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  1. PhilipX20

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    I keep hearing about how bad free games with IAP are, but I actually never spent a single dime on any of them. Played and then quit the games.
    Smartphone games aren't really all that great to keep me coming back for more.
     

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  2. Unforgiven

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    It depends on how the IAP scheme is set up. I avoid ones that make you buy consumables in the game in order to advance. There are many that let you play the opening levels to get a feel for how the game is with a one time option to buy the entire game. I purchase these frequently and have no problem with this approach.
     
  3. LV426

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    I agree, the 'pay to play' style of games where you need to buy resources to progress can get very tedious.
    I don't have a problem with in-app purchases, so long as the purchases aren't necessary to progress.
    But then, the developers deserve to get paid for their work, so is it really that bad. Ultimately if you like a game, why not pay for it? Nintendo or Sony don't give away their games for free.
    If you don't like it, don't buy it. The choice is yours ;)
     
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    Some games, I don't mind the grind. I've been playing Star Wars Heroes for months and only bought about a tenners worth of gems.
     
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    ^^^I don't mind games that don't cripple gameplay without IAP, but have it there for folks that want to move along a little quicker. It is really about how it is implemented and a particular user's preferences.
     
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    The worst one for me was Dungeon Keeper. If you didn't spend gems, things could take days (real time) to build. Zzzzzz!
    Seems to be a common tactic with EA games though. Real Racing is another one where progress is so slow without the $$
     
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    Thing is, my preference would be to pay outright for the game if it's any good. With IAP resource payment, you never know how much you'll need to spend.
    Great model for the games developer isn't it? They're not stupid! :)
     
  8. PhilipX20

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    Nintendo/PlayStation/Xbox don't give out games, they charge for it but at least you're getting a full game worth playing. On smartphones, rarely can I find a game that keeps me interested for more than 3 to 5mins. 😜
     
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    I play some free games here and there to pass some time but if I want to sink hours of gameplay then thats where my huge library of paid games comes in. Have not regretted buying games on Android. There are a lot of good premium games out there but people aren't looking since they're so turned off by the free games and the atrocious IAPs.
     

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