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  1. Kern007

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    A lot of Android games are freeium now, they're free but you have to spend money for stuff in the game.
     

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    It really depends on the model for me. If it's a 1 time payment for extra levels/zones, I'm fine with it. If it's for points that are expended to progress...I'm against it. I do not play games made by Glu anymore because of these practices.
     
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    Glu & Gameloft are on my "do not download list" b/c of the way they are now doing business.
     
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    it's ruining gaming. simple as that
     
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    I generally hate freemium games. Like an earlier poster said, I don't mind paying to unlock more levels or to disable ads. I can't stand games that require IAP just to advance without weeks of grinding. I wish devs would charge an up-front fee for their games, but I suspect that the freemium model is more profitable...
     
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    Im having trouble finding games recently that arent Freemium. Sucks! I'm also cool with paying for the game up front and paying a fee later for extra levels but ... you want a shotgun you have to pay for it or you cant go forward .. well that is bull. Just nickle and dimeing
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    I typically try to avoid freemium games if I can find a paid alternative game.
     
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    I avoid them altogether. Unfortunately, "free-to-play" games have become the mainstream on Android, which is the reason why iPhone and iPad have superior gaming ecosystem.
     
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    i think that If it's a 1 time payment for extra levels/zones, I'm fine with it
     
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    Living in both "ecosystems", as you call them, I can nary tell a difference between the two in terms of pricing model preference. Right now developers are releasing on iOS first, certainly, and that would be an advantage, but that's about all I could point to.

    Most freemium games are of little interest to me, but there are a few that I do enjoy. For some reason, I love Stardom, which is kind of embarassing. I've thrown them $10 in purchases not because I needed to (I already had done all there was to do in the game), but because I had enjoyed it so much that I felt good giving them some cash.

    I also like Coin Dozer quite a bit. I know a lot of people get frustrated by the "energy refresh" model, but if a game is good it's probably the freemium model I have the most tolerance for.
     
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    Gameloft is off my S... list. Asphalt 7 for only .99 cents & no forced purchases. Very nice!!
     
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    i Hateeeeeee them !!
     
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    Nothing is really free, if u really want to make it to the top in these games u hav to spend money.
     
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    Welcome to the point of the thread.
     
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    I prefer to just pay once after testing the game, but I do play a couple Freemium games. You CAN play and do decent without paying any/much, but it's much more difficult and takes a lot longer. You're constantly struggling to keep up with others your level.
     

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