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The Simpsons: Tapped Out (2012)
An addictive game
I started playing Tapped Out on the day it came out in the UK. Since then, I play nearly every day. I have all the event and limited items in some quantity. The game is highly addictive and it keeps me coming back every now and then to check on quests, collect money and send characters on tasks. There is only one major problem with this freemium game, the costs of the premium items. At the start of the game, you could purchase a premium character for 30 donuts. Now, it has been hitting 90 donuts for a character alone. This can be a lot of money to some people to spend on a game. However, you do not need to purchase anything to keep playing the game, it's just extra stuff.
The game often gets updates to tie in with new episodes of The Simpsons. These can be anything from decorations to buildings and characters or costumes. Since these tie in with new episodes, it also adds a sense of continuity between the game and show.
Another thing the game does well is mock the NRA. The NRA sent in complaints about the in-game text and then with the Krustyland update, Lenny or Carl said that they could be shot, just stop talking bad about guns or the NRA will complain again.
The story lines of the quests in the game are often funny and it brings back a sense of nostalgia to see updates based on older episodes come into the game as well. Although some updates (i.e. Whacking Day) can get tedious and boring whilst other parts of the game (the Squidport Tiles) made many users annoyed at the game.