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Premium ports Vs a console game

06-21-2013, 11:55 PM
#1
Premium ports Vs a console game

Ok, I was looking at some console games (just for fun, I don't have a console) and most if not all (of the ones I looked at) were $60. Now I thought about the amount of iOS games you could get for that price, but unlike the normal fair, these at GOOD (IMO) premium games at a more premium price.

Here's the list of the first few I thought of.

KOTOR: $10
XCOM: $20
Battle Academy: $10 (sale price that I got it at)
Frozen Synapse: $7
Warhammer Quest: $5
Total: $52 dollars


All but one of those (WHQ) are PC/Console ports. Now I know a game like Skyrim etc. might offer more entertainment, but I think the amount of good games for the price of one console game is damn good!

Bring on more ports!!!!!!
06-22-2013, 01:05 AM
#2
Max Payne it's an awesome port and the controls are excellent. I'm on my way to beat the game on Dead on Arrival I'm on the half of Chapter 3

Also, I'm not sure, but I think Bastion and The Walking Dead are ports, but as I said, I'm not really sure.

On 2010, Gameloft released Prince of Persia: Within Warrior, as a PS2 port. Was the best game from Gameloft (the only one I really like)

And there is the Final Fantasy ports, but I'm not sure if you're looking for NDS ports.

Last edited by Farfield; 06-22-2013 at 01:08 AM.

06-22-2013, 03:07 AM
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Max Payne it's an awesome port and the controls are excellent. I'm on my way to beat the game on Dead on Arrival I'm on the half of Chapter 3

Also, I'm not sure, but I think Bastion and The Walking Dead are ports, but as I said, I'm not really sure.

On 2010, Gameloft released Prince of Persia: Within Warrior, as a PS2 port. Was the best game from Gameloft (the only one I really like)

And there is the Final Fantasy ports, but I'm not sure if you're looking for NDS ports.
Yup Bastion and Walking Dead are great ports.

I want to throw in the following great ports too:

Phoenix Wright Trilogy
The Bard's Tale
Ghost Trick
Liberation Maiden
Tales of Monkey Island
Back to the Future
Rage of the Gladiator (i think this is a port)

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06-22-2013, 04:42 AM
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There are the 3 GTA games (Chinatown Wars, III, Vice City)...they are great ports
06-22-2013, 06:39 AM
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I love the ports. Great value and I can have them with me at all times. Difficult to play on an Xbox in a train, tube (subway for americans por on a plane
06-22-2013, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Pocketnova View Post
All but one of those (WHQ) are PC/Console ports. Now I know a game like Skyrim etc. might offer more entertainment, but I think the amount of good games for the price of one console game is damn good!
Those games aren't $60 on on consoles, unless there is something seriously screwy about console game pricing in the US.
Currently in the UK I can buy XCOM for 13.99 for an inferior port on iOS (well, the port is good quality, I think it's great that they've ported it, but it's inferior when compared to the console versions) or 16.99 for the PS3 version, or free on PS+. The port does look overpriced to me.

KOTOR - $60? lol. It might have cost that new, years ago - but it's not a new game. $10 is a fair price for that, on iOS or a second hand copy.

Frozen Synapse - I just looked at their website, it's less than $40.

Never heard of Battle Academy.

Warhammer Quest - that one is far far cheaper on iOS than the physical version, even if it does have less features.

Topics like this are nonsensical. You can't say "it's 13.99 now on iOS, but if you went back in time you'd have to pay 40 for it for PS3!" - it's not relevant how much it might have cost in the past, it's relevant how much it costs now. And if you talking about old games, you can just buy old games for your games console for much less than 40 - I don't think I've ever payed more than 30 for a console game in my life, excluding FF games. Looking at the PS3 games I have, most were 20 or two for 30 - still more expensive than iOS games though.

And you can't play PS3 games in bed, on the toilet, or the train, or at work, so iOS games do have a lot of benefits. But I still wouldn't pay 13.99 for the privilege of being able to play on the toilet when I could get ("rent") a better version of the same game on the PS3 for less than that.
06-22-2013, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by HLW View Post
Those games aren't $60 on on consoles, unless there is something seriously screwy about console game pricing in the US.
Currently in the UK I can buy XCOM for 13.99 for an inferior port on iOS (well, the port is good quality, I think it's great that they've ported it, but it's inferior when compared to the console versions) or 16.99 for the PS3 version, or free on PS+. The port does look overpriced to me.

KOTOR - $60? lol. It might have cost that new, years ago - but it's not a new game. $10 is a fair price for that, on iOS or a second hand copy.

Frozen Synapse - I just looked at their website, it's less than $40.

Never heard of Battle Academy.

Warhammer Quest - that one is far far cheaper on iOS than the physical version, even if it does have less features.

Topics like this are nonsensical. You can't say "it's 13.99 now on iOS, but if you went back in time you'd have to pay 40 for it for PS3!" - it's not relevant how much it might have cost in the past, it's relevant how much it costs now. And if you talking about old games, you can just buy old games for your games console for much less than 40 - I don't think I've ever payed more than 30 for a console game in my life, excluding FF games. Looking at the PS3 games I have, most were 20 or two for 30 - still more expensive than iOS games though.

And you can't play PS3 games in bed, on the toilet, or the train, or at work, so iOS games do have a lot of benefits. But I still wouldn't pay 13.99 for the privilege of being able to play on the toilet when I could get ("rent") a better version of the same game on the PS3 for less than that.
I think you may have not understood my post. I never intentionally said that any of those games had ever, at any time, been $60. I know all console are not that price. The point of my post was pointing out that a new console game could be that much, and for the amount of ports you could get on iOS, was a neat deal.

You made a lot of good points in your post, just missed the point by a bit.
06-22-2013, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Pocketnova View Post
I think you may have not understood my post. I never intentionally said that any of those games had ever, at any time, been $60. I know all console are not that price. The point of my post was pointing out that a new console game could be that much, and for the amount of ports you could get on iOS, was a neat deal.

You made a lot of good points in your post, just missed the point by a bit.
Yup he didn't understood your post clearly..

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06-22-2013, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Pocketnova View Post
The point of my post was pointing out that a new console game could be that much, and for the amount of ports you could get on iOS, was a neat deal.
You can get multiple console game for the price of one newly released console game too. I really really don't think it's as good a deal as you do - I think Xcom's too expensive, and the others are fairly priced rather than cheap.
But it is good that they are porting them, and these games do deserve a premium price.
06-23-2013, 08:11 PM
#10
TWEWY is an awesome port from NDS too.