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Opinion on Game Center

07-07-2012, 05:43 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Ireland
Posts: 8
Opinion on Game Center

Hey everyone! I was just wondering what your opinions on Game Center is and how you think Apple can improve it. I think the service is great and while I'd like to see some more features and widespread use I think it is the way forward for iOS gaming. Achievements make games so much more fun and genuinely make me want to go back for more even if I'm not really mad on the game!

Anyway this is my Game Center nickname - colmulhall77 please add me!
07-08-2012, 01:41 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 212
I dont care about it at all. I dont think anyone cares loool, xbl achievements and ps3 trophies are where it's at

07-08-2012, 01:52 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 808
Lol the app is pretty bad, especially the UI.

In iOS 7, want to see Game Center 3.0...

●Game Store: Easier and better place to find and buy games.

●Online and offline friendlist: so you know who's online

●iMessage integration: message friends is a basic feature that XBL/PSN has

●Inbox for messages, invites, friend requests: so players can look at everything being sent to them at one place

●Also redesign the UI and make it less "chaotic" just DO NOT add leather to it. Make it more retro style like an arcade or something.
07-08-2012, 02:02 AM
#4
Every now and then I try to get achievements for it but then I'm like it doesn't matter. Also having a pretty useless app and UI makes me less motivated to try. I hope they give it an overhaul if they expect to be serious with games.
07-08-2012, 02:04 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,498
I would certainly be happy if it behaved as advertised, at least by some devs. Take Jetpack Joyride; supposedly you can sync your progress using either GC or openfeint. Playing it through the update released around Christmas that year (on my old iPod 2), I had unlocked everything. I had all upgrades, items, and badges.

Now I have a 4S. DL The game, updated of course, via the wifi store. GC showed my scores and achievements correctly, but I couldn't access my progress, and hell if I was going to try starting over.

Last edited by Greyskull; 07-08-2012 at 04:56 PM. Reason: Post cut off early
07-08-2012, 02:10 AM
#6
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,498
My thoughts on multiplayer and how the friends list works:

It's ok for playing random opponents, but lousy when the game gives you a choice of how many players you want to join. It needs some to implement a system whereby you can see approximately how many people are waiting to join which game size, i.e. 2 player, 4 player, etc.

When it comes to the friends list, it's missing a crucial feature...who's online! Am I supposed to randomly shoot everyone in my friends list who has the game I want to play a request?
07-08-2012, 05:12 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 529
Gamecenter is a nice addition to the iOS platform. I wouldn't go as far as to say it revolutionises iOS gaming, but it is on the road to getting better. The achievement system is fine I guess, but I don't like the friends system. It is really annoying when you add a friend and they decline it. It should just add them.

One thing to end on. I am signed in to Gamecenter, and I get a message "***Sandbox***". What does this mean?
07-08-2012, 08:20 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 15
I think they need to upgrade it in lotīs of ways. Integration, design, usability...

Right now, is like an ugly green billiards desk or poker game center...

It will be great if developers can make competitions through it, and add some prizes, messaging tools, etc etc...
07-08-2012, 08:56 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Dont care for game centre. Have over 600 games installed but just not bothered about GC, just like playing all the games
07-08-2012, 09:23 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 529
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Dont care for game centre. Have over 600 games installed but just not bothered about GC, just like playing all the games
Yeah, GC isn't really the best thing. An option to delete GC would be a good step. I heard with iOS 6 coming later this year, GC is going to be revamped. I will post a link if I find.