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Kvothe
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« on: December 19, 2014, 09:25:49 PM »

Subject says it all, and idiots are to blame.

Sim City is the latest example I'd like to discuss.  If EA (very bad company anyway, though I love Fifa), were to create a full fledged Sim City And charge $15 or so for it without IAP bullshit, and made it similar enough to any Sim City we've played...  They would sell a truck load and gain a crap load more respect. 

How the hell is this not a no brainer?  That was rhetorical, it's not, because you have brain dead tools spending shit loads of money on Candy Crush, FarmVille and the like and the real gamers amongst us get shafted.

The studios that do it gain my utmost respect, those that jump on the IAP shit wagon lose a lot of respect.  Blizzard is by all means the only big developer that gets it right.  EA isn't even freaking close.

Just had to vent, the ipad is a nice place to play while not at home, but would be so much better if the execs at these companies weren't such idiots.  I get that they may make more now, but long term the latter is a lot better option.  Charge $15 or $20 for a full fledged sim city game on ios without IAP shiit, your eyes will be open ea idiots.
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 09:42:30 PM »

Quote from: Kvothe on December 19, 2014, 09:25:49 PM

Subject says it all, and idiots are to blame.

Sim City is the latest example I'd like to discuss.  If EA (very bad company anyway, though I love Fifa), were to create a full fledged Sim City And charge $15 or so for it without IAP bullshit, and made it similar enough to any Sim City we've played...  They would sell a truck load and gain a crap load more respect. 

How the hell is this not a no brainer?  That was rhetorical, it's not, because you have brain dead tools spending shit loads of money on Candy Crush, FarmVille and the like and the real gamers amongst us get shafted.

The studios that do it gain my utmost respect, those that jump on the IAP shit wagon lose a lot of respect.  Blizzard is by all means the only big developer that gets it right.  EA isn't even freaking close.

Just had to vent, the ipad is a nice place to play while not at home, but would be so much better if the execs at these companies weren't such idiots.  I get that they may make more now, but long term the latter is a lot better option.  Charge $15 or $20 for a full fledged sim city game on ios without IAP shiit, your eyes will be open ea idiots.

Yeah, their eyes will be open, open to near zero sales.

This fight is over, the market expects mobile games to cost $5 and under and even $5 is considered the high end.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 10:47:31 PM »

There is a full mobile version of Sim City, its been out for years. I haven't played it, but reviews always made it out to be very buggy and EA didn't support it.

Agreed though, I mostly gave up on iOS gaming. Of course I will still buy the good stuff. Just bought Qvadriga.
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« Reply #3 on: Today at 02:41:08 AM »

Don't get me started on how they butchered Dungeon Keeper for iOS. I don't understand why having two options isn't available- Free to play and full purchase.
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« Reply #4 on: Today at 05:20:20 AM »

Looks like they must have pulled the old iPad Simcity, I can't find references to it in the store (some gaming sites talk about it). I had it, never played it. It's probably backed up to my computer.

There just isn't money to make in iOS unless you do free to play unfortunately. I find it insane that anyone pays money for that stuff, but to each his own I guess.
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