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  • Sprite ColaSprite Cola Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Ampix wrote: »
    So I bought an iPad today. It's pretty awesome, and I'm really digging it so far, but what are some good games to buy? I already picked up canabalt, and it looks really fantastic on the big screen. I'm thinking of getting plants vs. Zombies as well. I'm looking for easy multiplayer stuff, to play with friends and to show it off, and some more 'hardcore' games, like canabalt. Also, are there any must-have apps out there?

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  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie the way you look should be a sinRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    i'm 100% sure the iphone 4 is faster than the psp

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  • Sprite ColaSprite Cola Registered User
    edited July 2010
    i'm 100% sure the iphone 4 is faster than the psp

    I think so too. but if you factor in multi-tasking, then i'm not sure if the performance will be any better.:?:

  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie the way you look should be a sinRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    have you used the multitasking before?

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  • Al BaronAl Baron Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Also, TOSE had a part in making the remake.

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  • ringswraithringswraith Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm looking for a block-like puzzle a la Tetris. Any recommendations? iPhone if that makes a difference. :)

  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Zhu-Li, do the thing! Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    How 'bout Tetris? It's on the phone y'know.

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  • eatmosushieatmosushi __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2010
    War for Esturath is pretty good kinda like a poor man's FrontLine

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  • eatmosushieatmosushi __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2010
    SHINING FORCE IS NOW ON THE IPHONE.

    :O~

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  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
  • solsovlysolsovly Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    eatmosushi wrote: »
    SHINING FORCE IS NOW ON THE IPHONE.

    :O~

    How's navigating/controls? Virtual pad or something better?

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    i'm 100% sure the iphone 4 is faster than the psp

    I think so too. but if you factor in multi-tasking, then i'm not sure if the performance will be any better.:?:

    It doesn't actually multi-task per se. It frees up any unused memory as soon as it is actually needed and then provides a quick swap interface between previously opened applications.

    I find it to be more of a pain in the arse than anything although I appreciate the backgrounding for Spotify.

    Oh and I picked up Chopper 2 today, really great fun little helecopter arcade game. Looking forward to getting home and trying out the iphone/ipad connectivity. I do love it when devs release universal apps, especially so for games.

    EDIT: it's 40% off atm as well.

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  • eatmosushieatmosushi __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2010
    hell if i know i've got too many games to finish first...


    last case of phoenix wright, war for estrauth, have barely even touched zenonia 2 or inotia 2... ugh and i'm still a tilt to live crack addict and dont even get me started on battle for wesnoth

    i really just need to go into a hyperbolic time chamber

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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    solsovly wrote: »
    eatmosushi wrote: »
    SHINING FORCE IS NOW ON THE IPHONE.

    :O~

    How's navigating/controls? Virtual pad or something better?

    Virtual D-pad; I haven't tried any of the other Genesis ports but Touch Arcade's review seemed to imply it's the same emulation setup and controls for every individual game, like Ecco and Space Harrier. But any control funkiness is defused a lot in a turn-based game, where you don't have to worry about precision quite as much. I bought Shining Force instantly ($2.99), and the D-pad is indeed a little awkward but it's still freaking Shining Force. I'm pretty sure it's just a straight port of the Genny original, so none of the GBA improvements (which, IMO, neutered the game's difficulty so I'm glad the new stuff isn't in here). SF will always have a spot in my heart, as it was the first SRPG I ever played, and I still enjoy its simple, streamlined approach to the genre. It's no FFT or Tactics Ogre; it's more like Jeanne D'Arc, to pull a modern example.

    I can endorse it without reservation for anyone who wants a solid, if not particularly complex SRPG. It does have some layers, though, like hidden characters and class changes, so it's not entirely dummied down or anything. I loved it as a kid, and I think for three bucks it's a great iPhone add. I bought it for $8 on Virtual Console, so half of that on a portable system is a no-brainer.

    EDIT: The only real control quirk that chafes me is that for some reason there's no C button emulated. You don't really need it, but it was a handy shortcut button to talk, search, etc., so you have to do things the long way with the full menu and A button. Nothing that's a dealbreaker, but such a weird decision.

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Zombie Shock and Highborn are both free today.


    and after seeing this trailer I really had no choice but to buy FASTAR! (sorry folks, say goodbye to 99c)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ujCKmZL_9M

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  • XaviarXaviar Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Adda wrote: »
    Zombie Shock and Highborn are both free today.


    and after seeing this trailer I really had no choice but to buy FASTAR! (sorry folks, say goodbye to 99c)

    [snip]video[/snip]

    I just installed all three.

    Thank you sir. I'd actually had my eye on highborn for a while now, so it's cool that I got to pick it up for free =)

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Nice one :)

    Fastar is really good fun, pushing for high scores (sometimes at the cost of stopping for upgrades) and working out how to handle different colour squares. Has that quirky indie/home made feel but with a professional level of polish.


    Zombie Shock is ok but not as good as it's graphics. Highborn will have to wait until I'm not supposed to be working!

    Xaviar if you can chuck up my openfeint, crystal and Plus+ accounts under AddaUK, then that would be great ty.

    oh and Agon as Adda_

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  • topgamer1980topgamer1980 Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Lunker wrote: »
    solsovly wrote: »
    eatmosushi wrote: »
    SHINING FORCE IS NOW ON THE IPHONE.

    :O~

    How's navigating/controls? Virtual pad or something better?

    Virtual D-pad; I haven't tried any of the other Genesis ports but Touch Arcade's review seemed to imply it's the same emulation setup and controls for every individual game, like Ecco and Space Harrier. But any control funkiness is defused a lot in a turn-based game, where you don't have to worry about precision quite as much. I bought Shining Force instantly ($2.99), and the D-pad is indeed a little awkward but it's still freaking Shining Force. I'm pretty sure it's just a straight port of the Genny original, so none of the GBA improvements (which, IMO, neutered the game's difficulty so I'm glad the new stuff isn't in here). SF will always have a spot in my heart, as it was the first SRPG I ever played, and I still enjoy its simple, streamlined approach to the genre. It's no FFT or Tactics Ogre; it's more like Jeanne D'Arc, to pull a modern example.

    I can endorse it without reservation for anyone who wants a solid, if not particularly complex SRPG. It does have some layers, though, like hidden characters and class changes, so it's not entirely dummied down or anything. I loved it as a kid, and I think for three bucks it's a great iPhone add. I bought it for $8 on Virtual Console, so half of that on a portable system is a no-brainer.

    EDIT: The only real control quirk that chafes me is that for some reason there's no C button emulated. You don't really need it, but it was a handy shortcut button to talk, search, etc., so you have to do things the long way with the full menu and A button. Nothing that's a dealbreaker, but such a weird decision.

    I just bought it, and had as much fun as I had back in the Genesis days.

    This is still a solid game after so many years, and it's definitely worth re-playing it on your iPhone for $2.99

  • XaviarXaviar Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Okay. So I keep getting Iphone/Itouch games with all kinds of community features, and I have no friends, despite the fact that I talk to you all about them regularly.
    This must change. So, I'm making a comprehensive list of everybody, and what their accounts are on the various services out there. What I've got now is just looking back a page or two, I'm gonna dig a bit more and see what I can find.

    If I missed you, or missed a service that you have an account on, PM me, and I'll add you. Feel free to stick this post in your signature if you want to direct people here.

    Plus+
    Spoiler:

    OpenFeint
    Spoiler:

    Agon
    Spoiler:


    Crystal
    Spoiler:

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  • XaviarXaviar Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Double post to keep that last one clean - Sorry guys, can't edit the old list any more, so reposting it here. Updating my sig to redirect here as well.

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  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie the way you look should be a sinRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    i cannot wait for apple's centralized game thing
    right now i don't even bother doing anything with the online accounts since they're all scattered throughout the games

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Yeah I'm looking forward to game centre coming out. There is some pretty sweet stuff in there.

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  • SixSix Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Bought Hellsing's Fire on a whim this morning while I was taking a poop.

    It's fun.

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  • chiablochiablo Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Six wrote: »
    Bought Hellsing's Fire on a whim this morning while I was taking a poop.

    It's fun.

    Hellsing's Fire is one of my favorite games on the iThing. I just wish there was more variety or more content or something. I breezed through it in about two hours and it just left me wanting more.

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  • SixSix Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    chiablo wrote: »
    Six wrote: »
    Bought Hellsing's Fire on a whim this morning while I was taking a poop.

    It's fun.

    Hellsing's Fire is one of my favorite games on the iThing. I just wish there was more variety or more content or something. I breezed through it in about two hours and it just left me wanting more.

    It hasn't grabbed me by the nuts like Angry Birds or Textropolis did, but it's really cool and I love the mechanic.

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Six wrote: »
    Bought Hellsing's Fire on a whim this morning while I was taking a poop.

    It's fun.

    Wait, is pooping fun? Or are we talking about Hellsing's fire?

    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • SixSix Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Six wrote: »
    Bought Hellsing's Fire on a whim this morning while I was taking a poop.

    It's fun.

    Wait, is pooping fun? Or are we talking about Hellsing's fire?

    I enjoy both

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Six wrote: »
    Six wrote: »
    Bought Hellsing's Fire on a whim this morning while I was taking a poop.

    It's fun.

    Wait, is pooping fun? Or are we talking about Hellsing's fire?

    I enjoy both

    I think we covered this in the iPad thread already once, but it bears repeating: I can't take my phone/iPad into the bathroom with me. Moist flakes and all.

    Oh and yes, Hellsing's Fire really is good.

    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie the way you look should be a sinRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    are you OCD or something
    that's the kind of thing monk would do...

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  • GPIA7RGPIA7R Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Or anyone that's remotely aware of what's going on in their bathroom.

    Do you like rubbing poo particles on your face?

    I mean, if you do, don't get me wrong, that's your business

    I don't, though

  • SixSix Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    There's shit everywhere.

    While pooping I like playing games.

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  • lordswinglordswing Registered User
    edited July 2010
    we're talking about personal bathrooms right?

    not that it matters with me, I'm with DietarySupplment. I'll go as far as listening to music with my iPod in my pocket while peeing, but I've seen people on their laptops taking a shit in a public bathroom, :(

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  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie the way you look should be a sinRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    GPIA7R wrote: »
    Or anyone that's remotely aware of what's going on in their bathroom.

    Do you like rubbing poo particles on your face?

    I mean, if you do, don't get me wrong, that's your business

    I don't, though

    you rub your ipad on your face?!

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  • GPIA7RGPIA7R Registered User
    edited July 2010
    don't have one!

    oh, and since there are various iphone/ipad-friendly porn sites out there now...

    ... it's not like some of these people wash their devices after the deed's done.

  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie the way you look should be a sinRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    that doesn't explain why you think people rub their ipads on their faces

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  • GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Six wrote: »
    Six wrote: »
    Bought Hellsing's Fire on a whim this morning while I was taking a poop.

    It's fun.

    Wait, is pooping fun? Or are we talking about Hellsing's fire?

    I enjoy both

    I think we covered this in the iPad thread already once, but it bears repeating: I can't take my phone/iPad into the bathroom with me. Moist flakes and all.

    Oh and yes, Hellsing's Fire really is good.

    But you take your entire body in there. Do you shower after every poop?

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  • GPIA7RGPIA7R Registered User
    edited July 2010
    I was thinking more from a phone standpoint.

    But there may be some odd people that make love to images of men/women on their iPads... or just some uber-fanboys that regularly give it goodnight kisses.

  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie the way you look should be a sinRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    man who even uses the iphone it's so 2000 and late

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Gihgehls wrote: »
    But you take your entire body in there. Do you shower after every poop?

    Yes.

    Unless my "cycle" is off, my poops are timed to happen in the morning before work and right before bed. If I'm sick or I eat at a different time of the day, I try and hold it till night time after my workout, after which I shower.

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    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie the way you look should be a sinRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    where do you keep your towel and things

    also hi i didn't know you were the one ordering shit from me in we rule

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