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Why Won't TouchArcade Review This Game?!

10-12-2010, 10:19 PM
#1
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: United States
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Why Won't TouchArcade Review This Game?!

So, not 100% sure this is in the right section. But I've tried countless times to get a game called "Doodle Army" reviewed on TA, I've contacted people on TA and even told them the developer could supply them with promo codes. But I don't even get a reply! Doodle Army is honestly a great game and deserves more attention and has held a spot around the 50-100 top paid games in the AppStore! I mean, REALLY?!

I'm what you could call a "casual" mobile gamer.
10-12-2010, 10:20 PM
#2
It's their choice man. Not everyone has the same taste.

10-12-2010, 10:21 PM
#3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by da shiz wiz 19 View Post
It's their choice man. Not everyone has the same taste.
Well they don't even give it a chance! Or reply back!

I'm what you could call a "casual" mobile gamer.
10-12-2010, 10:22 PM
#4
There is a user review of it. Actually i think it's yours.

Anyways they may have a "budget" of games they can review. Also it would be their choice what to review. Can't review all the apps in the app store now can we?

10-12-2010, 10:25 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by Scythé_101 View Post
There is a user review of it. Actually i think it's yours.

Anyways they may have a "budget" of games they can review. Also it would be their choice what to review. Can't review all the apps in the app store now can we?

Yup it was my review.

But it really wouldn't be that hard to try the game out at least.

I'm what you could call a "casual" mobile gamer.
10-12-2010, 10:26 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 718
Okay it is their choice, but I see where he's coming from. It Is definitely worthy of a review but I think TA only likes the polished apps..
10-12-2010, 10:29 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by dumbname View Post
Okay it is their choice, but I see where he's coming from. It Is definitely worthy of a review but I think TA only likes the polished apps..
And I think it's plenty polished. I also think that they are already making assumptions based on the word "doodle" in the name. Oh, and it also has 4 1/2 stars for the current version and 4 stars for all versions. And it keeps giving back to the community with more and more updates.

I'm what you could call a "casual" mobile gamer.

Last edited by Donovan1209; 10-12-2010 at 10:33 PM.
10-12-2010, 10:32 PM
#8
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,245
There is no way they can review every game that comes out, so they probably pick games that interest them. I am guessing that having doodle in the title probably didn't help your chances.
10-12-2010, 10:33 PM
#9
Once it gets to a more full fledged game or goes higher in itunes store then it will probably get a review. Till then. The waiting game is played.
10-12-2010, 10:39 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Donovan1209 View Post
Well they don't even give it a chance! Or reply back!
If you knew the sheer amount of emails each of the admins and writers get to their personal accounts, then add to that the emails sent to the general "tips@toucharcade" account, then you'd know that responding to each of them just isn't possible.

I know for a fact it was given a chance when it came out in January but it's really up to the admins discretion on whether they review it, mention it, or revisit it at all