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  • CharlieStCloud 17 Dec 2013 18:30:04 5,820 posts
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    Took the punt.

    ... Tomb Raider for 69p!

    It can't be that bad, surely?

    Well, the good things is that it retains the same atmosphere and still manages to shit me up when the wolves come out of nowhere. The silence works so well too, giving a sense of pure isolation.

    The bad? Unfortunately, as we know, Lara controls like a tank however, it is even worse knowing you are controlling a digital tank as well as wrestling with the touchscreen controls. When it does work, it is rather lovely.

    God, please go back to the tombs in the next game please.
  • CharlieStCloud 20 Dec 2013 08:25:39 5,820 posts
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    I went a little bit mad in the past few days!

    A Charlie Brown Christmas - 2.99 (I love Charlie Brown books)
    Cut the Rope 2 - 69p
    Dues Ex: The Fall - 99p (purely a complete impulse buy; it was 7 only yesterday)
    Icycle: On Thin Ice - 69p
    Impossible Road - 1.49
    Room Two, The - 2.99
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - 1.99 (what an AMAZING conversion!)
    Tomb Raider - 69p
    Touchgrind Skate 2 - 2.99 (for my friends kids to play as they love those Tech Deck skateboard thingummies)

    ... which comes to a grand total of 15.50.

    That is more than I have spent on the App Store all blooming year!

    /o\
  • THFourteen 20 Dec 2013 09:23:25 41,619 posts
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    Heh i used to do that, buying tonnes of iOS games that i dont have the time to play.

    I've changed my policy now so i only buy a game if i'm going to play it through. It does mean i miss out on sales, but actually probably saves me tonnes of money in the long run.

    Also the new "wishlist" functionality in IOS 7 means i never forget about stuff that i want to try later.

    BTW anyone played Republique yet?
  • Moot_Point 20 Dec 2013 09:29:00 5,534 posts
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    CharlieStCloud wrote:
    I went a little bit mad in the past few days!

    A Charlie Brown Christmas - 2.99 (I love Charlie Brown books)
    Cut the Rope 2 - 69p
    Dues Ex: The Fall - 99p (purely a complete impulse buy; it was 7 only yesterday)
    Icycle: On Thin Ice - 69p
    Impossible Road - 1.49
    Room Two, The - 2.99
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - 1.99 (what an AMAZING conversion!)
    Tomb Raider - 69p
    Touchgrind Skate 2 - 2.99 (for my friends kids to play as they love those Tech Deck skateboard thingummies)

    ... which comes to a grand total of 15.50.

    That is more than I have spent on the App Store all blooming year!

    /o\
    Post your bargains here. This is the review thread. ;)
  • fentsy 20 Dec 2013 10:10:57 102 posts
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    I've been playing the recently remastered Sonic 2 (1.99). Highly recommended. It looks beautiful, I think it might be the first time I've seen the game running at the intended 60fps (having previously owned PAL Mega Drive and Saturn versions).

    The only negative, predictably, is the touch controls. I don't remember being quite so bad at the Special Stages and I seem to be stuck on Metropolis Zone 3 at the moment. I'm blaming the imprecise controls rather than my fading reactions.
  • aros 20 Dec 2013 12:15:33 4,260 posts
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    TouchArcade are absolute scum - it's one of the worst, most shady sites on the net. It says something about iOS gaming that a site like TA can be so successful when everyone knows what their business practices are.

    Edited by aros at 12:19:51 20-12-2013
  • THFourteen 20 Dec 2013 12:59:57 41,619 posts
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    TarickStonefire wrote:
    Last post there proving my point about touch screen controls basically rendering iOS gaming a compromise at best, most of the time.

    (some notable exceptions such as XCOM, Republique, point-n-click adventures etc)
    There are tonnes of games to play that don't rely on those crappy joystick controls, the ones you mention, stuff like baldurs gate, transport tycoon, KOTOR, telltale stuff, driving games in general work fine, plus all the casual stuff like angry birds etc

    I think if you get want to play fps style games, get a vita.

    I don't think iOS gaming is a compromise apart from games that specifically need a joystick, and if that is your sole universe of games i can understand, but luckiyl for me, its not
  • mothercruncher 21 Dec 2013 08:22:21 12,342 posts
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    Love the idea of Republique, but on a self imposed ban of any game with IAP so gingerly scrolled down the description until... damn, I can't buy it.

    I still can't recommend Bike Baron enough- it's a just-one-more game that's got ridiculous amounts of content in it, crazy value.
  • BravoGolf Moderator 21 Dec 2013 11:46:32 12,760 posts
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    I didn't realise The Walking Dead series is available on the iPhone ... Is it a gimmicky spin off?
  • CharlieStCloud 21 Dec 2013 12:00:01 5,820 posts
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    @BravoGolf

    Nope, it is the same as the console versions!

    ... just be aware that technically, it is often slightly inconsistent during busy scenes.

    I'd strongly advise you to play The Walking Dead on a console though (if you have the choice).

    : )
  • Tomo 21 Dec 2013 14:10:49 14,940 posts
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    BravoGolf wrote:
    I didn't realise The Walking Dead series is available on the iPhone ... Is it a gimmicky spin off?
    It also has a habit of crashing and wiping your save... So fuck you Telltale!

    Which is why I'm now playing it on PC.
  • BravoGolf Moderator 21 Dec 2013 16:50:58 12,760 posts
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    Wow, that's cool. I'll get it for the iPhone, handier to play while I'm on the couch pretending to be sociable rather than sneaking upstairs!
  • localnotail 23 Dec 2013 11:09:15 23,084 posts
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    Do you like games about pirates?
  • mothercruncher 23 Dec 2013 18:07:34 12,342 posts
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    That looks arrrsolutely great.
  • TOOTR 25 Dec 2013 08:39:20 10,337 posts
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    Skulls of the shogun is free today.
  • THFourteen 25 Dec 2013 11:13:59 41,619 posts
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    Sweet thanks for the heads up
  • mothercruncher 26 Dec 2013 14:59:37 12,342 posts
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    Cheers, grabbed that 'un.
  • THFourteen 26 Dec 2013 15:11:32 41,619 posts
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    Loads of cheap stuff on actually

    Picked up lego batman too

    Also stuff I already have on cheap like BG and KOTOR. Shadowrun.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 26 Dec 2013 15:49:11 29,379 posts
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    Only just noticed that KOTOR now runs on iPhones. Sweet!
  • IJ 26 Dec 2013 17:48:51 875 posts
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    The Room 2

    Just completed this over the xmas period (having played the first last Christmas). Very much more of the same but that was very welcome. Took me about 3-4 hours, so about twice as long as the first. Very much recommended.
  • CharlieStCloud 28 Dec 2013 11:20:54 5,820 posts
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    Apple are cunts shocker!

    ... if your device isn't on iOS7, you cannot take part in the 12 Days of Christmas thin-me-bob.

    Nice to treat your customers nice.

    : (
  • yegon 28 Dec 2013 11:33:18 5,926 posts
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    @CharlieStCloud

    I believe all the apps/gifts that go free are available to everyone. The 12 Days app itself is iOS7 only though.

    Edit: Indeed, Kalahari, a bbc documentary, is today's UK gift and is free on the normal iTunes store.

    Edited by yegon at 11:40:30 28-12-2013
  • Widge Moderator 7 Feb 2014 18:45:29 13,846 posts
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    So, Final Fantasy 6 is out on iOS. Wonder if they'll stretch to Final Fantasy 7?

    If I had that on my phone anywhere, life complete.

    I could have it on my Vita but having it on my phone is a brand new prospect.
  • CharlieStCloud 8 Feb 2014 09:05:09 5,820 posts
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    Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy IX should go NOWHERE near a phone or tablet!

    Anyways, I have bought my first iOS game of the year:

    THREES!

    ... absolutely deceivingly simple yet quite the mind boggler when the numbers get bigger. Think it is in the top ten on the App store at present and the reviews are as positive as they can possibly be.

    The icon of the App alone makes me smile.

    : )
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