't enjoy the gameplay) and Dawn of the Plow
04-07-2014, 11:44 AM
#6
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 465
Bronxta:

I think my main problem might be ME. In PC gaming I basically have only played a few games in the last 10 years:

1. World of Warcraft..... 9 years playing
2. Tropico
3. Civilization..... any version
4. Capitalism 2

I have had addictions to those games. I want to be more diverse. but I think I am just too damn old and stuck in my ways. ( 51 years old, and closer to 52 ) I really only started iOS gaming about 18 months ago. Maybe I expect more than I should. Or maybe I don't like how so many iOS games require quick reflexes.

Whatever it is, it is more likely that it is my problem than the game's problem.... but that is why I am so reluctant these days to spend money on new - and probably very good - games.

You know, I checked, and I bet I have downloaded 400+ games.... I probably paid for 150+ of those games. Most of the games I have bought were super highly respected games...... So, I guess I am the problem.

Strangely enough, as I am a mobile DJ business owner, I find that I really enjoy most DJ apps that I buy...... I would think that I would be much more critical of those, especially since the ones that I bought are more expensive than most games.
04-07-2014, 12:02 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by Papa Deuce View Post
Bronxta:

I think my main problem might be ME. In PC gaming I basically have only played a few games in the last 10 years:

1. World of Warcraft..... 9 years playing
2. Tropico
3. Civilization..... any version
4. Capitalism 2

I have had addictions to those games. I want to be more diverse. but I think I am just too damn old and stuck in my ways. ( 51 years old, and closer to 52 ) I really only started iOS gaming about 18 months ago. Maybe I expect more than I should. Or maybe I don't like how so many iOS games require quick reflexes.
Maybe you should branch out with freeware PC games. There are hundreds of high-quality free PC indies in every conceivable genre, so you could try different genres without having to spend money, see which you like or interest you

Some personal freeware highlights:
- Nitronic Rush
- Outer Wilds
- Zineth
- Trilby: The Art of Theft
- MTB Freeride
- Perspective
- Futuridium
- Warning Forever
- Facade
04-07-2014, 01:07 PM
#8
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 465
Thanks.... I will start clicking those links...
04-07-2014, 04:36 PM
#9
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,759
Futuridium is free on pc? That was a cool game on ios.
04-07-2014, 05:55 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 329
I'd say about 90% disappoint. I've gotten to the point that with a few exceptions I've given up on buying apps. So many go free so soon anyway. The lousy has gotten worse with the freemium and IAP push.

Latest exception to my no purchase rule was FTL. I've got this on PC. Picked it up on a sale. Loved it so much I bought another copy to give the Devs more cash. Bought it on ipad to have it ultra mobile.