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Paid "Free to play" games that are not Pay2Win?

06-22-2015, 05:46 AM
#1
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 575
Paid "Free to play" games that are not Pay2Win?

Do these exist? I really like the clash of clans games in terms of gamestyle, but i do NOT want to have timers and extyra power for money.
Basicly a "free to play" management game that is not "free to play". i dont mind a purchase price for the game.
06-22-2015, 06:25 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,188
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Originally Posted by Borgqueenx View Post
Do these exist? I really like the clash of clans games in terms of gamestyle, but i do NOT want to have timers and extyra power for money.
Basicly a "free to play" management game that is not "free to play". i dont mind a purchase price for the game.
Look for Kairosoft games. They are premiums, and they just might be what you're looking for.

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
08-28-2015, 01:40 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: U.S.A., earth
Posts: 214
Plants Vs. Zombies 2
For me, the grind happens when you need coins to pass some REALLY hard areas (and believe you me, the community even agrees that some of them could give nightmares). For the most part, you can pass levels on your own. If not the first try, then perhaps up to many more repeat attempts. No timers here. TO get coins, I watched some ads, but earned the rest in game. I now have 386K coins, so I'm fairly set there

Gems... "premium currency", used to buy certain premium plants, but not required to beat the game (which is constantly getting updated with new zones and features).

Real $$ is used to by certain upgrades (the last seed slot, the last plant food slot, certain premium plants). I haven't bothered with these yet. Does it make it harder? Yes. I just play the game as is. If you're so inclined, a one time purchase of $4 to $11 to unlock these benefits would be not a bad way to go. You support the devs by paying what you normally would for a good game, but don't have to keep paying in real $$ over and over again

Castlestorm
You can breeze through the campaign, but alas, there is an artificial pay wall/timer of if you don't keep up with gems (and yeah, with these f2p games, it's always gems ), you miss out on 1-time offers to unlock certain new equipment, spells, and troops. Many of these take gems, and the savings are huge by getting in on those 1-time dicsounts. They present themselves thorugh out the campaign, and as bonuses when you do your daily reward. YOu can get gems by paying real $$, converting Pearls into gems (another in-game currency), or watching ads to get gems. I paid a 1time fee of $3 to become an VIP where in-game ads are disabled (not to be confused with watching ads for gems), double XP, 2500 coins and 10 gems per week.