For the past few months I’ve been playing the Simpsons Tapped out game on my Nexus 7, mostly on the insistence of my darling wife FlyinPinkMunki.
Of course the first statement is “Yes it’s a cash shop game” however considering how long I have been playing it I’ve only spent £3 on it, which probably makes me a cheapskate in the Eyes of EA and other freemium game companies.
And yes to benefit from the Friends element of the game you will either link it to Facebook to collect your friends but the account is managed via an Origin account, which is a big turn off for many.
The day to day mechanics aren’t too taxing and nearly all characters can be sent on task that will take anywhere between 5 minutes to 24 hours. This grants you a little flexibility when it comes to how often to check the game. The usual cycles are 4, 6, 8 or 12 hours on many of the activities so a 8 hour task before bed ( as a purely unwinding task of course) usually means I get to set characters off on more jobs before work.
There are the standard season events which can often cut into your times to complete your usual tasks as you divert people to festive activities.
If you are an existing player or fancy giving it a try please drop me an invite at welshtroll and I’ll gladly accept your neighbourly visits.