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New King of iOS Graphics! Riptide GP iPad Retina

03-30-2012, 04:31 PM
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New King of iOS Graphics! Riptide GP iPad Retina

Absolute stunning graphics on this with new retina update! Absolutely amazing visuals, especially for a handheld bettering anything on consoles due to resolution. Also plays very well and smooth. Love to take this to a game store and show console and pc players this title, watching their jaws drop to the floor.

Kudos to Vector Unit for this title. One thing, please add touch steering to this showpiece title. IPad is too heavy for extended tilt playing, plus can't enjoy the tasty graphics as much with all that silly device movement.
-edit- found the touch steering option...all is good!

Runner(s) up for best graphics so far:

Asphalt 6, Infinity Blade

Any other nominees?

Last edited by Franco; 03-30-2012 at 06:03 PM.
03-30-2012, 08:49 PM
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Absolute stunning graphics on this with new retina update!
True. Bought it right now because it's on sale. And it's worth the buck alone because of the view of the liquid tracks with all those reflections and different kinds of waves.

But can someone tell me how to hold the iPad and reach the boost switch which is located almost at the top? And I have rather large hands…

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Runner(s) up for best graphics so far:

Asphalt 6, Infinity Blade
Asphalt 6 is my favorite game of all times and the graphics are superb but the framerate is not so good as it was before the retina update (hopefully they fix that). And Infinity Blade 2 is "iPad 3 optimized" but has no retina graphics according to this posting.

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Any other nominees?
Real Racing 2 HD looks very good as well with it's recent retina support. And runs smooth. But it's not my favorite racer. It feels too slow (okay it's more a serious simulator) compared to Asphalt (arcade fun racer with high speed feeling).

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Last edited by Habakuk; 03-30-2012 at 09:28 PM.

03-30-2012, 09:16 PM
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And Infinity Blade 2 is "iPad 3 optimized" but has no retina graphics according to this posting.
A hardware review site (Anandtech) determined that IB2 ran at ~1.4x resolution instead of 2x. I guess they just couldn't quite get performance high enough.
03-30-2012, 10:59 PM
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This does look good, but Zen Bound 2 Universal is still #1 for me, both for graphics and for gameplay.

On console, the visuals are much better on Journey, as is the gameplay.

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Last edited by djflippy; 03-30-2012 at 11:46 PM.
03-30-2012, 11:24 PM
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Yep, this game is pretty stunning with iPad retina. Any self respecting graphics whore with a dollar and a new iPad should pick it up. As a bonus, the gameplay is nice as well!

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03-31-2012, 03:04 AM
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I find it ironic you have all chosen a game that looks better on Android than the iPad as a game with the best iPad graphics.

strange world.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
03-31-2012, 05:42 AM
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I find it ironic you have all chosen a game that looks better on Android than the iPad as a game with the best iPad graphics.

strange world.
Yeah but what's the point in having good graphics if the accelerometer controls are crap? (ASUS Transformer Prime)

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03-31-2012, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Teknikal View Post
I find it ironic you have all chosen a game that looks better on Android than the iPad as a game with the best iPad graphics.

strange world.
I find it hard to believe that this game looks better on android than the iPad retina.
04-01-2012, 01:48 AM
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Don't get me wrong I think the new iPad is more powerful, just this particular game is worse looking, just think it's strange choice for best IOS graphics considering that.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
04-01-2012, 08:42 AM
#10
there is no multiplay mode, it's a shame.