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Big Fish Father's Day deals on lots of games.

06-13-2014, 04:57 PM
#1
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 107
Big Fish Father's Day deals on lots of games.

Hidden object adventure, one time unlock. The Fool is a bit wacky, and Puppetville can get boring, but the rest all look great.

http://www.bigfishgames.com/promotions/ios-fathers-day-sale-2014

Over on Sunday.
06-13-2014, 11:28 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,765
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Originally Posted by Silvers View Post
Hidden object adventure, one time unlock. The Fool is a bit wacky, and Puppetville can get boring, but the rest all look great.

http://www.bigfishgames.com/promotio...-day-sale-2014

Over on Sunday.
Yeah, for iPad though the "sale" drops from $6.99 to $4.99 - IMHO this is a very high premium for games that typically are a couple hours, and are only played through once...

GameCenter ID : oldestgamer

06-13-2014, 11:43 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 840
Too bad… they used to be better

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Originally Posted by pluto6 View Post
Yeah, for iPad though the "sale" drops from $6.99 to $4.99 - IMHO this is a very high premium for games that typically are a couple hours, and are only played through once...
Agreed, their iPad prices are out of line with their iPhone prices, and the value is not there. Putting out so many games also impedes on their quality. I've gotten away from Big Fish Games in the last year or so, and will only pick them up on sale if they really seem to be of higher quality than the run of the mill games that have become their stock in trade.

I find they've leaned way too much into the IAP and freemium models, too, and that has really turned me off.

I'm an app-oholic! And there's no 12-step program...
IAPs = I Ain't Purchasing, son !
06-14-2014, 12:21 AM
#4
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 107
As a busy person, I actually *prefer* games that can be fully completed in a sitting or two and have built-in skips, strategy guides and unlimited hints for the price of admission.

I don't think I'm unique, but I think that my type of casual gamer (experienced with gaming, low on time and hand/eye coordination, prefers closed narratives with strong female characters) is under-represented on TA. That's part of the reason I started posting. Games like Hoplite or Wayward Souls are awesome, but these days I like to snuggle up after the day's work with a game that I've never seen before, will draw me in from the first scene, and I'll be able to finish completely and delete before I fully fall asleep. Nice daydreams, memories and writing inspiration for weeks afterward is a plus.

There's room for all sorts of gamers. I go 'meh' at Kairosoft or action game sales, and plenty of others will 'meh' at my beloved, short, low replay value hidden object adventures and turn-based scenario-driven war games. (P.S. I like choose your own adventure games, too, but have yet to - heretically, no doubt - play them more than once.).

Full disclosure: cuddling up tonight with an audiobook romance and the PC version of Marvel Heroes being played on mute.
06-14-2014, 06:46 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Upstate NY/USA
Posts: 2,409
I no longer buy BF games when their big sales() come around as most are just not worth even the price drop for the iPad imo. I will buy up any even at full price if its ultra good quality though. I've got many left still and hoping I can pick a few up while these are in play for what they are truly worth. Been disappointed lately with BF price and quality. Seems like only a few will rise to the occasion for me to buy now.
06-14-2014, 09:43 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,765
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silvers View Post
As a busy person, I actually *prefer* games that can be fully completed in a sitting or two and have built-in skips, strategy guides and unlimited hints for the price of admission.

I don't think I'm unique, but I think that my type of casual gamer (experienced with gaming, low on time and hand/eye coordination, prefers closed narratives with strong female characters) is under-represented on TA. That's part of the reason I started posting. Games like Hoplite or Wayward Souls are awesome, but these days I like to snuggle up after the day's work with a game that I've never seen before, will draw me in from the first scene, and I'll be able to finish completely and delete before I fully fall asleep. Nice daydreams, memories and writing inspiration for weeks afterward is a plus.

There's room for all sorts of gamers. I go 'meh' at Kairosoft or action game sales, and plenty of others will 'meh' at my beloved, short, low replay value hidden object adventures and turn-based scenario-driven war games. (P.S. I like choose your own adventure games, too, but have yet to - heretically, no doubt - play them more than once.).

Full disclosure: cuddling up tonight with an audiobook romance and the PC version of Marvel Heroes being played on mute.
Understand, and certainly cannot disagree with the view point. I have the unfortunate position of history - and remember when the BF HOGs were almost uniformly excellent - and their sale events were truly significant sale events. So, I look at these sales and reminisce about the good old days.. sigh.. Like Coldar, I don't have a problem with price for the truly excellent, but when they are churning out new ones every couple of days, and the reviews are always 4.5 stars, it is truly difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.

GameCenter ID : oldestgamer
06-15-2014, 10:18 AM
#7
Joined: May 2012
Location: Decatur GA
Posts: 80
Thank you silvers. I like these games and appreciate the heads up on the deals!
06-16-2014, 12:07 AM
#8
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 3
by the way i think their games quality drops. A few years back it was top dog for the genre