Angry Birds Go! will offer way too many in-app purchases
The Big Bang Special edition kart will cost $100
Rovio will release its kart-recing game Angry Birds Go! worldwide on December 11, however an iOS software launch allows some users in New Zealand to have a first glimpse at it. That’s where we’ve got all the spoilers from.
The game features in-app purchases and it appears that some of those will be ridiculously expensive. You want to try out the Big Bang Special edition kart? I hope you have spare $100 to pay for it. Usually IAP games tend to make in-app purchases a necessity, if not a requirement. Such adds can give you a boost and save you from spending hours on the same boring levels, but unfortunately everything comes with a price.
When it comes to Angry Birds Go!, you will have to race on identical tracks and complete exactly the same events over and over again until you have enough coins to upgrade your engine. You guessed it right, you can go further without upgrading your kart and you definitely cannot keep with other competitors in later events. Face it, there are always people who give money and have the best stuff even in term of small games. So keep that in mind.
Now that we have mentioned coins, the currency in the game is gems. You can win few of those by winning races; however they won’t be enough if you want to advance quickly. In case you want to buy gems with actual money, you will need to convert them into coins afterwards in order to upgrade your karts.
Angry Birds Go! also features an energy system and your bird can keep it up for five races. When your character gets tired, you’ll have to either wait or to choose a different bird in case you have one. If not, we inevitably go to the third option of re-energizing your character via an energy-boost that costs money.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not criticising Rovio for expecting money from their game. In fact, they worked hard to make it, however it appears that the ranking in a bigger profit stays in the way of the gameplay experience and that’s not cool.