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Does Anyone Still Play 2D Top-Down Games?

11-05-2013, 03:43 AM
#1
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 2
Does Anyone Still Play 2D Top-Down Games?

Hi all,

I took a good look around the App Store and noticed most of the hot games are in 3D.

Do people still play 2D top-down games anymore? I'm only asking because we made a fantastic Sci Fi squad-based tactical shooter for Windows and would like to port it over to iPhone - the entire process should take about 2 weeks. Wondering if it was even worth it at this point in time seeing that most iOS gamers seem to be buying 3D games? The graphics isn't near Infinity Blade for example. just wanted a little census!
11-05-2013, 03:56 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,611
Quote:
Originally Posted by o3gaming View Post
Hi all,

I took a good look around the App Store and noticed most of the hot games are in 3D.

Do people still play 2D top-down games anymore? I'm only asking because we made a fantastic Sci Fi squad-based tactical shooter for Windows and would like to port it over to iPhone - the entire process should take about 2 weeks. Wondering if it was even worth it at this point in time seeing that most iOS gamers seem to be buying 3D games? The graphics isn't near Infinity Blade for example. just wanted a little census!

For me its about the gameplay.. and somewhat great graphics..

and yes 2D is okay!

11-05-2013, 04:08 AM
#3
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by o3gaming View Post
Hi all,

I took a good look around the App Store and noticed most of the hot games are in 3D.

Do people still play 2D top-down games anymore? I'm only asking because we made a fantastic Sci Fi squad-based tactical shooter for Windows and would like to port it over to iPhone - the entire process should take about 2 weeks. Wondering if it was even worth it at this point in time seeing that most iOS gamers seem to be buying 3D games? The graphics isn't near Infinity Blade for example. just wanted a little census!
I have a couple 3d titles but my most played games are the 2d ones. I prefers better gameplay over nicer looking graphics
11-05-2013, 04:20 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,501
Like Trial by Survival, top down shooting RPG, still playing it when i have some free time
11-05-2013, 04:39 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Quote:
Originally Posted by cloudpuff View Post
I have a couple 3d titles but my most played games are the 2d ones. I prefers better gameplay over nicer looking graphics
Same here. I have tons of 2d games, dont get me wrong having some variety is good (have some 3d games) but i mostly prefer 2d games

Filesize isnt always that massive and others have said its about the gameplay
11-05-2013, 04:41 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,203
I play lots of top down 2D games regularly... Heroes of Loot is my most recently played one.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
11-05-2013, 04:43 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,773
Not on ios but Hotline Miami recently showed that top down action still cuts it with the best
11-05-2013, 05:30 AM
#8
I play plenty of 2D games also.
11-05-2013, 07:14 AM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
I play lots of top down 2D games regularly... Heroes of Loot is my most recently played one.
@ exact psience, this question is totally off point but whe i asked which endless runner games are the best in another thread they told me to ask you, so i was wondering which ones are the best in your opinion, and if they are comparable to subway surfers
11-05-2013, 07:17 AM
#10
i have an ipod 4 so there arent many ''high graphics'' games that run well enough on it, but still, like almost everybody here said, the gameplay is far more important than the graphics, sure 3d graphics will attract a lot of people but in the end its the gaming expierience that determines how good a game is, i myself am a huge fan of 8-bit or retro graphics and prefer them over 3d grapics, so i would say start porting your game