iPad Kingdom Rush Frontiers - (by Ironhide Game Studio)

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  1. Bloko

    Bloko Well-Known Member

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    What an outrage, right? Charging THAT MUCH for a game.


    By the way, it's not freemium at all. Once again: the IAP is totally optional and unnecessary.
     
  2. iamthekiller

    iamthekiller Well-Known Member

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    People love to complain, especially when it's five "dolars", whatever they are. The irony is that the same person will waste $5 on a piece of garbage happy meal that clogs their arteries and be fine with that.
     
  3. proof21

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    I actually found the game to be very easy even on the hardest difficulty, but after the "Gems" update, I felt something was messed around with the balance of the game to accommodate the newly introduced Gem system, it just didn't feel the same.
     
  4. Montanx

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    Ill describe it like this...The game is standalone without the iap. As opposed to freemium games that revolve around the iap. Its as if they just tacked these options on as if to say "these options are here because we know we can make a boatload of money just for having a cash shop and its just silly not too.". If they werent there the game would exist the exact same way and not be a different experience at all. No need to proceed with caution.
     
  5. Lost_Deputy

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    Im in. Thanks for the info guys :)
     
  6. Indiania

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    I was fortunate enough to test out Kingdom Rush Frontiers before its release today, and I really enjoyed it! I was able to beat the game with the 3 heroes that are unlockable within the game. I found the iap purchases to be unnecessary to beat or enjoy the game. There is a great deal of polish and strategy throughout KRF. This game became quite the obsession for me while I was testing it out. :)
     
  7. Smartbomb

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    Liking everything so far, except the violence against scorpions.

    Any idea if the other heroes beyond the first three can be unlocked without buying them with real money? Not the classiest iAP price point...
     
  8. nicodemus82

    nicodemus82 Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately they cannot..
    Yeah, I have to agree, one of the only gripes I have with the game is the price of the additional heroes. Other than that though this is a really great TD game that any fan of the original shouldn't miss out on.
     
  9. Fleabag323

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    I also found the prices to be pretty high, but I'm not really the target market since I would never buy that kind of IAP even if it were $.99. :p (In part it'd be because there isn't very much pressure to since it's optional.) For me, a separate, completely new game for $.99 would always be better. I don't blame the devs for pricing as high as they do because a really big portion of IAPs comes from people who buy outrageous amounts of them. People who buy a tiny bit don't typically contribute much; that's why lots of apps have $99 and higher IAPs that all of us would find ludicrous.
     
  10. y2kmp3

    y2kmp3 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I, too, worry about this and am not willing to invest on the game unless I can see that the game is not stacked to encourage IAP or make IAP "almost necessary" to finish the game.

    From the footage I saw, this sequel is more than the original in every way. Worthy the purchase if the IAP issue is clear in that IAP is not needed to complete the game in the highest possible ranking with perfect scores.

     
  11. Joshnsuch

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    Not hesitant at all to buy this in 20 minutes. From every impression, the IAPs can be completely disregarded.

    Looking forward to enjoying the one as much as the first.
     
  12. starcat

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    maybe you just arent that good? i did the entire game without buying anything. all challenges. every thing. i never felt i had to buy anything.
     
  13. DaviddesJ

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    Could be. That wouldn't make his feelings less valid.
     
  14. proof21

    proof21 Well-Known Member

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    Like I said already I three starred the game on the hardest difficulty on my first try on each map before the update. So I think I'm pretty good at the game lol.

    Just I felt the difficulty balance was tweaked after the GEm update, so I did t even wanna bother. Also I disliked using the items from the Gem shop, it affected the gameplay negatively IMO.
     
  15. Bool Zero

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    Even on the hardest difficulty? Because you pretty much have to use power-ups to do those and strategies seemed geared toward power-up usage after the IAP update. That's what he and myself are referring to. The difficulty and balance was changed, noticeably so post IAP, and the Kingdom Rush thread reflects that sentiment if you read back into it far enough. Even fellow real life iPhone and iPad gamer friends I know we're saying the same thing. It is not simply a matter of people not being that good...

    To be fair though, the original is still very playable without IAP, but you do have to grind money to finish the heroic and Iron challenge modes where you didn't have to before, and normal mode was definitely tweaked to where even at the stages like the dark Tower where you didn't have to use power ups when it first released, you now do in order to beat them...
     
  16. Max0809

    Max0809 Well-Known Member

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    Can someone tell me how much is the size installed ?
     
  17. proof21

    proof21 Well-Known Member

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    ^^^Thank You!!!

    I felt like I was in the Twighlight Zone, you know when you are almost certain you are right but no one will believe you, lol.
     
  18. wojovox

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    Just released. Is there not going to be a promotion sale? Usually games are like half off at launch and the predecessors fall in price too. I was planning on buy the first at sale and this one with introduction price, but if nothing goes on sale today, I'm just not picking it up. I've never played and there seems to be a lot of IAP for a purchasable game. I might just hold off until the first goes on sale again depending on what the devs do in the next few hours. They can either get $5 for me right now or miss on a potential buyer who would be willing to buy a few heroes.
     
  19. C. Stubb

    C. Stubb Active Member

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    ...Living.
    On Earth.
    I played the original kingdom rush on both the PC and iPod, and I have to say: I actually enjoyed it more on the smaller screen. Seeing as the mechanics of Frontiers is pretty much the same as the first KR, I'm sure the game will play just fine on the smaller screen.
     
  20. C. Stubb

    C. Stubb Active Member

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    ...Living.
    On Earth.
    I never got the chance to play before the gem system was introduced, but I was able to clear every level, even your dreaded "dark tower", without dropping a single gem on powerups. While I'm totally not a fan of Pay-to-win fiascos, I really didn't see a problem with the difficulty.
     

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