Support our Sponsors:

Go Back   Touch Arcade > Games and Apps > iPhone and iPad Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 01-16-2013, 09:40 AM
Appletini Appletini is offline
Senior Member
iPad (4th Gen), iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Posts: 2,514
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
...I'm just waiting for a Final Fantasy match-3 to come out now that they've hit tower defense, social media, and now tap sim.
Ooh, ooh, you know what actually could work, while SE are busy trying to hit every genre? A FF-based "endless runner" that basically had you make your way through whole FF games from beginning to end, with your character passing through areas designed to replicate the towns/dungeons in the order they would have appeared in the actual RPG, complete with wandering monsters, "boss fights", nostalgic music and recreations of well-known cinematic moments.

I could actually get behind that if it were done well.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-16-2013, 09:42 AM
Sanuku Sanuku is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,268
Default Game Impressions


Low bandwidth Version | Pop Up
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-16-2013, 09:45 AM
SkyMuffin SkyMuffin is offline
Senior Member
iPad 2, iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 2,381
Send a message via AIM to SkyMuffin Send a message via Yahoo to SkyMuffin
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
Ooh, ooh, you know what actually could work, while SE are busy trying to hit every genre? A FF-based "endless runner" that basically had you make your way through whole FF games from beginning to end, with your character passing through areas designed to replicate the towns/dungeons in the order they would have appeared in the actual RPG, complete with wandering monsters, "boss fights", nostalgic music and recreations of well-known cinematic moments.

I could actually get behind that if it were done well.
there already is one-- Gyromancer. it's not bad, actually. i wouldnt mind an ipad port.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-16-2013, 10:00 AM
strivemind strivemind is offline
Senior Member
iPad (3rd Gen), iOS 6.x
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,631
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanuku View Post
Video
Oh no, there's an freemium-style hourglass that refills your party (think extra lives)? Waiting in real-world time slowly replenishes your hourglasses, or you can buy with IAP.

And also according to what I see in the video, you can buy:

$0.99 - New random premium character (35 in all)
$3.99 - World tickets (additional maps/bosses) (3 in all)

I might have missed some, but so far it looks like $50 to buy and unlock the entire game (includes initial purchase), plus whatever you pay to refill your extra lives/hourglasses.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-16-2013, 10:03 AM
Grohl960 Grohl960 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyMuffin View Post
there already is one-- Gyromancer. it's not bad, actually. i wouldnt mind an ipad port.
I thought gyromancer was less "Temple run" and more "puzzle quest". Either way, I dislike you, squeenix.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 01-16-2013, 10:06 AM
Appletini Appletini is offline
Senior Member
iPad (4th Gen), iOS 7.x
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Posts: 2,514
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyMuffin View Post
there already is one-- Gyromancer. it's not bad, actually. i wouldnt mind an ipad port.
Erm, no, Gyromancer is nothing like what I was describing, not even remotely. I'm talking about the concept of an actual endless runner in which you seamlessly pass through the story/world of an entire existing FF game (FF4, 6, 7, 8, etc.), not a slow-paced RPG/match-3 hybrid.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-16-2013, 10:14 AM
Gabrien Gabrien is offline
Senior Member
iPad 2, iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,148
Default

Genius. This will make a killing. And they'll still get the rest of you suckers who are turning your noses up at it, falling over yourselves to hand over $20 for the next "proper" FF they port over. Bravo.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-16-2013, 10:21 AM
undeadcow undeadcow is online now
Senior Member
iPod Touch (5th Gen), iOS 6.x
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,068
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
...I'm talking about the concept of an actual endless runner in which you seamlessly pass through the story/world of an entire existing FF game (FF4, 6, 7, 8, etc.)...
This is a good idea... it would actually treat the franchise with humor and reverence.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Genius. This will make a killing. And they'll still get the rest of you suckers who are turning your noses up at it, falling over yourselves to hand over $20 for the next "proper" FF they port over. Bravo.
Well said. Although it's unclear what the target audience for All the Bravest is. Are they gunning for retro RPG fans who have played each FF game and are familiar enough to recognize their favorite characters but always secretly craved a more action oriented spin on the franchise despite having invested 100s of hours playing the original incarnations?
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-16-2013, 10:29 AM
Mookmonster Mookmonster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 328
Default

Honestly, I hope this game somehow makes Squeenix go bankrupt like Final Fantasy: Spirits Within did, so we can stop seeing the endless remixes of Final Fantasy crap on the app store, and I can jump all over the dead rump of a husk of a crappy body that has become Square.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 01-16-2013, 10:35 AM
Gabrien Gabrien is offline
Senior Member
iPad 2, iOS 5.x
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,148
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
This is a good idea... it would actually treat the franchise with humor and reverence.Well said. Although it's unclear what the target audience for All the Bravest is. Are they gunning for retro RPG fans who have played each FF game and are familiar enough to recognize their favorite characters but always secretly craved a more action oriented spin on the franchise despite having invested 100s of hours playing the original incarnations?
They're gunning for the lowest common denominator of course.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2012, TouchArcade.com, LLC.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2008 - 2011, TouchArcade.com. Privacy Policy / DMCA Copyright Agent