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Some games need more recognition...

03-24-2010, 10:05 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: VT
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Some games need more recognition...

Games like Critical Wave for example, this game is one of THE BEST as far as dual stick survival shooters, if u haven't played it do it NOW. Live updating leaderboard rank and instant pause on release are 2 of many features that sets this game on the top. Gameplay destroys Minigore, and the other 4 DS shooters i have for that matter.

And Radio Flare Redux, why hasn't this got the attention it deserves? This game has EVERYTHING u could want as for as features, graphics and smooth controls, and the gameplay is nuts!

There are many more, most of which i don't even know about because the hype is about some crappy text based MMO has been given 2D graphics, or pointless pocket god types or over simplistic doodle jump types.

Innovative and full featured games have to be supported if the app stores flow of liquid crap is ever going to be slowed...

Anyone have any other examples? please share
03-24-2010, 10:52 AM
#2
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What have you been smoking lately

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03-24-2010, 11:52 AM
#3
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This is an example on how to make a "shill" thread. Good job!

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03-24-2010, 12:05 PM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
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Great, now half the devs are gonna be in here saying "this one!" I guess I'll only take senior member responses seriously. Nothing wrong with new "members" posting but it just seems like nowadays more than half of these new "members" are devs or only post about one game.
03-24-2010, 12:20 PM
#5
If you feel a game deserves more attention than it's getting, then you can do something about it. Write a User Review over in the appropriate forum, tell your friends about it on FaceBook and Twitter and in the pub, post in relevant threads about how much you like it and why it's so good.

If the game's as good as you think it is, other people will notice and start posting about it too. Fundamentally, that's how word of mouth promotion works, and it's the main source of garnering attention for those of us devs who haven't the budget for much in the way of marketting and promotion.

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03-24-2010, 12:26 PM
#6
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: VT
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Originally Posted by Mr Jack View Post
If the game's as good as you think it is, other people will notice and start posting about it too. Fundamentally, that's how word of mouth promotion works, and it's the main source of garnering attention for those of us devs who haven't the budget for much in the way of marketting and promotion.
Yup, so as I said, does anyone else have games they feel this way about? I need to find some hidden gems because as you can see from the OP i haven't been finding much quality and completeness in as many games resently, I've come to regret about 1/2 of my purchases.
03-24-2010, 12:39 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,570
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Originally Posted by MikeV View Post
Games like Critical Wave for example, this game is one of THE BEST as far as dual stick survival shooters, if u haven't played it do it NOW. Live updating leaderboard rank and instant pause on release are 2 of many features that sets this game on the top. Gameplay destroys Minigore, and the other 4 DS shooters i have for that matter.

And Radio Flare Redux, why hasn't this got the attention it deserves? This game has EVERYTHING u could want as for as features, graphics and smooth controls, and the gameplay is nuts!

There are many more, most of which i don't even know about because the hype is about some crappy text based MMO has been given 2D graphics, or pointless pocket god types or over simplistic doodle jump types.

Innovative and full featured games have to be supported if the app stores flow of liquid crap is ever going to be slowed...

Anyone have any other examples? please share
What the heck? I understand that some games that are genuinely good and don't get the sales or ratings that they deserve but what you're saying doesn't make sense to me, much. People like games that are appealing to them, I don't think you should judge what makes sense to you and not to everyone else. I like Minigore and Doodle Jump, I love Pocket God. I don't think they're simplistic or pointless. MMO are kind of crappy but people love it and it's just a matter of preference...

I do see where you're going (in part) and I agree on some of the facts given.. But don't bash other games because of their popularity or high sales.

EDIT: And I'm not a loser pre-teen. More like a happily- fun- geeky- loving- ipod touch- kind of guy + adult

Oh, I was thinking of Zach Gage games and I have to say, I think Unify deserves more recognition. It's just that awesome of a game

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Last edited by 5duc29; 03-24-2010 at 12:46 PM.
03-24-2010, 12:39 PM
#8
I can just say it again and again.
I don't understand why TA is ignoring the awesome Eco Punk!
One of the best casual games out there. Perfect presentation, great controls, highly addicting. I just don't understand.... while reading about average stuff on the front site.

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03-24-2010, 12:48 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by 5duc29 View Post
What the heck? I understand that some games that are genuinely good don't get the sales or ratings that they deserve but what you're saying doesn't make sense to me, much. People like games that are appealing to them, I don't think you should judge what makes sense to you and not to everyone else. I like Minigore and Doodle Jump, I love Pocket God. I don't think they're simplistic or pointless. MMO are kind of crappy but people love it and it's just a matter of preference...

I do see where you're going (in part) and I agree on some of the facts given. But don't bash other games because of their popularity or high sales.

EDIT: And I'm not a loser pre-teen. More like a happily- fun- geeky- loving- ipod touch- kind of guy + adult
I own all 3 as well, loved playing them (pocket god got realy old fast, i blame lack of a real goal or any challenge) all i'm saying is that i feel some of the attention given to them should be shared with other equally fun or superior games. And i'm EXTREMELY relieved that there are other people who love the iDevice platform that are old enough to drive

Eco-Punk? is that tilt controlled? if so this is what i'm talking about. Just watched a video, it looks awesome, and if it is tilt controlled, kinda wish i bought it as an alternative to tilt to live, which is a great game but realy didnt live up the the hype i read before purchasing it...
03-24-2010, 12:55 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by MikeV View Post
Eco-Punk? is that tilt controlled? if so this is what i'm talking about. Just watched a video, it looks awesome, and if it is tilt controlled, kinda wish i bought it as an alternative to tilt to live, which is a great game but realy didnt live up the the hype i read before purchasing it...
Eco Punk is just touch. And working perfectly. You can touch anywhere and move your thumb/finger relative to your character. Just great! You don't want tilt controls here. Says someone who loves tilt

You should give it a try.

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