Post by Incog Neato on Jun 22, 2012 23:12:37 GMT -5
They're like cliques to me. :P
Maybe most of you aren't feeling the effects right now but for someone like me whose gaming habits have shifted heavily in the direction of iOS and Android, it's getting to be a bit of a pain as games are either region locked or locked to a phone network.
ALL of SquEnix's Android games (like the port of iOS' Chaos Rings, for instance) fall into this.
Then there's also the whole Pay or Wait trend that's super popular now. Bamco's already implemented it into their upcoming Gundam digital-only game on the PlayStation Store so I expect more companies to start offering "FREE" to play games that limit your gameplay time in some stupid way.
.... But this is a whole other rant for another day. XD
Anyway, I only brought this up because I spotted the post about Ys Nexus which is a game exclusive to the GREE social network.
Ugh, one hundred percent agree nunuu. This new trend of limited game time/turns "but you can buy more!" really irritates me. I tend to avoid games that force this down your throat, regardless of how good they supposedly are.
The thing I don't like about some of the newer cellular games is that there seems to be games ONLY for Android or only iOS. There's an older strategy/RPG that I used to have on my old SoftBank phone that I wanted to find for my iPhone... but it's only available through Google Play for Android.
Hey rekka, just wondering if in theory this is possible, but would Japanese mobile games for SoftBank Mobile/NTT DoCoMo i-mode/EZ Web cellular phones work if they were used outside Japan anywhere in the world, or would this not be possible for some reason?
Oooh, I would tend to think it wouldn't work. I think many of the games aren't free, which means you'd need someway to set up billing. It's been a long while since I had my regular cellular phone so I can't remember if the game I was referring to before (Deathmen Dinner; *lame* name, I know... but it was a decent strat/RPG with an interesting story) was free or not.
Now, if you downloaded/purchased whatever game here in Japan and took it home with you, it would still work on your phone. I just don't think you'd be able to do the same from overseas. I don't know for sure, there may be some sneaky loopholes that would work, but I really wouldn't know. Sorry!!
Yeah, I researched in the past and confirmed you can't get them without stepping into Japan first, but I wasn't sure whether games bought there would work if brought elsewhere the phone wouldn't work. But thanks for confirming they likely would still work.
Oh, I've brought my Japanese cell phone home over my break and turned it on. Downloaded games and such still work fine. The only problem you might have is if it's a game that uses the local network; obviously that wouldn't work outside of Japan. xP