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  • Summary: iPad version: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id463457137**************************** If you are tired from old-school construction games lacking real action, My Country is a city builder for you. This challenging build-a-city game has enough content to entertain you for the longest time ever.iPad version: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id463457137**************************** If you are tired from old-school construction games lacking real action, My Country is a city builder for you. This challenging build-a-city game has enough content to entertain you for the longest time ever. Build your own city, develop industries and transportation infrastructure, hire employees, eliminate ecological threats and control energy use. When building a city you are not limited to simple buildings construction. Take on hundreds of tasks for the benefit of your developing city. Moreover, you can even create a complex well-governed country. To be a successful city builder you should: - Build residential buildings to increase your city's population* - Open office buildings and upgrade them to employ more citizens and create higher profits* - Develop industries, sign contracts and buy vehicles to transport the goods you produce* - Manage the ecology and energy use in your city by building power stations and parks* - Change the landscape: build canals, create lakes, plant trees and pave country roads* - Establish a bus transit network for your residents* - Gather collection items from the residents of your country* - Hire professionals to grow a forest of skyscrapers in your city! Why play My Country? Because it is AWESOME and absolutely FREE! Official Page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=291305254219265Gameplay video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIT1NrNXSHo Expand
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  1. Mar 3, 2013
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    Many people have criticized Game Insight of using their games as a money-grabbing business model. This game is why. Unlike many of their otherMany people have criticized Game Insight of using their games as a money-grabbing business model. This game is why. Unlike many of their other titles, My Country cannot be actually completed without spending actual cash. The purpose of a freemium game, for all those unfamiliar with the term, is a game that is free to play, but there are optional extras that cost cash. The key element is OPTIONAL. If you do not buy the in-game "Country Bucks" you will be cut off from building about a third of the structures in the game, will be unable to complete some missions, and will not be able to progress at anything approaching a reasonable pace. So, with that said, the review (yep, just starting now). On the positive side, graphics are good and the music pleasant. It's a decent enough SimCity clone, but that's really all it is. Actually, it's kinda like SimCity's evil cousin. Whereas in SimCity you could build whatever as long as you had the money in the treasury to cover it, My Country requires you to hire employees for new structures. Not so bad, except that in order to do so (ominous music begins) you need to collect three different items (and varying quantities of each) for each employee. This is true to form with GameInsight's design, which always puts heavy emphasis on collecting stuff. The problem is that, like their other titles, collecting takes far too long, encouraging you to buy those items with, you guessed it, premium cash. Or you could buy the building with premium cash and sidestep the employees. Either way, the direction is clear: use premium cash. And if you want the nice, high return buildings, the only way to get them is premium cash. You can also hurry building contracts with, yep, premium cash, but since the button to do so pops up right under your finger when you tap the building and there's no confirmation step, accidentally double-tapping a building will blow between 10 and 20 CountryBucks. This game says one thing: we want your money. Everything else is secondary, which is a shame since this COULD be a good city builder. If you are getting this game from the app store, either have a lot of disposable cash or good willpower. If you're getting this game so your kids can play it, either have a very good IAP password or disable IAP altogether or your account is going to suffer. While all of GameInsight's freemium titles have been slanted toward encouraging the IAP buying of premium cash, this one is a naked money grab, plain and simple. One shamefaced point for this greedy money rake posing as SimCity. Expand