My very own virtual Springfield…

August 21, 2012 9:53pm
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I never really got much into The Sims, but I’m kinda curious about this new iPhone game that I downloaded earlier called The Simpsons: Tapped Out which finds you having to rebuild Springfield after Homer accidentally blows it up by paying more attention to his iPad (err, I mean, his myPad) than the controls at the nuclear power plant…

The graphics are really nice, and the story so far is pretty entertaining because apparently a lot of the writers from the show participated in the making of the game. My only real concern is that because this app follows the freemium business model, there seems to be an inclination for in-app purchases to get all of the coolest Springfield icons for your own version and honestly, I’d rather just pay $4.99 or $14.99 or $29.99 for access to everything all at once than random charges of $9.99 so that I can unlock Moe’s Tavern or Professor Frink’s Lab.

The currency in question that you seem to have to buy is donuts – you get a few each time you level, but I have a feeling that if a more reliable source than my wallet doesn’t appear shortly, the game’s gonna get old kinda fast. Too bad because again, it is a really sharp looking game, but perhaps the concept of freemium just isn’t for me-(ium)…

One Response to My very own virtual Springfield…

  1. […] to check out The Simpsons: Tapped Out for iPhone & iPad. I first encountered this game earlier this summer and wasted many an hour directing Homer and Lisa and everyone else in an attempt to clean up the […]

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