iPad Games with depth.

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  1. mgondek

    mgondek Well-Known Member

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    #1 mgondek, Oct 20, 2008
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    I wanted to make a start a new thread to talk about what games have a good amount of depth in them. I want a game that can play for hours. I know i could just play on a PS3 or xbox for a bigger game but I wanted to know what games you guys think have a good amount of depth to them now. Also, I want to see if there is a demand for games like this and if people would be willing to pay a few extra dollars. I know I would. I would be glad to pay $20 for a really high quality game with some length to it.

    Another thing to talk about would be a bigger story line in the games. Vay for example has a good story line and also took a while to beat. I love this kind of game and would love to see more down the road.
     
  2. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    by depth, do you mean (like a console type: it takes 20 or 60 hours to complete a game on avg)
    or depth as in level of detail/story/graphics
    or depth as in replayability (randomization of levels for continuous random gameplay)

    also being that the app store is in its fourth month, i think, give or take a month...i think we should start to see a lot more indepth games, as developers have had a chance to learn the system, put in the time and focus on a project..instead of making a game in a week
     
  3. different

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    Dizzy Bee, although not lengthy by console standards, has got a good length to it for an iPhone game (40 levels, +5 bonus levels for achieving gold/perfect on the main levels), and easily is worth £1.79 for the polish, great gameplay, cute characters and sound effects.

    There's a lite version as well. :)

    TanZen has an insane amount of puzzles (if you like that sort of thing). I'm only 1/3 completed and the developer puts out more with each update. Kudos to the developer. Again, lite version is here.

    Also, pick up Trace for nothing. ;)
     
  4. mgondek

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    Sorry about that. Ya i mean by taking a lot of time to complete. It wouldn't have to be 60 hours but something more along the lines of Vay would be great. Also, a good story line would be a nice thing to have as well. There just seems to be a bunch of games with great graphics and controls but they don't have the length and/or story to them.
     
  5. mek

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    i've enjoyed Reign of Swords recently...it has a story, been playing for a bout a week casually and only conquered half the map...the graphics are outdated, but the gameplay is there...and when you conquer the land, there are raids you can go on, and engage in online gameplay

    I play galcon a lot, its simplistic, but the online element keeps me coming back

    but with games like SimCity, Need for Speed, and a few other ones...eventually they will offer more in depth games with high replayability like that on consoles
     
  6. different

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    I'll second RoS, however the sluggish interface does mar the gameplay slightly. The rest is brilliant, and the units are well balanced. :)
     
  7. mgondek

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    I have been thinking about getting RoS. The only thing that has been turning me away was the graphics but it sounds like its got the game play that I am looking for.
     
  8. CloneWars

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    Hey, if you have beat Vay could you help me with something. Im stuck at Tipya Mountain (sp?) and im at the "floating stair case but have no idea what to do. Thanks.
     
  9. mgondek

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    Ya no problem. Well Vay is a port of some old sega CD game so you can just google Vay and find a bunch of them. Here is one that I found

    http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Arcade/3229/vaywalkthrough.html
     
  10. NotYou

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    I was hooked on Vay, until my phone crashed and reset my progress. That was before the last iPhone update, when things were still real buggy. It hasn't crashed since then.

    Since then, I haven't played it at all. I'll probably get the urge later, though. Im keeping it on my phone, just in case.
     
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  12. mek

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    what kind of won me over, and i wasn't expecting it, the creatures that attack you, it reminded me a lot of Archon but without the chess board...
    its an amazing turn based strategy, and once you get into it, the graphics aren't so bad, they are somewhat detailed after awhile...

    for a first title of this genre, i am impressed and it can only get better right?

    i just purchased Loopy Lab, at a discount (2.99 instead of 6.99), i think it only has 100 levels, but it should be entertaining, i dont know about replayability though...and even though i am not sure about replayability, at least initially..I have been enjoying CubicMan deluxe...i'm on level 85...

    also knots, free i belive...is simple...if you like finger twister..but its a short game
     
  13. mgondek

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    I had a problem like that too. I was so mad because I put a ton on time into that game. I didn't play it for a week and then the urge was to great. I started from scratch and beat.
     
  14. different

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    Sure, it can only get better. The UI just feels clunky and designed for cell phones, i.e. the crappy Java games you play when you have no-one to call. :D

    Hopefully the developers will fix this, I paid a fiver for this game and have found far superior games for less than half that, interface/graphically wise. Gameplay is again, top notch.

    I've got back into CubicMan, it was a game I bought for the heck of it, and didn't play it that much. Love it now. The presentation is great. :)
     
  15. mgondek

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    Let me know how loopy lab is. After reading the review on the main page I almost pulled the trigger and got it. I decided to wait and see what people were saying about it.
     
  16. jlake02

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    Lots of people have control problems, but I like Bugdom 2. Plenty of hours worth of gameplay. Asphalt Racing also has lots of potential because you continually unlock more challenges.
     
  17. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    after playing with it some, i enjoy it
    the initial levels are easy, but they allow you to build up lives which i can assume you will expend later on.

    I dont know if i would have paid 7 bucks for it, but 3 seems worth the amount of gameplay, lacking any replayability until i forget how to complete the levels

    the gameplay, seems at first sluggish, but its just the animations, and you can get use to it as long as you are patient,

    for the genre, the graphics and animations are pretty good...not great or spectacular, but its about puzzles right?

    i think i will enjoy it...
    i almost bought it at full price..but i've learned to wait..
    [still waiting for xplane to fall in price, it fell out of the top 50, so it has to be any day now]
     

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