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A Realization About The Games I Currently Play

04-25-2013, 10:51 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
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A Realization About The Games I Currently Play

Here's my most played games recently. Notice anything common (i hope the bold font gives it away) about them?

This is unbelievable...

Fast & Furious 6
Injustice
Pixel People
Overkill 2
Amazing Studly Strikes
Legend of Holy Archer
Into the Dead
Verticus
Iron Man 3

Jim & Frank Mysteries
Symphony of Origin
Temple Run Oz
Ronin
NOVA 3

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
04-25-2013, 11:00 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Area 51
Posts: 2,922
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Here's my most played games recently. Notice anything common (i hope the bold font gives it away) about them?

This is unbelievable...

Fast & Furious 6
Injustice
Pixel People
Overkill 2
Amazing Studly Strikes
Legend of Holy Archer
Into the Dead
Verticus
Iron Man 3

Jim & Frank Mysteries
Symphony of Origin
Temple Run Oz
Ronin
NOVA 3
All freemium?

04-25-2013, 11:13 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,869
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Originally Posted by DannyTheElite View Post
All freemium?
Yeah... Mostly freemium. It's disgusting, but it's true.

Didnt even think of it til i decided to list some freemium games i put too much time in lately, and i realized, almost all of the are freemium.

I buy tons of premium games, but only found out i put more time into free ones.

Anyone else in the same boat?

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
04-25-2013, 11:26 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 651
It's by design. Quick, easy to get into with some kind of gameplay hook and slick visuals.

They can also set up daily rewards to keep it on your phone.

I also notice recent releases fill that list: you'll constantly replace them often with the same type of shiny freemium games.

These games are like soda/candy. Your premium games are your steak dinners. Do not sweat it.
04-25-2013, 11:26 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 418
Now I'm curious. Do you usually buy IAP to keep going or just play the heck out of their free content?
04-25-2013, 11:33 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 651
I usually have one the Evil App-xis freemium games on my phone (Glu, Gamevil or Gameloft), but there are so many of them you can rotate them out everytime you hit a pay wall and never pay a cent.
04-25-2013, 11:40 AM
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Location: Philippines
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Originally Posted by Bloko View Post
Now I'm curious. Do you usually buy IAP to keep going or just play the heck out of their free content?
For the ones on the list, i only payed for Doublers for Pixel People, Into the Dead and Verticus, and then i bought the starter pack for Injustice.

I am loving Iron Man 3's gameplay, but the grind is very steep in this one (timers are a non-issue for this game). I've decided to plop in $10 worth of IAPs (havent done yet as it seems too early to skip through the experience of starting out) to see how far that'll take me, but im determined to unlock all the armors at least. I'd buy doublers in a heartbeat if there was one.

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