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Games so bad you want your money back

02-24-2011, 08:58 AM
#1
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,772
Games so bad you want your money back

I think no one has done this thread before. Its about what games did you buy that makes you sick every time you see the icon. A game so bad you want your money back at all costs. A game you regret buying. My list goes like this:

1) I forgot the name. It costs 3 dollars and all you have to do is roll around the screen tilting a ball that when it touches a new surface previously hidden it appears with bright colors. Just that. No more. Deleted forever.

2) Blue Defense: Second Wave: At first it may seem cool, but after just 3 plays you have done everything there and just want to delete it. Really repetitive gameplay, they tried to overcome this with more modes but they just dont work out, too many and pointless. Deleted forever.

3) Bird Strike: A Pointless endless jumper, one of the worst ones of its kind (and i have a lot of endless runners). The damn bird flies to fast and you are constantly crashing with platforms, again nothing fun. No substance at all. Deleted forever.

4) Astronut: The first couple of levels are good, so good that makes you buy the whole game. Huge mistake as it works a pure bait, as later the games proves frustrating and really difficult, removing the fun out off it with scissors. Frustrating.

5) Ninjas vs Pandas vs Zombies vs Pirates: An Angry Birds clone with no personality at all, boring stages, and a diffuculty ramp that quicly kills the game. Not very well polished, not at all, and slow. Better off with the other clone, Trucks & Skulls thats at least a little better.

So if you see any of these apps stay clear and far away from them. If you have any games that fits into this category please share them with us to prevent people spending their money on worthless stuff...
02-24-2011, 09:41 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 2,437
i started a thread a long time ago for this http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=9541 but it hasnt really been touched in awhile

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02-24-2011, 10:14 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
These are the kind of threads you don't make if you have any forum etiquette at all.

1) You're setting yourself up to get flamed.

2) Are you really going to insult devs to this extreme right in front of them on a friendly website dedicated to iOS games?

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02-24-2011, 10:57 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 2,437
Quote:
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
These are the kind of threads you don't make if you have any forum etiquette at all.

1) You're setting yourself up to get flamed.

2) Are you really going to insult devs to this extreme right in front of them on a friendly website dedicated to iOS games?
yea my thread was regret buying because you didnt enjoy it or it was buggy.......not as bad as this

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02-24-2011, 02:35 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,227
Quote:
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
These are the kind of threads you don't make if you have any forum etiquette at all.

1) You're setting yourself up to get flamed.

2) Are you really going to insult devs to this extreme right in front of them on a friendly website dedicated to iOS games?
All due respect to you, but i for one don't mind threads recurring. Once the previous threads of this ilk get buried then i can't see the problem as the thread will have a new audience anyway. It's probably my bad for not caring about a tidy forum, but I got to clean up in real life so I can't be assed about a tidy forum !

Anyway on topic .... I regret bothering to d/l Shadow Era (it's freemium but I d/l on 3G with my data plan - so has an indirect cost I suppose - I always run out and end up buying more data)

The reason I regret it is that I didn't realise you need wifi to play.

Playing : Dragon Quest 8 / Battleheart:Legacy / Monster Hunter Potrable 2G / Wayward Souls
02-24-2011, 03:23 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 690
off the top of my head...

Super Monkey Ball
Astro Boy - Took this one for the team. man what a pile of garbage...

Battle Born Music
gamecenter name = battlebornmusic.com
02-24-2011, 04:10 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,636
I bought Shadow Guardian at full price before the reviews came in- I trusted IGN's review.

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02-24-2011, 04:55 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigred447uk View Post
All due respect to you, but i for one don't mind threads recurring. Once the previous threads of this ilk get buried then i can't see the problem as the thread will have a new audience anyway. It's probably my bad for not caring about a tidy forum, but I got to clean up in real life so I can't be assed about a tidy forum !

Anyway on topic .... I regret bothering to d/l Shadow Era (it's freemium but I d/l on 3G with my data plan - so has an indirect cost I suppose - I always run out and end up buying more data)

The reason I regret it is that I didn't realise you need wifi to play.
How does that even relate to what I said in any way?

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02-24-2011, 05:00 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2010
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And you mfros, must answer how you gave Bug Heroes a 3 out of five. What was wrong with it?
02-24-2011, 05:06 PM
#10
Heavy Mach 1 and 2 - developer promised updates and bug fixes, never came because he's too busy developing other apps to make money. Hell his promises of future updates and bug fixes are in the app description itself right now. Talk about unethical. Dev is IndieAn. Don't buy anything from this guy.
Angry Birds - shallow, repetitive, does not require any sort of thinking or skill, wholly undeserving of a fraction of the fame it got. I'm surprised a gem like Cut the Rope didn't beat the crap out of crap like this

The underhyped: JuBeat, Drawn: The Painted Tower, Beatrider, Phoenix Wright, Broken Sword, Cut the Rope, Paladog, Isotope, Crystal War, Scarlett

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