letsdoit
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Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by letsdoit on Sep 25, 13 1:35 PM
I was so anticipating this third "Antique Road Trip" game with all the 'hype' going on, then as always I wait up (well game playing) until after midnight here to check out the TGT! ... Old habit ...

The to my dismay I saw it was a FTP was in a total hissy fit mood!

Sooowwry, BF...I do recall a statement in a post long long ago...that these FTPs were not going to offered as TGT, but thats not the first 'boo boo'. IMO

qpr1 wrote:"free to play" = oxymoron!


Thx for the really true quote...qp1

Yes I tried it ....not at all the fun I have had with the first/second in the series purchased...graphics were awesome, music did not at all 'rock my soul', very busy play of things to do that could not enjoy game...I rather be at home, at my own speed, no interruptions and no extra spending, also IMO

Lets...

 
dancemom1
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Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by dancemom1 on Sep 25, 13 5:52 PM
I love the Antique Road Show games, but this one leaves a lot to be desired. Game play is not even close to fun. I don't care for the FTP games, they aren't worth the trouble of downloading. This one is colorful, as are the others, but to make this short...no buy for me either. Extremely disappointed!

As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may find this one quite enjoyable. Thanks for the reviews.

 
ataloss
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Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by ataloss on Sep 25, 13 11:25 PM
I agree with everyone else. The first two games in this series were fun...this one is not. It is very confusing {to me anyway}. I'd rather pay for a regular game, too. I do not like these FTP games, where you have to spend money for items.

 
gameslvr
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Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by gameslvr on Sep 26, 13 8:10 PM
I have not played these types of games before where you have to pay to play it and I am not a fan. This particular game I found very frustrating as I had no idea what to do or how to play it and there were no instructions. BF you can keep this game. I guess its true that you get what you pay for.

 

Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'... AND DREAM ON!

[Post New]by PJSSLOTSWORLD on Sep 27, 13 12:38 PM
I absolutely LOVED the former Antique Road Trip games. This one F2P saddens me. I wish we could simply buy the game outright and not have to indulge "someone's" need to make money on "Energy", Gold coins, etc.

Does anyone know if there is a copy of this game out there for a STRAIGHT PURCHASE? I'll wait and see. I was so excited when I saw the title, and that was quickly dashed by the remaining details of the game.

IF BFG or anyone else, for that matter, comes out with a standard, or collector's edition where you do NOT have to pay additional money for items to play the game...I WILL DEFINITELY PURCHASE A COLLECTOR'S EDITION...IF IT COMES AVAILABLE, WITHOUT THE ADDED..."KEEP ON BUYING ENERGY AND COINS"..

This BFG player and fan of the Antiques Road Trip....is sad

Edited on 09/27/2013 at 12:40:17 PM PST


 
Rhysdux
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Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'... AND DREAM ON!

[Post New]by Rhysdux on Sep 27, 13 2:08 PM
PJSSLOTSWORLD wrote:I absolutely LOVED the former Antique Road Trip games. This one F2P saddens me. I wish we could simply buy the game outright and not have to indulge "someone's" need to make money on "Energy", Gold coins, etc.

Does anyone know if there is a copy of this game out there for a STRAIGHT PURCHASE? I'll wait and see. I was so excited when I saw the title, and that was quickly dashed by the remaining details of the game.

IF BFG or anyone else, for that matter, comes out with a standard, or collector's edition where you do NOT have to pay additional money for items to play the game...I WILL DEFINITELY PURCHASE A COLLECTOR'S EDITION...IF IT COMES AVAILABLE, WITHOUT THE ADDED..."KEEP ON BUYING ENERGY AND COINS"..

This BFG player and fan of the Antiques Road Trip....is sad


I agree with everything you said, PJSSLOTSWORLD! I would have bought a PC version of the game, maybe even a collector's edition. But a pay to play game? NO WAY.

 
meinaz
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Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by meinaz on Sep 29, 13 5:33 PM
I guess I am in the minority but I have really liked this game. I enjoy the mini games and the hidden object games. It has been free for me and have found that I am able to get enough money, energy and gold to sustain the game for long periods of time. I have found this to be one of the better free to play games in terms of being able to play for longer periods of time. I am through the first set of goals and can't wait for the next. I will continue to work on achievements until then.

 
PTBT
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Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by PTBT on Sep 30, 13 9:06 AM
meinaz, you aren't alone! I found this really easy and fun to play. I did buy some gold but earning the achievements and leveling up has kept me playing pretty consistently so I am having a great time with this game.

The only thing not intuitively obvious is when the item needed to open up a mini-scene appears. You do have to kind of search around if you can't remember what the thing is suppose to open...

Other than that, it was pretty easy to play.

As an FYI for others, if you haven't quite figured out how to exit, use the Cogs/gears in the upper right to quit the game. This is also where you will find the achievements button and how to play. Which, if you don't click on the cogs, is a goofy place to put it but the tutorial does appear when you enter the game for the first time, if I recall correctly.

ETA: You can also use the ESC key if you are not in a pop-up box to exit the game.

Edited on 10/07/2013 at 5:15:45 PM PST


 
dgregory_58
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Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by dgregory_58 on Oct 5, 13 10:32 AM
Hey Big Fish you need to start paying better attention to your customers. ENOUGH ALREADY with these pay as you go games. I for one don't have a money tree in my backyard.

 

Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by katerobin on Oct 8, 13 9:28 AM
qpr1 wrote:"free to play" = oxymoron!


ditto

I like playing these games, but hate the "Free to Play" which is okay if you only want to play first few levels, and then move on to another game.
disappointed with BG.

 

Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by mellowtraumatic on Oct 9, 13 10:32 AM
It's too bad when you have to cut down on the actual gameplay and it becomes all about leveling and achievements. What about playing just for fun's sake? The first two games were quite fun and relaxing but this one has been made in such a way that you can't even play for very long because you have to wait for your energy to recharge. The HO scenes go very quickly because you have the player looking for the same items over and over again.

I understand that developers and companies want to make the free to play games because they are a good money maker and I have no issues with that but don't take an established, popular series like this one or Cooking Academy and suck all the fun out of them for the people who liked playing them so much. Come up with new games and let them stand on their own.

 
Jatul
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Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by Jatul on Oct 17, 13 12:59 AM
This is a fantastic game. Just a few hiccups with the auctions which I hope will get sorted out: even showing on screen that I am the highest bidder even after the auction has closed, I still receive mail at the end saying that someone else has bid higher. This doesn't show onscreen and I am not notified of this, thus denying me the opportunity to counter bid. This has happened several times. Also could you simplify how you view your bids instead of having to scroll through them all each time? Thank you.

 

Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by mellowtraumatic on Oct 21, 13 8:10 AM
Another very minor quibble I want to bring up but it bugs me all the same... Why do we have to have the same antique shop interior from ART: USA? It doesn't even remotely match the exterior of the shop. We also have most of the same furniture upgrades for it. Would it have really been that hard to make a new shop interior and furniture?

And I'm almost at level 25, why are all the shop shelves empty?

 
Valdy
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Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by Valdy on Oct 22, 13 6:14 AM
Never liked the "Antiquie Road Show" games. Found them not at all to my liking.

Loving this one !! I have so far not come across any problems whatsoever. I very much enjoy playing every day for a while, popping in several times a day to see if I gained a new friend... or won a bid at the auction... or just to see what I get when a building has finished being upgraded to the next level...

ETA: Using a Laptop with Win7, 64-bit.

Edited on 10/23/2013 at 5:22:45 AM PST


 

Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by RowanGolightly on Oct 30, 13 9:08 PM
JadedBlonde wrote:Amen.
I wonder how many people are like me, who have spent a small fortune buying games here and now see this "new" category of these "free" to play games and wonder why all our data, info, playing habits, buying, installing and feedback weren't enough data mining for BF. After that who deal where we had "Casino" forced on us, I have had an attitude about these new games and yes they ought to go in their own section. I tried this game just to see if I was wrong and agree with those reviews who found it confusing, slow and not fun. I see you can buy gold for real money, but I spend twice that on a CE game if a good one comes out. I love games like Farmscapes or Mansionscapes and hoped this would be similar, but it ain't.

So who does what I do...sign on, can't wait to see the game for today, see stuff like this, shut the site down, don't look around, don't even care. I have a ton of PCC, meaning I spent a lot of real money here, and I kind of resent the time and energy can go into making "free" games instead of getting back to the business of making games for us to download. I have enough data miners on my comp, and am sure not spending $ just to continue to play a game. This isn't Facebook, BF. Really.

Classicaljazz wrote:
josie41132 wrote:Why is todays new release also TGT? I haven't purchased a game from Big Fish in along time. I know my game credits are piling up.


I, too, am unhappy to see that we have ANOTHER Free To Play (FTP) game offered as TGT.

BFG is doing this more and more frequently and it gives less new game options for those of us who prefer to purchase traditional PC games or use game credits for them.

It appears that many people like the FTP games, and they most likely are disappointed when the traditional PC games are offered as TGT or the Daily Deal.


Just saying...

Classicaljazz


I agree complete with this and some other comments. I've indeed spent that "small fortune" to buy games. I'm not into Free2Play which, unless I'm badly mistaken, isn't free AT ALL but rather like this b.s. Facebook games that want you to buy coin. That offends me a lot; I won't play them there and I sure as heck won't play them here. I deleted the doggoned thing and am disgusted

 
Supergrani
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Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by Supergrani on Oct 30, 13 10:55 PM
Fairly okay game, which I started to enjoy until I noticed some elements which are not acceptable in my life regardless whether 'only a game'. The final came when I read: "A commemorative shot glass depicting Christ the Redeemer... water into vodka". I have heard sayings like this in real life amongst typical drinking brothers, thinking its a joke to talk such things. I'll trash this game now.

 
misties
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Another glitch in the antique road trip american dreamin

[Post New]by misties on Nov 3, 13 12:24 PM
I love this game, but I have come across another big problem. It has happened to me four times now, the first time it happened I figured well these things happen. When playing the games that are in the builidings, when you win items you dont always get them. I have won teapots, vases, pens, shoes, and pictures. Four times now the items do not appear in my inventory, because I would go and check and they are not there. Also, I bid on a womans gown in the auction and won it, but it never appeared in my inventory and that was over 10k. I dont know why these things are happening, but I sure wish they would get them fixed.

 

Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by Aretina on Nov 10, 13 7:50 AM
This is the first time that I've played any of the Antique Road Trip games. It has my interest to an extent. But there are several things that are real negatives about the game. First of all, the amount of energy that it takes to perform a task is greater then the accumulation rate. So basically, I spend all my energy with in fifteen minutes of sitting in front of my computer and then I don't get to play the game again for at least 24 hours after that. If you want this game to be a success then you should do some adjusting because right now it is very frustrating. Second, you should have a search when you go to the auction house. I want to play this game for hours not search for items on the auction house. So to encourage people to play this game, please work on the amount of energy that is used and the rate it accumulates and to encourage people to use the auction house, provide a search.

Thanks for reading!

 

Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by beezeemee on Nov 13, 13 11:19 PM
Wow such a shocker that there aren't many people who enjoy "FTP" like me. I've been playing games like these on the iPad and as a fan of the former Antique Roadtrip games, I downloaded American Dreamin and this is the first I played on the PC.

Obviously I am enjoying the hidden object games and the minigames. As with other games, I really love completing achievements and trophies and high scores and whatever quests and missions. Now this game has a country vibe that really helps me relax. I play after work or after dinner and sometimes I have the tendency to stay up til the wee hours of the morning, so it's a good thing that there's energy to stop me from being awake all night. Yes there are also items which you need to play real money for, but I never bought anything yet and I am still making game progress. Some of the achievements and levelling up do give out gold as rewards. There's also the town-building feature which I also enjoy. I just love completing a to-do list, in games and in real life!

I guess people are just different. Some enjoy, some don't. If you do, I would love to be friends with you! I'll be posting my social code in the other thread - please add me. (See, I can add more people without using gold to refresh the add friends list)

 
scorpio42
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Re:Reviews for Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'

[Post New]by scorpio42 on Nov 15, 13 9:33 AM
When I first played this game it was fun except for having to spend real money for fixing up each of the areas...Since the supposed "Fix" on the game it has turned into a virtual nightmare and, I would not recommend this game to my worst enemy!

These "Free to Play" games are a total waste of time and money...It is better to OWN Games instead! I thoroughly enjoy doing remodels and OWN all of the other Antique Road (Show/Trip) games!

Thanks anyway BF...but I'm going to pass on any and all "FREE TO PLAY" games!

 
 
 
 
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