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  • Moot_Point 7 Jan 2013 18:41:33 5,129 posts
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    Karateka - 0.69
  • M83J01P97 7 Jan 2013 20:33:54 7,314 posts
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    So am I right in saying that Curiosity: What's in the Box? Is just one big ego-wank for Molyneux in order to keep him in the gaming news? Becuase I've played it for about 2 minutes and it appears to be devoid any kind of fun at all. 1/10
  • DaM 9 Jan 2013 22:00:18 15,622 posts
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    Joe Danger out tomorrow! Could be good...
  • binky Moderator 10 Jan 2013 16:45:04 10,530 posts
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    I wrote some words about Paper, which I really REALLY like.
    http://meyoucoffee.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/paper-thanks-fiftythree/
  • Fab4 10 Jan 2013 17:02:22 7,659 posts
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    binky wrote:
    I wrote some words about Paper, which I really REALLY like.
    http://meyoucoffee.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/paper-thanks-fiftythree/
    You should check out Sketch Club.
  • mothercruncher 10 Jan 2013 17:52:16 12,010 posts
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    I'm considering a Sky Gamblers purchase... There seem to be three of them though and I'm struggling to work out in what order they've been released. Is it- Rise of Glory, Air Supremacy and then Storm Raiders as the latest? I'm more interested in the WW2 stuff, so is it worth starting with the oldest? The most expensive seems to have all sorts of Top Gun nonsense in it...
  • Moot_Point 10 Jan 2013 18:52:20 5,129 posts
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    @mcmothercruncher Supremacy looks like the first game. Not sure how they play though.
  • THFourteen 12 Jan 2013 09:28:56 40,401 posts
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    The EDGE newsstand app has a free issue.

    I'm surprised at how good it is, also for those arsenal fans the arsenal programme is also really good on ipad.

    It's nice when they make an effort rather than just scanning PDF.
  • RabidChild 14 Jan 2013 08:26:50 2,299 posts
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    I'm probably a bit late to this, but QatQi is fantastic.
  • PrivateFloyd 14 Jan 2013 22:37:31 4,806 posts
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    Gasketball

    Have not been this addicted to an ipad game in a loooooong time.

    Hard to explain so here is a gameplay video

    Getting through the stages with no misses is hard enough but to get 4 stars you need to "swish" one of the baskets in the stage.

    Kotaku did a piece on it recently which made me take the plunge.
  • PrivateFloyd 14 Jan 2013 22:38:43 4,806 posts
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    just realised the above post has a whiff of planet.

    Its not.
  • mothercruncher 16 Jan 2013 20:50:04 12,010 posts
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    A few quickies
    Pumped BMX- Nice premise and nice slick graphics but just feels ever so slightly unfinished. Fantastic tricks but somewhat hit and miss "pump" mechanics (no sniggering at the back) make the whole thing feel a bit alpha. Amazing effort for a one man band though- worth it for 69p, not good enough for the 1.99 purchase price overall.

    Mikey Shorts- Super fast and slick gameplay make this an uber just-one-more-go game. It's not deep but there's a lot of content and for quick gaming blasts it's very satisfying to dip in and out of a couple of levels trying to shave a second or two off of your times.

    True Skate- As an ex skateboarder I was really excited about this. Looks fab and there's loads of complexity in there but I'm not quite sure the finger flick/shove play mechanic works. Probably need to play more before I officially chuck it in the nearly but not quite bin.

    VS Racing 2- Wanted to love this a lot more than I do. Neat top-down graphics, loads of tracks but there is a fundamental floor In the steering mechanic for me whereby I have to be super precise about the circular motions my thumb makes or else the steering will suddenly flip in the wrong direction. One too many of these input errors have really taken the shine off of it for me.


    Considering a Real Racing 2 purchase- does anyone rate it?
    I'm more of a Gran Turismo style fan than anything else- is this as close as I'll get on the iPad?
    P.s. I cannot believe the price of the Apple AV cable (which you can use with RR2) - even by their standards it is INSANE for a cable that costs them a few cents to make in China. Scalping bastards!
  • mothercruncher 18 Jan 2013 16:04:27 12,010 posts
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    I can thoroughly recommend "Bike Baron" on the ipad. It sits somewhere in between Joe Danger and Trials HD, leaning over to the cartoon side a touch more.
    I've tried a shit load of bike/stunt based games over the last week and this is the best I've found due to a really solid game engine and snappy controls. The courses start off easy and get increasingly fiendish and, eventually, ludicrously loopy and you tackle them in two ways. First, you'll want to figure out how to collect all of the stars and second, you'll want to nail the fastest time possible. Very just-one-more-go. Demo on the app store, purchase price very reasonable for the number of tracks.
  • mothercruncher 18 Jan 2013 16:19:48 12,010 posts
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    Real Racing 2 70% off today - 1.49.
  • spamdangled 18 Jan 2013 16:23:50 29,517 posts
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    Greed Corp is only 69p, which is an amazing steal.
  • PrivateFloyd 19 Jan 2013 11:43:43 4,806 posts
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    I have been playing this game all night and could not pry myself away from it.

    10000000

    Super super stuff and if you like RPG's with a puzzle twist in the slightest it is awesome.
  • PrivateFloyd 19 Jan 2013 14:09:23 4,806 posts
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    iPad gaming has had a bit of a resurgence for me of late, not sure whether it is attributed to the iPad mini or not (it certainly is much more suited as a gaming device than the heftier iPad.

    Either way, some mini reviews for y'all;

    Gasketball

    For the OCD among us this game could prove your downfall, won't go into much detail because if you scroll up the page a little you will see some thoughts. It is BASTARD hard on the later stages but due to the compact nature of the stages you can lose yourself for awhile (or in my case until 3am when I thought it was barely past midnight). One of my ipad gaming highlights this one.

    10/10

    GTA VIce City

    Not much to say about this one, its GTA vice city on the iPad which is pretty impressive. What isnt impressive is the god awful control scheme no matter which way you set it. It really does ruin the gameplay experience and turns it into a chore rather than something you should savour.

    I persevered and tried time after time but unfortunately it has since being deleted.

    5/10 purely due to the controls. Others views may vary.

    Joe Danger

    The Joe Danger we all know and love with a touch twist. Set of 3 objectives per race, every manoeuvre mapped to a swipe or tap. Looks fantastic. Plays fantastic. BUT can get a little boring and is a trifle too easy, certainly catered for the casual/kid crowd. A good little romp nonetheless. It's 1.99. Compared to other iOS games I thinks its a little light on content but look its 2.

    7/10 marked down due to how easy it is

    10000000

    Again, referenced this above a few posts up but this game is a true gem, again, its hard to explain so I provided a link above but I feel like I have already got my 1.50 off this bad boy and will certainly be gutted to finally get freedom and see it end.

    11/10 (yes I love it that much)
  • JayG 19 Jan 2013 14:26:11 1,000 posts
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    That's a coincidence, been playing 10000000 a lot last couple of days meself as well. Read about it on Dubious Quality as the lad's pick of the year for last year, and gave it a shot. Very good. Bard's tale looks good as well.
  • jonsaan 19 Jan 2013 15:53:58 26,442 posts
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    I loved ten million but sadly once complete it is dead to you as you can't really start over.
  • PrivateFloyd 19 Jan 2013 16:01:58 4,806 posts
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    jonsaan wrote:
    I loved ten million but sadly once complete it is dead to you as you can't really start over.
    But even though I havn't finished it I see precisely that as the appeal.

    Its about attaining that goal of freedom. And for 1.49 admission I'm quite comfortable with the idea of not returning.
  • JayG 19 Jan 2013 16:10:18 1,000 posts
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    Have to agree. And I'm afraid to let the mrs try it, as she's a hell of a lot better then these type of games then I am. A game of Tetris can last her a hour.
  • JayG 21 Jan 2013 19:27:55 1,000 posts
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    I'm kinda tempted to pick up the Walking Dead on Ipad, just would like to know if there is many major differences then the other versions, or is it basically the same game. It's the kind of game I'd be far more likely to play in a portable fashion.
  • THFourteen 21 Jan 2013 19:51:38 40,401 posts
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    What ipad have you got? I've only played it for five minutes but the frame rate is a little shoddy on ipad mini.
  • JayG 21 Jan 2013 19:53:56 1,000 posts
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    The latest one, most games except Baldur's Gate seem to work fine. It was a X-Mas/Birthday (oh fuck u 40) present.
  • JayG 21 Jan 2013 21:23:42 1,000 posts
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    Took the plunge and picked it up. tenner seems ok for the full game, and heard so many good things about it. Ain't read the comic or seen the show though.
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