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Most Enjoyable Controls

08-07-2009, 12:02 PM
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Most Enjoyable Controls

First off I'm brand spankin' new to Touch Arcade, so... Hello Everyone!

Anyways... I was wondering what you all thought were the control systems that were really succeeding on the iPhone. I obviously know that the controls are completely dependent on the type of game that is created, but some seem to work better than others in most cases.

I personally haven't quite been sold on using the accelerometer as a means of control (unless it's used in a super intuitive way like it was in Wooden Labyrinth)

The on screen d-pad I thought would work terribly, but to be honest it's one of my favorite means of control.

I dunno, whadaya think?:
08-07-2009, 12:04 PM
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dual analogs

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08-07-2009, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
dual analogs
yup, like in minigore! plays pretty sweet like that

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08-07-2009, 12:07 PM
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depends on the game

but i don't really like accelerometer either. I don't like having to move all around when I play. Sometimes it's nice to just sit there.

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08-07-2009, 12:08 PM
Definetely the on screen D-pad, as I really dont like the accelerometer much.
08-07-2009, 12:14 PM
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depends completely on what type of game we're talking about. accelerometer control for space ninja is perfect.
08-07-2009, 12:18 PM
what kind of control do you like for a side scroller
08-07-2009, 12:30 PM
I hate the accelerameter crap...
08-07-2009, 12:40 PM
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I love tilt controls only on Scoops as of yet.
I love the controls on Archibald, Worms(apart from da backflip intermittently ), CJS (needs a bit of getting used to it)

Unable to recollect any other games, the ones I listed have left a long lasting impression on me.
Its more like the feeling when one has learnt riding a bike, one does not ever worry about how to balance the 2wheelr anymore

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Last edited by ultimo; 08-07-2009 at 12:49 PM.
08-07-2009, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ultimo View Post
I love tilt controls only on Scoops as of yet.
sky burger too