iPad Big concern with physics games

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Zander951, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Zander951

    Zander951 Well-Known Member

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    I have recently noticed how many games like rolando and bike or die 2 say that part of their major sucess was physics. For bike or die 2 unless we are aliens this is no were as close to real physics. For rolando i think that if wr had zero gravity then it wouldnt be fun. What im trying to say is some games just claim to have real physics and some dont and some you would just dont need to think twice about how it needs real physics to be fun.
     
  2. #2 applesauce25r624, Dec 21, 2008
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    different planets have different levels of gravitational pull

    what aspect of physics are you talking about
     
  3. Zander951

    Zander951 Well-Known Member

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    I mean earths physics
     
  4. physics are universal

    do you mean earth's gravity ?
     
  5. Zander951

    Zander951 Well-Known Member

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    Short and simple. Like the physics of i through somthing and it falls. You get what i mean.
     
  6. *sigh*

    i'm guessing the 951 in your name means you are from riverside county lol
     
  7. Zander951

    Zander951 Well-Known Member

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    No its just there cause i wanted it to be.
     
  8. Paulio

    Paulio Well-Known Member

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    #8 Paulio, Dec 21, 2008
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    Bike or Die 2 has good physics it's just that the suspension is screwed over. It is impossible to get used to and really annoying.. The physics engine is really good, ie. Gravity is at a perfect level so you fall at the right speed and all, but the bike is too soft so it makes it feel like bad physics but it is actually good.. If that even makes sense :p

    As with rolando, I havnt played it, but I'm guessing it's a similar issue.

    So it's most likely not bad physics, but strange choices by the devs.

    @ applesauce: no need to be cocky about your awesome science skills, some people are less gifted :p
     
  9. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Yes. I agree completely about BoD. Is it really that hard to port over a flash game??
     
  10. Zander951

    Zander951 Well-Known Member

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    my iq is 137
     
  11. HouseTreeRobot

    HouseTreeRobot Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes pure-real-life physics (ie. simulation) doesn't work in games. Hence why 99.9% of car-based games have no clutch control. And 90% don't have gear control, and 70% don't even bother with gears :) [1]

    Simulation and physics aren't the same. Just the use of velocity or some implied motion (hold left, and it keeps going left) is physics... or use gravity (a constant motion downwards) is physics...


    [1] Estimated numbers, but I'd imagine I'm in the right ball park.
     
  12. bjornkeizers

    bjornkeizers Well-Known Member

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    Here's the thing -- the *truly* smart people would never refer to their IQ like that. Besides the fact that you didn't use any punctuation in that sentence.
     
  13. Zander951

    Zander951 Well-Known Member

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    Im also 13 and dont need to prove to you that my iq is that. Also, I like to brag about how smart I am so if you have a problem. Well tuff luck. Also housetreerobot i see what your saying and i get it now. Its just they need to not say its a huge part of the game because its sorta a given.
     
  14. SydneyS

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    Sometimes the inacuracies in the physics make the game more fun. If I expected earth gravity in every game, imagine how dull gaming would be with some of the creative titles.
     
  15. SydneyS

    SydneyS Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh, you're thirteen. I was wondering if an adult would act so immaturely. Now I feel better. I get it.
     
  16. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Heres what I'd like to know. Who cares what your iQ is? It makes no difference, and within your first 30 posts we know whether we should listen to you about anything or not. iQ is irrelevant to anything on this forum.
     
  17. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    That explains it.
     
  18. nizy

    nizy Well-Known Member

    I haven't played Bike or Die 2, but Rolando's physics model is pretty realistic. I mean you've got gravity, you have objects that bounce on floors/walls, you even have pretty realistic trajectory from the catapults. Have you played 1 of the bonus stages, where you tilt the device to control the king by altering the direction he falls due to gravity?

    Some of the Rolando's themselves offer different abilities (like the Sticky Commandos) which bend or break the rules of Earth's gravity, but its a fantasy game that's main objective is to be fun.

    Personally, i don't think this is an issue at all.
     
  19. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    I totally agree there. The physics and gravity are great.
     
  20. Zander951

    Zander951 Well-Known Member

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    I said that because someone said some people arnt as smart and i was stating that i am not a dumb person. Also, im not telling anyone to listen to me. People have a choice.
     

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