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Plus+ or OpenFeint?

View Poll Results: Which is better, Open Feint or Plus+?
Open Feint 28 43.75%
Plus+ 36 56.25%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll
09-05-2009, 12:11 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,585
Plus+ or OpenFeint?

Which one do you think is better and why? I think OpenFeint is better because of the larger gamesbase and slicker UI (at least in 2.1)
09-05-2009, 12:20 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 200
Plus+ seems more polished and has something like six games now, with about that many already on the way. And it has standards. The achievements are balanced and they are all quality games.

09-05-2009, 12:32 AM
#3
OFs soon to come multiplayer hosting pwns plus+
09-05-2009, 12:41 AM
#4
I can't stand Open Feint. It's laggy, unpolished, has an ugly and non-native interface, has to reload data every time you change tabs, has absolutely no standardization process for making sure it is well implemented in games, lacks online save hosting, and the vast majority of the games that use it are shovelware crap.

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09-05-2009, 01:01 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by kmacleod View Post
I can't stand Open Feint. It's laggy, unpolished, has an ugly and non-native interface, has to reload data every time you change tabs, has absolutely no standardization process for making sure it is well implemented in games, lacks online save hosting, and the vast majority of the games that use it are shovelware crap.
almost everything you just said is not true in the newest ver,
09-05-2009, 01:03 AM
#6
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Originally Posted by kirothak View Post
almost everything you just said is not true in the newest ver,
Which newest version? The one in Pocket God? Everything I said is true in that version, although it is notably better than it was before. If there is a newer version I'm not aware of, I can't speak for it. I know that the Pocket God OF still sucks though.

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09-05-2009, 01:08 AM
#7
yep its the one in PG, whish is prefectly polished, looks great, but ehh to each his own, i dont really even care at this point i just want one to win and get it over with, having 15 different networks is a waste of our time and damn annoying,

but plus+ being picky about how its implemented and what achivments there are ect is only going to hinder them, most devs wont want to jump through their hoops, apples are bad enough
09-05-2009, 01:27 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by kirothak View Post
yep its the one in PG, whish is prefectly polished, looks great, but ehh to each his own, i dont really even care at this point i just want one to win and get it over with, having 15 different networks is a waste of our time and damn annoying,

but plus+ being picky about how its implemented and what achivments there are ect is only going to hinder them, most devs wont want to jump through their hoops, apples are bad enough
"Polish" does not equal "Loading bar every time I enter a new menu", but to each their own I suppose.

You see, thats where I disagree with you, about the picky-ness. As soon as you start talking about a service that multiple apps and developers are going to take advantage of, you need some sort of body to control it, and keep everyone in check.

Someone has to be in charge of making sure that achievements are actually achievable, and the apps that are being cross-promoted meet a minimum level of quality, so as not to degrade the whole service.


At the end of the day, does it really matter how many social gaming networks there are? Competition encourages everyone to work harder, which leads to better products for the consumer.

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09-05-2009, 01:32 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by kmacleod View Post
"Polish" does not equal "Loading bar every time I enter a new menu", but to each their own I suppose.

You see, thats where I disagree with you, about the picky-ness. As soon as you start talking about a service that multiple apps and developers are going to take advantage of, you need some sort of body to control it, and keep everyone in check.

Someone has to be in charge of making sure that achievements are actually achievable, and the apps that are being cross-promoted meet a minimum level of quality, so as not to degrade the whole service.


At the end of the day, does it really matter how many social gaming networks there are? Competition encourages everyone to work harder, which leads to better products for the consumer.
sure sounds great untill plus+ has a 4 week aproval que on top of apples sounds real great!

and yes there being many does matter at the end of the day, the point on social gaming networks is to bring gamers and friends together, not devide them.

and you seriously can't handle a 1sec (or less) loading bar?
09-05-2009, 01:42 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by kirothak View Post
sure sounds great untill plus+ has a 4 week aproval que on top of apples sounds real great!

and yes there being many does matter at the end of the day, the point on social gaming networks is to bring gamers and friends together, not devide them.

and you seriously can't handle a 1sec (or less) loading bar?
I doubt it would be anywhere close to 4 weeks, but so what if it was? I'd rather wait longer for a quality product than be fed high-speed shovelware.

If there were a bunch of serious contenders in the social gaming network space, I'd agree it might be problematic. With the iPhone space, there really aren't that many, though. Open Feint and Plus+ are the only two serious contenders, and they both cater to different markets. Plus+ goes for the high end market exclusively, Open Feint goes for the shovelware market, medium end market, and the high end market at the same time.

It sort of reminds me of the whole Apple and Microsoft computer situation, actually, in that it all comes down to Quantity vs Quality. And as the Apple/MS situation illustrates perfectly, we don't NEED just one platform. People can wrap their minds around multiple services that cater to different audiences. I can, at least.



Also yes, I find a 1 second load time every time I enter a submenu ridiculous and jarring for a supposedly polished product to have. If the iPod did that whenever I chose an artist or album, I can honestly say I wouldn't own one.

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