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iPhone: What not to buy--The Ultimate 'NO!' Guide

01-13-2009, 07:19 AM
#1
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What not to buy--The Ultimate 'NO!' Guide

For those games that look 'oh-so good' and you cave. 2 minutes later you have 10 less dollars and a newly deleted app.

What games should you definitely not buy? Contribute, and help educate new members. C'mon, you know you've done it! I will update this list as frequently as possible (every 3 entries or so). This is not a unanimous 'hate' thread, just a thread where people state their regrets. People have their opinions, just please NO ARGUING! I put peoples' opinions on this list, not the set in stone guidelines that you should blame me for. I made this as a guide for members to steer clear of bad/debated apps.

To Start--WARNING:

Motochaser (Debated)
Any DS Effects games
Paradise (Debated)
Raptor Copter
Cro-Mag Rally (75% hate)
Kroll (50% hate)
Urban Tycoon
iPhysics Lite
Billy Frontier
Asphalt 4:Elite Racing (Accelerometer controls ruined)<---- Otherwise [touch controls] it is a great game.
Star Wars:The Force Unleashed
Antimatter
Angel Sword
Aqua Forest (laggy)
Raging Thunder (Debated)
Tap n Slide
Crystaloids
Perilar
Zombie Mansion
Arvale: Journey of Illusion (Debated)
FX Magic
Catch the Egg
Zen Pinball
Bomberman (controls)
Touch Physics (Glitches)
Spore (fun factor)
Bugdom 2 (fun factor/controls)
Topple
Linerider
Armado


Please post your input!

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Last edited by Deleted; 01-21-2009 at 04:03 AM.
01-13-2009, 07:22 AM
#2
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of course, just to point out, it'll be most difficult to get any kind of consensus on this as it's all personally subjective.

i mean, motochaser is one of my fav games!

because of this, this thread could make pretty meaningless reading.

01-13-2009, 07:24 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 1,549
Do NOT buy:

Paradise (until a cool update is released) or Raptor Copter... those are my two recent regrets

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01-13-2009, 07:37 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sjleworthy View Post
of course, just to point out, it'll be most difficult to get any kind of consensus on this as it's all personally subjective.

i mean, motochaser is one of my fav games!

because of this, this thread could make pretty meaningless reading.
Well, seeing as 90%+ of this forum loathes that game, I think people should be warned.

Wow, this app... Man it's bad. *Deleted*
01-13-2009, 07:50 AM
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Joined: Sep 2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sjleworthy View Post
of course, just to point out, it'll be most difficult to get any kind of consensus on this as it's all personally subjective.

i mean, motochaser is one of my fav games!

because of this, this thread could make pretty meaningless reading.
Yeah, I am one of the few on this forum who actually like Moto Chaser too. The thread ought to be looked at as what people have regretted buying and that's it. I don't think it should be looked at as a guide. I wouldn't want to put someone else off a game that I didn't like but they actually might.

Btw- just played Burning Tires Lite, and I know if I'd have bought the full version I would have been disappointed. Action Blox was another disappointment (CubicMan Deluxe is far better imo).
01-13-2009, 07:54 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
Yeah, I am one of the few on this forum who actually like Moto Chaser too.
Put me down as another customer who DOES like MotoChaser... It's a good game, there's nothing wrong with it.

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01-13-2009, 07:56 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BrettArchibald View Post
Put me down as another customer who DOES like MotoChaser... It's a good game, there's nothing wrong with it.
This isn't exactly going to be the 'ultimate no guide' then is it- if already 3 members (including myself) have stated one of the 'no' titles as actually being good.
01-13-2009, 07:58 AM
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Cro Mag Rally and Billy Frontier are a disappointment for me. Motochasser is okay.

Last edited by organerito; 01-13-2009 at 10:36 AM.
01-13-2009, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Deleted View Post
Well, seeing as 90%+ of this forum loathes that game, I think people should be warned.
no.

as someone mentioned, it should be a 'regretted buying that' forum, not a guide to games not to buy.

i completely dislike Rolando, but love cro-mag. we all have our own ideas
01-13-2009, 08:28 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 336
We should all be able to agree on Kroll?