Nope, 100% on the devs and publishers even if Apple hasn't provided the infrastructure necessary to do a model by model blessing.
The best games out there still have oodles of 1 star reviews from fools who have 5 bytes of free space giving 1 star to the game because they can't install it. 1 star reviews from idiots is just part of doing business. Simply put, your app is either good enough to drown the 1 stars out with good reviews or it's not. Moves like blocking all touches tells me the publisher assumes it's not.
Your choice of words tells me it'd probably be fruitless arguing the point - pussy? Really? - but let's just leave it by saying I think "If you'd just make good games, they'd sell" is one of the stupidest arguments the internet's ever come up with. It helps, but it [b]is not[b] and never has been a guarantee - what sells is not automatically good, and what doesn't sell is not automatically terrible. Anyway, way too off-topic now.
Fightback looks great. Hopefully any bugs have been ironed out since it took so long and that IAPs have been slightly adjusted or are at least fair. It looks like Streets of Rage for the Genesis except that there are 100 floors rather than 8 or 9 levels where you couldn't continue. This and Cut the Rope 2 are my only definite downloads tomorrow/Thurs...
The Game is out in New Zealand. It should be out in US at about 11 PM EST and Europe at around 12 AM UK time. Size of the app is 270 MB.
Price in NZ is Free.
Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
When there is no justice, there can only be vengeance!
Thugs have kidnapped your sister but they’ve picked on the wrong guy. It’s time to Fightback! From the award-winning developer Ninja Theory comes a new standard in mobile fighters. Stunning visuals, unique controls, and a vibrant design come together to bring you the pinnacle of mobile fighting games.
TAKE BACK CONTROL
Punch, kick, and combo your way through this rotten city using Fightback’s revolutionary gesture-based touchscreen controls. This is mobile fighting done right!
TAKE BACK IN STYLE
When flying fists and feet won’t do, bring out the big guns! Unload dual pistols, pump-action shotguns, explosive bazookas and more. Unlock body armor and tattoos to boost your stats.
TAKE BACK THE CITY
Scale each skyscraper one floor at a time. Immerse yourself in Fightback’s 80’s action movie style by knocking out baseball bat-wielding punks and psychotic quarterbacks in a variety of unique backdrops.
FIGHT ALL NIGHT
Play Endless Mode to fill up your bank account. Take on waves of thugs for as long as you can last! Compete against your Facebook friends to determine who is the ass-kicking champion.
• Over 100 levels of floor-to-floor fist-fighting!
• A new mobile experience from console developer Ninja Theory
• Punch, kick, and combo using revolutionary touch controls
• Kit out your character with vests, tattoos, guns, and more
• Play all day and rack up cash in Endless Mode and compete with your friends via Facebook!
• Stunning high-quality 3D visuals powered by Unity
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