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Going to buy ipad soon.. so..

09-05-2010, 11:30 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: 川崎、日本
Posts: 405
Going to buy ipad soon.. so..

Hi all!

as the title suggest, I'll finally gonna get ipad soon. I have accumulated tons of apps on my wishlish, and so far the total is already at $78! (dang it!) That's with 0 games.. uggh.. So, may I please ask for an advice for which games to get that really good? (except for PvZ, cause they have new modes special for ipad {aren't they?})

Obviously, I need some games too. A game that take REAL advantages of the ipad screen size, and not just a lazy port from iphone. My favorite genre are a plenty, but lately I was thinking, how awesome it would be if I can play TD/Match 3 or even better, hidden object game on the ipad?!

To be frank, I would not going to play action heavy/titling (still very self conscious doing that in public with iphone, and with ipad.. err.. maybe no..) games. So anything out of that, I think I'd enjoy it.

I'm open to ANY suggestion! Please kindly if you have time and feel like doing it, help me list your best 5, or 10, whichever you prefer, and I'd be really grateful.

Thanks in advance!
09-05-2010, 11:49 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 247
Definitely board games like scrabble but I don't own an iPad so I can't help to much.

Sorry

09-05-2010, 12:21 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 352
Here's a list of some of my favorite iPad titles but to be honest with you a lot of titles are still just iphone ports with higher res and a few extras. Not a lot of iPad only stuff yet.

Battle Bears Go (Smash TV with Teddy Bears. All of the Battle Bear games are a guilty pleasure of mine though )
Vector Tanks Extreme (Universal app but its a ton of fun if you like the old Battlezone arcade game)
Air Attack HD (fun shump)
Babylonian Twins HD (platformer)
Dominion HD (RISK board game)
Carcasonne (Ok this one is an iPhone game but its suppose to be universal soon and it plays great on the larger screen)
Pinball HD (Every pinball fan should have this)
Samurai Way of the Warrior (Kind of like Ninja Gaiden DS)
My Kingdom for the Princess (It has a pretty hefty demo version you can try first. Time management with a few puzzle levels)
Tiki Towers (iPhone port but its a lot of fun on the larger screen)

I didn't list any gameloft titles as a lot of them are iPhone ports and I wouldn't say any of them are must haves. Most are solid fun games but they tend to be shallow versions of console games or flat out rip offs (I'm lookin at you Zombie Infection! Great controls but just a flat rip off of Resident Evil).
09-05-2010, 12:30 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: FLA, USA
Posts: 2,598
Here are my favorites

Let's create Pottery! HD
Spirit HD
Babylonian Twins HD
The Ultimate Alphabet
Everlands HD
Little Things
Flight Control HD
Dizzy Pad HD
Osmos
Marble Mixer
Solipskier
Gravity Hook HD
09-05-2010, 12:39 PM
#5
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 975
I dont have an ipad but from reading here are of few of my suggestions

Mirrors Edge
Real Racing (I know you said no tilting but looks like an awesome game)
Also Rimelands: Hammer of Thor is getting a free universal update later this year too
09-05-2010, 12:43 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,255
I'd have to say Puzzle Agent since the resolution isn't broken like the iPhone version. Oh and doesn't Chaos Rings look good on the iPad as well?
09-05-2010, 12:46 PM
#7
Asphalt 5 HD (casual nonrealistic street racing) or GT Racing HD (very challenging racetrack racing) or Real Racing HD (most realistic racetrack racing)
Samurai: Way of Warrior (pretty short but very unique action/line-drawing game)
Mirror's Edge (nothing really special about this ridiculously short platformer but I don't know why I just really love this game...)
Broken Sword HD (best storybook-type tap adventure)
Labyrinth 2 HD (balancing a ball through an obstacle course)
09-05-2010, 12:55 PM
#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by November's Chopin View Post
Asphalt 5 HD (casual nonrealistic street racing) or GT Racing HD (very challenging racetrack racing) or Real Racing HD (most realistic racetrack racing)
Samurai: Way of Warrior (pretty short but very unique action/line-drawing game)
Mirror's Edge (nothing really special about this ridiculously short platformer but I don't know why I just really love this game...)
Broken Sword HD (best storybook-type tap adventure)
Labyrinth 2 HD (balancing a ball through an obstacle course)
I agree with those, but GT Racing is more realistic than Real Racing.
Real Racing is essentially an arcade type racing game with a realistic looking skin.
GT Racing: Motor Academy is the most realistic racing game on the iPhone in terms of car handling and physics.

Hakuna Matata
09-05-2010, 01:04 PM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LBG View Post
I agree with those, but GT Racing is more realistic than Real Racing.
Real Racing is essentially an arcade type racing game with a realistic looking skin.
GT Racing: Motor Academy is the most realistic racing game on the iPhone in terms of car handling and physics.
I completely love GT, it's basically Gran Turismo for the iOS. My only gripe is no acura/hondas. That's my go-to for C-class anything.
09-05-2010, 08:07 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tochan View Post
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A game that take REAL advantages of the ipad screen size, and not just a lazy port from iphone.
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I would not going to play action heavy/titling (still very self conscious doing that in public with iphone, and with ipad.. err.. maybe no..) games. So anything out of that, I think I'd enjoy it.

I'm open to ANY suggestion! Please kindly if you have time and feel like doing it, help me list your best 5, or 10, whichever you prefer...
I'm not sure what you mean by action heavy, you mean no action games? That removes a lot of choices.

Here a first list, restricted to HD versions, with no action games:
  • Dracula The Path of the Dragon HD (Classical Adventure game)
  • Despicable Me Minion Mania HD (Puzzle Platform game)
  • Trundle HD (Physic Puzzle Platform Game)
  • Tesserae HD (Classical puzzle game)
  • Dungeon Solitaire HD (Tactical Card Game RPG)
  • My Kingdom for the Princess (Strategy Resource Management game, ipad only)
  • Mushroom Age HD (Adventure Game with a touch of Find Item and more)
  • Stick Golf HD (Sort of Puzzle Golf Plateform Game)
  • Meekoo (Casual Precision Game)
Now a second list with action games and more focus on games exploiting more specifically ipad screen size, for many the HD versions has real differences, sometimes the screen size is enough to generate a different gameplay:
  • Spirit HD (Capture Game? The HD version is full screen and this is a lot more pleasant)
  • Knight Defense HD (Mix of Action Game, Tower Defense and Strategy Game)
  • Chop Chop Soccer HD (Arcade Soccer with simple controls)
  • Knights of the Phantom Castle (Difficult but great game sort of Syndicate with RPG mood and elements, HD just enhance the deep multi touch controls, probably an highlight of future with touch gaming when more generations will be more used to them)
  • Enchanted Forest (Original Brick Breaker iPad only, touch controls are available but better with Tilt controls)
  • Doodle Sky (Casual Plane with simple original swipe and tap controls, HD works better)
  • Splash Dual HD (Mix of Breakout and Pong, iPad only, can be played at two or against a customizable AI)
  • Swipe Soccer HD (Original approach of Soccer with swipe lines controls)
  • Underworlds (simple Diablo clone with good use of large screen and touch controls)
  • Minigore HD (Simple casual survival shooter using simple touch controls for HD version, interesting approach of controls)