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What do you like more - to tap, to swipe, to tilt, ... ?

10-22-2012, 05:08 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 185
What do you like more - to tap, to swipe, to tilt, ... ?

Hi guys,
It's interesting for us to know what kind of controls do prefer in mobile games? In other words, what do you like more - to tap, to swipe, to tilt your device? Or probably smth else
Looking forward to your feedback!


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10-22-2012, 05:17 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,493
Personally I like tapping the most. But ideally you should leave more control options for your game so everyone can decide for themselves which controls work best for them

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10-22-2012, 05:30 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Agree there should be alternative controls

Depends on the game but i wish devs would see what works well, a platformer like League of evil works best with on screen buttons. When a dev then creates a platformer and its swipe only its ridiculous.

Not a fan of swipe/tilt games but for some certain puzzle games it works well.

But again surely see whats worked well in the past. So often theres a platformer with crazy tilt controls and then (presume due to poor sales) they agree to add alternative controls in the next update.
10-22-2012, 06:54 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,922
Personally I hate tilt controls with a passion. Even the most fun game gets deleted if it only has tilt controls for me, and there are not any games that come to mind that seem to get the feel right, though some are close. I can't stand it in other forms of gaming either. Then again I can't think of a game that utilizes the sixaxis controls on the PS3 since their launch titles.

I'm admittedly not the market for the control scheme though, I own an iPad not a phone, though I have played on them and iTouch and still found tilt controls to be too flighty for my liking...

(Edit): I do agree though, that players should have the option when possible as it applies to the game.

Last edited by Bool Zero; 10-22-2012 at 07:03 AM.
10-22-2012, 07:28 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 185
Thanks for opinions guys!
Seems like no one likes to tilt


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10-22-2012, 07:56 AM
#6
Joined: Aug 2012
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It totally depends on what kind of game it is...
10-22-2012, 09:03 AM
#7
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 652
It depends on the game and the approach you take.
10-22-2012, 10:34 AM
#8
Joined: May 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sink_or_swim View Post
Personally I like tapping the most. But ideally you should leave more control options for your game so everyone can decide for themselves which controls work best for them
This!

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10-22-2012, 11:24 AM
#9
Some tilt games work great like doodle jump, tilt to live, temple run, jet car stunts...
10-22-2012, 01:00 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,692
Tilt is the worst control method ever. For every game that uses tilt effectively, there are over 10,000 that are unplayable because of it.