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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by Alex79uk » August 7th, 2019, 3:47 pm

Well I've just downloaded it too after all this chat! I've only played a little Picross before, years ago, and can't remember a jot about how to play it!

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by James » August 7th, 2019, 8:13 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Well I've just downloaded it too after all this chat! I've only played a little Picross before, years ago, and can't remember a jot about how to play it!
Pixel Puzzle Collection has a pretty decent tutorial and then ramps up the difficulty in a steady fashion. Needless to say, feel free to ask for help if you run into trouble, but I'm sure you'll be fine!

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by The Freeman » August 7th, 2019, 9:15 pm

I've been playing Golf Peaks which is a clever (meaning difficult!) golf-themed diorama puzzle game with some simple card mechanics to boot. It's only a couple of quid. Graphics and sound are simple but it's a well presented game. No micro-transactions or any of that nonsense. It reviewed very well and was awarded a gold medal by Pocket Gamer. Check it out.

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by The Freeman » August 7th, 2019, 9:43 pm

I've just realised that my very first post on this forum reads like spam. Apologies. I just get a little too enthusiastic when I find a good mobile game because the Play Store is like wading through a mile of shit.

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by ratsoalbion » August 7th, 2019, 10:32 pm

You’re right, it does read like spam! There was obviously something about it that convinced me you were legit though.

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by The Freeman » August 8th, 2019, 8:05 am

ratsoalbion wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 10:32 pm
There was obviously something about it that convinced me you were legit though.
Well I didn't ask you for money or claim to be an oversees prince looking to cash a cheque!

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by The Freeman » August 8th, 2019, 8:11 am

I played the first two levels of Odmarr last night, which is a viking themed platformer for Android (and maybe iOS). It's a great looking game and so far it's responsive enough to be enjoyable. There's also some nicely drawn story scenes and decent voice work. It's been billed as a 'console-like experience'. We've heard that old story before but in fairness it's very solid. I'm just concerned about paying to unlock the game. I don't mean to sound like a tight-ass but I've been burned too often with mobile games. Has anyone played this? Does the touch screen remain responsive enough as the difficulty increases?

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by Flabyo » August 23rd, 2019, 3:13 pm

Anyone else playing Gears POP?

Combination of it having Xbox achievements and the lead engineer being a friend of mine means I was always going to play it.

Some of the best modes are locked if you’re not in a ‘crew’ though, any interest in me making a cane and rinse one?

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by Alex79uk » August 23rd, 2019, 3:30 pm

Gonna give it a try over the weekend. I'll probably download it when I get home - is it a good game?

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Post by Flabyo » August 23rd, 2019, 3:32 pm

It’s.. ok so far I think. It’s quite shameless in borrowing most of clash royale’s game mechanics for its main versus mode.

It does have some co-op modes, which is what you need the ‘crew’ thing for, so that could be interesting.

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by Hevi_Metaru » August 24th, 2019, 12:10 am

The Freeman wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 9:43 pm
I've just realised that my very first post on this forum reads like spam. Apologies. I just get a little too enthusiastic when I find a good mobile game because the Play Store is like wading through a mile of shit.
Completely agree. Basically the recommended games are all microtransaction filled "games". Even if they are free, the game part is completely built around you spending money, unless you're happy to wait for a timer.

I'd love to play some decent mobile games, as mobile does offer a wealth of possibilities in terms of gameplay. I'm sure there are many out there!

Also having a portable emulation box like a phone and being able to hook up a controller is brilliant. VR is also excellent on Samsung devices.

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by ReprobateGamer » August 24th, 2019, 10:34 am

Flabyo wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 3:32 pm
It’s.. ok so far I think. It’s quite shameless in borrowing most of clash royale’s game mechanics for its main versus mode.

It does have some co-op modes, which is what you need the ‘crew’ thing for, so that could be interesting.
For me, it riffs of Minion Masters so I'm enjoying it so far. I'd be uo for joining a clan if you need bodies

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by ReprobateGamer » August 24th, 2019, 12:33 pm

in fact, put my money where my mouth is and created Cane and Rinse clan on Gears Pop.

It's currently open to all with no minimum cog requirement but happy to alter those settings if preferred

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by Alex79uk » August 24th, 2019, 12:55 pm

Hevi_Metaru wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 12:10 am
I'd love to play some decent mobile games, as mobile does offer a wealth of possibilities in terms of gameplay. I'm sure there are many out there!


There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of mobile games worth your time. Some of them free to play and some of them 'pay once'. Here's a quick list of some of the best ones I've enjoyed over the years:

Her Story
The Room series
Horizon Chase
Gorogoa
Framed
Professor Layton (1 and 2)
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Bendys Ink Run
Part Time UFO
Alto's Odyssey
Million Onion Hotel
Human Resource Machine
World Of Goo
Little Inferno

....off the top of my head.

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by Hevi_Metaru » August 24th, 2019, 2:24 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Hevi_Metaru wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 12:10 am
I'd love to play some decent mobile games, as mobile does offer a wealth of possibilities in terms of gameplay. I'm sure there are many out there!


There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of mobile games worth your time. Some of them free to play and some of them 'pay once'. Here's a quick list of some of the best ones I've enjoyed over the years:

Her Story
The Room series
Horizon Chase
Gorogoa
Framed
Professor Layton (1 and 2)
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Bendys Ink Run
Part Time UFO
Alto's Odyssey
Million Onion Hotel
Human Resource Machine
World Of Goo
Little Inferno

....off the top of my head.
Thanks for the recommendations man, I heard fantastic things about "Her Story"!

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by Alex79uk » August 24th, 2019, 4:14 pm

It's good, and whilst I wasn't overly taken with the story in the end, it was a very interesting experiment, and I'd love to see it worked in to part of a fuller game. Some sort of police investigation game perhaps along the lines of LA Noire.

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by ThirdMan » September 15th, 2019, 1:24 pm

Has anyone played Sky: Children of Light, the new release from thatgamecompany? Edge awarded it 8/10 last month. I'm looking forward to the Android release.

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by Alex79uk » September 15th, 2019, 1:54 pm

Same here, waiting for Android. I'm confused as to why they chose to release on mobile, though. I hope it comes to console as I'd much rather play it on the TV.

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by ThirdMan » September 15th, 2019, 3:19 pm

I, for one, welcome our new mobile overlords.

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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Post by Alex79uk » September 15th, 2019, 3:25 pm

If its fully optimised for mobile, I agree. But I can't be bothered wrestling with annoying on screen joysticks or any of that nonsense for a game that's supposed to be digital tranquility. However, That Game Company give me no reason to doubt them, given their track record, so I'm sure (hopeful) it'll control perfectly.

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