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Are there enough games that I like coming out?

03-14-2012, 11:23 AM
#11
Gameloft's games have been pretty lackluster and uninspired from the start. I can't get excited about them either way.

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03-14-2012, 11:35 AM
#12
Wooo yeah Motoheroz tonight

On topic-or the original topic...
It has sort of died of but then again hasnt-depends on how you look at it-in terms of iphone/ipod pick up and play for a few minutes games have definately increased (mainly freemium pap tho imo) these are kind of games that make developers money so it wont change no matter how much us gamers complain
In terms of proper game games lol it has died down-but was it ever at a peak? We see expensive ports get released occasionally eg soul calibur final fantasys etc, and then a few gems like Dead Space-then a year later Mass Effect (mixed opinions by ppl on that)
IMO no console quality 'big' games are going to come out regularly if at all

Go pick up a Vita for big games lol unless your into the small pick up and play games-which arent dying out

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03-14-2012, 12:27 PM
#13
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Wooo yeah Motoheroz tonight

On topic-or the original topic...
It has sort of died of but then again hasnt-depends on how you look at it-in terms of iphone/ipod pick up and play for a few minutes games have definately increased (mainly freemium pap tho imo) these are kind of games that make developers money so it wont change no matter how much us gamers complain
In terms of proper game games lol it has died down-but was it ever at a peak? We see expensive ports get released occasionally eg soul calibur final fantasys etc, and then a few gems like Dead Space-then a year later Mass Effect (mixed opinions by ppl on that)
IMO no console quality 'big' games are going to come out regularly if at all

Go pick up a Vita for big games lol unless your into the small pick up and play games-which arent dying out
Lmao. Well said.
03-14-2012, 01:25 PM
#14
Whether or not the Vita has good games is a YMMV thing. I'm not sure what game I'd get if I got a Vita. If it gets SSX I'd be interested in that, but it will need more games I'm interested in before I fork out the cash for one.
03-14-2012, 02:15 PM
#15
Well I'm pretty much out of the iOS gaming circle, except for the small handful of new games that still support the 2nd gen. I'm just hoping for a 5th gen...

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03-14-2012, 05:06 PM
#16
If you like casual games, yes.
If you don't, no.

There's a reasonable amount of higher end games in development, but most of it ain't coming out anytime soon. Developmental cycles are much longer now, and most people don't want to release their bigger budget stuff now anyway. Some will, just to take advantage of the fact that most won't. Don't expect a lot this time of year. Look at the 3DS release dates. They are about to enter a 3-month lull.

Personally, I would not update my iDevice simply for the sake of gaming though. Premium gaming has seen its prime on the AppStore, and that prime is gone. We are in the golden age no longer. There will be stuff, Like Ravensword 2, and Forgotten Memories, and Chaos Rings II, and Infinity Blade Dungeons. But there aren't going to be enough of those types games to justify the purchase. The iDevices continue to get more powerful, but games created to harness this increased power are few and far between. I will buy an iPhone 5, for much more than merely gaming. I will not buy an iPad 3, because I cannot justify the iPad as anything more than a gaming machine.
03-14-2012, 05:59 PM
#17
The sad thing about freemium is that it's what the market wants.

We are the savvy minority.

For some mind-boggling reason, people are bit iffy and unsure spending $0.99 on a game with loads of content and gameplay, but then they'll happily download a freebie and buy $10 worth of dress-up hats that do nothing, and even more amazingly, feel like that's good value.
03-15-2012, 05:16 AM
#18
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Originally Posted by dumaz1000 View Post
If you like casual games, yes.
If you don't, no.

There's a reasonable amount of higher end games in development, but most of it ain't coming out anytime soon. Developmental cycles are much longer now, and most people don't want to release their bigger budget stuff now anyway. Some will, just to take advantage of the fact that most won't. Don't expect a lot this time of year. Look at the 3DS release dates. They are about to enter a 3-month lull.

Personally, I would not update my iDevice simply for the sake of gaming though. Premium gaming has seen its prime on the AppStore, and that prime is gone. We are in the golden age no longer. There will be stuff, Like Ravensword 2, and Forgotten Memories, and Chaos Rings II, and Infinity Blade Dungeons. But there aren't going to be enough of those types games to justify the purchase. The iDevices continue to get more powerful, but games created to harness this increased power are few and far between. I will buy an iPhone 5, for much more than merely gaming. I will not buy an iPad 3, because I cannot justify the iPad as anything more than a gaming machine.
Yeah, the golden age of iOS gaming has gone by.. Speaking of device power, it's a good thing that apple isn't going to go with another massive increase in power (which results in less battery life and bigger game budgets and less games coming out). New iPad has the same CPU, and the GPU is 4X faster but there's 4X more pixels, so..

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03-15-2012, 05:20 AM
#19
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The sad thing about freemium is that it's what the market wants.

We are the savvy minority.

For some mind-boggling reason, people are bit iffy and unsure spending $0.99 on a game with loads of content and gameplay, but then they'll happily download a freebie and buy $10 worth of dress-up hats that do nothing, and even more amazingly, feel like that's good value.
Good point, but i treat freemium games like a normal priced game. If i get a freemium game and like it i'll buy 2.99 worth of IAP's as thats what i feel the game to me is worth if i bought it normally.

But like you say people are in a minority regarding IAP's, the problem i see is they 'sometimes' have some good points but i can imagine they get ignored as so often they go on a crazy rant about IAP's when they havent even played the game and seen how it works. The second they see IAP on a description they go mad and not 'all' IAP's are that evil, at least wait and try it out before ranting about an IAP game, but they dont.

But it must be the kids to blame as who on earth are buying 'some' of the IAP's which like you say are stupid hats/costumes to dress up in and dont add anything to the game. Bizarre
03-15-2012, 05:23 AM
#20
Joined: Jan 2010
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Recently, it seems like there isn't much new interesting games coming out. TouchArcade forums are filled with games posted by developers with something like 10 posts, there hasn't being any new Gameloft game for a while, nor Kariosoft. Developers like EA used to make good games like SimCity, Dead Space, etc but now they just make free2play games. Lots of developers have sort of died out, and there is less activity on TA forums. Just look at how much posts Eliminate thread has.

Is it just me or is iOS gaming dying out?
EA don't make just FTP, Mass Effect only came out last week and Flight Control Rocket will be out soon too. Kairosoft have a new release planned for soon. Developers have been as active as ever. Don't know if you can judge as you don't look to be very active.

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