iPad Hey! I'm New

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Zenric, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Zenric

    Zenric Well-Known Member

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    I just signed up for this forum because I just got an iPod touch and I've found a lot of the posts to be informative and helpful.

    I figured an introduction was best suited here. I was wondering what you would recommend for my first 5 or so game purchases? I've been checking out Vay, Warfare Inc and trying to decide between Hero of Sparta ($10) and Kroll ($5).
     
  2. NotYou

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    Stay away from Kroll. If you look for it in the forums, you'll find nothing but hatred.

    Dropship is a great game for $1
    Tiki Towers just came out for $1 also and it's addicting.
    Hero of Sparta, which you mentioned is pretty fun. So is Warfare Inc.
    Galcon is a must buy. It's a simple looking game, but it's very well done and it has online multiplayer.
    Zombie Attack is tons of funs and only $1
    Fastlane is an amazing racer, but it's really f***ing difficult. It's about to get an update to make it easier though.
    Fieldrunners
    Snailmail is another great cheap game.
    Touch Sports Tennis is $1 right now I think. Very well made.
    rRootage is free.
    Blue Defense is cheap and oddly addicting (and subtly vulgar... I think).
    Orions is only $2 for now and well worth it.
    phew. There's more good games too, but those are my picks for now. There are a lot of really cheap games that are great. I tried to pick those.
     
  3. arn

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    kroll is not recommended. Hero of Sparta is much better.

    arn
     
  4. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    I hope you don't mind, but I moved the thread to the games section since you're asking for recommendations.;) More people will find it here.
     
  5. istopmotion

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    #5 istopmotion, Dec 17, 2008
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    For a new iPod touch user, I'd recommend Fieldrunners. You should probably start getting used to the touch screen and controls before you start buying games that have more complicated controls (like Dropship).

    The accelerometer can take a while to get used to

    Welcome to TA :)

    A couple other games I could recommend:
    - Trism/Fuzzle/Frenzic - Great puzzle games
    - Snail Mail - A very, very fun game that uses the accelerometer. It might help you get used to it.
    - Tap Tap Revenge, Trace, Jelly car - Great free games (although Jelly Car can be very challenging)
    - TapDefense - Another free one. If you like this game, you'll probably like Fieldrunners, and in that case I'd definitely recommend Fieldrunners.
     
  6. BOWB4ZOD

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    GAMES:
    BIA
    Fieldrunners
    TapDefence
    Warfare Inc.
    Galacon
    2079
    Missile Command
    Deadbeef
    Sol Free
    HoldEm
    Chopper
    Tetris
    Enigmo
    Topple

    OTHER
    Tip
    Movies
    Around Me
    AppSniper
    Grocery IQ
    Google Earth

    to name a few
     
  7. Mr. Charley

    Mr. Charley Well-Known Member

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    I just wanted to say welcome.
    I think it's nice when new people introduce themselves.
    Seems to have been enough recommendations to give you something to ponder, so just thought I'd say welcome.
     
  8. snoderlye

    snoderlye Well-Known Member

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    If you like word games: Wurdle.

    If you like puzzle/match games: Quadrum: colors and Elasticity
     
  9. VeganTnT

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    That's the best part!

    Baby Maker Defense Force, GO!
     
  10. terrett101

    terrett101 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a big fan of Vay. It was the first game I bought for my iPod and although it was a few weeks before I had a chance to sit down and get into it I have been very happy so far. If you're a fan of typical Final Fantasy style RPGs then you'll like this game. While it's obviously not as deep as the console equivalents, it's good enough for something to play on the go, and I'm still marveled by the fact that I can play a game like this wherever I go. The developers are still working on it, tightening it up and making minor improvements, which is rare for a game that's been out this long. I feel though that with so many high quality releases recently, including in the RPG department, they may put it on sale at some point, but that's just a hunch I have.
     
  11. nickels

    nickels Well-Known Member

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    What games do you like on other platforms?
     
  12. Zenric

    Zenric Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the recommendations guys!
     
  13. Zenric

    Zenric Well-Known Member

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    I like RPGs, Platforms, Adventure, Shooters

    not a HUGE fan of puzzle games, but if they're really addicting I will love them.
     
  14. rIcHrAnDoM

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    A couple more true 3D games

    BattleSky- awesome game cant suggest that one enough.

    Touch Grind- most original, fun game on the appstore.

    Automangle- fun, lots of options

    Touchsport Tennis- already mentioned

    Wave Blazer- speed boat racing

    You said 5 right? Anyway welcome!
     
  15. Zenric

    Zenric Well-Known Member

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    I think there's HUGE potential for RPGs, even if they just port over a bunch of great ones from other older systems.
     
  16. terrett101

    terrett101 Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't agree more, and I'm so glad it's my favourite game type :D Just imagine if they ported every FF from I through like VIII or something, and then threw in Tactics too, ahh man that would be awesome.
     
  17. Haephestos

    Haephestos Well-Known Member

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    People don't go off-topic. If you like RTS games, Warfare Incorporated is a must buy. Even if you haven't played that genre before, it is a really good game anyway. New features are being added regularly.
     
  18. manolis

    manolis Well-Known Member

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    definitely get HoS and BiA. best games. oh and rolando on dec. 18th
     
  19. terrett101

    terrett101 Well-Known Member

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    Is it technically off-topic if the OP starts the discussion?

    Anyway, Vay, Flick Fishing, Pathways (take a look at my review in my blog - although I realise puzzlers aren't you're thing), and a good tower defense game would be my recommendations - Fieldrunners if you want something beautiful, 7 Cities if you want something deeper.
     
  20. Zenric

    Zenric Well-Known Member

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    FF6 and Tactics probably being at the top of the list IMO.
     

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