Are Facebook Games A Money Grab?

The short answer is YES–Duh!

I mean that’s how they make their money. ¬†However, if you want to be successful in the games like get all the fancy costumes or power-ups, you’re going to have to spend a few bucks doing so.

Point in case, Marvel Avenger Alliance. I think I had to spend about $100 total on that game. Not get me wrong, I got cool characters and some dope costumes, but I never got to the highest ranks. Why? Because even though I was mildly to heavily addicted to the game, I never spent TONS of times or money on it. So on the PVP I might get up to the Gold Level (second level on the tournament game) but never much further.

Another case in point,I was playing Papa Pear Saga. ¬†In order to go into the desert area, I had to get three golds or beg my friends to help me out. I don’t have that many friends to help me with it. So I paid $1.50 for 15 gold bars. That was more than enough to move on.

I heard people paying upwards to $100/month on the game just to get elite statuses. I found out someone on Facebook spent over $4000 on Marvel Avenger Alliance.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not spending that kind of money unless I’m getting a return, or a chance for a return.

This is why, again, I’ve quit these games. I really cant enjoy them unless I’m spending money on them. No I haven’t spent as much as others have. But why the hell would I want to?


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