App Mini-Reviews Extraordinaire

01-20-2014, 07:33 PM
#1
App Mini-Reviews Extraordinaire

I decided to start this because I enjoy recommending apps in the "What to get?" thread. I plan to post my favorite games of the week and why every Tuesday, and also if there's a game I discover that I think is really special.

I'm not making this a place for flame wars over games, so don't try haha. I'm basically just going to be listing my opinion in hopes that someone will see it and look into the game. I'm going to do it for 3 weeks and see how it goes. I'll also probably do MY must get games of the month every month (imagine that haha) and perhaps do lists of genre favorites.

I just thought this would be a cool way to contribute to the community for those that value the opinion of an avid stealth, TBS, dual stick, strategy, sci-fi, survival-horror, shmup, and super-hard-minimalistic game loving gamer who appreciates a bit of tactical flavor in his games (I play fantasy games too) over the results of a weekly poll. So if you don't see your favorite game, don't fret. This is all me.

I'll be making my first post tomorrow.

Disclaimer: I am human and this is my opinion.

Last edited by JCho133; 01-21-2014 at 09:47 PM.
01-20-2014, 09:59 PM
#2
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Sounds good. It should be informative especially now that i am only spending $3-$5 a week from my usual $30 a week budget last 2013.

EDIT: Quick quiz: how many games do you buy each week? Do you buy most major releases?

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01-20-2014, 10:11 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Sounds good. It should be informative especially now that i am only spending $3-$5 a week from my usual $30 a week budget last 2013.

EDIT: Quick quiz: how many games do you buy each week? Do you buy most major releases?
Actually only 1-3 as of recent (November was a different story). This week I spent only $2; Bardbarian and Lost Yeti. I don't have Shadow Blade or Castle Doombad yet. (I know, what is wrong with me?) Of course I've downloaded quite a few free gems as well. I really like to look into games and learn about them, and I don't have unlimited itunes money like you may So I tend to go for the great games that deserve more attention than to shoot money at every major release. Of course I usually get those too because they're great games as well heheh.

I'd also like to use this as a way to bring up some older games that I discover for the first time (I only became a really passionate iOS gamer early 2013, when H&C got me to join the forums, although I've been in iOS gaming since the iPod 2nd gen. Until summer 2012 I had always been an AppSpy user, but my discovery of how great TA is changed that).

Of course I'll be including prices as well (;

Last edited by JCho133; 01-20-2014 at 10:22 PM.
01-20-2014, 10:41 PM
#4
Do you welcome discussion and secondary opinions? Your tastes are practically a mirror image of the kind of games I enjoy. Speaking of which, I probably should update the Quick Fun Super Hard list

Looking forward to your impressions
01-20-2014, 10:57 PM
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Do you welcome discussion and secondary opinions? Your tastes are practically a mirror image of the kind of games I enjoy. Speaking of which, I probably should update the Quick Fun Super Hard list

Looking forward to your impressions
Speaking of which, I should probably add that genre to my gamer description list! Haha.

And yes, of course! I'd like to keeping it calm and pleasant though. I like it the way it is now, with you guys coming in and asking some nice questions and maybe giving a little input on to how I could improve the thread. So no one coming in and telling me about how wrong my app choices are etc. etc.

And also no app recommendations. Haha I can assure you guys that if you know about it, then I know about it, and I'd prefer this not to become a kind of publicity spot. Just me, the games, and some quality discussion.

I'd like to also allow secondary opinions on apps, but then I feel like this thread would become like any other. I need to think about it how it could work

Last edited by JCho133; 01-22-2014 at 08:34 AM.
01-20-2014, 11:43 PM
#6
Great idea. Only suggestion is if you can copy and paste some of your feedback directly in the respective games' thread as well so people who don't click on this thread can still get game feedback. Otherwise..look forward to your responses. :-)

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01-21-2014, 12:14 AM
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Just to get you warmed up, what was your opinion on Lost Yeti?
01-21-2014, 12:20 AM
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Good luck with the endeavour!
And I am a bit envious, I have to admit. Wanted to do the same for a long while, but family and work don't even leave me with enough time to play through the few games I get (still need to complete Baldur's Gate I ...)
01-21-2014, 12:38 AM
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Do you accept IAP bombs here? Are you willing to pay $20 for an iOS game (FF6, Xcom, etc)? Do you tend to get far or even finish games without a leaderboard or achievements?

I'm guessing you'll be talking about Bardbarian tomorrow so I'll wait till then.

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01-21-2014, 07:39 AM
#10
Tops, I'll still definitely be posting on the forum threads, so don't worry (; I'd rather not copy and paste though.

Cygnet, you're just gonna have to wait a little longer, don't worry (:

Nullzone,

Echoen, I'll buy/download a game if a want it, simple as that (:

Now no more until later, I'd like to start the next page with my first post. I'm going to start it simple, and if you guys think it should be more in depth then let me know