PA readers, what are the greediest darn apps that you know of?
posted by Luis D. / Jul 17, 2015, 7:31 AM
Hello, dear readers! Once again, we turn to you in our quest to find interesting new stuff that we couldn't possibly discover otherwise. This time, we're looking around for the greediest, meanest apps doing the rounds in Apple and Google's app stores.
Do you know an app that's plain grossly overpriced? Ridiculously riddled with in-app purchases to the point of sheer mind-bogglery? More ad-infested than a rich people magazine? Or otherwise mad with desire to skin your wallet raw?
Tell us! Do it right here, in the comments below. Give us the name and the reasons for shame. Next Friday, we'll round up the very best (or very worst) of those absolute Scrooges that you've told us about, and we'll have a collective laugh.
While we're at it, we're still mighty app-reciative of those sweet under-the-radar apps you threw our way last time we asked. Come on, we know you won't disappoint us this time!
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Every gameloft game
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 7:33 AM 14
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Every GLU game also. Infact every good games are greedy....
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 7:39 AM 6
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posted on Jul 17, 2015, 7:55 AM 2
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posted on Jul 17, 2015, 8:01 AM 2
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EA Real Racing 3. It's basically a pay to win game. The mere fact that they win various awards with this is just plain stupid and ridiculous.
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 8:01 AM 6
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Real Racing 2 was great So was FIFA, Madden and MMA/UFC Now those are dumbed down and freemium
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 8:06 AM 1
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Asphalt 8. I tried to enjoy it, it wasn't a bad game overall, but the practices were abuse. After you get to a certain point, the game becomes impossible. The AI becomes crazy difficult, and the cars you have lag behind the others. If you don't grind more than most RPGs or buy the money to get new cars, the game becomes unplayable.
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 8:32 AM 4
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i play it on windows phone and is possible to win money for better cars and upgrades just by playing more multiplayer and other chalenges,or races that you already won..and i'm not a hardcore player, i still have a job :)
posted on Jul 18, 2015, 12:31 PM 0
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While I agree with many of the comments here I have to argue that, at least with some Gameloft games, you can actually enjoy them and get good without paying a dime... I am currently playing Modern Combat 5, and I haven't been able to beat it in Single Player because it is basically a Pay-to-win game... BUT right now I play exclusively Multiplayer Matches and it is VERY FUN this way... (except for the random crash or server problems)... the game actually rewards you with credits, prices, weapons, etc and they are getting generous about it. You just need to get good enough, I currently have a k/d ratio of 2. GLU is definitely very greedy... and I used to play C.H.A.O.S a helicopter digfighting game... and I pay for the first version which in turn it also had IAP so, yeah.
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 9:01 AM 5
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DeadTrigger 2 with incredible multiple upgrade system. You have to upgrade the tech level, to upgrade the gunsmith to upgrade the actual weapon. So you have to wait years for a weapon to be better, or pay a lot. But if you pay a lot and even only one of your weapon became better, the game - so called - "balance" the zombies, which practically means that after 5 matches they became stronger. In the end, all other non upgraded weapons that you have, will became useless after half day, and the one you upgraded for real money become like the rest was before... But the zombies will get stronger anyway, so it's an infinite paying loop, or struggling with weak weapons. yeah and I didn't even mention how much for example the golden AK-47 costs... nightmare
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 9:17 AM 4
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FREMIUM FREMIUM FREMIUM.. I hope people start to realize "free" means: pretty graphics, a lot of promises... oh wait we are gonna need $4.99 here and 1.99 there for you to actually be able to play further than the intro.. I rather pay $10 for a solid title and enjoy every cent of what I paid.
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 10:48 AM 3
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