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Discussion in 'Community' started by Ender Sai, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Although, funnily enough, the mobile version of FFT is probably the definitive one (PSP version & retranslation with none of the slowdown). Ditto Dragon Quests I-VI. VIII... not so much.
     
  2. YodaKenobi

    YodaKenobi VIP star 6 VIP

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    The mobile version of KOTOR is great.
     
  3. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Ew what are those, large Emojis? Stickers? That looks terrible.

    The freemium thing really really annoys me, yes. Mostly because while I'm smart enough to avoid the scam, my little cousins and aunts/uncles alike are not so much. People have no idea how much they wind up spending on these games, especially when it's just added onto an autopay phone bill. And most of these games are pretty much unplayable without spending money. Don't even get me started on MOBAs..... ugh.

    Angry Birds seems like it could be pleasantly diverting in the totally free model. I personally have tried playing it and have little use for it, mostly just because as I said I don't get a lot of enjoyment out of games unless they are actually a fully-fledged world with a story and characters. Even puzzle games can do this (Portal, Braid). I personally just mostly don't "get" these games. They are not at all enjoyable to me. They're mostly just boring and repetitive.


    EDIT: I do have the mobile version of KOTOR on my tablet, but I haaaated trying to do things point and click. That's one of my major problems with mobile games. Sure, actual point and click games might work on them (though things like Telltale to me demand a larger screen)... but with KOTOR it was just too much to do by touch alone for me. I'm going to do my replay on my new comp.
     
  4. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    I mentioned Hearthstone earlier which was PC only until mid last year when it came out for iOs. Now I play both at work and home. :p

    But there are good mobile games....you just won't find them on the top charts (i.e. Monument Valley, 80 Days, etc).
     
  5. Coruscant

    Coruscant Chosen One star 7

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    WoW sure sucks now. Last time I played it I was dismayed by how quickly I could level up a character, heirlooms everywhere, over-catering to casuals... When did the decline begin? I say around Cata.
     
  6. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah, but do any of them have a mouse and keyboard or a controller? No. Therefore, I will probably hate them all. I also just can't stare at a tiny little screen like that for that long. How am I supposed to get the THX recommended 40% of my view filled by a 5 inch screen held two feet from my face???
     
  7. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I thought people tended to hook up USB or bluetooth controllers to their phones or tablets for ports like that. ...Which completely defeats the point of mobile gaming, but still, controlling games like KOTOR and GTA (or any game not designed with mobile in mind) with a touchscreen? Ew.
     
  8. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    I agree I would never play a game like GTA on my phone but I don't really mind the controls if they are implemented well.

    As for staring at a small screen....all the Game Boy handhelds had smaller screens and we played those games for years.
     
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  9. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I didn't mind staring at small screens with the Game Boy when I was out, but I always wished for an alternative when I was just sitting around at home (and there wasn't an alternative other than expensive, rare peripherals for the SNES, N64, and Gamecube). Thank God for emulators.
     
  10. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    The THX thing was mostly a joke :p

    But I definitely would not like to play a game intended for a larger screen like a comp screen (such as KOTOR) on my phone or even really my tablet.
     
  11. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Eh, that can be a hazy metric as the "real" output resolution on a lot of games can be smaller than the theoretical upper bounds on the size of the screen in question. While a phone is definitely a bit of a cap on what I'm willing to put up with, I never felt that sort of restriction from my tablet as the source output was originally probably smaller than even that. Your mileage may very, of course.

    That said, KOTOR with a touch screen sounds like a bad time, resolution be damned. Same reason I won't buy Baldur's Gate 1/2 for mobile.
     
  12. Luigi

    Luigi Jedi Master star 4

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    I've just purchased Black Ops 3 for some reason.
     
  13. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I don't really care about the resolution. It's a nice thing to have, but I am certainly not someone who pushes for the most high end graphics possible (my new comp has an intel 6700 processor at 3.5ghz, gtx 960, 8gb RAM. I don't really need more).

    I'm more talking about the field of view. Regardless of pixels, I have an awful hard time seeing the details of everything I'm supposed to be seeing with a game like KOTOR on a tiny screen. It also makes it that much harder to click on things because there are a lot of small items to select for your combat turns, and it's even harder with a touch screen.
     
  14. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Amstrad CPC, Master System, Mega Drive, SNES, PlayStation 2, XB360, XBONE. And tens of PCs.
     
  15. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have been wanting this thread for ages. I am currently having a blast with my Atari Flashback Console; comes loaded with tons of old Atari games, includes both joystick and paddle controllers. I am loving this thing. You know Breakout? So much damn fun playing that on my big tv screen with a paddle controller.

    On the topic of mobile games, I have to say that Kingdom Rush and Kingdom Rush Frontiers are great mobile games. The only great ones I've ever encountered, frankly. And I'm not even a tower defense kind of guy. But they're great. I haven't tried out Kingdom Rush Origins yet. Well, hell, I don't even have all the achievements on Frontiers yet.
     
  16. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I was prepared to consider your respected opinion on these mobile games... Then you said tower defense. Now I'm skeptical again.
     
  17. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I play Candy Crush on the bus, come at me.
     
  18. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    As an audio-visual experience, Monument Valley is a work of art. You can play through the whole thing in under an hour and a half, and it's not exactly taxing, but it is beautiful.
     
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  19. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Consoles I've had? Let's see. Atari 2600, NES, Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, PS2, OG Xbox, way too many Xbox 360s, and now the Xbox 1. I've never had a handheld. Not even an OG Game Boy. Now I'll get myself a new PC more out of professional necessity than anything else, but will definitely see if it can handle decent gaming.
     
  20. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Hmm, but don't play many phone games, but there is good and bad, just like any other platform. Probably a higher percentage of bad because of sheer volume and ease of publishing.

    The phone games I have played are more suited to five minutes here and there rather than having a sit down for a couple of hours. Plants vs Zombies is good fun in small doses, but I couldn't imagine sitting at a PC and playing for any length of time.

    Games like Candy Crush...they're just Tetris, and anyone spending money on has only themselves to blame. People spending more more money on them than they realise are just dumb. Hopefully they don't have credit cards.
     
  21. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I tried to play Plants vs. Zombies and I thought it was actually pretty terrible.
     
  22. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    The only mobile game I play is 2048. Come at me.
     
  23. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Plants vs Zombies is brilliant.
     
  24. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I'd argue that "anyone spending money on has only themselves to blame" and "people spending more more money on them than they realise are just dumb" is precisely what the psychologically manipulative slimeballs who cook up in-app transactions want you to think so that they can continue to get away with what they're doing and exploit people who don't realize how much they're spending or don't realize they're spending money at all (e.g. children). Not to mention being advertised to in-app even when you're not participating in their BS is obnoxious.
     
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  25. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Chosen One star 7

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    Yeh, I can't imagine playing KOTOR w/o a screen large enough to be immersive, though the mobile novelty value was fun for a few minutes.