iPad Does anyone find Payback kinda... well... not fun?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by fringuss, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. fringuss

    fringuss Member

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    I can't help but feel like I wasted 6 dollars on this game. Sure it's a cool proof of concept. It's awesome to see that an iphone game can combine driving, shooting, and "sandbox" game elements into one game, but none of them are very interesting at all. The driving controls are good, but the car physics are awful... what's the point of driving around like a maniac when the crashes are completely pointless? The shooting controls well, but it just isn't fun, and I have yet to be able to get in a good cop chase....
     
  2. smokin okin

    smokin okin Well-Known Member

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    yea same, it gets really boring cause the same things happen all the time, and its not fun to do rampage because you die so easily in the game, it just isn't a good game
     
  3. pablo19

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    not everyone likes the same games, I'm sorry you wasted 7 bucks ( sorry to break it to you but it costs 6.99)
     
  4. spamboy

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    Yeah, maybe you'll like Car Jack Streets more. Or maybe you don't like this genre of games.

    What's weird for me is that I hate the first two (well technically 4 GTA games if you count the London expansions) GTA games, because they were top-down. But I loved all the ones after that. That's the only reason I'm hesitant to pick up this game.
     
  5. fringuss

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    part of what makes the GTA games so great (and this is essentially nothing more than a stripped down GTA clone) is that the cities feel full of life and have a sort of pace and momentum. THis game feels like a bunch of square buildings that happen to have a few cars and people around them... it just doesn't really do any one thing well.
     
  6. smokin okin

    smokin okin Well-Known Member

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    I live for gta games, even the first and second were enjoyable. Its just that payback has something about it that kills gta for me
     
  7. fringuss

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    I was a huge GTA 1 and 2 fan BTW...

    they were goofy, fun, and fast paced... whats the point of stripping a game like this down just to prove that you can do it on the iphone? I feel like developers should be focusing on the games that we know WORK on this medium of play. It seems that the touch screen is an ideal interface for strategy, puzzle, and many other game types. It would be great to see the amount of effort and craftsmanship put into payback put towards making a game that we know will be great.
     
  8. smokin okin

    smokin okin Well-Known Member

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    i agree that payback doesnt work the way it is, but any form of game can be put on the iPhone, its just that many, many, many (85%) of developers dont make the touch screen work for their games
     
  9. fringuss

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    if you really think about it though, why would you want to play a GTA clone on a touch screen?

    it doesn't really make sense! controls need to be precise for a game that should be fast paced.
     
  10. s0mah

    s0mah Well-Known Member

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    I'm kinda curious to know if most Payback fans have ever played the GTA PSP games?

    Or really, any relevant sandbox style game produced in the last five years for any system?
     
  11. pablo19

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    Only GTA game I've played is San Andreas on a PS2. And I really like payback, you may be expecting too much from an ipotch game, I think they did a great job with controls and everything, If you had the camera like in the psp version and the PS2 version, It'd be tough to see things cause the screen is too small.
     
  12. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard too many things for both sides of this game, I'm gonna wait for CarJack and see how it goes...
     
  13. fringuss

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    I just gave it another shot... it's almost unplayable from the amount of in game lag there is too
     
  14. Palfince

    Palfince Well-Known Member

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    Same, all these good/bad comments are confusing me.
     
  15. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    Once you start hating a game...you never stop. What device are you playing on anyways? jailbroken?:confused:
     
  16. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    what ruins it for me, is the missions
    i hated timed missions to begin with, and giving me two minutes to get to the other city (which i haven't taken the time to memorize yet) without getting the card damaged....just ruins the experience for me

    It was fun on the playstation, but it is frustrating on the iphone

    i bought the game just so i could play it free play, i figured the missions wouldn't be so great, so i dont feel that i wasted my money, but i dont play it that often
     
  17. fringuss

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    I hear people always saying stuff like, "you're expecting too much from an iphone game", but this isn't the case! We've seen plenty of games that have pushed the limits and surprised everyone... why make a game that simply accentuates the limitations of the iphone? there are so many better, more suitable games to be made.
     
  18. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    give me and example and I'll take what I said back
     
  19. PeterM11

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    Actually, when i first heard of the game i was like "wow... thats not that cool." then it got some hype and i eventually watched a demo video and was stunned. i bought the game and loved it. i admit its not perfect but ive never been a fan of GTA very much but this game has stolen my itouch's heart.
     
  20. fringuss

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    I'm on a legit iphone second gen. I convinced myself i liked it for about 2 days, because I payed 7 bucks for it... but then i realized i was fooling myself. it just doesn't work well.
     

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