Ahhh!! My iphone has become a haven for unplayed games!!

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  1. colbertj

    colbertj Well-Known Member

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    I was just noticing something about my iphone that is very similar to my console game collection. I am slowly acquiring a ton of 'buy now to play later' games. I still have quite a collection of Gamecube/Wii/360 games that I purchased for a nice deal and just shelved for later. Perhaps I am just a serial monogamist, or maybe it's something else.

    With iphone games, sometimes you really just can't pass up a game for a buck even if you aren't going to immediately play it!

    Here's my list of games that I have never played, but have on my iphone:

    Hero of Sparta
    Car Jack Streets
    iDracula
    Defender Chronicles
    Blimp
    Globall

    Thoughts?
     
  2. GaiaIllusion

    GaiaIllusion Well-Known Member

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    Do not fear. I'm the same way.

    I don't hesitate to try playing a few sometimes though, when I'm in the mood.
     
  3. wootbean

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    I have a lot that I've only played once or twice. I haven't gotten anything new in a while. Toki Tori was my latest, and before that I hadn't gotten anything for a couple weeks
     
  4. deckard

    deckard Well-Known Member

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    Yep, same here. Seems I have more fun sometimes just flipping through all the pages of games then actually playing them; like some kind of trophy case I guess.
     
  5. Reaganomics

    Reaganomics Well-Known Member

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    I'm the same way and it's more common than you think. I think that's the beauty of the idevice. I consider my surplus of games a collection. And I keep adding to my collection for a relatively low price. And one day when I'm in the mood I'll blow the dust off my games and play some of them.
     
  6. gekkota

    gekkota Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad to see someone finally started a thread on this topic...I was beginning to think I was the only one who bought games "to play later."

    Hero of Sparta? Got it. Never played it...yet. :rolleyes:
    Toki Tori? Cute icon that's never been "touched."
    Return to Mysterious Island? Couldn't pass it up for a buck, but I'll probably never get off that island!
    And on and on.

    ^^yeah, that, too!^^
    :eek:
     
  7. Uhgii

    Uhgii Well-Known Member

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    I'm also a bit of a bargain shopper, so I'll pick up titles that look interesting even if I'm caught up in other titles at the time merely due to price. I have pages of games I've only played once or twice, but thoroughly intend to play through.

    Downside is, by the time I get to them, I'll have brand new pages full of unplayed games. You're definitely not alone!
     
  8. joe830

    joe830 Active Member

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    You need to play defender chronicles! It is a lot of fun!
     
  9. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    My situation is kinda like that. I buy a game on sale, forget about it for a week, I'm sitting down somewhere waiting for whatever random thing to happen. Oh cool. I have a couple new games. How'd they get on here? Whatevs, play time.
     
  10. theone1007

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    Assassin's Creed, I almost beat it but for some reason I never got around to beating it.
    Ancient Frog, bought it and finished a couple of levels. Never touched it after that.
    Brain Challenge, played til like 50% then stopped.
    9 Innings, played for a few hours then stopped. Same with Baseball Superstars.
    Zenonia, got to level 45 and stopped playing. I need to start over though since I restored my device.
    Super Monkey Ball, got to world 3 then never touched it again.
    Rolando 1, played the first world then stopped.
    UNO, played for a few minutes and stopped. I should play that game again.
    Freeballin', played for a little and stopped.
    Peggle, touched it once in a while, but not a lot.
    Trivial Pursuit, maybe one game and that's it.
    Top Gun, played for a few minutes then stopped.

    Trust me, you're not alone :p And I must say that my iPhone does feel like a precious trophy case never to be touched, just looked at. I just love the feeling of scrolling through 7 pages of games.
     
  11. wootbean

    wootbean Well-Known Member

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    loool :p
     
  12. 5jusername

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    #12 5jusername, Jul 12, 2009
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    i get escape the room games for no reason except for their popularity or just the fact that i want an escape the room game for my ipod. im not even good at them:D

    i got mystique 1 for $.99 for no reason except that i wanted an escape-the-room game on my ipod. finished with a walkthrough.

    i got mystique 2 for $.99 because it was had more gameplay than the first one and the price looked great(until it became free) i got a walkthrough but i'm trying not to use it as much.

    i got RTMI for $.99 just because it was on sale. i played the RTMI 2 demo on PC and i enjoyed it(even though i had some help from a forum). i plan to use a walkthrough later, seeing that i am stuck after about 5 minutes of playing.

    for mystique 1, i bought it 1 week before it became free. then i got mystique 2 1 week before that became free, too.:p
     
  13. wootbean

    wootbean Well-Known Member

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    same here :)
     
  14. jecebn

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    #14 jecebn, Jul 12, 2009
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    I'm the same way, I'm more of a collector than I am a gamer. I'll spend an insane amount of time looking for new games and then I'll play it for 10 minutes before I'll go back to looking for a new game to put on my phone. I love playing the games, but I think I have more fun making sure my phone is loaded with the newest and best games in the app store.

    I have issues clearing space on my phone to make way for new apps because I hate the thought of deleting any of the games even though I never even play most of them :rolleyes:

    Obsessively checking Touch Arcade and AppShopper has been the most time consuming part of my life for the last year... its an addiction, really
     
  15. PacSun4dc

    PacSun4dc Well-Known Member

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    Me too

    Hero of Sparta
    Car Jack Streets
    iDracula

    i dont play either
     
  16. 5jusername

    5jusername Well-Known Member

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    same here. first thing each morning i turn on my computer, go downstairs and eat breakfast, then go upstairs and check TA. reply a bit. do some other stuff. check computer again. my computer has been on like 20/7 for a while.
     
  17. bc142

    bc142 Well-Known Member

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    Im the same way i bought lets golf when it hit .99 cents I didnt get past the fmovie, had soemthign else to do, looks great but havnt touched it since. Anyways Hero of Sparta and Defender Chronicles are both really good, i liked Defender Chronicles new, they did a really nice job at switching up a TD game with the 2d map.
     
  18. Squirt Reynolds

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    #18 Squirt Reynolds, Jul 12, 2009
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    This thread describes me exactly.

    I buy almost any DECENT apps that are on sale (who can resist an app that's normally $4 or $5 and gets dropped to $.99), then most of them end up sitting on my phone for weeks or even months, without being played even once. Sometimes i buy an app and forget to open it just to try it out for the first time, and it sits on my phone completely un-played.

    I've found that since i bought my 3GS, and now have twice the memory (16gb), i find myself making a lot of impulse buys in the App Store. I usually check out a couple reviews, watch a video of the actual gameplay, then (if the price is right) i click "BUY" without hesitation. Before i know it, $20 in mostly $.99 app purchases has added up on my credit card. Damn you App Store.

    I also find that with certain apps that are so good (Doom, Edge, Real Racing, to name a few), I buy them, play them obsessively the first time i open them, then avoid playing them altogether for as long as possible. I think it's because they're so good and so fun to play, that i don't want them to end.
    Because as we all know, even the biggest apps are still relatively small, and can be beaten quite quickly if you play them for a few hours.

    Also, i can't deny the "trophy case" factor. I think we all have some of that going on. :D
     
  19. wootbean

    wootbean Well-Known Member

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    same here :D:D especially now that it's summer. but I don't leave my laptop on constantly.
     
  20. jecebn

    jecebn Well-Known Member

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    That is the exact same way I am- it's almost like I'm saving them for a "rainy day"
     

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