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09-23-2013, 12:41 PM
#41
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 4,393
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Originally Posted by smes3817 View Post
I don't know why people don't realize this before tearing them apart but ALL of the AB games require strategy and precision to get 3 stars... With that said, the SW versions are my favorite. Each AB release is honestly better than the last.
Agreed.
I never really got in to them too much originally but the SW versions have shown me the error of my ways and just addicted now across the board and cursing my lack of dimensional thinking.
It's just an extremely thoughtful and clever series that gets better with each release.
09-23-2013, 05:56 PM
#42
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,159
This argument is understandable.

This is because, even though there is strategy involved, especially for some of the more elaborate levels, the game inherently requires MORE PRECISION in your strike than what is affordable by the touch interface control on the iPad and iPhone. This INHERENT IMPRECISION in how the device senses touches make it impossible to RELIABLY REPRODUCE your solution with near perfect accuracy.

To me, this is the Achilles' heel for Angry Birds. Looking from the perspective of a puzzle fan, this inherent imprecision to reproduce a solution is problematic. To be fair, if you relax this condition, then you can enjoy the game knowing that sometimes you fail to beat a level is simply because of the game's imprecision, even when your solution is otherwise workable.

An update:

Early on, I was actually fairly impressed by the level design in this iteration of Angry Birds. There was a lot more thoughts to make each level like a puzzle, so you are less reliant on "random" strikes that just happen to hit or explode at the right place. At least, this is for the main campaign, barring a few levels like P2-17 (Escape to Tatoonie).

Unfortunately, the same (so far) cannot be said for the reward chapter (bonus campaign). The level design here was back to absurd methods and solutions used in the original Angry Birds, whereby whatever strategy you use will ultimately be overridden by whether or not some "random" strikes will happen or not. Often, for a one-bird solution, you need to have a series of 5-10 explosions or bounces all occurring correctly, none of which you have any control from the moment you launch and after (at most) one tap to trigger special ability. This means even if you can already visualize the solution (and know that it works), you will just keep replaying the same strategy over and over again until the game's some "random" elements that just happen to occur in your favor to let you win.

Sigh... Fly so high. Fall so low (again).


Quote:
Originally Posted by smes3817 View Post
I don't know why people don't realize this before tearing them apart but ALL of the AB games require strategy and precision to get 3 stars... With that said, the SW versions are my favorite. Each AB release is honestly better than the last.

Last edited by y2kmp3; 09-29-2013 at 09:46 AM.

09-25-2013, 10:54 AM
#43
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Planet 10 (by way of the 8th dimension)
Posts: 6,849
Finished the chapters and the bonus round. Cant wait until an update comes out! Awesome!
09-28-2013, 11:33 AM
#44
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,159
CygnetSeven,

I want to ask you about the reward chapter. I am finding the setups in most of the levels to be insanely ridiculous. The levels are obviously meant (in most, if not all) to be solved with one bird. Yet, whatever strategy you use (even if you know that you are on the right path) is easily overridden by some "random" physics that the game decides to throw at you. Even if you manage to solve a level, you are disheartened by the fact that you are unlikely to be able to reproduce it.

Update: Another example of a sadistic level is PR-9 (Pork, Reward Chapter). To get the box, you need to aim with a margin of error of about 2 pixels (you see what I mean once you figure out the trajectory). Long after you have already figured out what to do, you will still be playing the same level because the game somehow thinks it is reasonable for you to launch a trajectory with such a narrow window with your fat finger. Are you kidding me?! What's next? Playing Limbo or Super Meat Boy to completion without dying?

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Originally Posted by CygnetSeven View Post
Finished the chapters and the bonus round. Cant wait until an update comes out! Awesome!

Last edited by y2kmp3; 09-30-2013 at 06:24 AM.
11-01-2013, 08:30 AM
#45
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: NCC 1701
Posts: 2,338
Quote:
Originally Posted by CygnetSeven View Post
Finished the chapters and the bonus round. Cant wait until an update comes out! Awesome!
i've updated it and lost all characters progress... F**K!!!
every update on iOS apps is a pain in the ass!!!
03-30-2014, 07:12 PM
#46
I was never much of a fan of Angry Birds. I had downloaded this game when it was free, but didn't try it till now and I must say, I am very impressed. The various abilities, great level design, and nice visual style really makes this by far the best AB game I've played and maybe one of my favorite physics puzzle games I've played on IOS. The wide range of powers really make it feel more like an action puzzle game than the other AB games I've played. And while there is IAP, it feels very unnecessary to make progress.
03-30-2014, 07:13 PM
#47
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,614
Way better than the original.

I personally loved the first one over this sequel.
03-30-2014, 07:16 PM
#48
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,759
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Originally Posted by vii-Lucky View Post
Way better than the original.

I personally loved the first one over this sequel.

That is very true, this one I actually enjoy.
08-24-2015, 04:27 AM
#49
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 482
so did they stop updating the app ?