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Old 12-26-2012, 08:44 AM
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Default TA's "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Endless Runners" List Discussion

Here's the link to the article: Click Here

Here is a summary of TA's Best Endless Runners of 2012:

Into the Dead
Verticus
Pitfall!
Temple Run Brave
Subway Surfers
Punch Quest
Ski Safari

Your thoughts?

EDIT: added the link to TA's article

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:50 AM
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First thing that came into my mind was... No Blood Roofs? No Polara? What about TA's controversial 5-star God of Blades? Sure both titles have "stages" early on, but then there are the endless modes that make these games more of the forever titles.

Im also a little sad that Darkness Rush, Zombie Tsunami, One Epic Knight, TheEndApp and Agent Dash didnt make the list.

I know it isnt as deep as the other runner titles (which shouldnt have to be at all), but i was hoping the most aesthetically satisfying Infinite Warrior was gonna be considered too.

And then there's the fresh but fantastic Ronin.

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:13 AM
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I don't like runner games in general, but I agree that Zombie tsunami, Blood roofs, Infinite warrior and One epic knight deserved to be on this list.

Those games would make my list + Into the dead.

God of blades was more like a "meh" experience to me. It's to easy, to short and kinda boring. Crossing RPGs with runner games is a mistake (in my opinion) anyway. Oh and no "Temple run" clone deserves to be on the list either (specifically aiming at Temple run brave, Subway surfers, The end app and Agent dash).
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:18 AM
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I was totally pissed seeing no Polara nor Rayman Jungle Run on that list. But then I realized that these are more runner-platformers (and hence come under the platformer category) rather than endless runner per se.

In any case, I do not play outright endless runners. Of Ta's list, the only one I've played is Pitfall and I didn't like it. Not into this genre of games at all.

Edit: Ok, I did get Ronin. It was OK. I didn't play too much, but I really can't say if it deserves to be on that list or not simply because I've not played many endless runners.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:46 AM
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Their list is fine and safe choices to me. Maybe their list has more of the "safe", more well known choices. I can see the mass appeal of most of their choices.

Just as you guys mentioned missing a few games. I'd say Blood Roof should be there. I really should give Polara another shot. I can see God of Blades being good, but I just can't get the timing down...and it takes so long to restart a run. I like Infinite Warrior. Ronin seems fun..but like Subway Surfer..I'm not a fan of earning score multipliers for high score game. But if I feel up to it, I should give it a try since most of you give it positive feedback.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:01 AM
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Rayman isnt endless and doesnt have any endless modes. Polara does though.

I think having no Blood Roofs on the list is what im disappointed the most with. Then Polara.

Was also surprised there's only 7 titles on their list, when other Best Ofs have more than 10.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:02 AM
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First thing that came into my mind was... No Blood Roofs? No Polara? What about TA's controversial 5-star God of Blades? Sure both titles have "stages" early on, but then there are the endless modes that make these games more of the forever titles.

Im also a little sad that Darkness Rush, Zombie Tsunami, One Epic Knight, TheEndApp and Agent Dash didnt make the list.

I know it isnt as deep as the other runner titles (which shouldnt have to be at all), but i was hoping the most aesthetically satisfying Infinite Warrior was gonna be considered too.

And then there's the fresh but fantastic Ronin.
I think this about sums it up ... we each have our individual favorites, and as regular forum participants many of us seem to be on the same page that is somewhat out of step with the TA facilitators (No Arc Squadron, no Swordigo?). I suggest that after the series of articles are completed that we start a thread of our own, a Best of 2012 Forum Member's Supplement where we each submit our personal lists using the article categories.

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:13 AM
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Ah... Just up... Best of Platformers, and they do have Polara, Rayman Jungle Run and Mega Run on the list.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:21 AM
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I think this about sums it up ... we each have our individual favorites, and as regular forum participants many of us seem to be on the same page that is someone out of step with the TA facilitators (No Arc Squadron, no Swordigo?). I suggest that after the series of articles are completed that we start a thread of our own, a Best of 2012 Forum Member's Supplement where we each submit our personal lists using the article categories.
This. We all just have different taste in games and there's no right or wrong. I don't think the regulars' taste is reflective of the "mainstream" people if you just take a look at the AppStore charts.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:37 AM
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I think this about sums it up ... we each have our individual favorites, and as regular forum participants many of us seem to be on the same page that is someone out of step with the TA facilitators (No Arc Squadron, no Swordigo?). I suggest that after the series of articles are completed that we start a thread of our own, a Best of 2012 Forum Member's Supplement where we each submit our personal lists using the article categories.
Aye, shall we have our own list for each category too? Sounds interesting!
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