iPad Is Star Invader a joke?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Chiller ONE, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Chiller ONE

    Chiller ONE Well-Known Member

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    Are they really charging 20 bucks for this game?
     
  2. davidovich

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    I sense another "I am Rich" scheme. He's probably thinking, "I'll aim high, and see if I get any takers." He may be trying to play off some psychological thought that if a game is expensive, it must be good. However, based on those screenshots and the fact that it's only five levels, I don't think he'll have anyone buying it. Now would be a good time to change those one-click settings in iTunes for those who are prone to accidentally clicking on the buy button.
     
  3. Rockey04

    Rockey04 Well-Known Member

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This game looks awesome!!!!

    This is the best game ever! I need this! I WISH I HAD MONEY. MUST BUY. I am so going to get this right after I get enough money for IAmRich.





    jk
     
  4. STP_Steve

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    that is the wrong choice for the first game to break the $9.99 barrier.
     
  5. vandy1997

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    You know that it's going to have one excellent review!! And that review will be coming from the developer and cost him or her 30% of the price of the app (Apple's cut)! We should start taking bets on:

    1) how long it will take for the developer to lower the price of the app; and
    2) how low will the price go before anybody buys it.

    I would say:

    1) 2 days; and
    2) $1.99

    :D

    If you agree with me, hit "Yes" - just kidding!

    Where is Tequila when we need her? hihihi
     
  6. Dimsum

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    thats the best part of the reviews lol
     
  7. Everydaynormalguy

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    Come on, you guys are just as annoying as those complaining in the app store about prices. Who knows? Maybe it really is worth $20... Also: anyone stupid enough to "accidentally" click BUY should not be allowed to get their money back, ever.
     
  8. arn

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    bought it. I'll let you know. :)

    arn
     
  9. NotYou

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    #9 NotYou, Oct 18, 2008
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    I bet the meant to type $1.99 and screwed up. :rolleyes:

    I've seen stupider things.

    Edit: I went to their site and it really is $19.99.

    With arn's purchase, I'm sure they've made a wopping $19.99 by now.
     
  10. arn

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    it's not trash actually. It looks like it's a WinCE/Palm/Mobile developer that just doesn't understand App Store pricing.

    Now, I'm not saying it's worth $20 either. I'll post a video when I can. I'm sure the price will drop soonish.

    arn
     
  11. 1337brian

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    Thx

    Thanks arn, I was wondering if it were really worth 20 clams, I think the only game I am willing to pay that kind of money 4 though would be sim city...

    Cant wait to see the gameplay video though.
     
  12. #12 wastedyuthe, Oct 18, 2008
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    Are you kidding? There are lots of games on the app store that look twice as polished as this game at half the price. £11.99 GBP is a lot of money to pay for an app we don't know anything about, don't even have a demo/lite version available for, and not even any video to watch. And by 'a lot of money', I mean compared to other shooters I have bought recently for example (which are actually very good too)- Zone Warrior at £2.39, and Vektrax at 59p!
    I'm sorry, this guy asking for £12 just for a 2D scrolling shoot-em-up needs his head examined.
     
  13. ITrocks

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    This app just looks foolish. Period. There's no description for the app at all. Really stupid. 12 pounds is way too much for an indie developer to charge. I would say only a large company like EA or Gameloft could be able to release a justified game over the 5.99 pound limit. Unless the game is really really well done.
     
  14. vandy1997

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    arn, you'll probably be the only person with this game. It may become a collector's item!! In 20 years, it may actually be worth $20. :D


     
  15. vandy1997

    vandy1997 Well-Known Member

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    They should be charged double for actually having that "feature" turned on! :D

     
  16. blakespot

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    I will say - this game, relative to other iPhone games, is not worth the $$. As Arn suggests, it's probably the developer just not knowing the playfield.

    But DS and PSP games are never just $10. $20-$40. I don't see a problem with quality iPhone games costing the same. Look at ng:moco - they are a funded development house with a mission of producing blockbuster games perfectly suited to the iPhone, with complete fit and finish.

    I don't think an amazing game should be shunned for costing $15 or $20. I don't think Arn would disagree.



    blakespot
     
  17. crunc

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    I think the developer is hoping to catch some sales from curiosity seekers... such as arn. :)
     
  18. I think it's rather sad that a good developer submits a good 59p app and has to sell it 20 times to get the same amount of money this guy will get with 1 sale, and it MAY be a worse game (can't tell of course till a review)!
     
  19. vandy1997

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    If this app sucks, I hope that arn writes a review reflecting the fact that it sucks so that people don't get suckered into thinking that it's an exceptional app (and also posts a comment in iTunes).

    This developed needs to get the free Rimshot and Crickets app (link: http://appshopper.com/entertainment/instant-rimshot-and-crickets ), because he/she will need to play the crickets sound as he/she waits for people to click on the Buy button for that app. :D
     
  20. Everydaynormalguy

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    I completely understand what you're saying. However, it pisses me off when people go: "this game looks gay", "too expensive" or some other random bullsh@t. If you wanna comment on a game then you should buy it first and then offer some constructive criticism, not just go: it sucked...
     

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