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Console quality experience

11-22-2012, 08:42 PM
#1
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 131
Console quality experience

I'm looking for games that truly provide an experience good enough to rival my 360. So far my list consist of: Dead Space, Sky Gamblers, NFS MW and of course Bastion(amazing gameplay). While I did enjoy GL's MC3, however the controls left me... not so happy. Real Racing 2 while looking good, was just a frustrating slippery mess(in my opinion) and hopefully firemint will nail proper physics and vehicle behavior for RR3. However I will say after playing NFS MW, firemint is facing a serious challenge. By the way for the know-it-alls, I'm aware that iron monkeys n firemint are now one team. However both games were already in individual development long before the merger happened.

I suppose I should add The Walking Dead to that list. MW and Bastion r eating up all my time right now. What would you add?
11-22-2012, 09:02 PM
#2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solidfart View Post
I'm looking for games that truly provide an experience good enough to rival my 360. So far my list consist of: Dead Space, Sky Gamblers, NFS MW and of course Bastion(amazing gameplay). While I did enjoy GL's MC3, however the controls left me... not so happy. Real Racing 2 while looking good, was just a frustrating slippery mess(in my opinion) and hopefully firemint will nail proper physics and vehicle behavior for RR3. However I will say after playing NFS MW, firemint is facing a serious challenge. By the way for the know-it-alls, I'm aware that iron monkeys n firemint are now one team. However both games were already in individual development long before the merger happened.

I suppose I should add The Walking Dead to that list. MW and Bastion r eating up all my time right now. What would you add?
What do you mean by "console quality"? As good as, say Silent Hill 2? Or as bad as Enter the Matrix?

IMO, "console quality" is a meaningless term. What you really mean is "big budget" or "not casual." Interestingly, many of the games you mention are indie games (Bastion, for example).

There are, of course, many games in the App Store that provide meaningful experiences. Many of them are ports from other platforms (The World Ends With You, for instance); others like Incoboto, Chaos Rings 1 & 2, or Wimp are iOS originals. Those games are great not because they are "console quality" but because they are made with heart and brains by people who respect their audience.

11-22-2012, 09:12 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,410
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solidfart View Post
I'm looking for games that truly provide an experience good enough to rival my 360. So far my list consist of: Dead Space, Sky Gamblers, NFS MW and of course Bastion(amazing gameplay). While I did enjoy GL's MC3, however the controls left me... not so happy. Real Racing 2 while looking good, was just a frustrating slippery mess(in my opinion) and hopefully firemint will nail proper physics and vehicle behavior for RR3. However I will say after playing NFS MW, firemint is facing a serious challenge. By the way for the know-it-alls, I'm aware that iron monkeys n firemint are now one team. However both games were already in individual development long before the merger happened.

I suppose I should add The Walking Dead to that list. MW and Bastion r eating up all my time right now. What would you add?
Easy:

Shadowgun
Shadowgun: Deadzone
Nova 3
Mass Effect: Infiltrator
Lili

PS: I thought RR2 physics were spot on. Are you an arcade racing fan? The grip you get in those games are fake...RR2 has got real life physics reminiscent of the best racing sims out there.
11-22-2012, 09:27 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 131
Quote:
Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
Easy:

Shadowgun
Shadowgun: Deadzone
Nova 3
Mass Effect: Infiltrator
Lili

PS: I thought RR2 physics were spot on. Are you an arcade racing fan? The grip you get in those games are fake...RR2 has got real life physics reminiscent of the best racing sims out there.
Thanks for your reply. Real Racing 2's physics "look" real but they are clever scripted actions. Ever notice how 90% of impact will spin your car backwards ALL THE TIME? I think your choices are very good too.
11-22-2012, 09:37 PM
#5
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 9,567
Crazy Hedgy
Aralon
11-23-2012, 08:40 PM
#6
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 809
The truth is that iOS gaming is not on par with console gaming.

People compared to a PS Vita or a 3DS these games...

-FIFA 13
-NFS MW
-N.O.V.A. 3
-Bastion
11-23-2012, 09:13 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 359
Quote:
Originally Posted by DigitalB33R View Post
The truth is that iOS gaming is not on par with console gaming.

People compared to a PS Vita or a 3DS these games...

-FIFA 13
-NFS MW
-N.O.V.A. 3
-Bastion
I can't agree with you at all, IOS gaming is on par with console gaming if I say.
some people always say IOS gaming is not good compared to console gaming but they always use the weakness of ios to compare the advantage of the console game, it's illogical.
the only thing is ios lack of original games from big companys, but it means nothing. Big company does not means great quality, I can name so many ios-oriented games not worse than their gaming console counterpart.

gameloft ID:zhclarensi. Common play nova 2 or MC 3.
11-22-2012, 09:15 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 359
crazy hedgy,nova3,paper monsters, chop chop caveman, great big war game, heroes of order & chaos, super monkey ball, death rally, sonic all star racing, supermagical, street figther volt, street fighter x tekken

gameloft ID:zhclarensi. Common play nova 2 or MC 3.
11-26-2012, 08:36 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 659
Ridge Racer Accelerated could pass for a 360 game, imo
11-26-2012, 08:43 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,410
Regarding the definition of "console-quality", it is folly to think that a game played on a tablet can be as 'deep' as that on a proper gaming machine.

However, console-quality is a relative term. So games like Shadowgun, while not up to par on modern gaming machines, can pass as console-quality.

Two things to me that mark a game as console quality are, in order of importance, graphics and gameplay.

Slashing fruits or flinging birds is in no way console quality. Driving cars, shooting zombies....that could be considered. Just my two cents!