howtogeek at April 26th, 2013 16:06 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/reviews/satisfy-your-gaming-sweet-tooth-with-candy-crush-saga/
Ready for some delicious gaming fun? Then get ready to sink your teeth into Candy Crush Saga! Embark on this ‘sweet’ puzzler of an adventure with Tiffi and Mr. Toffee as they work their way through a world filled with candy. But will you be able to handle the addictive gaming sugar rush that awaits you though?
codinghorror at April 26th, 2013 19:05 — #2
I kind of agree with the other reply to the other game article.. not having the platform in the title is kind of frustrating. Windows? Android? Windows Phone? GameBoy Color?
hydro at April 26th, 2013 19:37 — #3
that was me that made that comment and once again i followed the link only to find out that it didnt apply to me.
I almost - ALMOST, brought it up again but figured that the fact that they didnt respond to the comment the first time was their way of saying "deal with it"! ~lol!
but you wait 'n see, one day when im all grown up ill afford one of those fancy devices / smart phones and i too will enjoy the benefits of all the stuff thats published for them. one day. youll see ...
sooner than later i hope ...
but anyways, what myself and codinghorror are referring to: http://discuss.howtogeek.com/t/gravity-duck-is-a-challenging-gravity-flipping-platform-game/1894/2
geek at April 27th, 2013 09:09 — #4
I agree, we need to have the platform more easily available before you click through. I was hoping to avoid putting it into the title, because then you end up with titles like...
Get your Title Madness with Candy Crush [iOS] [Android] [Windows Phone] [Facebook] [WhenWillItEnd?]
And then when the app is released for a new platform, you have to update the title...
I'll figure out something better.
sam at April 27th, 2013 09:33 — #5
Lynx ... clearly Lynx
lignum at April 27th, 2013 14:05 — #6
I love these games but hate their pay model. Forcing me to "chill out" always annoys the crap out of me. I would gladly pay for a game without having to deal with all this microtransaction nonsense. There are some games that do it better, but pay or wait 30 minutes to get to try one more chance to win (or pester your friends nonstop until one of them gives in). I'm currently stuck waiting for 3 friends to accept so I can get 15 more levels and be able to play more.
At the "Yeti Store" you can buy 3 different things. The most notable object is the ability to once per level make a striped candy. This option costs only $39.99! Talk about a deal... Or you could increase your max # of lives from 5 to 8 by paying ~$17.
Like I said, I miss just paying $1 or $2 for a game and enjoying it for what it was D:
codinghorror at April 27th, 2013 15:11 — #7
Why not just
Satisfy Your Browser Gaming Sweet-Tooth with Candy Crush Saga
Satisfy Your Android Gaming Sweet-Tooth with Candy Crush Saga
Satisfy Your iOS Gaming Sweet-Tooth with Candy Crush Saga
iszi at April 27th, 2013 16:25 — #8
Because you end up having problems with multi-platform games, especially when they're not available for all platforms within a given category.
Satisfy your iOS/Android/Blackberry Gaming Sweet Tooth with Candy Crush Saga
Satisfy your Browser/IOS/Android Gaming Sweet Tooth with Candy Crush Saga
Satisfy your Xbox/Windows 8/Windows Phone/Browser Gaming Sweet Tooth with Candy Crush Saga
Instead of actually having it in the title, it might be better if articles were tagged and the tags were listed under the title on the main page.
hydro at April 27th, 2013 17:47 — #9
codinghorror at April 27th, 2013 21:29 — #10
It is kind of irritating that you have to read so deeply into the article before you even get to the platform info. It needs to be at or near the top.
iszi at April 28th, 2013 01:47 — #11
That's why I suggested adding a tag system, and having tags displayed near the article title. You wouldn't have to read into the article at all, and the titles themselves could still be kept fairly concise. This would also enable better searching/filtering of articles when browsing.
geek at April 29th, 2013 00:38 — #12
I'm definitely planning on making the daily download format better - since we just started doing these posts recently, I figured I would start off by just having them up there, and then tweak as we go along to make it better. Most of the games that we've covered are both iPhone and Android, so they'd work for the vast majority of people.