Quotes: Allegedly Free Game
"These games are free... until you don't want them to suck."
— Aasif Mandvi, The Daily Show (December 8, 2011 episode)
"Gaming is not an essential purchase. One can do without it. As more more and people balk at the high price tag of consoles and $60 games, they’ll naturally gravitate towards lower priced games, namely free ones. However, free to play games are not free to develop, therefore developers have to resort to using shady tactics to make money. In essence, games like Candy Crush Saga are the direct result of a downward pressure on gaming prices, which while nobody will say it publicly, I believe its because its the result of people not having the money to throw around anymore."
—Noah Murphy, "Candy Crush Saga and the Erosion of the Middle Class"
"Herein lies a serious problem with the mobile games industry as a whole right now: good game design is frequently sacrificed in the name of making something more likely to make money."
— Pete Davison, Wired, "Dungeon Keeper: A Symptom of a Wider Problem"
"It took me more than two days to dig out a 4x4 room, so extreme was EA Mythic's lust for FarmVille-style money-grubbing. There is no actual "gameplay" in this game. Very much like Final Fantasy All The Bravest, it exists solely to perpetuate its own crap economy, to give you the illusion of progress so you'll buy more Monopoly money."