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pick-up-and-play or time-invested gaming?

View Poll Results: pick-up-and-play or time-invested games?
pick-up-and-play 26 65.00%
time-invested 14 35.00%
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11-05-2009, 11:06 AM
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pick-up-and-play or time-invested gaming?

What do you guys out there mainly play on your iphone/touch?

Pick-up-and-play games e.g. quick puzzle or action games like canabalt or more time invested games, ones where you have to spend time playing in order to progress in the game. Things like mafia wars or beneath a steel sky?

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11-05-2009, 01:03 PM
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Mecho Wars for time investing.

Wheeler's Treasure, Cliffed for pick up and play.

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11-05-2009, 01:04 PM
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iPod for pick up and play, 360/DS/Ps2 for time invested gaming.
11-05-2009, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by S.I.D. CrAzY View Post
iPod for pick up and play, 360/DS/Ps2 for time invested gaming.
+1, same here/

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11-05-2009, 01:08 PM
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Both (there should be an option for both).
I play different games depending on the situation.
For example if I am waiting around somewhere for a short time - PU&P games such as Flight Control are perfect.
Other times I will be away from home without any console/pc and therefore I will play longer, console-like games such as MC: Sandstorm.

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11-05-2009, 01:10 PM
I suppose this could depend on the type of game.

It IS possible to make a game that you can pick up and play for 30 seconds at a time and slowly progress throughout the game- which is basically Time Investing.

In general, I have never spent more than 30 minutes at a time on any single iPhone game. Yesterday, I blasted through about 4 different games while waiting for my girlfriend to get out of class- I only had an hour.

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11-05-2009, 02:37 PM
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There's easily room for both on my iPhone. My main screen of games seems to have a 50-50 mix of short puzzle games and games that involve an investment of time. I have the device with me all the time and a bit of solitaire to waste 10 minutes is good on sone occasions while a 2 hour binge on Asphalt 5 is good when I really want to game.

I've done the reverse on those as well. There aren't many games on the iPhone where it isn't possible to play in short bursts of time it seems. The mix of these types of games has kept me from touching my DS in at least a year.
11-05-2009, 03:38 PM
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I'll invest a ton of time in to Eliminate if they add an unlimited energy option.

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11-05-2009, 03:59 PM
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I actually have mostly time-invested games, and I have 213 apps, only 3 being free.

Haha, strange. I go for games by gameloft and longer ones such as zenonia and such.

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11-05-2009, 04:04 PM
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I prefer pick up and play games. But I would include titles like Spider and Samurai in that category because they're still games that can be played for brief periods of time, and be satisfying. That's not the case with something like Dungeon Hunter. I rarely play iPhone games at home, have consoles for that.