★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

OpenFeint 2.4

12-30-2009, 06:06 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 267
OpenFeint 2.4

What's everyone's thoughts on the new OpenFeint?

I think almost everything is perfect now except for the in-game notifiers... They look really plain compared to the last version's black ones. They need some kind of texture rather than plain gray.

Playing: Eliminate, Minigore, Bike or Die, Mini Squadron, Ramp Champ
Waiting For: Chinatown Wars, Project X, Guerrilla Bob
Openfeint: tmcaffeine Plus+: tmcaffeine
Testing: Minigore, 2012 Zombies Vs Aliens, Santa Game, Guerrilla Bob
12-30-2009, 06:08 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,568
It's great. But perfect?


Here:
http://help.openfeint.com/discussion...eint-24-update

And tell me if you agree with any of my suggestions. If you do, it's not perfect

12-30-2009, 06:14 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zincous View Post
It's great. But perfect?


Here:
http://help.openfeint.com/discussion...eint-24-update

And tell me if you agree with any of my suggestions. If you do, it's not perfect
Okay, almost perfect. :P

I think I agree with most of your suggestions. None of those issues are a huge nuisance for me but they would all help to make the experience just a little bit smoother.

Playing: Eliminate, Minigore, Bike or Die, Mini Squadron, Ramp Champ
Waiting For: Chinatown Wars, Project X, Guerrilla Bob
Openfeint: tmcaffeine Plus+: tmcaffeine
Testing: Minigore, 2012 Zombies Vs Aliens, Santa Game, Guerrilla Bob
12-30-2009, 06:15 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,568
Yeah but the new 2.4 is really cool. And about 8 games have it that I know of now. Seeing who is online and chatting with people is awesome.
12-30-2009, 06:17 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 297
Personally I prefer the look of the older open feint, it had a bit more of a gritty texture to it, now it looks kina plain.
12-30-2009, 06:19 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,968
I like the buttons from the prior version better.

Also not fond of the scrolling text at the top.

Also also liked the primary "Enable OF" screen better in the prior version.

Otherwise, it seems a bit snappier, which is good. I don't use it much except for achievements, so it didn't really change things for me.

And I'll say it again, I am perfectly happy with the OF logo on the game icon, but use the loose circular logo instead of the filled in corner logo, I never liked the look of that one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
12-30-2009, 06:30 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
And I'll say it again, I am perfectly happy with the OF logo on the game icon, but use the loose circular logo instead of the filled in corner logo, I never liked the look of that one.
I like it when the logo is on the App Store icon, but not when it's on my device. Its still not too big of a deal though. If it bothers someone they can just change the icon themselves, its really not that hard.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zincous View Post
Yeah but the new 2.4 is really cool. And about 8 games have it that I know of now. Seeing who is online and chatting with people is awesome.
Yeah, I love the IM feature. It looks and works great.

Playing: Eliminate, Minigore, Bike or Die, Mini Squadron, Ramp Champ
Waiting For: Chinatown Wars, Project X, Guerrilla Bob
Openfeint: tmcaffeine Plus+: tmcaffeine
Testing: Minigore, 2012 Zombies Vs Aliens, Santa Game, Guerrilla Bob
12-30-2009, 07:17 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 718
What games have.2.4?
12-30-2009, 07:19 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,568
Quote:
Originally Posted by dumbname View Post
What games have.2.4?
A Snake, Mindblender Quiz, Fieldrunners, MiniSqaudron, Sniper Strike / Lite, MiniGore, Time Bomb, and Traffic Cap so far that I know of.

Edit: Actually there are a few other I saw on appshopper update to 2.4 but I don't have them and forgot their names. But these I listed are most of them available right now.

Last edited by Zincous; 12-30-2009 at 07:21 PM.
12-30-2009, 07:38 PM
#10
Still a terrible interface, in my opinion.

  • Way too much padding in the interface - it is ugly and wastes space, and there is no excuse for it anymore
  • Hideous scrolling text at the top
  • Icons are boring and non-descriptive
  • Ad banner for Fieldrunners, even though the service knows I already own it
  • Laggy interface that requires loading whenever tabs are switched
  • Top bar keeps hiding and showing itself in a distracting and unnecessary way whenever tabs are switched
  • Achievements only load a few at a time, requiring multiple presses of the "Load 25 More" button

Let me put it like this: Open Feint has been out for over a year now, and has undergone 3 or 4 major revisions, and it is pretty pathetic that this is the best they have.

I don't like to say this phrase very often, but in this case, I truly believe it justified: I could design a better interface than this mess.

AfterPad.com - MFi Gaming News | Game List | Controllers | Twitter