Started by small_world, July 07, 2013, 12:38:49 PM
Quote from: madhair60 on July 07, 2013, 12:40:19 PMThere are loads of great mobile phone games. Is this post from 2009 or something?
Quote from: madhair60 on July 07, 2013, 12:59:49 PMNah, what's great to me is probably not great to you. Or there'll be a load of arguing about what constitutes being objectively "great".
Quote from: Still Not George on July 07, 2013, 01:34:46 PMTherein lies the problem. Someone just posted a list of what are, to me, utterly shit games. Thing is, though, I'd suggest we can both come up with a list of 10 games for other platforms in the same period that pretty much everyone will agree are fan-fucking-tastic. I mean, is there any real argument about whether Arkham Asylum or The Last Of Us are any definition of "great"?[nb]Except for Yahtzee, but slighting things is his job[/nb]That's the problem with mobile phone games. They're only great if your expectations are attuned to the platform - which is to say, quite low. Not everyone is capable of that sort of adjustment.
Quote from: MojoJojo on July 07, 2013, 01:35:31 PMGamedev Story (several of the other story games are pretty good too, but you'll just whinge if I include them)
Quote from: Still Not George on July 07, 2013, 12:49:34 PMName 10.(I use that number in particular because most people can name 5, but start to tail off around about 6-7 or so.)Bearing in mind that any one of us could probably name 30 from the last console generation alone...
Quote from: Hollow on July 09, 2013, 11:13:01 PMThe controls...touchscreens are useless.
Quote from: Hollow on July 10, 2013, 04:05:37 AMI'd contest that people love silent hill 2 for the atmosphere firstly...of which the music is a huge part...story over gameplay? Yes I suppose you'd be right...I would still take a clunky mess like sh2 over all the downpours of this world though.
Quote from: Hollow on July 10, 2013, 04:05:37 AMThere's nothing like the point of contact on a pad...click...you know you've done something.
Quote from: Acceptable on July 10, 2013, 04:08:07 AMIn the flesh Neuroshima Hex is unplayably slow but on a tablet becomes a quick turn based strategy game about position and improvisation. Has a multiplayer mode so you can pass it round the table or single player against a devious AI if you're, for example, trapped in an airport for hours on end. Worth forking out for the DLC with the plant creatures if you're at all interested in game design; it really shows off how a handful of rules can encapsulate clever asymmetric goals (yeah fuck you, Firaxis). 10/10Elder Sign: Omens. Roll some dice, roll some dice, roll some dice, tumble screaming into the void...roll some dice. The actual game at the heart of this is kind of dull, just basic risk management, but it's very very pretty and oozes tons of atmosphere. If you want to waste some time in a Lovecraftian adventure it's enjoyably laid-back. Again, can be played as a group or alone and once again manages to offer DLC 'Old Ones' that don't seem like a total rip-off. 10/10Catan This game is Settlers of Catan. 10/10* Although iOS devices do get a much wider range of amazing board games like Agricola and the ludicrously expensive space empire game Eclipse.
Quote from: glitch on July 10, 2013, 02:31:22 PMAnd yet touchscreen is much better for gestures. Try playing something like Infinity Blade 1/2 with a joypad or mouse (which in some ways would be close to controls for say, Tiger Woods Golf Whatever or Black & White). It wouldn't work.
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