iPad Blue defense or blue attack?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by TMAC34, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. TMAC34

    TMAC34 Well-Known Member

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    i want one of these games, but im already at the full 9 pages and i dont wanna have to delete a lot of apps. Which one do you prefer, TA users?
     
  2. Donburns99

    Donburns99 Well-Known Member

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    If you have to choose only one, go with Blue Attack!

    If you can squeeze both, get both.
     
  3. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    Blue Attack is deeper and more complex in terms of gameplay. It's also very polished. I'd go for BA.
     
  4. IFeelLikeANerd

    IFeelLikeANerd Active Member

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    I figured that I would buy the first in the series and see how I liked it. Although Blue Defense looks very simple and boring, it is actually very fun. I haven't bought Blue Attack yet, but I will probably get it this weekend because I would like some revenge on the Red Guys.
     
  5. {klondike}

    {klondike} Well-Known Member

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    Rapture. It sucks.
    I like Blue Attack better. I'd go with it.
     
  6. arono

    arono Well-Known Member

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    I would say to go with blue attack
     
  7. aprodigalson

    aprodigalson Well-Known Member

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    I've been wary of promoting or denigrating games due to my limited post history as I don't want to present the appearance of having an agenda. I guess I'm about to violate my little rule.

    I bought Blue Attack the night it was released and I haven't been able to get enough of it. BA manages to juggle being both pick up and play friendly and offer good depth through the upgrade system. It's just an all around fun game that I would've happily bought on PSN. The gameplay transcends handheld quality. It manages to remind me of playing the atari or coleco when I was a kid and in the same breath remind me of playing Super Stardust on the PS3 (in intensity, not graphics.) I suppose I'm gushing a little bit about the game but it just has a timeless quality to it and I think it's easily worth 5 times its price.

    That being said, I bought Blue Defense after so thoroughly enjoying Blue Attack. It just didn't click with me. I probably played it for 30 minutes before diving right back in to BA. I'm not going to say it's a bad game because I don't really think it is. It's just a victim of it's younger siblings success. Attack improves on Defense in every conceivable way. I still view buying Defense as money well spent because I truly believe that Attack is easily worth more than the developer chose to charge for it.

    I understand an update is coming to Defense. I welcome any developer that is willing to support 'yesterday's app.'
     
  8. Muzzle

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    I enjoyed Blue Defense but it got old quickly. Now having played Blue Attack, I really have no desire to ever play BD again unless the upcoming update is a substantial improvement. Right now there's just no comparison. BA is much more fleshed out in all respects. You're not just shooting from a fixed position round after round like in BD. You're maneuvering around and blasting more varied enemies, dodging kamikazes, customizing your ships with new upgrades after every round, playing through multiple paths in campaign or infinite mode... none of this is found in BD (yet).
     
  9. RobotMonkey

    RobotMonkey Active Member

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    Well, I'll be the dissenting voice and say Blue Defense, but really, just plan on buying both, because after playing one, you'll want the other, this I guarantee. These are, in my opinion, two of the best games on the platform, and really, the dealbreaker for me is that I can play Blue Defense one-handed. I smoke, thus, this is quite the benefit. Blue Attack is seriously the best smokebreak game ever. Even beyond that, being in that age bracket, it has a simplicity that calls back to the games of my youth, while still managing to feel fresh. Call me sappy or cliched, or whatever else might come to mind, but yeah, I dig it.

    Eh, whatever. Buy either. You'll love it. If after either one, you don't want the other, I just plain don't understand you :p
     
  10. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    Attack has more depth to the gameplay, but Defense is a unique experience and a lot of fun.

    If you buy one, you'll eventually buy both.
     
  11. VWXYZ

    VWXYZ Well-Known Member

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    Blue Attack pretty clearly! If you are the type having 9 pages of apps I guess you don't mind the ekstra 1 buck for around 10 bucks worth of ekstra content!
     
  12. jawslover

    jawslover Well-Known Member

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    i've seen you posting alot, and each time you've spelled extra wrong...
     
  13. Jorlen

    Jorlen Well-Known Member

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    Personally I enjoy Blue attack more, but Blue defense is still a lot of fun :)
     
  14. QuickWit

    QuickWit Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree with most of the group here. BA is a more full game and is easily one of the best $2 games out there right now. It's a lot of fun and you'll find yourself engrossed in it quickly.

    But... plan on making room for a second game because BD is one of the most original games I've played and I still have a good time breaking it out every once in a while (been doing it more since BA came out).

    For $3 these two games can keep you busy and happy for a long, long time.

    Bob
     
  15. Donburns99

    Donburns99 Well-Known Member

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    Lets not be ignorant of other languages. :p

    Ekstra is the Danish form of extra.
     
  16. jakooistra

    jakooistra Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I'm a tad overwhelmed by a topic discussing the relative merits of both my games. :)

    So in a week or so, Blue Defense will be updated - this is not a "added version number to the main screen" type of update, no sir - this is a full-on, 2.0 update, with a whole lot of new features.

    There's a thread for it if you want to check out what's new, and I didn't even give everything away in that thread yet!


    So if you're worried about which one to buy, I'm sorry to say that you're going to have to make that judgement in a week! Blue Defense just got a whole lot better. :)
     
  17. jakooistra

    jakooistra Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, these two games stretch $3 an awfully long way. :)

    Personally, my productivity went waay down after releasing Blue Defense, because I was playing it so much.


    For my money, Blue Attack is some good steak & potatoes type gaming. It'll sustain you for a while. Blue Defense is more like a really good snack, like chips or something. You'll keep coming back for it, even though you know its a shameful addiction. :)

    Personally, I wouldn't do without either in my day - I need the meals, but when I can, I like to sneak in some snacks!


    And of course I'm biased, but really - I make games that *I* want to play. Of course I'm going to like them! :p
     
  18. Haephestos

    Haephestos Well-Known Member

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    i would go with Blue Attack, just because of depth and gameplay.
     
  19. Spartan12103

    Spartan12103 Well-Known Member

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    Haha looks like I'm getting both!
     

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