I’ve sank countless hours into Clash of Clans on my iPad but it sucks.
The game is 100% premium. You build troops, WAAAAAAAIT, search 1000 times until you find someone with a bunch of money, attack, build troops, WAAAAAAAAAIT, and repeat. Or you can spend gems to speed things up. Or just spend the gems to buy the gold and elixir, outright! Which many do into their own personal poverty, all the while ending up equal to a guy who has spent $5 once to support the cancer cure or some shit. It gave me a cool red flag and I wanted my flag. I know people who have spent over $1000 on the game and their base and mine are equal. Actually, mine is better, I just am not the type of guy to act like I am better than everyone (even though I am).
Clash is very fun when you’re able to do the meat and potatoes of the game, which is attacking bases with troops. I love being able to do that! No feeling is greater than coming home with a HUGE loot stash and making your base better forever with it. However, waiting on troops to construct (or again, just going the premium route which is what people do) sucks.
For me to enjoy a free game, I need to be able to successfully enjoy it without every paying money. I can enjoy this game but for only about 1/5th of the time.
The good thing is that SuperCell makes SO much money off of it, they employ…oh, about 100 people.
The game gets old, fast, with its tired method of waiting so long just to search endlessly, even though it enjoys a good deal of success. I think it could be a lot better.