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Do You Prefer...

View Poll Results: Which Type of Game do You Prefer?
Story-driven (think Zenonia) 20 33.90%
Arcade (think Flight Control) 18 30.51%
Healthy mix 21 35.59%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll
07-13-2009, 03:53 AM
#1
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Asheville
Posts: 53
Do You Prefer...

...The more story-driven iPhone games (i.e. Hero of Sparta, Zenonia, Assasin's Creed etc.), or the pick-up-and play arcade style games (i.e. Moonlights, Flight Control, Field Runners, etc.)?

Personally, I usually get more hyped for the large-scale story games such as the new Gameloft GTA clone, but in the end I enjoy and play my arcadey games more.
07-13-2009, 03:57 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Behind You!
Posts: 862
I'm into the arcade games. They just seem more fun to me.

07-13-2009, 04:02 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 1,452
healthy mix wins
07-13-2009, 09:22 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Coolidge, AZ
Posts: 5,892
It really depends. I think a healthy mix is the best way to go, but I mean sometimes I want to play big games like Zenonia for an hour or more, and sometimes I want to kill a few minutes playing games like Flight Control. Just really depends on mood and where I am I guess.

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07-13-2009, 09:30 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: In your pants
Posts: 1,624
I like a healthy mix, haha, I like how you phrased that. It doesn't make me feel so bad.

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07-13-2009, 09:53 AM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: the next whiskey bar
Posts: 5,549
I'm arcade-ish. simple cheap and replayable
07-13-2009, 09:56 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 191
I'm getting bored of throwaway arcadey games on the iPhone. Really disappoints me how platforms like the GBA had plenty of epic RPGs and whatnot, whereas the superior iPhone has next to none. The touch screen is fine for RPGs, just annoying that there aren't more like Zenonia designed specifically for the platform. Emulators (I encourage people to only use them if they own the ROMs legally) are okay, but often not entirely suited to the touch screen and have performance issues.
07-13-2009, 10:03 AM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,774
I'm all about the GAME and don't give a crap about WHY our character is running for his life avoiding the alligators (or whatever).

This being said my ideal is a puzzle or arcade game with heavily randomized aspects, different play modes and difficulties, and even best yet, a game that continually introduces new elements as you get further into it (like new powerups and obstacles). While global scoring is cute, I really am only really concerned with local scoring (a local highscore board of 5 or more entries is ideal but even just the high score for each difficulty and mode will do). Having to connect online JUST to see my own local best score is SLOPPY (the new craze with those implementing OpenFeint or ScoreLoop).

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07-13-2009, 11:39 AM
#9
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
Heh I think I like to lean towards a story driven game like rolando, zenonia, HoS, cjs, WI, quantum collapse, etc. xP

I have plenty of short-burst games too but eh..they lose their appeal for me pretty fast. Dunno why

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07-13-2009, 11:43 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Asheville
Posts: 53
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Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
Heh I think I like to lean towards a story driven game like rolando, zenonia, HoS, cjs, WI, quantum collapse, etc. xP
I just bought quantum collapse because of the sale. Haven't tried it yet, but looking forward to it myself (recovering Starcraft addict after 1 year of not playing).