Last week sometime, I was bored, so I trolled the App Store for new games and found one called VegasTowers. I thought it was basically SimTower, which I was cool with since I loved that game, but turns out it’s not.
If I were rating it on the App Store, which I haven’t yet, I’d give it between 2 and 3 stars. I do think it has some promising attributes, but:
- It’s very needy. As in, if you don’t log in for a day, everything turns to shit.
- They’re playing the Zynga song note-for-note. You know the one, where you can sort of squeak by in free mode but it’s a LOT BETTER IF YOU JUST BUY SOME CASH OR FAVORS USING REAL MONEY. Basically it let’s you level faster, but that’s useless because…
- There’s no end. So every half day or so for the rest of your life you’ll need to login to push the levers and receive the carrots.
I do kind of wish it was a paid app. If the focus was less on getting you to spend money(*) and more on strategy and socializing, it would have longer playability, and they might even make more money in the process. It’s likely I’ll stop playing tomorrow, but still keep it installed to see what updates they roll out over time. Of course, by then my tower will be a cockroach-invested, burned-out mess, but that’s life in the city.
* – It’s not as in-your-face as other apps, I have to give them credit. But it’s still there.