iPad game/app review thread

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  • Deleted user 3 April 2010 23:28:16
    Some really nice looking games already!

    Here are a couple of lists to get us started
    http://kotaku.com/5508240/the-ultimate-ipad-launch-game-round+up
    http://gizmodo.com/5508756/ipad-app-review-marathon-live


  • THFourteen 3 Apr 2010 23:30:01 33,422 posts
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    gnaaaaaaaargh

    no use in reviews without an ipad!!
  • deem 22 Apr 2010 11:17:13 31,641 posts
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    So.

    Had mine a few days now, and although apps are a little thin on the ground on the UK store, I've tried a few.

    Generally it doesn't handle all 'HD' games brilliantly well tbh. Nova HD for instance doesn't manage 30 fps, but the scaled up iPhone version seems like it's a silky smooth 60 fps, is all the better for it, and plays brilliantly - especially as the HD version lacks the iPhone versions non static controls.

    Geometry Wars HD is fucking awesome on the iPads screen and controls very well, and Fieldrunners looks bloody lovely.

    Real Racing HD suffers from a slight frame drop but looks lovely and again plays really well on the bigger screen.

    Espgaluda 2 scales quite well and again, is awesome on a nice big screen.
  • THFourteen 22 Apr 2010 11:23:56 33,422 posts
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    I'm waiting for Battle For Wesnoth HD... the dev should be submitting it this week.

    A lot of these apps weren't tested on the device itself before release, so I'm not surprised they are iffy.

    Have you used any of the non-gaming apps yet deem? Any recommendations for when i get mine (hopefully saturday!!!)
  • Jackface 22 Apr 2010 11:51:05 3,736 posts
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    I know Mirror's Edge has had good reviews in the US but any of you iPad owning EG-ers had a go and got an opinion?
  • deem 19 May 2010 15:15:27 31,641 posts
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    Mirror's Edge and Command & Conquer are now on the UK app store...
  • yegon 22 May 2010 09:26:05 5,269 posts
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    In prep for receiving mine Ive already bought Wesnoth and Warpgate. Tempted by Dungeon Hunter too - not the best implementation of the higher resolution Ive heard as it's the same zoomed in view, but Im a sucker for these type of games.
  • THFourteen 22 May 2010 09:44:51 33,422 posts
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    Dungeon Hunter is pretty cool, although i've only played it a bit. Wesnoth is the best game on the platform by far. And the great thing is, the dev is active on toucharcade forums, and updates the game every month or so with tonnes of new features (newest one is going to include syncing saves between iphone and ipad + faster loading times!)
  • Jackface 23 May 2010 16:29:22 3,736 posts
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    deem wrote:
    Mirror's Edge and Command & Conquer are now on the UK app store...
    Mirror's Edge is a definite buy for me but how's C&C play on the iPad?
  • yegon 26 May 2010 09:37:33 5,269 posts
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    Are there any free alternatives to Comic Zeal (4.99)? Happy to pay for it really as I like the iPhone version, but if there's a free one that is equally good...
  • THFourteen 26 May 2010 09:57:34 33,422 posts
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    dunno, i'm still using comic reader mobi which i bought on iphone before it was pulled, and it was a universal app
  • Deleted user 26 May 2010 13:23:26
    Are there any FTP/HTML type apps for this?
  • Jackface 26 May 2010 14:01:43 3,736 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Are there any FTP/HTML type apps for this?
    There's HTMLEdit I believe, and Markup, and another one whose name escapes me. All apparently very rough around the edges at this early stage, but with promise if the developers polish them up with updates.
  • Dr-Strangelove 28 May 2010 14:24:33 2,130 posts
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    So come on then peeps, it's launch day and nary did I expect this thread to have no posts today!

    Is there a list of universal apps, I want to install my ipod touch apps on there, but I'm keen to know which ones are universal. Any ideas?

    Anybody played the new versionof Galcon? loved it on the tocuch.

    And what about flight control HD?
  • Jackface 28 May 2010 15:51:27 3,736 posts
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    Mirrors Edge is superb.

    The BBC News app is also wicked but you need to create a US account to get it. If you don't already have one, use your 'purchase' of the app itself - it's free so you don't need a card, just a US address such as 1 Infinite Loop...

    The Wired app is a great experience with a few little flaws, but worth it to see how a magazine could translate to the iPad. Won't be buying it at that price every month though!

    Air Video lets you stream any format of video from your computer to your iPad, over your wifi network or even 3G. Very cool.

    Pinball HD, Crosswords and Words with Friends HD (HD is getting old now) are all pretty great looking and play well.

    The Comics and Marvel apps are both stunning, and make it very very tempting indeed to get into a series of something. I just cant bring myself to spend that much money on an issue and not have the physical comic to hold and keep, though. But they do look beautiful, definitely grab the apps and get a few of the free comics to try it.

    And then there's the Korg iElectribe, which is a 6 software version of something that costs hundreds in the 'flesh'. It's amazing, really.

    What else? I have my wish list but im just getting one thing at a time rig now, having a proper go on it.
  • askew 28 May 2010 15:55:40 12,269 posts
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    Flight Control HD \o/ two handed assigning.

    Instapaper/Taskpaper were both universal. Evernote and Dropbox too. Love having all my technical e-books within Dropbox and have them downloaded to the app for offline reference.
  • Jackface 28 May 2010 15:57:25 3,736 posts
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    One thing that's surprised me is not how many fingerprints it attracts but how dirty they actually appear to be on the display.
  • mrpon 28 May 2010 15:58:35 28,914 posts
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    So I presume you're all using the same Apple account? Have you downloaded everything again?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • morriss 28 May 2010 15:58:41 70,978 posts
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    Do all iPhone/Touch games work on iPad?
  • ElNino9 28 May 2010 15:59:05 13,427 posts
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    They wipe away quite easily though. Certainly not as stubborn to get rid of as they are on the iPhone...

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • Alastair 28 May 2010 15:59:33 15,741 posts
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    Maybe you need to wash your hands.
  • ElNino9 28 May 2010 16:00:15 13,427 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    Do all iPhone/Touch games work on iPad?

    Pretty certain they do.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • morriss 28 May 2010 16:01:45 70,978 posts
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    ElNino9 wrote:
    morriss wrote:
    Do all iPhone/Touch games work on iPad?

    Pretty certain they do.
    So can't we just merge the two game/app review threads?
  • THFourteen 28 May 2010 16:02:29 33,422 posts
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    Jackface wrote:
    I have my wish list but im just getting one thing at a time rig now, having a proper go on it.

    :(

    my biggest problem

    download 15 things, play each for 10 seconds, never get into anything.
  • ElNino9 28 May 2010 16:03:29 13,427 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    ElNino9 wrote:
    morriss wrote:
    Do all iPhone/Touch games work on iPad?

    Pretty certain they do.
    So can't we just merge the two game/app review threads?

    No, because they have there separate stores.

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  • mrpon 28 May 2010 16:03:34 28,914 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    ElNino9 wrote:
    morriss wrote:
    Do all iPhone/Touch games work on iPad?

    Pretty certain they do.So can't we just merge the two game/app review threads?

    It's not vice versa though.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • morriss 28 May 2010 16:03:56 70,978 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    morriss wrote:
    ElNino9 wrote:
    morriss wrote:
    Do all iPhone/Touch games work on iPad?

    Pretty certain they do.So can't we just merge the two game/app review threads?

    It's not vice versa though.
    Obv.
  • mrpon 28 May 2010 16:05:11 28,914 posts
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    So obviously you wouldn't want them merged.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • morriss 28 May 2010 16:12:03 70,978 posts
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    Change thread title to iPhone/Touch/iPad and then stipulate whether it's iPad only when you talk about a game/app.

    What's the problem?
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