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Have you ever come across misleading advertising for mobile games?

Daniel

Member
When you download and play a free Mobile game it is almost expected to have some sort of ads or in game purchases. However, which would you rather have? I have seen some games where they are super agressive with the in game ads and it makes it super frustrating. I have uninstalled games because of this or if I actually like the game I will pay the fee to get rid of the ads if they have one.
 

Ash

Member
Like bphlover, if the game was free then I'm happy to suffer from a few advertisements on the game. The problem is when they have way too many advertisements in the game and it starts to affect the gaming experience. If I ever download a game like that then I'll uninstall it straight away.
 
It is too much hassle and irritating but what can we do? It is there for a reason and that is to support the game developers and I can totally understand that. If you don't want ads you can always pay a few more bucks for a paid game without ads but its up to you. As for me, I will have to endure because like bphlover I don't like spending hard earned money on mobile games :cool:
 

Heatman

Member
Seriously, these in game advertisements are the reason why I don't go for free games because it's annoying getting to be interrupted with an ad when you are into one serious game.

I hate such ads with passion.
 

divinegores

Member
The way they generate income was thru advertisements. If we wanted to play free games, then expect too much ads. Yes, there's an option to get rid of them but you need to pay. Well I don't think it is reasonable to pay just for that. Better to endure the ads or uninstall the apps.
 

Heatman

Member
The way they generate income was thru advertisements. If we wanted to play free games, then expect too much ads. Yes, there's an option to get rid of them but you need to pay. Well I don't think it is reasonable to pay just for that. Better to endure the ads or uninstall the apps.
True! Without the ads, they do not get to make lots of profit with the game. But in my opinion, in as much as it's important to make money, they should take the satisfaction of their customers into consideration and mind how often the ads are placed.
 

chcp

Member
I can't even begin to tell you how many games I've uninstalled due to constantly being bombarded by ads. I understand that's how the developers make their money, but when you're putting so many ads that it interferes with the gameplay, is when I reach my breaking point. I don't think I've ever paid to get rid of ads because most games I like are sparse with the ad placement.
 

egghead

Member
Usually, I do not spend money on games. I only play free versions (I did buy a couple of games though). When I am playing a free game, ads are common. Since I am not spending any money, I can endure ads.
 

Heatman

Member
Usually, I do not spend money on games. I only play free versions (I did buy a couple of games though). When I am playing a free game, ads are common. Since I am not spending any money, I can endure ads.
If you have no problem with ads pop up in games, then there is no need to worry about spending money on the premium version of the game.
 

Anachiwo

Member
You can never take away ads from free games. The ads are the way such game developers are making money from the game. So, it's up to the game player to go for games that comes with ads or not. I don't have any problems with ads at all.
 

egghead

Member
If you have no problem with ads pop up in games, then there is no need to worry about spending money on the premium version of the game.
When I said "I can endure ads," I did not mean I like ads in the games. You are playing a game and suddenly a popup ad appears. This will certainly ruin your gaming experience. However, this is common when you are playing free games. Generally speaking, I play offline games where ads will not interfere with my gaming experience.
 

leadtech

Member
TBH ads on mobile games is so annoying. It always interrupts me on the me middle of the game.better to play offline games it's an ad free.
 

divinegores

Member
True! Without the ads, they do not get to make lots of profit with the game. But in my opinion, in as much as it's important to make money, they should take the satisfaction of their customers into consideration and mind how often the ads are placed.

Yes, better to consider the satisfaction of customers first. Because sometimes too much ads brings customers to uninstall the games or apps. Which will bring them lost instead of gaining more.
 

Heatman

Member
Yes, better to consider the satisfaction of customers first. Because sometimes too much ads brings customers to uninstall the games or apps. Which will bring them lost instead of gaining more.
Well, it's true that such free customer should I use that term free customers have to consider that they are getting the game at free cost, so the ads interruption should be considered a constant.
 

Anachiwo

Member
Well, it's true that such free customer should I use that term free customers have to consider that they are getting the game at free cost, so the ads interruption should be considered a constant.
I'm fully in support of this great input. As long as the games are free, the ads must be constantly displayed whether the gamer likes it or not.
 

egghead

Member
If you do not accept you have two option, either play a game that is available offline or buy the game. I think playing games that are available offline are better options. When I play mobile games, I always choose a game that can be downloaded, installed and played offline. When I play offline, there will be no ads.
 

Anachiwo

Member
If you do not accept you have two option, either play a game that is available offline or buy the game. I think playing games that are available offline are better options. When I play mobile games, I always choose a game that can be downloaded, installed and played offline. When I play offline, there will be no ads.
So, in essence you prefer offline games to online games and since they are offline games, there is no way of getting ads to play in it.
 

phanuruch

Member
When you download and play a free Mobile game it is almost expected to have some sort of ads or in game purchases. However, which would you rather have? I have seen some games where they are super agressive with the in game ads and it makes it super frustrating. I have uninstalled games because of this or if I actually like the game I will pay the fee to get rid of the ads if they have one.
If there is something that gets on my nerves, it is having ads popping up when playing games. But I also understand the advertisers are in business too and everyone is trying to make an extra buck whichever way they can. That said, I cannot count the number of times I have uninstalled games due to troublesome ads.
 

egghead

Member
So, in essence you prefer offline games to online games and since they are offline games, there is no way of getting ads to play in it.
I play a lot of free games and ads are very common in free games. therefore, I always make sure the game has an offline version. By playing offline games, I do not have to bother with ads.
 

Heatman

Member
I'm fully in support of this great input. As long as the games are free, the ads must be constantly displayed whether the gamer likes it or not.
Exactly. It's how the gamer developers monetize their games. Since it's a free game, there has to be a way they can make money off the game and it's through the use of ads.
 

Anachiwo

Member
Exactly. It's how the gamer developers monetize their games. Since it's a free game, there has to be a way they can make money off the game and it's through the use of ads.
True. They have to make money from the game in one way or another and certainly it's true only the game ads that they can do so, since the game is free.
 

Anachiwo

Member
Exactly. It's how the gamer developers monetize their games. Since it's a free game, there has to be a way they can make money off the game and it's through the use of ads.
True. They have to make money from the game in one way or another and certainly it's true only the game ads that they can do so, since the game is free.
 

Kaynil

Member
I remember while playing Solitaire on my phone, I got an advert for a crossword game, and it was showing some interesting dynamic where the letters were falling in a similar manner like Tetris, so you could drag and form words. it was weird. So out of curiosity, I visited their download page, from the descriptions and screenshots it just seemed like a normal crossword kind of game. I scrolled to check the reviews and saw a few one-star reviews from people who rushed to download it and found out it wasn't like the advert had to lead them to believe. I felt like I dodged a bullet and since then I really check before downloading anything. I am pretty sure this kind of misleading for android games is not that rare, so it'd be cool to hear your stories if you have come across some ridiculous advertisement, regardless if you feel for it or could tell it apart. :)

Have you ever downloaded a game because of an advertisement and find out that it was nothing like the advert made it look like?
 

Nova

Member
I think there are many who create the video for the game but they show different in video and actual game can be different. For example, mobile legends ads were different from the actual game. Same can be said about the sea game. Which has lot of ads these days and the actual game is lot different.
 

Ash

Member
I hate those types of games. The ones that edit their game page screenshots to make the game look better or seem more interesting are extremely annoying. And the reviews sometimes don't help because half of them have been paid for usually.
 

Nova

Member
Lot of games are doing the animated trailers. Which can be a good attempt from their side that they want to get the word out. But real game does not have the animation or the graphics good enough like ads. So that kind of makes people misguided. And nobody wants to have that sort of the misguided ads on the game.
 

Shole

Member
Those damn ads, it's so crazy, like you look at the ad and you are stunned, drooling over the game they are advertizing and when you click on it, it's the most basic, boring game that you can ever come across. They should get this to be illegal as false advertisment and should make a law against it.
 

Nova

Member
Some games are also misleading. I mean you may feel like some games are like clash of clans but when you install them they are kind of like card games or board games. So it is definitely misleading in case if you want to go by what is being shown in the game ads.
 

Alexander.

Member
Misleading marketing is so insane, like you look at the commercial and you're astounded over the game they're advertising and when you click on it, it's the most fundamental, dull game you'll ever see. They're supposed to make this illegal as false advertising, and they should make a law against it. Its happened to me several times.
 

BlackNero

Member
I don't pay much attention to context advertisement, I guess. If a youtuber or an internet person I'm interested in advertises something, there's a chance I'll check it out, usually these are quality products and it benefits both the influencer (more about them here) and the business.
 

Nova

Member
I think these days those ads are in between the gameplay. So it kind of hurts the experience. I understand the need to make money but a lot of ads are not relevant and that can be a bad experience if you ask me.
 

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