A Question - Mobile Gaming - How do You get Your Money's Worth?
What is it about a mobile game that makes it worth the money? The cost, and more importantly, patterns and length of play are radically different from the normal video game. As is the accessibility and times at which you can use your mobile. And while I have no research to back it up, I can tell that the demographic is also much more widely spread than the traditional VG.
In a emerging genre of games that is fighting to take center stage, how do You (yes, you!) get your money's worth? When, as a Star Traders RPG fan commented, a new game costs less than a cup of coffee, how do you know that you got enough for your money? Is it time played, amount of fun, hours invested, replay-ability, the fact that you can come back to it months later and still be engaged? When there is an XBox or iPad a few feet away, as some Star Traders RPG fans have commented, and they find themselves sitting with their Android trying to take the galaxy by storm on what some have described as "amateur graphics" ...
How does that compare to a cup of coffee? I usually down a cup of coffee in 10 minutes or less (or it gets cold), and I am still trying to put Star Traders RPG down after 3 months, ... it just stays hot!
Are there certain genres you gravitate toward? Do you play casual, and keep the games around on your phone? Do you delete and check back in months later?