But isn’t it more of a real game that is also available on iOS? It lacks all of the horrible control and monetization innovations that are native to phones and tablets, and was released on computers first.
@InnocuousFarmer@zippyus It’s not like that at all, honestly. The main point is the dungeon crawly bit; honestly the “build a village” bit was kind of…not fully necessary. But super cute, so I forgive them.
Edit: also, absolutely no real-money purchases after buying the game itself.
@moondrake@Seeds I have over 200,000 coins and spent $0 to get them. I play that much. Daily challenges and endless mode always keeps me coming back. Now they have “Battlez” where you can compete with other players and you get rewards for the highest score.
@PlacidPenguin There was a long time when “vanilla” PD wasn’t in active development and Shattered was. By now, I’ve gotten so used to its balance/quirks/quality of life improvements that I can’t go back.
Also there’s no weapon degradation, so that’s nice.
@atz413 Yeah, I’ve owned (and tried) quite a few. I generally get bored, or if I don’t, I feel as if I can’t “waste” the time playing, so I either uninstall them, or wait until I have to “upgrade” my Kindle, then I don’t re-install them.
I hate the ‘pay to win’.
Here is my pay once then play:
Air Control HD
Great Big War Game (Many games)
Game Dev Story (If you like this style of game the dev Kairosoft Co.,Ltd makes many similar styled games with different themes.
NBA JAM by EA SPORTS (almost as good as Sega)
Ticket to Ride
Pinball by Zen Studios Walking dead, Star Wars and many more (this is $2 PER table. Pick your favorite theme)
I’ve been obsessed with Spaceflight Simulator for weeks now. Basically 2D Kerbal Space Program. Once you get bored with going to the moon, there’s a bunch of planets, and then once you get bored with that you can start piecing together a space station.
Enjoy Sudoku is the (tablet) game I’ve played the most, maybe for almost a decade (not sure when I first got it). It is one of the few games that I’ve paid for and not felt ripped off by; the hint system is awesome and it is extremely good for learning how to not have to guess when playing.
I also really enjoyed the earlier versions of Plants vs Zombies. Later versions, not so much.
I play a lot of Hearthstone and Big Farm. These games are free with pay-to-win elements, but they can be played forever just fine for free. I did give $5 to Hearthstone for a special package of cards last year. I like to give the developers a bit of cash when I enjoy their game. I’ll eventually pony up $5 to Big Farm. The other games I play a lot are android versions of tabletop games. I paid for them up front and there are no pay-to-win elements in them. They play basically just like the tabletop games. They include Settlers of Catan (with Seafarers and Knights and Cities), Carcassonne (a big multi expansion pack), Ticket to Ride (with like 10 different maps), Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Splendor, Paperback and Alhambra. I’ve got quite a few others in my play store account, including Small World and Pandemic, along with games from my youth like Monopoly, Life, Risk and Yahtzee. But they don’t fit on my tablet with my favorites. If my tablet had more memory there are a dozen more I’d buy, but 32g is unforgivingly small.