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Has anyone else abandoned Pocket God?

01-05-2011, 11:53 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,530
Has anyone else abandoned Pocket God?

When I first got my iPhone 3GS back a few days after it came out, I was just discovering what the App Store had on offer. It was a whole new world to me, and I was naive to pretty much everything on there. Regrettably, my first purchase was Night Shot... a stupid app that gives your pictures a nightvision effect.

Buuuut that's besides the point. The app I like to count as my first one, the one I got right after that "crapp" Night Shot, was Pocket God. I played Pocket God pretty consistently for the next couple months. Powering it on whenever I felt I had time to poke and throw my pygmies around, write my name in lightning, and just have a fun time doing absolutely nothing of substance. Just doing things for the fun of it.

Even after that Pocket God phase, I still played it a fair amount, and I always looked forward to the next update. Somewhere down the line, though, those updates became less exciting, and less about "Yay, I wonder what they added! ", and much more about, "Oh cool, another update... let's power the game on for a couple minutes to play around with the new stuff they gave us." Now I'm at the point where I simply do not care anymore.

Is anyone else sharing this feeling? That Pocket God was once a great and fun little game to waste some time with, but now it has lost its magic? I'm wondering why this is, but methinks it has something to do with the minigames.. Ironically, the things you'd think would give the game its longevity, seem to have stunted its fun and magic in my eyes.

But enough negativity and sadness: What would be a worthy addition or change to Pocket God that would get you back in the saddle and having fun again? What could Pocket God add that will reinstate its magical quality of the past?

What are your thoughts? Do you still play Pocket God a lot? Do you still look forward to the updates?

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01-06-2011, 12:03 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Northbrook, IL
Posts: 594
I bought it on iPad and was extremely disappointed. It's basically just three pretty shoddy minigames for a ridiculous price. I don't understand how it is so popular. I wish the app store had an easy refund policy like my android phone has because it is a prime candidate for a refund.

01-06-2011, 12:05 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Belfast N Ireland
Posts: 2,169
I bought this a while ago mostly to see what the fuss is about I think I only loaded it about twice. I don't really get why it's so popular either.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
01-06-2011, 12:15 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,443
I felt the same way about two weeks after I got it.

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01-06-2011, 12:16 AM
#5
I loved it at first too. Probably lost some of the appeal cause we wait months between updates now, not weeks.

I always liked more god powers instead of minigames. I had a lot more fun just messing around with the sun and the zombies and all that, than playing any of the mini games they added.
01-06-2011, 12:51 AM
#6
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: HongKong
Posts: 345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teknikal View Post
I bought this a while ago mostly to see what the fuss is about I think I only loaded it about twice. I don't really get why it's so popular either.
same way...couldn't figure out why it could be popular
01-06-2011, 01:02 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
I clicked the entertainment tab on the AppStore on accident for the first time in over a year today and was genuinely shocked pocket god was number three. It was never good. It's not good now. I don't think it ever will be a decent app. How it climbed to the top and apparently managed to say there is beyond me.
01-06-2011, 01:32 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 42
payoff

Honestly games like pocket god and doodle jump must be paying heavy money to stay on top. 75% of the games on the marketplace are better than those games.
01-06-2011, 02:07 AM
#9
DaveCazz

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Originally Posted by maxxx View Post
Honestly games like pocket god and doodle jump must be paying heavy money to stay on top. 75% of the games on the marketplace are better than those games.
Let us see what DaveCazz has to say shal; we?
01-06-2011, 04:38 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by Noodler View Post
Let us see what DaveCazz has to say shal; we?
well, we dont pay to keep our ranking high. the only time we ever advertise is for christmas.