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So... Game Center multiplayer. Discussion.

09-09-2010, 02:50 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2010
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So... Game Center multiplayer. Discussion.

Am I the only one who is surprised that Pangea Software were the first people to add multiplayer to their games? Even Firemint, who I thought would embrace multiplayer with Real Racing and Flight Control, seemed to neglect it.

So now, in order for me to get my multiplayer fix, I have to play Cro-Mag Rally? Jeez, that game is TERRIBLE! I had a lot of trouble getting more than one other person to play with, and some maps I couldn't even find one person. Hopefully that will change when more people get Game Center, but the game will still be terrible.

Nanosaur is a bit better, although I only got to do the race and battle with another person. I talked to someone from New Zealand while racing, the audio quality was very clear, and there was no lag, so clearly the basic infrastructure works well.

I have yet to try Enigmo 2, but puzzle games aren't really my thing. Has anyone tried it? What do you think?

But we shouldn't have to play two year-old games to try multiplayer, why aren't their more top quality games that support multiplayer via Gamecenter?

I would LOVE to play Real Racing with 3 other people with voice and everything. Also, is 4 people the player cap? Or is that decided on by developers?

What games do you want to have Game Center multiplayer support? How has your Game Center multiplayer experience been so far?
09-09-2010, 02:58 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 12
Oh, Mirror's Edge would be AMAZING! With 4-player multiplayer! Racing against 3 other red outlines... oh man... I doubt EA will do that, though.

09-09-2010, 02:59 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 397
Enigmo was fun to talk with others but I don't find the game that appealing.

Nanosaur was fun after playing a good 4-5 games. Some people would talk but not much. Plus I saw one guy glitch into the mountainsides to win the rounds - wasn't very fun.

I've been having fun with Adrenaline Golf but it lacks voice, just basic text chat.

So far, Game Center is definitely breathing new life into old games but the system definitely could use a lot of new features and improvements

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09-15-2010, 11:48 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayross View Post
Am I the only one who is surprised that Pangea Software were the first people to add multiplayer to their games? Even Firemint, who I thought would embrace multiplayer with Real Racing and Flight Control, seemed to neglect it.

So now, in order for me to get my multiplayer fix, I have to play Cro-Mag Rally? Jeez, that game is TERRIBLE! I had a lot of trouble getting more than one other person to play with, and some maps I couldn't even find one person. Hopefully that will change when more people get Game Center, but the game will still be terrible.

Nanosaur is a bit better, although I only got to do the race and battle with another person. I talked to someone from New Zealand while racing, the audio quality was very clear, and there was no lag, so clearly the basic infrastructure works well.

I have yet to try Enigmo 2, but puzzle games aren't really my thing. Has anyone tried it? What do you think?

But we shouldn't have to play two year-old games to try multiplayer, why aren't their more top quality games that support multiplayer via Gamecenter?

I would LOVE to play Real Racing with 3 other people with voice and everything. Also, is 4 people the player cap? Or is that decided on by developers?

What games do you want to have Game Center multiplayer support? How has your Game Center multiplayer experience been so far?
Cro Mag Rally Doesnt work for you too? what a relief, thought it was my router's fault.....

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09-16-2010, 08:31 PM
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Fruit Ninja's GC multiplayer works smoothly and is a great laugh. Really short and intense. Matches are never one-sided, and keeps you on your toes all the time. Highly recommended!
09-16-2010, 09:07 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
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I'm surprised there aren't more games with GC multiplayer already to be honest. Devs always appear to be looking for angles (often in all the wrong places) and this strikes me as being a great selling point at the moment.
09-16-2010, 09:15 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
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Originally Posted by hkiphone View Post
Fruit Ninja's GC multiplayer works smoothly and is a great laugh. Really short and intense. Matches are never one-sided, and keeps you on your toes all the time. Highly recommended!
Does Fruit Ninja have voice chat also in multiplayer?

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09-16-2010, 09:15 PM
#8
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Does Fruit Ninja have voice chat also in multiplayer?
Yeah, in the results screen.
09-16-2010, 09:17 PM
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I didn't realize some multiplayer games had voice chat. That would be awesome for teamwork based multiplayer games.

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09-16-2010, 10:14 PM
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Yeah, in the results screen.
It's not implemented in the game yet though.

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