No Game Center, Why is it that a deal breaker?

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  1. kleerkoat

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    just curious and not trolling.

    I see a lot of comments about Game Center. It would seem like not having it is a deal breaker for a lot of people.

    I'm curious why? I don't ever open it or have friends so I don't really know what it offers other than high score rankings.

    About the only deal breaker for me are games with a large install size without iCloud game saves.

    I absolutely love Card Crawl, probably in my top five iOS games. But I quit playing and won't go back after having to delete to install something I needed the space for temporarily.
     
  2. Wrath

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    Seems like games can use GameCenter instead of Facebook to continue progress between devices - which I think a lot of people prefer?
     
  3. kleerkoat

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    I thought only iCloud saves let you play cross device?
     
  4. Exact-Psience

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    Some players like the global hi-scores gamecenter provides. Some like to compare with friends and gamecenter provides that as well.

    Then there are some that are into completing achievements, and game center provides a universal way to tal your achievement points across all games that have it.

    Although this may not be a popular reason to want GC, it also provides a non-intrusive way to connect multiplayer games together.
     
  5. Echoseven

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    Without achievements (and a leaderboard), a game is limited by the content the developers have put into the package.
    Well-made achievements (and again, a leaderboard) extend the life of a game and let players get more mileage out of the content.

    Then there's the typical sense-of-achievement yadda yadda.
     
  6. psj3809

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    So do these people not play any emulators as there no achievements ?

    A nice to have I can understand but people avoiding games unless there achievements is crazy
     
  7. Exact-Psience

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    I wouldnt call that crazy, but i dont think there's a better word either. :D
     
  8. pluto6

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    For me, game center depends on the game. An RPG, I could care less. However, a game that is short, and has essentially only one way through the game, well done achievements add to the desire to play the game again. There are not too many short games that I played through once that I have long lasting good feelings about - or else I wish that there would be something that would make replaying the game have some freshness to it - clever, well thought out achievements can accomplish that.
     
  9. Vovin

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    What is a "yadda yadda"? o_O
     
  10. DonnyDJ76

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    Personally, I could care less about it. Don't need it, don't use it, did I say I don't care about it? :eek:
     
  13. Taeles

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    There is a difference between a platform that has no gamecenter and a platform that does. Achievements add to the replay ability of a game for me, and more points is always a warm fuzzy feeling heh.

    My question would be to flip this around and ask developers why they don't add gamecenter to their games? Achievements would add a lot of replay ability and incentive on the players part to keep playing many of these games (especially the free to play ones).
     

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