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Why Facebook Games aren’t Entirely Lame
September 3, 2009, 10:29 am
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In a recent conversation I was reminded of the stigma that Facebook games get. I understand this perspective because I once felt the same way.

They look like fluffy lame little games that only children play. Games like Pet Society where you take care of your little pet and visit it’s little friends. Or Farmville where you plant crops, decorate your little plot of land and harvest it for Mula.

A few of my closer friends got me into these games and its opened my eyes, because the thing about Facebook games is…

A) It’s accessible from anywhere, at anytime, as long as your on a computer.

B) It’s Socialable. When you have friends that play these games it becomes something you do with them, something to enjoy together that isn’t complicated or requires loads of cash.


C) It can be causual, or a competition. These games can be quite detailed and competitive, if you get into it. It takes a load of effort to get any game on Facebook anywhere close to high ranked etc. Whether its a Playfish game or the version of Bejeweled.  But, if you just want something random to do, thats what it can be. My friends daughter plays Pet Society and so does she. It can be fun for everyone…

There are plenty of people that feel the same way about Pokemon, Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, which basically provide the same flavour of gaming. And yet, I know plenty of experienced talented gamers that enjoy one or all of those. Hell, I’m one of them.

So before you go sluffing off something you’ve never played, remember, appearances can be decieving, and while its not on the “elite” or “hardcore” side of gaming. It can be enjoyable if you let it 🙂

Happy Gaming, Whether its on Facebook, Wii or Beyond 😉


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i totally agree! I luv my fb games whether ppl think they are cool or not. Thanks for writing this! good to know there are others out there who feel the way i do

Comment by AnneMarie

Thanks for this post, it’s useful for me
i hope you tell us more about it in details
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Comment by luca8

while i agree that facebook games that allows people who dont play games experience it and opens doors for new gamers.

However, the main problem of facebook games is that the system demands you to pay money or constantly annoy othur people who might not play the game to get the most of the game.

Basicly the majority of facebook games work is that you boot the game up, click on farmplots or hotels or whatever for 1-5 minuts, and at one point your going to end up at a point where your forced to stop.

And the options you have is wait for hour and even days to do the same crap again, to pay money to keep playing for a little while more or bug your friends with spam request and hope they dont block you.

the execution is basicly giving you barely any gameplay (if you call clicking 5 buttons that) and then taking it all away for a long period of time unless you throw away your hard earned money or use your friends as a reasource to play for a half-minut more.

and whats disgusting is that people acualy enjoy this scam, thats what rubbing me the wrong way and i think that if people like my mother is going to eb introduced to a game, it shold be a PROPER game which casual gamer can play without stop anywhere and have fun, not some half-assed piece of shit scam/spam machine which is infecting the whole planet made by greedy money stealing companies.

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