A few days ago, I realized just how many of my mobile games require an internet connection to even boot up. For certain games that require multiplayer features (like Clash of Clans, for example), I get it, and it makes sense.
But for most of the games that I play, they are single player and yet they force you to connect to the internet to play. If I’m underground waiting for the T, I literally cannot play those games until I regain an internet connection.
Am I being too finicky, or is this a pain in the ass? I know it’s a blurry line for free games because they want to run ads for income, and some single player games have social aspects to them, but would it be that difficult to shut those features down when not connected to the internet without stopping the user from playing?
It has gotten so prominent that I’ve been rating games one star if I feel like being connected to the internet is not a necessity. Thoughts from anyone here who does some mobile gaming?