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Best of a Category

08-01-2010, 10:27 AM
#1
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Best of a Category

Can we perhaps make this an unofficial thread for all questions regarding "What is the best game of a certain category"? Compilations are great!

Regarding this, I do have such a question. What is the best word game app? There's an overwhelming cornucopia of mentioned games, that when I play one, I always wonder if the grass is greener elsewhere, in another similar app.

The top ones I've found so far are Abca and HexaLex. Any good mentions?
08-03-2010, 05:38 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
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Glad you like HexaLex! I haven't tried Abca yet but it does look slick.

I'm biased on word games, but I'll say that my favorite "pretend to be a detective/lawyer" game is Phoenix Wright.

08-03-2010, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by n8gray View Post
Glad you like HexaLex! I haven't tried Abca yet but it does look slick.

I'm biased on word games, but I'll say that my favorite "pretend to be a detective/lawyer" game is Phoenix Wright.
A+ Phoenix Wright is enjoyable.

I also enjoyed HexaLex (thanks Nathan ) and I am in Love with Moxie 2 and Jumbline.
08-03-2010, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by n8gray View Post
Glad you like HexaLex! I haven't tried Abca yet but it does look slick.

I'm biased on word games, but I'll say that my favorite "pretend to be a detective/lawyer" game is Phoenix Wright.
I havn't even played Hexalex, but you're now an awesome developer. That said, it looks like a pretty awesome word game.

And for broad genres, here's my top games:

Adventure: Phoenix Wright, Broken Sword, Monkey Island 1/2
RPG: Chaos Rings, Final Fantasy, TNA Wrestling
Action: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Hero of Sparta II, Hybrid: Eternal Whisper
ARPG: Necromancer Rising, Zenonia 1/2
Shooter: Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies, Brothers in Arms 2, Archetype
Fighting: Bruce Lee: Dragon Warrior, Street Fighter IV, Blades of Steel
Turn Based Strategy: War of Eustrath, Rogue Planet, MechoWars
Action Sports/Racing: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, 2XL ATV Offroad, Jet Car Stunts
Casual: Fruit Ninja, Fastar!, Tilt to Live
Horror: Prisoner 84. That's it.

I think that about covers everything.
08-03-2010, 09:23 PM
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Game like:
Fastar?
Tonepad or beatmaster?
Canabalt?
Stardunk?
Pocket God?
08-04-2010, 12:00 AM
#6
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 525
Platforming

Reflex-based: Super Quickhook
Puzzle-based: Rolando

Shooting

Reflex-based: Meteor Blitz
Ammunition-management: iDracula

Racing

Time-trial: Jet Car Stunts
Competitive: Real Racing

Puzzle

Logic: PathPix Pro
Match-three: Sigma

Strategy

Real-time: Land Air Sea Warfare
Tower Defense: Plants vs Zombies
Turn-based: Battle for Wesnoth
08-04-2010, 12:12 PM
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I see you say Sigma is the best match 3. I'm just getting into the genre, is that widely considered to be the one to get? Any others? I have Chop Sushi.
08-04-2010, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by smes3817 View Post
I see you say Sigma is the best match 3. I'm just getting into the genre, is that widely considered to be the one to get? Any others? I have Chop Sushi.
Puzzle Quest is the only Match 3 game you'll ever need.
08-04-2010, 08:06 PM
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I played a ton of puzzle quest and then just suddenly lost interest. It's like overnight I got sick of matching gems.