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Big game let downs

10-24-2011, 07:49 AM
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Big game let downs

So lately I have been thinking to myself what is going on here.... there have been alot of releases lately that I was really excited for but somehow I was let down. So I end up with alot of games just shelved, is there anyone else that feels like that? I mean I think the only game that I was omg nuts about was Aralon, that game had me so anxious to buy then when I did it was everything I wanted and more.....
10-24-2011, 08:52 AM
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With the amount of 'lite' demo versions, youtube videos and game reviews on websites i have hardly been 'let down' by any games. If i'm unsure about a game i'll ask questions on this forum or go watch a video of it.

Plus IF i'm 'let down' by a game its often just 69p or 1.99, just short change so its not like how it was when youre a kid and save up weeks for a game only to buy it and its dire

If i get a 69p game and dont play it much i've just wasted the cost of a burger.

A lot of games, give them a bit more time and you'll really get into them. One problem is as there are SO many games out there you tend to have a shorter gameplay attention with some of them. Again back in the old days when you saved up weeks for a game you would play it non stop to get your moneys worth even if the game was 'average'.

I didnt get into Aralon for a while and had that on my ipod for a month or so, finally my friend told me i had to play it, i did and got into it and was totally addicted to it for weeks ! Wish there was a sequel

10-24-2011, 09:10 AM
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I understand about the videos and reviews and stuff, but games like Shadowgun and even Mage Gauntlet dont have me like omg I need to play more of them you know? I would pay $15 bucks for Aralon 2 lol it's probably one of my favorite games even console wise
10-24-2011, 09:18 AM
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See you must be young ! Mage Gauntlet might not look appealing to some 'younger' people as it looks like a great SNES game from the 90's which appeals to a lot of us oldies !

Thats the thing with games and one reason why i'm playing games on emulators or my ipod touch and not an X-Box 360. With the X-Box you can have stunning graphics, great huge levels but give me a platform game on my ipod anyday of the week over those huge epic games.

Its all about playability, forget the graphics/tunes, it helps dont get me wrong but its all about playability and so many iOS games (Eg Mage Gauntlet) have that.
10-24-2011, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
See you must be young ! Mage Gauntlet might not look appealing to some 'younger' people as it looks like a great SNES game from the 90's which appeals to a lot of us oldies !
And the funny thing is, that i hate those pixelfest graphics like Mage Gauntlet's, but this game is a nice exception, because it's gameplay got me hooked... despite me not liking the graphics at all..

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10-24-2011, 09:53 AM
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To be fair to amen, he doesn't seem to be biased by graphics. Else he would have loved Shadowgun, and would not have liked Aralon all that much (Aralon does have very clunky graphics).

I agree with PSJ. THe attention times have reduced. I remember when i was a kid I had a handheld in which i would play a game in which you just had to push a button repeatedly, and another button at times to mix things a little. And honest to God I enjoyed that game. Compared to that, in this week alone you have 5 great iOS games that have released. There's actually not enough time to play all the great games that are out there. Do go through videos, lites, participate in forums, compete on leaderboards. Be invested in a game to enjoy the overall experience.

Oh well... I am behaving like a grand-dad here trying to preach to others how to enjoy videogames. Am probably coming off as incredibly condescending. My bad. Last word, there are a ton of good games out there. Find 'em

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10-24-2011, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
...which appeals to a lot of us oldies !

...give me a platform game on my ipod anyday of the week over those huge epic games...

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10-24-2011, 10:29 AM
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Thanks for the replies here guys, but I am definately not young well not as young as I used to be But I dont know it's not about graphics or the biggest baddest games to me it just need that "it" factor. Where it just hooks me on fun or whatever, I really like RPG's with say a few different classes to try out and maybe it has loot. Those are my fav fav types of games!
10-24-2011, 10:49 AM
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But yep Aralon was an epic game, i did really like Order & Chaos but i stopped playing as i was getting 'addicted' to it and ignoring all my other 250 games or so on my ipod ! Aralon was like a brilliant 'offline' Order and Chaos.

But yeah another 'problem' is that the games are so cheap so you tend to pick a lot up. If they were more expensive i might get one a week and concentrate playing on that

Again sounding old ! But back in the 80's if you saved up to buy a $15 game you would play that game to death. Now i can dip in and out of so many apps, another reason is they load pretty quickly.

Back in the 80's when a game took 7 minutes to load by tape you were sure as hell going to play it a bit no matter how bad it was !

Anyway time for my pipe and slippers
10-24-2011, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by smes3817 View Post
Exactly. But I'm 14 and I really love pixel graphics!

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