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Caligo Chaser or Hybrid: Eternal Whisper

View Poll Results: Caligo Chaser or Hybrid: Eternal Whisper
Caligo Chaser 14 51.85%
Hybrid 2 7.41%
I can't choose--Instead I've swallowed a poison pill. 11 40.74%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll
03-15-2010, 10:20 AM
#1
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,803
Caligo Chaser or Hybrid: Eternal Whisper

It had to be done, didn't it?

I've played Hybrid, and liked it, although I found it too hard to pull off the special combos. I've been thinking of getting Caligo Chaser, but I feel like I need to know specifically how it measures up to Hybrid.

So please have at it!

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms
03-15-2010, 10:30 AM
#2
This is a tough one, because Hybrid really polarized the iDevice gaming community. A lot of people enjoyed it as a great mash-up of a SF-style fighting game and an RPG; others (including me) felt like it failed badly in both genres. I've put a couple of hours into Caligo Chaser already, and, besides some control clunkiness (shared by Hybrid), it strikes me as the perfect light RPG, with tons of progression and customization, an okay story, short quests tailor made for mobile gaming, fast-travel-based exploration, and very decent graphics. The combat is nowhere near as complex as Hybrid's, but it's not just simple-minded button mashing either.

I'm sure someone who really loves Hybrid will step in a make the opposite case, so I'm not sure how helpful this thread will be for you .

03-15-2010, 10:42 AM
#3
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,301
f*** the poison was real!

Sorry I really can't pick, I loved the button mashing of Hybrid even though people though it was too complex. CC has less weird combo combinations, which works for some people, but compensates with the variesty of skills.

Both have control problems needed to get used to, although Hybrid's are more consistent (and the have to be otherwise those sequences would be impossible to do), but lacks in the replay that last level category, relying in the infinite levels place for replay value. CC on the other side has nice replayability of maps and I like that levels are divided into parts and you need to strategize to keep your combo high (highest for me to far was 200 ish) but it also gives you a bar for you to know when your combo is gonna fade and gives you plenty ways to refill it.

I really can't choose, both have stuff to overcome, but both are awesome titles.
03-15-2010, 11:49 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
I'd rather break my iPod than play that crap.

Twitter: @back2this
03-15-2010, 11:51 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: 夣胧桃源
Posts: 1,869
I suggest Caligo Chaser and Vanquish by Gamevil.
I stopped playing Hybrid because I couldn't take the non-scrolling screen anymore. Each "stage" is just one screen, with a loading bar. It cuts down the action significantly.

Quote:
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
I'd rather break my iPod than play that crap.
Go and break it then. Like anyone cares about it or your post.
What a troll.
03-15-2010, 12:35 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,803
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
I suggest Caligo Chaser and Vanquish by Gamevil.
I stopped playing Hybrid because I couldn't take the non-scrolling screen anymore. Each "stage" is just one screen, with a loading bar. It cuts down the action significantly.
Oh yeah, I actually got Vanquish for a buck when it was on sale and just forgot about it. I played a bit but need more time to get used to the movement of the camera, which seems to be the big issue everyone has with that game, but I believe (hope) it probably just takes some getting used to.

Good stuff guys (except for the "break my iPod" comment). Thanks for the comments.

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms
03-15-2010, 12:37 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
I'd rather break my iPod than play that crap.
Lol
03-15-2010, 02:01 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
I suggest Caligo Chaser and Vanquish by Gamevil.
I stopped playing Hybrid because I couldn't take the non-scrolling screen anymore. Each "stage" is just one screen, with a loading bar. It cuts down the action significantly.


Go and break it then. Like anyone cares about it or your post.
What a troll.
I'm a troll? How bout you get your shit out of here..Jesus Christ.

Twitter: @back2this
03-15-2010, 02:04 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
I'm a troll? How bout you get your shit out of here..Jesus Christ.
Someone gets abused.

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03-15-2010, 02:07 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,803
Guys, please, I'm looking for opinions on which game is better and why. Please take the aggro display somewhere less public.

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms