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Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by jecebn, Jan 2, 2009.
Developer: IG Fun
Publisher: IG Fun
Ever since the surprising revelation that the underwater first-person shooter would be getting a mobile makeover, BioShock has held a spot on our most anticipated list. After all, the console and PC game was amongst the finest titles of 2007, garnering dozens of awards for its innovation and originality. We're hopeful that the same praise can be lodged for the iPhone version, which will follow the same script and style of play. First-person action in full 3D is being promised, although we know little more than that. As long as we're able to make a stop at the Circus of Values when the game releases later this year, consider us content.
9. LEGO Indiana Jones
Developer: THQ Wireless
Publisher: THQ Wireless
Indiana Jones may have ridden off into the sunset on the silver screen, but he's got a lot more adventuring to do on the touchscreen. THQ Wireless is handling the iPhone iteration of the well-to-do handheld version and we're eager to see what it manages to build. Unlike the spin-off treatment Warner Bros did on LEGO Batman: Gotham City Games, we don't want to see a collection of mini-games. Let's hope we get plenty of brick-busting action mirroring the PSP or DS versions, instead.
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8. Silent Hill: The Escape
There's little more to know about Silent Hill: The Escape other than the fact it'll be bringing the psychologically disturbing breed of survival-horror for which the series is well-known to iPhone. Konami just needs three ingredients to make a successful new addition to the franchise: nurses, a score composed by Akira Yamaoka, and lots of creepy fog. If the success of Silent Hill Origins on PSP is any indication of how well this touchscreen-enables version may come out, we definitely have a horrific treat on the way.
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7. Bejeweled Twist
Developer: Pop Cap Games
Publisher: Pop Cap Games
The game that started the match-three puzzle craze is getting a twist of its own in this long-awaited sequel. While the goal fundamentally remains the same – create matches of three like-colored jewels to clear them from the board – you can't move individual jewels; rather, you position 2x2 blocks of jewels to make your matches. Mobile and PC versions (pictured) have already been pegged, but an iPhone equivalent is surely in the works and we hope for 2009 release. bejeweled twist
6. Soul Trapper, Episode 2
Developer: Realtime Associates
Publisher: Realtime Associates
This unlikely adventure makes our most wanted list for its creative use of sound to weave its spectral story. As paranormal detective Kane Pryce, Soul Trapper, Episode 1 had you using your ears to deduce the culprit behind a series of ghastly hauntings. Where this second installment will take Pryce is anybody's guess considering the well-travelled man has already been to Hell and back. Superb audio design and an intriguing, if not slightly cheesy story, made the first one enjoyable; as such, we're banking on the sequel to deliver as much entertainment.
5. 1112, Episode 2
Developer: Agharta Studio
Publisher: Agharta Studio
Having already named the introductory episode of 1112 (pictured) as one of the best adventure games in years, we're anticipating the next installment of this brilliantly crafted series. Superb writing promises to make the second episode even more compelling than the first, espousing the story of Louis Everett as he deciphers an enigmatic dream. 1112 is more than just a sophisticated tale, though, catering unprecedented interactivity for an adventure game with tons of objects to tinker with, examine, and dynamic conversations with a host of characters. As long as the second episode builds upon these qualities, it's assured to be among the finest games of the new year.
Not much has been heard of this ambitious first-person shooter since we went hands-on with it at BREW 2008 in July. The accelerometer is put to good use in navigating nicely detailed environments that take a liking to Quake. Interestingly enough, shooting is handled automatically and tapping the touchscreen allows you to target enemies. While we're still largely in the dark about the game's premise and when it's slated to release, Re-Volt could establish the first-person genre as viable on the device. re-volt
What better way to leverage the hardware of a powerful portable than for interactive narcotics trafficking? Underworld, or the game formerly known as Drug Wars, taps into the GPS functionality of iPhone for a location-based game centered around the drug trade. Mature is the first descriptor that comes to mind, but innovative and unique also spring to thought. While the chances of it being approved by Apple are slim at best, we can't help but hold our hope that this original offering will make it out in 2009.
2. Metal Gear Solid Touch
Developer: Kojima Productions
The recent revelation that Hideo Kojima's epic franchise would be coming to iPhone just about proved what we've been saying for months: Apple is building a powerhouse platform ripe for platinum hits. While we won't be getting the stealth-action gameplay of the main series, Metal Gear Solid Touch will undoubtedly reestablish standards in the shooter genre as it chronicles a side story set in the Metal Gear Solid 4 timeline. Visually we know it'll be stunning because of Kojima Production's amazing ability to push every console and handheld it's worked with. Like any installment of this mammoth franchise, though, it's going to be a long wait until the game's unspecified 2009 release.
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Beating Solid Snake for the top spot is no easy feat, but when you're continuing the legacy of the iPhone's first major hit anything is possible. Trismology promises to build on the foundation of Trism (pictured) with tweaked gameplay mechanics and added levels. It's the new features, however, that boost this slick puzzler to our most anticipated title of 2009. Full integration with a suite of online community features could make it the most connected game on iPhone. Full online multiplayer, statistical tracking, friends list, and other features prime Trismology to push iPhone gaming into new territory.
Has nobody else, not heard of Trismology. I almost skipped this thread, as I presumed ANOTHER list, but thanks for this. Should be a nice discussion starter.
Bejeweled Twist? What about Peggle?
Yea. If Popcap is going to devote so much to Bejeweled on the iPhone, what about other great Popcap games? And why is Bejeweled Twist and Trismology going to be seperate from the original?
Lots of missing games and one game already CAME out (silent hill). lolz
Most of these games are probably out Late First Q/early second Q.
They dont have Zen Bound, CAR JACK STREETS from Tag Game (anyone?) etc.
Bogus List for me... i hope ARN comes out with something better
*sigh* none of them make me excited
If I want to play BioShock, then I'll just use my 360 and get the game for $20.
I honestly don't see how they can get the whole experience onto the iPhone. People are gonna expecting this amazing next-gen console experience on iDevices thinner than my pinky.
Lego Indiana Jones on the 360 isn't half bad though. It could be a pretty good action/adventure game if they port it right. But then against, 360 > iPhone. Blegh. Where's Sonic? Where's SEGA?!
I've never heard of trismology. I also think that this list is a joke. No sarcasm.
oh wait a minute... they also ignored NEED FOR SPEED. waaah
I don't know about a joke, but it doesn't surprise me that there will be a sequel. I've just not heard of it, nor will get it unless it improves on Trism a lot. If true, this should be integrated into Trism.
saw this list. thought it wasn't that exciting.
I think interesting ones include:
I just think it's a dumb list. IMO if this is the best we have to look forward to in '09 then this years gonna suck for the App Store.
Rolando 2? Please? I'll wait a few days for Macworld to make my decision. I might not watch the keynote. No Steve. Come back, Steve.
^^ do you believe the HEALTH rumors. hope not true..
I'm with you on this one.
Arn's list had waaaay better apps on it than this list did.
light bikes will be awesome!!! the dev is doing beta testing soon i think...
I hope they aren't true, but with his Pancreatic cancer mess way back when, and no Stevenote, it doesn't look good. I don't want to believe them, but I won't be getting another Mac without Steve there. Think about it, the 90's all over again, but no light at the end of the tunnel.
Look at it this way. Without Steve, there would be no Intel Macs, no iMac, no Macbooks, no Multitouch, no iPod, no iPhone. No OS X. And Apple will try to imitate Steve, and fail. Release OS XI next year, epic fail, mess with the chemistry of the iPods, have 100 different models. It will be a mess, and I have no brand faith or loyalty in Apple with out Steven Paul Jobs at the helm of the ship. Bye, bye Apple. The times were good, but the ship has wrecked, and I'm jumping ship.
They started to look for beta testers today. Check out their twitter: http://twitter.com/dsmedialabs
Well if you're not familiar, Bejeweled Twist is a game that recently came out for the comp. Basically, the way you switch jewels is different than conventional Bejeweled.
My guess is this list is mostly speculation