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Balancing iOS vs other forms of gaming (console/PC/portable)

04-26-2014, 07:33 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 19
Balancing iOS vs other forms of gaming (console/PC/portable)

For those of you who game on multiple platforms, how do you balance iOS gaming vs home or portable console gaming? One of the issues I find is that while I really enjoy a number of iOS games, I tend to find myself feeling a little guilty that I'm "wasting" my time playing on my iPhone when I have 3DS/Vita/PS4/PC games sitting around. For example, I'm really been wanting to get into Dungeon Quest, but whenever I start playing I start to think, why don't I put that time into Diablo 3, Path of Exile, or Torchlight 2?

I guess if I'm the only one who feels this way and how you guys deal with it. Do you just play iOS on the go or does iOS gaming take a good amount of your home gaming time as well?
04-26-2014, 09:37 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 475
I usually play ios on the go, but I will occasionally play them at home. I get what you mean completely btw. I have such a big backlog, it's crazy. If I'm kinda annoyed at my console/handheld games and need something simpler, I usually go on ios though
04-26-2014, 10:02 AM
#3
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 2,264
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Originally Posted by DarkLo View Post
For those of you who game on multiple platforms, how do you balance iOS gaming vs home or portable console gaming? One of the issues I find is that while I really enjoy a number of iOS games, I tend to find myself feeling a little guilty that I'm "wasting" my time playing on my iPhone when I have 3DS/Vita/PS4/PC games sitting around. For example, I'm really been wanting to get into Dungeon Quest, but whenever I start playing I start to think, why don't I put that time into Diablo 3, Path of Exile, or Torchlight 2?

I guess if I'm the only one who feels this way and how you guys deal with it. Do you just play iOS on the go or does iOS gaming take a good amount of your home gaming time as well?
I play what I feel like playing at the moment.
04-26-2014, 10:05 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Due to ios I've given up on the latest consoles I don't always have tons of free time or access to the tv (daughter) so ios is perfect for me and as you say there's so many quality games out there

The value for money we get is ridiculously high
04-26-2014, 10:32 AM
#5
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 748
I love playing on consoles, handhelds and mobile and really dont make any disctinctions between them other than the fact that ios gaming is always readily aviable to squeeze in my busy work days.

It has happened to me that I got a good chunk of free time alone in the house and I choose to play mobile over consoles. A prime example of this is Foursaken Media's last games Bug heroes 2 and Block War which sucked all the free time I had reserved for Infamous Second Son and South Park the Stick of Truth which were highly anticipated games for me.

Favorite games: LittleWing Crystal Caliburn, Legends of Yore, Hook Worlds, Phoenix HD, DoDonPachi Resurrection, Spectral Souls, Bastion, Avadon, Dariusburst SP, Aquaria, King of Dragon Pass & Starbase Orion
04-26-2014, 11:31 AM
#6
I usually go with ios but when I have a game I want to play on PC I don't even open my iPad for days.