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Need help to make ios my main gaming platform

02-08-2013, 06:05 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Posts: 54
Need help to make ios my main gaming platform

Hi guys
The reason I'm posting is to get help finding , say half a dozen or so GREAT games for my ipad4. The reason being I'm 35yo, live with my wife & 2 kids in a very small house... It's just not realistic to be playing games for hours on end- not much time to myself. But, the ipad is great how I can take it anywhere + ifi get questioned why I'm not watching my wife's favtv show with her I say I'm doing assignments or working on it (quickly hiding from screen gbw lol)

So, I really need help choosing a few great games from my fav genres. Like I said I don't have time to waste testing loads of games, just need to get a few ones ill love every now & then.

My fav genres are RPGs (western & jrpg), platform, rts (got starfront & c&c), adventures, puzzle, strategy.. I guess just NOT fps... Not my thing.

I have starfront, c&c, the room, gbw, tiny troopers, gta3, infinity blade 2, swordigo, bastion ... Loads of other free or cheap ones too that quickly get deleted.

Any advice what to look for?
What's a few great RPGs?
Most of the ports seem to get less than favourable reviews.

Any "must haves" I'd love to know about.

Oh, one last thing- I've never played a MMO... Are there any ones that good on ios?

Thanks for your time
Aza
02-08-2013, 06:23 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 838
I just recently got an iPad 4, too. It's my first iPad. Pretty sweet. Anyway, here are some games I've really liked across all genres:

Heroes & Castles
The Walking Dead by Tell Tale
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery
Waking Mars
Eufloria
Little Inferno
Machinarium
Nihilumbra
Incoboto
Cook, Serve, Delicious
Splice
Hundreds

RPG's? I hear The World Ends With You and Ravensword are both very good.

I love Bastion and The Room. Those were eye-opening experiences for me on the iPad. If you liked those, some of the ones listed should be fun.

02-08-2013, 06:49 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Posts: 54
thanks McCree, ill check those out today on the app store.

is the MMO a viable genre on the ios? ive never played one so i am very curious what all the fuss is about. I think the only one ive heard of on ios is Order & Chaos.. or was that heroes of order & chaos.. something like that anyway

also, what games are best for online multiplayer?
again, all my gaming history ( back to the early 80s with the 2600) is either single player campaign or 2 player in the same room. i think ive played a few sports games online on the 360 and got my ass KICKED so have always steered away from online multiplayer.. being that i cant play all day everyday, i just assumed people online esp with rts are leagues ahead of me so no point playing.. but, if there were a few ios games that were loads of fun online + a fair level system, then id love to give them a go.
02-08-2013, 07:01 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,358
RPGs (Western):
Avadon
Avernum 6
Avernum Escape from the Pit
Baulders Gate Enhanced Edition

JRPGs:
Final Fantasy I-IV (really unsuitable if you have limited time to play as they are not bite sized)

RTS:
Autumn Dynasty

Adventures:
Broken Sword series
Monkey Island series
All the TellTale games series
The Last Express

Strategy:
Just buy the Reiner Knizia games. They play very quickly.

See you in 6 months time.
02-08-2013, 07:12 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Posts: 54
Sorry, I think I described my situation wrong
I can play games (on ipad) for a good few hours just that's not possible with consoles as the kids/wife have priority of the tvs
Of course some quick fun ios games are useful too but for a really great game on ipad I can make as much time as needed
02-08-2013, 07:19 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,358
Quote:
Originally Posted by angryassdrummer View Post
Sorry, I think I described my situation wrong
I can play games (on ipad) for a good few hours just that's not possible with consoles as the kids/wife have priority of the tvs
Of course some quick fun ios games are useful too but for a really great game on ipad I can make as much time as needed
You have very understanding kids...

Try those few games first. I find that when I buy too many at once, I tend to just play them in a cursory manner and end up not enjoying them.

Also browse through the reviews at Toucharcade, Slidetoplay etc once in a while to see if anything catches your eye, and if they do, add to AppShopper to wait for a price drop if you are currently playing a game.
02-08-2013, 07:19 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: 192.168.0.1
Posts: 536
Order & chaos - only Mmo worth playing on iOS

post count = size of your ego
02-08-2013, 11:47 PM
#8
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 978
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dubstep View Post
Order & chaos - only Mmo worth playing on iOS
It was a good attempt, but has some pretty major flaws that simply ruin the entire experience in the long run.

Like the O.P., I'm also a 35 year old husband and father of two, so my iPad has become my main gaming platform. I have consoles and a decent PC, but I just don't have the time to play them. I started a game in Skyrim in like November of 2011, yet I still haven't met the greybeards, if that tells you anything, lol.

The only MMO I find myself liking at the moment is Arcane Legends. It's free and can be played fully without ever spending a dime, even though it has about twelve megatons of iap built in (most of which is not really worth it anyways). But the game itself is pretty fun and can scratch the MMO itch if you're like me and simply can't spend the time or money playing a full blown MMO.

Although I will say it's pretty evident that the devs put priority on putting in new iap opportunities over balance and polish. Which is quite unfortunate, because Arcane Legends has the potential to be so much more if they could iron out some of it's issues. But even so, I find it enjoyable.
02-09-2013, 12:46 AM
#9
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Posts: 54
So you recommend Arcane Legends over Order & Chaos?
What's the pros & cons of both?

Oh, also what games are regarded as the best online multiplayer games on ios.. Of any genre. If people have several say your top 5 multiplayer.
Is the game centre easy to use for multiplayer?
02-09-2013, 04:34 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,176
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dubstep View Post
Order & chaos - only Mmo worth playing on iOS
+1 ..... I played for 2 years nonstop. Now I dip in and out so my girlfriend doesn't dump me ! It's an awesome game. Totally great framerate and the game is far superior to GL's normal offerings.

Try and remember to keep a balance with RL though if you dip into that game. I'd hate to reccomend a game that has a detrimental affect on your relationship. ... No really it's that good. Also the npc chatter and quest text is worth the read. It's really well done and adds atmosphere to a great RPG.