When I needed to buy a new cell phone, it wasn’t for playing games on, it was for those emergency phone calls while I was riding my bicycle, which by the way I never had, an emergency that is. So I wasn’t buying it for games since I have a PSP, games on my desktop, games on my CR-48 netbook and even my Nook has games. I’m good on games, I don’t need another gaming device.
However, there are times when I’m sitting in a waiting room bored out of my mind and Sudoku on my cell phone just isn’t doing it for me. My phone also has another game called JumpBoy which is really difficult to play.
We went to the doctor’s office on Thursday and while I was waiting I decided that I wanted to buy a game from the game store on my phone. I bought Lego Batman. I have Lego Batman for PSP but I wanted to see how it played on the cell phone. It was $4.99 or 49 minutes and I had plenty of minutes that I never used so I bought it with my minutes.
It starts to download and it gets to about 82% and I lose my connection because the Net10 service really sucks here in Bakersfield. I never have a full strength signal so it wasn’t shocking to me that this would happen, although I wasn’t thinking about it at the time.
I tried to download it 4 more times and I got a message telling me that I have downloaded it too many times. What? I have attempted to download it but I haven’t successfully downloaded it.
When we came home I tried to download it again, not to download it but to get the phone number that is listed in the message. I called the number and went through the menu and they told me to email firstname.lastname@example.org. I sent them an email telling them what happened and they emailed me the next day. I am very glad that I’m a patient person.
They gave me a link to download the game again so I tried it 3 times at home and it still didn’t work so I rode my bike to the mall and tried it there. 2 more times and no go because I downloaded it too many times.
I email support again telling them what happened and I get another email within 24 hours telling me that there was a glitch in the game download file and offered me a new game. I don’t know what to do so I log into gameloft on my cell phone and this is what I see.
I had to crop it and I added the :p face and the “lame!” lol. Notice my signal strength? That is normal for my phone. Half the time I have 2 bars and the other half of the time I have no bars.
At this point I don’t know what else to do so I went to the gameloft website and I don’t really see anything I want so I just told them in the email that I wanted Green Farm.
So I get the email from them today with the link for Green Farm and tried to download it 3 times at home with no success. I went to the store because the signal is stronger there but for some reason when I tried to download it, it got halfway then said I had no signal. Even though it still showed that my signal was strong, 5 bars.
I go home and think, I only have 1 more shot at this, I think what I’ll do is download it with my netbook then email it to myself. No problem right? So that’s exactly what I did. I emailed it to myself then connected to my email account on the phone and I downloaded it and it worked. It got to 100% and then it installed. I’ve been playing it for like 20 minutes and it plays great.
Unfortunately I still cannot access the gameloft site through my phone and in fact, there are links missing in the browser to connect to gmail and to connect to weather and what not, not like I use those but still.
So I think this game is the last game I will buy for my phone. If I had this difficult of a time downloading Lego Batman and Green Farm then I’m done. If I had better cell phone service then I think it would be worth it to try it again but until that day comes I think I’ll just stick with using my PSP to play video games with. Well, besides being able to play Green Farm on my phone lol.
I don’t blame GameLoft, heck I don’t even blame my phone for what happened to me. I blame Net10 for having such crappy service. Come on Net10, give me a better signal here will ya? I am so sick of this crappy signal. I can’t count how many times I wanted to throw my phone against the wall. If it weren’t for the fact that it’s an $80 phone I would have.