Non IAP games

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by bastband, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. bastband

    bastband Well-Known Member

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    Is it a good idea t start a non IAP games thread?
    I for one am fed up of paying out, then paying out again. I know that in a lot of instances you do not have to purchase, but what has happened to the 'good old fashioned' game.
    (Please excuse if this topic has been broached already)
     
  2. TheFrost

    TheFrost Well-Known Member

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    Games with no IAP at all, from what I have installed:

    Super Crate Box
    Ski Safari
    Bee Leader
    Blast-a-Way
    Bitless
    Bad Hotel
    Sunshine
    Monsters Ate My Condo
    Waking Mars
    The Last Rocket
    Monkey Ninja
    Bubble Pig
    League of Evil 2
    Silverfish
     
  3. VaroFN

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    GTA 3
    Max Payne
    Cthulhu Saves The World
    Invader Hunter
    Crow
    McPixel
    Mikey Shorts
    1-bit Ninja
     
  4. Exact-Psience

    Exact-Psience Well-Known Member

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    When you say non-IAP, how do you mean? There are different types of IAPs acceptable to the general TA crowd. I for one, am in favor of having IAPs in game as long as they are not required to progress in the game and as long as it isnt something that affects leaderboards scores.

    Types of IAPs i consider acceptable are the following (although i might miss something important):

    1. IAP for the impatient
    2. IAP to Unlock/Purchase Chapters & Expansions or to Unlock the Full Game
    3. IAP for additional visual and audio cosmetics
    4. IAP for donation
    5. IAP for double ingame currency game - I usually get this because it doesnt change the game experience, but improves the speed of acquiring stuff without having to skip any of the fun.

    To be honest, I prefer paying a game full up front like the case of premiums like Anomaly Warzone Earth, Infinity Blade and Final Fantasy Titles, etc... Because I still get what i pay for. Axon Runners was a good $4 (or was it $5) purchase for me because i found the game very entertaining, and the IAP does not affect the game much to make the game too easy and the advantage you get for the IAP boards are more cosmetic than game-affecting.

    What I hate most, are games that let you buy "I win" items or effects though IAP, and when they affect either the game's leaderboards, or the multiplayer aspect of the game.
     
  5. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin Well-Known Member

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    He said `no IAP at all` in his post.
     
  6. chimpman252

    chimpman252 Well-Known Member

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    It's debatable whether the TA community approves of these types of iAP...

    1 and 5 destroy the purpose of playing a game. It feels pointless working to get to the end when you know you can just spend money to set the difficulty to "unfairly easy"

    2 and 3 are annoying, when I pay money for a game I'd like just the whole thing. But at times it can be acceptable, like DLC with console games.

    4 is the only one I actually accept.

    As for games with NO iAP, see:
    World of Goo
    Superbrothers S&S
    Nihilumbra
    Wave Trip
    All GTA games
    Hundreds
    Incoboto
    Bastion
    Swordigo
    Perfect Cell
    Critical Missions: SWAT
    Tiny Wings
    League of Evil 1&2

    And Rayman Jungle Run is an honorable mention, it's my GOTY for giving a full console experience that works on mobile but recently got paid DLC that unlocks other character costumes. I wish we could have gotten them for free, but this literally doesn't affect your game progress or difficulty (no features for paid characters other than looks) whatsoever.
     
  7. Exact-Psience

    Exact-Psience Well-Known Member

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    I did say these are MY accepted IAP schemes.

    But i still firmly believe in what i put in there because these have never tempted me to buy anything except the doublers.

    For #1, what i actually meant here are those games which NEVER need the IAPs to progress. Perfect examples are EPOCH., MC3, IB1&2, Asphalt titles, and ARC Squadron. I think of them as soft cheats that you need to purchase to acquire. As long as the game does not force me to buy them, it is acceptable to me.

    2&3 may be annoying to some, but im sure it is generally acceptable in the TA community in general.

    Thing is, i understand how difficult it is to make an iOS dev living with the current crowd that is the appstore. If the IAPs were made for the devs to make extra but are totally optional, is acceptable to me. Forcing you to buy IAPs is a different story.
     
  8. september

    september Well-Known Member

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    Great thread and a good idea.
     
  9. AeonGrey

    AeonGrey New Member

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    I agree with the sentiment so far that we keep the list strictly non IAP. As in, if it has a "top in app purchases" tab on its main info page, it can't be on the list.

    Anyway, out of what I have:

    Doom
    Minecraft Pocket Edition
    Sid Meier's "Pirates!"
    LIMBO
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown
     
  10. Exact-Psience

    Exact-Psience Well-Known Member

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    I guess i never really posted my list of no-IAPs, ones that i can remember :D

    Games without IAPs:

    Star Wars KOTOR
    Indiana Stone
    Polara
    Ronin
    Rayman Jungle Run
    Chaos Rings 1, Omega & 2
    Spiral Ep1
    XCom Enemy Unknown
    Limbo
    Ravensword 2
    Zombies.
    Liberation Maiden
    After Burner Climax
    Danmaku Unlimited 2
    Wrestle Jump
    Fireball SE
    Inferno+
    Anomaly Korea
    Anomaly Warzone Earth
    Asterogue
    Attack of the Spooklings
    The Bard's Tale
    Crow
    Dungelot
    Eve of Impact
    Gene Effect
    Unmechanical
    God of Blades
    LOE 1, 2 and 3
    Invader Hunter
    Lara Croft
    LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles
    Meganoid 1 & 2
    Mirror's Edge
    Momonga Pinball
    Monkey Ninja
    Monsters Ate My Condo
    Nihilumbra
    Perfect Cell
    Plasma Sky
    Plants Vs Zombies
    The 7th Guest
    Waking Mars
    Sword and Sworcery
    Shardlands
    Shadowgun
    Run Roo Run
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    774 Deaths
    Ark of Sinners
    Ridiculous Fishing
     
  11. slamraman

    slamraman Well-Known Member
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  12. _Max_

    _Max_ Well-Known Member

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    Accept

    Suggest all game from Kairosoft (not included Beastie Bay) buy only once.
     
  13. scubi

    scubi Active Member

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    Bastion.
    Still the best overall experience I've had playing a game on my iPad.
     
  14. docdalek

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    I myself don't mind IAPs that offer cosmetic changes or such...but anywho, favorite non-IAP games

    Minecraft PE
    Wayward souls
    Keroblaster
    Cavern
    Chillaxian
    VVVVVV
    Terraria
     

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