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Do the new batch of iOS games put it on par with PSP?

12-18-2010, 02:53 PM
#1
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Do the new batch of iOS games put it on par with PSP?

Im curious if you all think that thenew batch of iOS games put it on par with PSP? Pretty amazing graphics - RR2, Nova 2, Aralon, etc, etc....

How do the new FPS games compare to the ones on PSP in your opinion?
12-18-2010, 03:05 PM
#2
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No but the sheer amount of them speaks volumes PSP is at the end of it's life and IOS is just starting to find it's feet.

I do like the new IOS games and it's far more pocketable but it isn't close to the quality of PSP games as yet.

I do think the potentials there if companys used the same kind of resources.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out

12-18-2010, 03:09 PM
#3
The graphics on ios are really amazing and psp can't do it because it's old and it's dying... the fps games on psp sucks iOS platform has better fps games and now the racing games are getting better and better on iOS. Well for the controls I like psp just feels safe... I can say that iOS gaming is just stepping gaming quality, gameplay step!
12-18-2010, 03:11 PM
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No. Just no. Graphically, sure. In some senses, I suppose. Keep in mind that the PSP is sporting 7 year old tech.

But play Metal Gear Solid Peacemaker, or God of War Ghost of Sparta, or Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, or Final Fantasy Dissidia, or Resistance Retribution, or Socom Fire Team Bravo 3, or Racket and Clank, or any of the Monster Hunter games, or Ace Combat, or either of the Silient Hill games, or most of the Star Wars games, or Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories, or Manhunt 2 or either of the Spyhon Filter games or Motostorm or Rock Band Unplugged.

You'll see the difference. You'll realize that the iDevice does not compare to the PSP in terms of a dedicated gaming machine. The comparision between the two is reasonably close enough that the cheapness of the appstore puts the iDevice over the top as being more desireable. I'll be the first one to admit that.


Many might say that Gran Turismo was a disappointment, and it was, and that the PSP has no definitive racing title. Real Racing 2 is the only game that can reasonably compare to the best of what the PSP has to offer. I think Midnight Club 3 and Test Drive Unlimited, as well as, surprisingly enough, Juiced 2, are very high quality in terms of PSP releases though. Content-wise, these games easily defeat RR2.
12-18-2010, 03:11 PM
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I'm just curious, how do you think a game like NOVA 2 lacks in comparison to a PSP fps? I havnt had a psp in a couple years, but i dont remember the SOCOM games being any better really. NOVA 2 seems to have a good lengthy campaign and robust multiplayer.
12-18-2010, 03:19 PM
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PSP will die in about a year where as iOS gaming is about to overtake the handheld gaming industry.
12-18-2010, 03:25 PM
#7
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Graphically, maybe. But depth and control (apart from racing games) is far greater on PSP than iOS.

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12-18-2010, 03:35 PM
#8
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is there a PSP fps that you would say is better than NOVA 2?
12-18-2010, 03:36 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by dumaz1000 View Post
No. Just no. Graphically, sure. In some senses, I suppose. Keep in mind that the PSP is sporting 7 year old tech.

But play Metal Gear Solid Peacemaker, or God of War Ghost of Sparta, or Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, or Final Fantasy Dissidia, or Resistance Retribution, or Socom Fire Team Bravo 3, or Racket and Clank, or any of the Monster Hunter games, or Ace Combat, or either of the Silient Hill games, or most of the Star Wars games, or Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories, or Manhunt 2 or either of the Spyhon Filter games or Motostorm or Rock Band Unplugged.

You'll see the difference. You'll realize that the iDevice does not compare to the PSP in terms of a dedicated gaming machine. The comparision between the two is reasonably close enough that the cheapness of the appstore puts the iDevice over the top as being more desireable. I'll be the first one to admit that.


Many might say that Gran Turismo was a disappointment, and it was, and that the PSP has no definitive racing title. Real Racing 2 is the only game that can reasonably compare to the best of what the PSP has to offer. I think Midnight Club 3 and Test Drive Unlimited, as well as, surprisingly enough, Juiced 2, are very high quality in terms of PSP releases though. Content-wise, these games easily defeat RR2.
I generally agree with this. But much of this is a matter of taste. Metal Gear Solid does little for me. I despise Monster Hunter, Dissidia, an Crisis Core -- I can think of many iOS non-casual games that are way more fun. Resistance Retribution was pretty but had some of the most ridiculous aim assist of any game I've ever played -- made Gameloft games seem positively challenging. FPSs are a non-starter for me on the PSP, dual-stick shooters suck, and the platform has a serious dearth of western RPGs (nothing of the scope of Aralon, as far as I know). Birth by Sleep started strong for me, but soon bored me (at Cinderella's house, as a matter of fact). And, as it happens, I'm having more fun with Lara Croft on iOS than with any PSP game I've played this year.

The PSP still has a much larger variety of high budget games. But this winter has made it clear that anyone who takes portable gaming seriously should also be looking at iOS
As economist like to say, it's not a zero sum game.
12-18-2010, 03:41 PM
#10
Psp sucks. It just has a bunch of ps2 and ps1 ports and jrpg games. Who the heck owns one for anything beside homebrew and emulation? I had one and all i did was play snes games on it and judging by its software sales most other ppl do as well.