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Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: August 8th, 2019, 12:32 am
by ratsoalbion
You’re right, it does read like spam! There was obviously something about it that convinced me you were legit though.

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: August 8th, 2019, 10:05 am
by The Freeman
ratsoalbion wrote: August 8th, 2019, 12:32 amThere 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!

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: August 8th, 2019, 10:11 am
by The Freeman
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?

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 5:13 pm
by Flabyo
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?

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 5:30 pm
by Alex79uk
Gonna give it a try over the weekend. I'll probably download it when I get home - is it a good game?

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 5:32 pm
by Flabyo
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.

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 2:10 am
by Hevi_Metaru
The Freeman wrote: August 7th, 2019, 11:43 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.

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 12:34 pm
by ReprobateGamer
Flabyo wrote: August 23rd, 2019, 5:32 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

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 2:33 pm
by ReprobateGamer
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

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 2:55 pm
by Alex79uk
Hevi_Metaru wrote: August 24th, 2019, 2:10 amI'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.

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 4:24 pm
by Hevi_Metaru
Alex79uk wrote: August 24th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Hevi_Metaru wrote: August 24th, 2019, 2:10 amI'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"!

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 6:14 pm
by Alex79uk
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.

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: September 15th, 2019, 3:54 pm
by Alex79uk
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.

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: September 15th, 2019, 5:25 pm
by Alex79uk
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.

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: September 21st, 2019, 8:29 am
by Chopper
It seems like these games are free on Android right now:

Downwell
Motorsport Manager 2 Mobile
Line Rider
Trigono

EDIT: It was Motorsport Magnager 2, not 1.

EDIT 2: Also, Peppa Pig's Sports Day, for the bairns

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: September 21st, 2019, 9:14 am
by Alex79uk
Chopper wrote: September 21st, 2019, 8:29 am EDIT 2: Also, Peppa Pig's Sports Day, for the bairns
Excellent, thanks!

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: September 21st, 2019, 9:23 am
by Chopper
I am from the northern part of Ireland (not NI).

We say wains but I’m thinking nobody would get that.

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: September 21st, 2019, 9:44 am
by Alex79uk
Alex79uk wrote: September 21st, 2019, 9:14 am
Chopper wrote: September 21st, 2019, 8:29 am EDIT 2: Also, Peppa Pig's Sports Day, for the bairns
Excellent, thanks!
Hmm, £2.99 for me.

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: September 21st, 2019, 10:00 am
by Chopper
Ah, sorry, it must have gone off sale overnight. I just checked the first couple this morning and they were still free.

Hope you didn’t get the kids hyped up in vain :)

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Posted: September 26th, 2019, 12:35 pm
by Alex79uk
So Mario Kart is out for mobile. That's a thing now.

Looks nice. Sounds great. But...

...unless I'm seriously missing something, the controls are completely fucked!? You can choose between either steering OR drifting when you slide your finger on the screen. One or the other. Choose 'steering' method (suggested for beginners) and you can't drift. Choose drifting and you can't steer, because any time you swipe, you automatically move in to drifting. It's utterly bizarre. Someone will hopefully tell me I'm wrong, because the game looks lovely.

:(