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Stuff that makes you run the other way when you see it in a game

05-12-2017, 01:24 PM
#21
Joined: Apr 2017
Location: Amurica
Posts: 10
One thing that infuriates me is how as soon as I launch the app the game services thing pops up asking me to sign in. I don't care for leaderboards at all and would like the option to sign in, not an auto sign in. I've since made an account just so the popup goes away.
05-12-2017, 03:00 PM
#22
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 798
Kairosoft, space themed, 1gb games, 5 star TA rated games

05-12-2017, 03:21 PM
#23
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Southern United States
Posts: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by thumbs07 View Post
5 star TA rated games
Because...Spaceplan, Death Road, Binding of Isaac, Reigns, The Quest, Monster Hunter, Crashlands, Clash Royale, and I'll just stop there....are all known to be such terrible games and definitely not worth of 5 stars from Touch Arcade.

Since the thread is "run away when you see" I truly hate that you've deprived yourself from some of the best titles on iOS in the recent year or so.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. - Theodore Roosevelt
05-12-2017, 03:22 PM
#24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ndnNinja View Post
One thing that infuriates me is how as soon as I launch the app the game services thing pops up asking me to sign in. I don't care for leaderboards at all and would like the option to sign in, not an auto sign in. I've since made an account just so the popup goes away.

That can be annoying, though you should only ever see it a maximum of three times per app, that's the rules.
Unfortunately though if we use Game Centre in our apps, Apple stipulates we show the login screen as early in the app as possible. Makes sense I suppose, get it out of the way early so it doesn't interrupt a game.

Unfortunately the best way of dealing with Game Centre, whether you want to use it or not. Is, as you've discovered, to just login to Game Centre and be done with it.

Total tech addict, software developer (more or less) and spouter of complete and utter nonsense when my medication kicks in. (No, really.)
05-12-2017, 06:27 PM
#25
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 9
I usually run away the second I see stamina,the game playing itself,huge incentive to buy with real money,timers,but I did enjoy for a while Shadowverse,Toram Online but most I own is ports of old rpgs.I also stay clear of clickers or any thing made by Gameloft ever.So yes I really need more premium stuff and actual free2play that are actually worth it for a rpg gamer who is both pc,handelds(3DS),consoles(ps3/4/PSP) and wonder why I can't get something other than ports or banner saga worth playing to make it a worthwile gaming platform.
05-13-2017, 03:02 AM
#26
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by cabuckn View Post
Because...Spaceplan, Death Road, Binding of Isaac, Reigns, The Quest, Monster Hunter, Crashlands, Clash Royale, and I'll just stop there....are all known to be such terrible games and definitely not worth of 5 stars from Touch Arcade.

Since the thread is "run away when you see" I truly hate that you've deprived yourself from some of the best titles on iOS in the recent year or so.
I'm joking. But in all seriousness one person's taste is not the same as another. You look at films for that- what is a top top movie for one person, isn't for another.
05-13-2017, 03:51 AM
#27
Not in the mood for playing and i'm bored in the train...

Build, guild, social, team, manage, farm, card, clicker, turn based (98%), energy (93%), 2048, mmorpg, PRO in description or worse under icon, *coughs loud and hides quickly under the bed* final fantasy

Opening any thread and reading one of those words and i'm mostly done within five seconds. This works even faster after a quick look at the screen shots. Almost nine years of ios gaming lets me recognize the usual suspects.

My 2017 GOTY contenders...
Glitchskier, Slayaway Camp, Full of Stars, Steredenn, Arkanoid vs Space Invaders
05-13-2017, 04:12 AM
#28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qwertz555 View Post
Not in the mood for playing and i'm bored in the train...

Build, guild, social, team, manage, farm, card, clicker, turn based (98%), energy (93%), 2048, mmorpg, PRO in description or worse under icon, *coughs loud and hides quickly under the bed* final fantasy

Opening any thread and reading one of those words and i'm mostly done within five seconds. This works even faster after a quick look at the screen shots. Almost nine years of ios gaming lets me recognize the usual suspects.

..... Takes note of words not to include in next game description

I kid of course, I hate all of the same things any other gamer does. Which means I won't include them in my games. I'd rather make no money than piss people off.

There's obviously millions of people out there who disagree, gamers and developers alike. Otherwise there wouldn't be so many of those things on the AppStore and they wouldn't make as much money as they do. But still, ewww icky.

I was playing a newly released game the other day, I won't say which. I was really enjoying it, until I got to a point and tried to progress to the next level only to be told I had to wait, or pay up.
No way to get around it, no option to pay to get rid of all of that nonsense. Deleted. Damn shame too, I liked it.

Total tech addict, software developer (more or less) and spouter of complete and utter nonsense when my medication kicks in. (No, really.)
05-13-2017, 05:03 AM
#29
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 934
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qwertz555 View Post
Not in the mood for playing and i'm bored in the train...

Build, guild, social, team, manage, farm, card, clicker, turn based (98%), energy (93%), 2048, mmorpg, PRO in description or worse under icon, *coughs loud and hides quickly under the bed* final fantasy

Opening any thread and reading one of those words and i'm mostly done within five seconds. This works even faster after a quick look at the screen shots. Almost nine years of ios gaming lets me recognize the usual suspects.
*Final Fantasy fan drags Qwertz555 out from under bed and precedes to dish out punishment with ridiculously oversized anime sword*

Ah, I love Final Fantasy, but I get that it turns a lot of people off. I agree with most of the rest, though - apart from turn-based. Mobile is perfect for turn-based games - play a few moves, then drop out. Warbits, Skulls of the Shogun, X-Com, most RPGs, any chess variant... Can't play platformers and shooters all the time!

2017 GOTY nominations: SAO: Memory Defrag, Death Road to Canada, Spaceplan
Switch ID: Krillin 5948-6652-1589
05-13-2017, 05:52 AM
#30
Quote:
Originally Posted by OrangutanKungfu View Post
Can't play platformers and shooters all the time!
LIES!!!

Seriously though, I agree with what you're saying about turn based games. I can also definitely see why the whole idea of telling a game what to do one step, sometimes literally, at a time as opposed to having real-time control over it would be a turn off. It was for me until I played warhammer quest and became completely addicted to it.

Qwertz listed one of mine though: "PRO" right on the GD icon. That and "3D". It's an immediate giveaway.

Last edited by sobriquet; 05-13-2017 at 06:24 AM.