by Harry Slater 14/1/2013
Product: Little Amazon
Developer: cTools Studio
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Casual, Endless running
There's a fine line between enticing people to try again and flat-out hoping they fail, and it's a line that games adopting the freemium model need to carefully navigate.
It's about balancing rewards and failure, and coaxing players to reach for their wallets to make things that bit easier.
Little Amazon fails at this spectacularly. It's a game that forces you to fail over and over, all the while showing you what you could have won if you weren't such a cheapskate.
And the sad fact of the matter is that there just isn't enough game here to make you care anyway.
There might be a good game somewhere here, but Little Amazon feels far too cynical to recommend
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