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Share you first-ever iOS gaming experience

05-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Joined: Dec 2013
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Share you first-ever iOS gaming experience

Well, just wonder how you guys have coped with the touchscreen control, was it painstaking or was it an experience that you might find quite comfortable with?
My first "true" iOS gaming experience started from Iphone 4, I didn't give the platform much hope as I have heard many people talking about how funky the controls are.
But after trying the NOVA 1 on Iphone 4, it was surprisingly great .

Last edited by xco; 05-18-2014 at 01:05 PM.
05-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
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I was moaning at friends when I first saw iPhones saying I wish it had physical buttons. But after playing a few games and getting used to on screen controls I find it so easy now. Specially with platformers

05-18-2014, 11:50 AM
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It was probably a shmup like a cave shmup since I love shmups, and relative touch rules o shmups, so no worries.
05-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Ski safari
05-18-2014, 12:32 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Canada
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Chronicles of Inotia. It was such a grind-heavy game and I couldn't play it today if I wanted to, but back then, it was like, "yessssss".

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05-18-2014, 12:59 PM
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On iPod touch 4 with Gun Bros and Solomon's Keep. No problems with virtual controls! And the skills in Solomon's Keep had me going back for more.

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05-18-2014, 01:09 PM
Joined: Apr 2014
Location: USA
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First IOS Experience

Mine was Simpsons Tapped Out, and Xcom. Was overall very happy with both. My only complaint in General would be lack of Game Center messaging, and a good achievement website
05-18-2014, 01:28 PM
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Freemuim city builders...
05-18-2014, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by xco View Post
The talon of freemuim is ubiquitous.
Then after that it was temple run.
05-18-2014, 03:11 PM
Joined: May 2012
Location: USA
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Nazi Zombies WaW on a friend's iPod 4. Blown away that such a little device could run a game like that, a few months later picked up one of my own.