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Originally Posted by nathris;12355857 
Not much has changed.


You'd think we'd have learned from the market crash of 83, but I guess not. The App store is saturated with crap and clones of that crap, just like it was back in the 80s. Eventually we'll get another "ET" and people will realize that touchscreen gaming is terrible for anything other than stupid puzzle games.

Guess not everybody likes puzzle games huh? I for one love them... redface.gif

But i see your point. A lot of the games on the AppStore do seem to have had little effort put into their production. However, the other quality apps do, but that's off subject.
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Originally Posted by Katana;12356150 
I think he's absolutely right. And I love it.

I honestly haven't felt myself completely fitting in with this "hardcore" crowd. I think 99% of the design error in modern games has been not putting enough focus on the tutorial and simple controls. We've been practically TRYING to make gaming itself an "elitist" thing that you have to take time to get into.

I'm actually somewhat glad the iPhone has changed that. If it means developers will stop focusing on big-name mass-appeal shooter titles that cost $60, and maybe stop focusing on hi-tech graphics, hire on some indie developers for their consoles, we may actually see some positive change here.

The Nintendo DS fits the bill. Its library is essentially made up of pick up and play games from countless smaller studios that focus on gameplay, with a vastly superior control scheme in their arsenal. Buttons and a touchscreen/stylus combo that doesn't require your greasy fingers swiping around it all the time (bit of an exaggeration there), taking up real estate.

I've never owned or used an iPhone, but relying solely on a touchscreen is, in my mind, such a huge step backwards. I've seen a good number of games make use of virtual analog sticks and buttons and that only seems to emphasize my point. It might be alright for a phone, but not for video games.

Maybe I'd change my mind about smartphone gaming if I ever got my hands on an iPhone or Android, but as of right now I'd prefer my portable gaming to remain on a dedicated device. One with buttons.
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Originally Posted by Paradox me;12356662 
I've never owned or used an iPhone, but relying solely on a touchscreen is, in my mind, such a huge step backwards ... Maybe I'd change my mind about smartphone gaming if I ever got my hands on an iPhone or Android, but as of right now I'd prefer my portable gaming to remain on a dedicated device. One with buttons.

I fully agree with this. My girlfriend has a DS, and there are times when you use the touchscreen, or mic, but for the most part, you use buttons and have full tactile response.

Not a bad little unit ... it'd be the one I might consider getting for portable gaming
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Whilst gaming on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad is great fun, only now are real games starting to present themselves. There isn't anything wrong with Angry Birds, Flight Control or even N.O.V.A 2, etc., they are great fun, but Infinity Blade and games like it (with great graphics) will be truly amazing.

I think I've clocked ~15 hours on Infinity Blade and they've still yet to update it with all the new content. Imagine an MMO based on that, that you can play from any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch? That'd be sweet.

Two pros I can think of when gaming on iOS are: the game prices are cheaper (particularly for iPhone) and you've an unlimited license for ALL your iOS devices (thinking of family, or owning an iPad and iPhone, etc.).
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I would say playing games is more boredom prevention than handheld gaming. As folk have said, the touch screen input and relatively small size of the device means that it probably won't ever be considered a mobile gaming console, more a great way to kill time.

Some iOS and Android games are damn fun (looking at you angry birds and flight controller...)
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Originally Posted by Al plants Corn;12355646 

mobile phone games are just something to kill the time when waiting for the bus

This
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cellphone, mp3 player, ipad held in hand. i win
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I think I play more on my iPod Touch than I do on my ps3 tongue.gif
     
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Not a chance. You've got fantastic games on both the DS and PSP that will never even come close on the iPhone or iPad. Not even close.
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Whilst gaming on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad is great fun, only now are real games starting to present themselves. There isn't anything wrong with Angry Birds, Flight Control or even N.O.V.A 2, etc., they are great fun, but Infinity Blade and games like it (with great graphics) will be truly amazing.

I think I've clocked ~15 hours on Infinity Blade and they've still yet to update it with all the new content. Imagine an MMO based on that, that you can play from any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch? That'd be sweet.

15 hours on Infinity Blade?
I mean - the game was fun for a few hours, but there is no substance to it. You do the same thing, facing the same enemies, but with different gear on. Hell - if you're good at the game you can beat the God King at like level 5. Heck I was doing ok against him on my first generation!

Not to mention, you have no control over the game. You simply press on pre-selected spots that have pre-selected animations with pre-selected battles. You simply repeat everything dozens of times to get new gear. You don't even get to walk around or anything. That's not exactly a real game. That's a tech demo. There's a reason the game looks so good: you can't do anything in it. If you could, the game would look terrible.
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Two pros I can think of when gaming on iOS are: the game prices are cheaper (particularly for iPhone) and you've an unlimited license for ALL your iOS devices (thinking of family, or owning an iPad and iPhone, etc.).

Of course the game prices are cheaper. The games aren't really even games. You pay $4 for Devil May Cry 4 or Battlefield Bad Company 2. Both of which are like really really really lame knock offs of the real games. Sure, they're fun for what they're worth. The fact you can play them on a phone device is awesome: but..... honestly to even consider them as real games, yet alone take out portable gaming, is pretty bad.
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Originally Posted by alex98uk;12357115 
I would say playing games is more boredom prevention than handheld gaming. As folk have said, the touch screen input and relatively small size of the device means that it probably won't ever be considered a mobile gaming console, more a great way to kill time.

Some iOS and Android games are damn fun (looking at you angry birds and flight controller...)

Exactly.
I'm not taking away from the fun factor or the genuity of the games but they aren't really gaming-gaming like playing FFVII Crisis Core or Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker is. Infact, I have a hard time even comparing alot of the iOS games to DS ones like Professor Layton. It's not even an argument to be had.

The closest to the real stuff that you could consider to be competitive to portable gaming is the stuff that Square Enix sells like Chaos Rings and alot of Sega's stuff like Sonic 4.
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Dont Care biggrin.gif

Bought a PSP and havent done too much with it, I actually lost it.

But that means im not the target market then lol
    
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