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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by stvnorman » April 5th, 2013, 9:51 pm

Sega's House of the Dead: Overkill apparently coming to iOS sometime this month. I'm a sucker for those games but I hope they come up with a better control scheme than the similar Rage HD had, which I never got on with.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by Alex79uk » April 5th, 2013, 10:27 pm

Oh cool, that should be good. I'd rather HOTD 2 though. They're probably the only Wii games I still play. In fact a C&R on the series would be awesome.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by ratsoalbion » April 5th, 2013, 10:32 pm

I played the heck out of HotD 2 and have played a fair amount of HotD 3 and 4 as well.

Overkill was garbage in my opinion, a horrible, unfunny Westernised spin-off full off terrible design. Made by people who think that making an on rails shooter is just a matter of slapping targets in a stage and moving the camera about.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by stvnorman » April 5th, 2013, 10:46 pm

Mmmm. That was my problem with previous iOS attempts at the genre.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by ratsoalbion » April 5th, 2013, 10:50 pm

I was talking specifically about the Wii version :D

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by Alex79uk » April 5th, 2013, 11:25 pm

Yeah I'd definitely agree that Overkill was by far the weakest of the series. Baffling why they'd choose that over the older games. One of my hopes for PS4 would be a really well supported lightgun. I guess Move does all that now, mind you.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by ratsoalbion » April 5th, 2013, 11:32 pm

Yes I downloaded HotD 4 from PSN to play with Move. It works, but it's not the same as holding the old Virtua Gun for Saturn or G-Con for PlayStation.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by Alex79uk » April 5th, 2013, 11:36 pm

Yeah I had HOTD 2 on Dreamcast, the gun for that was pretty fun to use. Much better than pointing the WiiMote at the TV, although I often hold it like a gun and aim by holding it right up to my eye haha.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by ratsoalbion » April 5th, 2013, 11:38 pm

I bought Overkill with the Hand Cannon:
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It looked great but it worked like shit - the calibration was screwed.
After the pixel accurate G-Con 2 it was unusable.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by Alex79uk » April 6th, 2013, 12:00 am

Haha crap calibration or not, I'd have been John Woo'ing all over the living room with that pair of bad boys.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by Donk » April 7th, 2013, 2:09 pm

I have a soft spot for shmups and noticed Icarus-X on discount (or free?) today. I've played with it a bit today and it looks good so far, reminds me of Ikaruga in many regards which is promising. Anyone else played it?

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by stvnorman » April 12th, 2013, 10:18 pm

Roar Rampage is currently free if you fancy something a bit nuts for nowt.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by Alex79uk » April 12th, 2013, 10:36 pm

I do fancy something a bit nuts for nowt. Cheers.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by stvnorman » April 22nd, 2013, 10:00 pm

League of Evil 2 is free until 25th April for some masochistic platform fun.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by Alex79uk » May 1st, 2013, 6:49 pm

Anyone played HOTD:OK yet? Whilst I must admit Overkill was by far my least favourite of the series, the iOS version is great! Super tight controls (trackpad style), decent graphics, it's a great mobile game. Incredibly cynical though, costs £3 then they want more money to play the last level. That's not cool. Anyway, decent conversion to iPhone.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by dezm0nd » May 1st, 2013, 9:38 pm

I liked it but I can see why people wouldn't. I'm a bit of a sucker for HOTD at the worst of times but when you add a grind house style to it, I was sold.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by stvnorman » May 1st, 2013, 9:44 pm

First feedback I've heard about this. Sounds like I'm in! Cheers guys.

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by stvnorman » May 26th, 2013, 10:00 pm

Only just picked up on this but still working in the UK... Free iBomber Defence Pacific iPhone game worth £1.99 for 50,000 Sun readers - don't need to buy a copy to get the code though http://zite.to/Zn6oEd

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by Alex79uk » May 27th, 2013, 1:07 am

Just worked for me, thanks!

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Re: iOS Gaming

Post by Alex79uk » May 30th, 2013, 1:42 pm

If, like me, you've been holding off playing the PS+ Vita freebie, Virtues Last Reward, in the hope you'll be able to play 999 on the DS but just don't have the time or hardware at the moment, this looks like it could be quite an interesting/acceptable alternative : http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/9+H ... sp?c=51224

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