Posts Tagged Freemium

Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War Review

Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War Review

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Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War could be great fun, but its plethora of freemium elements damage its chances.

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Crusaders Quest Review

Crusaders Quest Review

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Hire as many heroes as possible in this fun at first but grind-heavy freemium RPG.

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Elune Saga Review

Elune Saga Review

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Elune Saga is a slightly unremarkable freemium-based RPG, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun.

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Little Alchemist Review

Little Alchemist Review

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Little Alchemist is a really fun freemium card game that suffers from typical freemium issues.

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VainGlory Review

VainGlory Review

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VainGlory is a really fun and accessible MOBA, but suffers from some slightly sexist elements.

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Call of Duty: Heroes Review

Call of Duty: Heroes Review

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Mix Clash of Clans with Call of Duty, and this is what you get.

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Ironkill Review

Ironkill Review

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Ironkill is a freemium focused fighting game that doesn't offer particularly thrilling fights.

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Lumo Deliveries Review

Lumo Deliveries Review

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It shouldn't draw you in but Lumo Deliveries will do just that, despite your better judgment.

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Dragon Season To Get Big Update Soon

Posted by on November 5th, 2014
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Dragon Season is getting a huge update this month. The update will be bringing “re-balanced gameplay” and much more.

Dragon Season Update Features!

BOOSTS – let you start the game with a competitive advantage! These include:
* SUPER FIREBALL – with a SUPER FIREBALL you can finally destroy stone obstacles!
* HEADSTART – want to skip right into the action? Use a HEAD START!
* SHIELD – start your game right with a SHIELD!

FLIP THE CONTROLS – now you can select which side of the screen to shoot fireballs and which side to control Nook!

ENHANCED MISSIONS – these now give more XP and are better balanced!

BRAND NEW LEVELS – the levels have been given a complete overhaul putting you into the action faster, offering a greater challenge and giving you more coins!

ACHIEVEMENTS – 25 brand new achievements that will keep you coming back for more!

IMPROVED LEADERBOARDS – Game Center leaderboards let you challenge your friends!

DAILY BONUS – rebalanced to be more generous with the Coins!

We had an opportunity to review Dragon Season a year ago. The game is available for free (with in-app purchasing) on the App Store, and the update should go live on November 12th, 2014.

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via: Our Review
Agents of Storm Review

Agents of Storm Review

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Agents of Storm might look pretty, but it's a game you've played before. A lot.

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Base Busters Review

Base Busters Review

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Mixing up two forms of tower defense gaming and collectible cards, Base Busters is a fun mix that's restricted by freemium elements.

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Rival Stars Basketball Review

Rival Stars Basketball Review

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Rival Stars Basketball is a fun mixture of basketball and card collecting but its energy system will annoy.

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God Strike 2 Review

God Strike 2 Review

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Fling lightning at mere mortals in this quirky but ultimately middling puzzle game.

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Introducin​g Kim Kardashian​: Hollywood 2.0

Posted by on October 3rd, 2014
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Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, by Glu Games, has recently been updated. Now players can travel to romantic Italy and plan their dream wedding. Other additions include new clothing and items, such as wedding gowns, tuxedos, and (of course) wedding rings. And of course new clothing and other in-game items, new quests for you and your spouse, free gifts, and video messages from Kim Kardashian West herself.

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is also now available for Facebook users.

“I really enjoy engaging with my fans through Facebook and Instagram, that’s why I’m so excited that Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is now available on Facebook,” said Kim Kardashian West. “I continue to be so proud of this project and hope my fans enjoy the fun updates coming soon!”

You can download Kim Kardashian: Hollywood for free on the App Store.

via: Our Review
Kill Shot Review

Kill Shot Review

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Kill Shot is often satisfying, but its more than pushy in-app purchases will leave you feeling a little bummed.

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Plunder Pirates Review

Plunder Pirates Review

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Build a base and explore the high seas in Rovio Stars' Plunder Pirates.

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Monster Warlord is Celebrating its Two-Year Anniversary With Sales and Presents

Posted by on September 18th, 2014
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Monster Warlord by GAMEVIL USA is having a massive party for its two-year anniversary. 

GAMEVIL has been wildly successful with the social monster battling game with over 16 million downloads, which makes Monster Warlord one of their most popular titles. To say thank you, they are giving away free Jewels and anniversary-edition monsters, welcome packages for new members, increasing success rates, and holding massive sales from now through September 22.

Join the party and download Monster Warlord today for free on the App Store.

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The Sleeping Prince Review

The Sleeping Prince Review

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The Sleeping Prince looks and feels great to play, but its lack of peril and restrictive energy system infuriates.

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Kings of the Realm Review

Kings of the Realm Review

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Kings of the Realm offers some handy tweaks, but it's still the familiar format of base building and alliance forming.

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Wag Your Tail – Pets are Here in the New Update for The Sims FreePlay

Posted by on September 10th, 2014
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Is your sim lonely? Never fear, The Sims FreePlay by EA Games, has been updated to include pets! Now you can adopt an adorable cat or dog and explore the majesty of Barkshire Pet Park, or take them shopping at the new Pet Salon.

There is now a hobby called Dog Agility, which lets you train your dog to roll, balance, and jump. With the Cat Show Hobby, you can enter your favorite feline into shows and win prizes. Your sims can also be given a new personality trait – Animal Fanatic – and go crazy for their pets.

You can download The Sims FreePlay on the App Store now.

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Angry Birds Stella Review

Angry Birds Stella Review

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A few tweaks to the familiar format, Angry Birds Stella will appeal to fans, but will also infuriate at times.

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Super Monkey Ball Bounce Review

Super Monkey Ball Bounce Review

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Super Monkey Ball Bounce is a lot like Peggle, but not quite as good, plus it's littered with freemium based irritants.

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Gemini Strike Review

Gemini Strike Review

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Shoot everything and loot everything in this entertaining vertical shoot em up.

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Alien Creeps TD Review

Alien Creeps TD Review

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Alien Creeps TD would be a fun if unremarkable Tower Defense game, but its heavy focus on in-app purchases and balancing issues might put you off.

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Little Raiders: Robin’s Revenge Review

Little Raiders: Robin’s Revenge Review

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Combining simple combat with village building is a potent combination for this charming tale.

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Tiny Tower Vegas Review

Tiny Tower Vegas Review

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Build a huge tower again but Vegas-style in Tiny Tower Vegas.

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Welcome to the Black Legion – Evolution: Battle for Utopia Gets a New Content Update

Posted by on August 7th, 2014
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Evolution: Battle for Utopia by My.Com has received big update titled “The Black Legion.”

The Black Legion update brings players six more regions to explore, 10 new types of weapons, and three new types of defense to help them battle the army of General Kurbatov. It also raises the level cap to 58!

Player’s defensive capabilities are also getting an overhaul: now you can fortify your base with turrets and allies. Lastly, if you feel like a challenge, you can try out Black Legion’s two new mini-games.

Evolution: Battle for Utopia is available for free on the App Store.

via: Our Review

When it comes to suburban life simulations, The Sims pretty much wrote the book. In The Sims Freeplay, we get to see a mobile-centric version of the game that is equal parts enjoyable and complex. Here are a few tips to get folks going on the natural path to building a happy, healthy cyber-community.

Currency

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The first thing one probably wants to understand is the currency system. There are several different tenders that can be used to make purchases or otherwise enhance the life of your Sims. Within the game, the main form of currency is referred to – naturally – as “Simoleons.” Simoleons are probably most like real-life money, and can be earned by having Sims do things like going to work. Established properties can garner Simoleons at intervals, so it pays to “invest” and upgrade these properties. There are a few easter egg Simoleon earning activities as well, like pets digging for them.

Another currency type is the “Social Point.” This can be earned in neighboring towns by doing tasks such as practicing fire fighting. This encourages interaction with other players, as it’s easier to get fellow players to invest in an item necessary to get Social Points. Social Points can be spent on items in the game store.

2014-07-23 18.00.23“Lifestyle Points” can be gained by completing quests, increasing the town’s value, leveling-up, or watching and viewing special offers. They can also be purchased with real money. Lifestyle Points can be used to purchase items and speed up tasks.

The game also incorporates experience points, which allow characters to level-up and have access to more content.

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One of the best ways to accumulate cash is to work. Consistently. On that note, getting promoted helps earn more faster. Building in moderation also helps maximize reserves. Happy Sims are better able to earn spendables, so keeping Sims inspired by ensuring their needs are met.

Even the simple act of gardening also leads to supplemental game cash. Several “natural” tasks like checking mail can net small amounts that add up.

Careers

There are quite a few professions to choose from, ranging from Real Estate Agent to politician, and a Sim’s career can be enhanced by “practicing” the job. Practicing makes the Sim better, and helps them get promoted. Sims can max out in careers, so the progress is not limitless.

Hobbies

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Hobbies are great tools for gaining experience and limited content. The availability of hobbies to a specific character are generally restricted based on what one has unlocked and the age of a character. In other words, after the age requirement is met, one might have to do achieve/build something to be able to perform that hobby.

The biggest overall tip is to exhibit patience. The game runs in real-time, so there is always the temptation to use Lifestyle Points to expedite the action. Those Lifestyle Points could probably be best used elsewhere. Along those same lines, rushing to become a real estate mogul sounds logical – in the real world. In FreePlay, restraint is sometimes a good thing.

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Iron Knights Review

Iron Knights Review

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Messy but offering some entertaining dungeon crawling, Iron Knights is inconsistent.

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MLB Perfect Inning Gets Update, Adds Voice-Over Commentary by Joe Buck

Posted by on August 4th, 2014
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MLB Perfect Inning, the baseball simulation game from Gamevil, has received a new update that adds in some new content and bug fixes.

Most notably, the update brings new voice-over commentary from renown sportscaster Joe Buck. It also adds new motion captures.

We had an opportunity to review this game a short while ago; the updated version is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store.

via: Our Review
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