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What's your opinion of "Freemium" Mobile Games?

Discussion in 'Mobile' started by blackcanary, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. Clara1993

    Clara1993 New Member

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    FREEMIUM games sucks for sure, I don't like them you play and Have a limited levels Because You didn't pay that really sucks I prefer to Pay for a cheap one and play a full game without limits :)
     
  2. hermessantos

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    I think mobile fremium games can be a good bet as there are a lot of paid games that are just plain bad. So you just figure it out if you buy the game. Fremium games can be tested and if you like, you can simply buy them.
     
  3. zeedollar

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    Those freenium games can suck sometimes but they are indeed effective strategies that have been deployed by various game developers to make money, because come to think of it they also need to sustain their team and other expenses. I have been made to but some certain features in games just because i really wanted to advance to a higher stage or get my hands on a really cool gadget.
     
  4. Pixie06

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    I don't like freemium games. There are some games that I have downloaded then I can't proceed further at times as I have to buy other features to continue. There are some games that I have stopped playing due to this. Sometimes paying for advanced features can cost me more than buying a game. I can often get many games at discounted prices. So, I prefer to buy a game as I know that all the features will be included.
     
  5. lindbergh

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    Most of the games on my smartphone and tablet are free. And even if they're free, I enjoy playing them. They do offer in app purchases but I seldom purchase something. I am OK with Freemium games. Who among us doesn't want to play free games right? And free doesn't mean that it sucks. A lot of of free games have great graphics and gameplay. What I don't want are games that you have to purchase in order to play but then further present you with in-app purchases.
     
  6. overcast

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    I think freemium model with the ads is good enough. I don't block ads and watch them to support developers. I know that it can be harder to manage such games. So I dont mind based model for making revenue. You can see that they need revenue to sustain their game development. For this reason I think freemium model is good if people get paid properly.
     
  7. Soulwatcher

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    i think most freemium games are super annoying because they put you behind a paywall that's either going to cost a small fortune or take tons of time to complete. And they make it so hard that people want to pay. But they are not going to get any money out of me because I just uninstall the game!
     
  8. Zyni

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    I'd really just rather have the option to decide if I want to pay as I go or just pay a flat fee for full access. Getting stalled by a paywall is annoying. Just tell me in advance what I need, and need to pay for, and let me get on with it. Don't try to trick me into more purchases. I just don't like shady tactics, and this kind of thing feels shady.

    The really greedy ones are so annoying, throwing stuff in your face all the time. There might as well be a big flashing sign that say "Gimme your money!!!!"
     
  9. AndrewG

    AndrewG New Member

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    With Freemium games, I go into them reminding myself that the experience isn't going to be the same as a full payed game. So essentially I put my hopes down, and most of the time I am happy with the experience I get, as I'm not expecting something amazing. I just see it as a small timewaster for my train trips etc.

    Which is kind of sad in a way, as the technology in a phone is so powerful, and amazing gaming experiences could have been the most popular option. But, I don't think you can really put all the blame on developers for the current mobile gaming environment, as it's up to the consumer to vote with their wallet. People spend so much money on these games, Its no wonder every upcoming developer pumps out a clone of Clash of Clans or Game of War etc. As soon as you put a price tag on a mobile game, the amount of people willing to play it drops significantly. It just isn't viable for game devs to be making $10 dollar experiences that 1000 people buy versus a freemium game that 10 million people play and spend lots of money on.
     
  10. overcast

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    I think they don't suck it's just that we as a gamer should respect their need for money. Because many people don't want to pay. And they choose piracy or other means. So this means the developer have to come up with a better means to play the game. So they are going to see the ads and other stuff in their games.
     
  11. Clara1993

    Clara1993 New Member

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    Ahaaan that's the point dear Overcast, And it's annoying to see ads popping up every minute or in a corner of your screen and whenever youclick there by mistakeit takes you to the other link or when you complete a level you have to wait for some seconds to watch the ad that really suck even if I understand it's their way of maming money :)
     
  12. overcast

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    Yes but that's important to run ads because making game by ignoring time and money involved have to be compensated. I mean if the game is not paid the developer has the right to run the ads. Because at the end of the day they want to make money too. And they have their own life to run as well. It's nominal cost of running ads.
     
  13. giovanniiiii

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    I have nothing against games that allow you to buy points or in-game currency using real money, but if they restrict actual features because of these DLC requirements, then it is unfair. As long as I can still enjoy the game without having to pay real money for it, I see no problem in these free-to-play games.
     
  14. WarVet

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    Pretty much. I agree with you, this is an old marketing trick. Let the freebies first get players hooked and then start charging. I prefer to pay, even if it's a little expansive and have the full product than to wait out on a game that I know that will have to pay for later.
     
  15. Clara1993

    Clara1993 New Member

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    Exactly it is a marketing strategy to show gammers or investors how many downloads the product got, Yet they never show how many among them paid for the game however I am with you on the point of paying for full and good games.