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Do we still like doodle games?

View Poll Results: Do you want more doodle games?
Yes, i like doodle games and want to see more. 2 25.00%
No, i'd rather have games with polished graphics and art. 6 75.00%
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04-19-2011, 04:00 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 121
Do we still like doodle games?

I know doodle games were innovative and fresh a looooong while ago.

but do we still want any more?, i mean, it's an old idea, and it's ugly 90% of the time. I'm at the point where i don't even want to give them a chance past the name... if it has doodle on it, i'm not even clicking

do we still look forward to doodle games?
04-19-2011, 04:09 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarwinAce View Post
I know doodle games were innovative and fresh a looooong while ago.

but do we still want any more?, i mean, it's an old idea, and it's ugly 90% of the time. I'm at the point where i don't even want to give them a chance past the name... if it has doodle on it, i'm not even clicking

do we still look forward to doodle games?
why not??? I'm just a fan of doodle games.

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Originally Posted by edge3112 View Post
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04-19-2011, 04:22 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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No, The countless copies and imitations of the genre has ruined it for me, And many of the developers.

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04-19-2011, 12:28 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 121
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Originally Posted by triggywiggy View Post
No, The countless copies and imitations of the genre has ruined it for me, And many of the developers.
that's what i mean... i think people can still use the same graphic style but it's currently ruined by all the cheap imitations that are crowding and hiding all the great games of the category out there.

some of them use this concept as a cheap excuse to avoid using a proper graphic artist for the game.

I don't mind if the game is great, but it feels like 90% of the doodle games are nothing but poorly made copies of greater games, very few next to none offer anything interesting to the genre.
04-19-2011, 12:35 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,699
Who cares what art style they use if the game is fun?
04-19-2011, 02:20 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
Who cares what art style they use if the game is fun?
I agree with this. Nevertheless, I pretty much ignore all doodle games at this point.

It's not that there's anything wrong with the style itself. The problem is that the endless torrent of Doodle XXX titles includes a lot of a) uninspired knock-off games from developers too lazy to come up with new ideas for games and/or presentation, and b) games by developers whose art and design skills leave much to be desired, and who use the "doodle" style to camouflage their deficiencies in this area.

The bottom line is that if a game is a "doodle" game, the likelihood that it's crap is significantly higher than average.
04-19-2011, 03:36 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,737
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Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
Who cares what art style they use if the game is fun?
Call me a graphics whore, but I do care. When I play a game, my enjoyment is dependent on the overall package (gameplay, graphics, plot, audio, etc). If one is lacking, then another better be making up for it. All of the doodle games I've played are generally simple, low-budget (I don't mean this to have the same negative connotation that it's usually given) games for which I could usually find a similar clone with better graphics (and often better gameplay as well). I happen to dislike graphics that are stylistically bad. Just because it's intentional doesn't really make it any better in my eyes. So if I'm going to play a doodle game, it better be damn amazing in some other aspect, but I've yet to see one that I couldn't find a preferable alternative elsewhere.
04-19-2011, 04:00 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,481
At first it was a fairly cool idea.

But now it's an excuse to do a half-arsed job on graphics.

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04-19-2011, 04:03 PM
#9
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
Doodle Jump ended the trend of when it was cool to be honest. That was over a year ago.

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04-19-2011, 04:59 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 121
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Originally Posted by GSnyder View Post
The bottom line is that if a game is a "doodle" game, the likelihood that it's crap is significantly higher than average.
That's exactly my argument, developers should stop making doodle games unless there's a reason for it, apple should be the ones filtering this stuff... it's hindering the chances for a creative developer to launch a successful game on a sea of garbage.