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people usually look down on gameloft despite it's still the leading dev of IOS

03-24-2012, 10:07 PM
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people usually look down on gameloft despite it's still the leading dev of IOS

admit or not, I get to say gameloft is still the best or second IOS dev.
tintin, mc3 and gangstar rio debuted on app store within one month, tintin is console quality, mc3 is best FPS game for mobile so far and gangstar rio is even better than gta3.
only gameloft could made these happen. and many other devs still can't catch up with the quality of nova 2 or dungeon hunter 2.
just imagine if gameloft made a premium sequal game to shadow guardian, it's would be awesome.
gameloft deserves a better result than now-- no matter financial or fame. I even think apple should reward this company some money for their outstanding contribution to IOS ecosystem.
but they became a freemium game maker months ago, how big a loss to IOS.
03-24-2012, 10:19 PM
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Not everyone shares the opinion that Ganstar 3 Rio is better than GTA 3.

Not a fan of the giant obnoxious file sizes for Gameloft's titles.

Oh and Gameloft has acquired the rights for a Batman game, "The Avengers" and "Spiderman".

03-24-2012, 10:21 PM
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They obviously weren't that good if they were forced to turn Freemium.


But from what I've gathered, they have two divisions - the "good one" and the "other one". Guess which one makes what games?

I don't mind them going Freemium - as long as is means we still get some premium titles out of them.



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03-24-2012, 11:06 PM
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I enjoyed a number of Gameloft games (Asphalt 6, MC3, Dungeon Hunter II, Sacred Odyssey). Dungeon Hunter 3 however, was a turn for the worse, so now I feel differently. I hope that was just bad decision, and they can redeem themselves. They can clone all the games they want, but nothing worse then those damn IAP. Then there's Zynga, and suddenly, Gameloft doesn't look too bad..

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03-24-2012, 11:34 PM
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They used to make a few quality games like the MC or NOVA series, like Zombie Infection and Spider-Man, but now all they make is that freemium crap.

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03-24-2012, 11:51 PM
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I look down on gameloft because they are leaders on iOS, very poor leaders marching iOS gamers down a painful, grueling path to PS Vita ownership
03-25-2012, 12:00 AM
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In my opinion, Gameloft has good titles, and as a publisher they are great, but as developer leaves much to be desired, 'cause the titles that they have are good, but only that, as example: N.O.V.A. 2, Shadow Guardian, Dungeon Hunter III.

These titles don't have the quality that anothers game have, of course Gameloft has "premium" titles, to me, these great titles are Order & Chaos and Modern Combat 3 (the multiplayer, not the campaign) but the reason of what makes to Gameloft a great publisher, it's cuz there offer to the user titles that there isn't in the plataform, take for example MC3, that is a great FPS with great Multiplayer, why? cuz there is effort put in that game, now, take Mass Effect Infiltrator from EA, the concept is great, bring Mass Effect to the iOS, but it is needed a huge creativity, it's difficult to bring a title with good quality, and i not only mean the graphic in a game.

For me, there is needed a combination of graphic, dinamic and interesting story (in case of be a no-casual title) an important thing is the way that a developer combines the gameplay with the controls (more important in a touch-screen) and anothers things.

Back to the topic, Gameloft has a great strategy to sell the games, but to me, it needs more... effort and care in the creation of the games, be more original, give more quality in the games to the user. All that i just said is my opinion, to other people i know Gameloft it's a great developer and it's okay to me, but in my case... well, i just told it.

Last edited by Farfield; 03-25-2012 at 01:27 AM.
03-25-2012, 12:31 AM
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Freemium/"social gaming" is, by far, the most successful business model on the iOS/smartphone/tablet marketplace. Roughly 60% of all commercially successful apps on the iPhone/iPod are of the free-to-download variety. Roughly 50% of all successful iPad apps are free to download. It cannot be argued that Freemium is king, whether you like it or not.

But Gameloft is not the company who dominates the AppStore's top grossing charts. Not a single Gameloft Freemium game is anywhere to be seen. Gameloft's most successful Apps are paid apps, Order and Chaos, and Modern Combat 3. Dungeon Hunter 3, Six Guns, Urban Crime. These games don't chart at all. That's the ironic part. Gameloft sucks at Freemium. They are not the top company. Not even close.

Gameloft "had" good games, but people took them for granted. They made good mobile games. They don't make them anymore. You never really appreciate what you have until it's gone. This can be said of Gameloft and EA. They brought a heck of a lot to mobile gaming. They deserved a better fate. They made high quality games and people did nothing but spit on them for that. Nothing they ever did was good enough. People always demanded more. They were getting damn good games for $7, but greed knows no bounds, I suppose. You can't really blame Gameloft for deciding not to do it anymore.

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03-25-2012, 12:33 AM
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In my opinion, Gameloft has good titles, and as a publisher they are great, but as developer leaves much to be desired, 'cause the titles that they have are good, but only that, as example: N.O.V.A. 2, Shadow Guardian, Dungeon Hunter III. These titles don't have the quality that anothers game have, of course Gameloft has "premium" titles, to me, these great titles are Order & Chaos and Modern Combat 3 (the multiplayer, not the campaign) but the reason of what makes to Gameloft a great publisher, it's cuz there offer to the user titles that there isn't in the plataform, take for example MC3, that is a great FPS with great Multiplayer, why? cuz there is effort put in that game, now, take Mass Effect Infiltrator from EA, the concept is great, bring Mass Effect to the iOS, but it is needed a huge creativity, it's difficult to bring a title with good quality, and i not only mean the graphic in a game. For me, there is needed a combination of graphic, dinamic and interesting story (in case of be a no-casual title) an important thing is the way that a developer combines the gameplay with the controls (more important in a touch-screen) and anothers things. Back to the topic, Gameloft has a great strategy to sell the games, but to me, it needs more... effort and care in the creation of the games, be more original, give more quality in the games to the user. All that i just said is my opinion, to other people i know Gameloft it's a great developer and it's okay to me, but in my case... well, i just told it.
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03-25-2012, 12:51 AM
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