iPad Iron Sight

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  1. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    #1 NotYou, Apr 17, 2009
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    [​IMG][app]Iron Sight[/app] has potential, for sure. It even has online multiplayer!

    It's only $.99 for a few days. It's the same devs that made Raging Thunder, Wave Blazer, and Armageddon Squadron. This looks like a bigger production than those, though.

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    I'm downloading now. I'll post my thoughts in a little bit.
     
  2. VoodooVyper

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    Wrong forum, PS2 forum is that way ---->

    :p

    This game looks amazing for an iPhone game.
    Remiscent of Worms 3D
    Turn based strategy/action in a 3D world. Looks damn nice imo.

    I'll wait for someone to toftt, as I always do, but never say so.
     
  3. Aurora

    Aurora Well-Known Member

    The graphics look amazing, and the multiplayer capability is an attraction, all at $0.99. Though I'm not sure exactly how the game will be played... each player take turns moving/attacking simply and utilizing environment for protection/evasion? Is this the 3D version of Advance Wars/Fire Emblem or something?
     
  4. Rocketman919

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    hmm, so it is like worms. At first i thought it was some sort of robot tps.
     
  5. Rocketman919

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    3d version of worms. OR like iShoot if you dont know what worms is.
     
  6. VoodooVyper

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    The only reason I'm hesitant on this is because I didn't take well to the transition from Worms Armageddon/World Party to Worms 3D/Forts Under Seige/Mayhem. When things are in 2D, it's much easier to judge distance and power (I'm not saying the games are easy, I'm saying it's more simple in comparison), but in a 3D realm, it's much more difficult and no matter how much skill you have, any long distant shot will rely more on luck than it would in a 2D realm.
     
  7. Big Albie

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    Just got home and picked this up...been playing for the past half hour. It's actually better than I expected. Give me a few minutes and I'll write up some impressions.
     
  8. VoodooVyper

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    Thanks Albie, winner of the toftt award.
    PS. Try out the multiplayer. Are there leaderboards? Ranks? Good customization? Modes? Levels?
     
  9. NotYou

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    Okay, I played for a few minutes.

    So far, I'm very impressed. It's definitely like Worms, but in 3D. The 3D aspect doesn't mess you up the way you would think. It's works very nicely. You can change the view to see more of the battleground during your turn too.

    The graphics are great. The frame rate is like butter so far. It could use a strafe control, but it does fine without one. You have plenty of time to set up your shot, so just turning a moving forwards and backwards works well.

    From what I've seen so far (played the first level and lost), I'd say it's well worth $.99 if you like games like Worms or iShoot.
     
  10. darkhorse

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    #10 darkhorse, Apr 17, 2009
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    Picked it up. Looks good.

    Impressions later in the day, getting late right now.
     
  11. rIcHrAnDoM

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    it's a pretty big project for Polarbit, looks as though they got this one right, the first time around. Looks good and from Albie and Notyou, sounds good. I'll be buying it:)
     
  12. NotYou

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    #12 NotYou, Apr 17, 2009
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    If anybody wants to give multiplayer a go, I started a room. It's on the Polarbit server. I'm playing as NOTYOU.

    Edit:
    Nevermind. Waiting is too boring. If anyone wants to try online play, just leave a message here or something.
     
  13. Big Albie

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    #13 Big Albie, Apr 17, 2009
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    Review: Iron Sight looks as good as it plays

    If you’ve ever wanted to play a good 3D version of iShoot, Iron Sight is it. I’ll be the first to say that it exceeded my expectations in terms of graphics, animation and just the layout of the game. The sound effects and edgy music complement the game pretty well. The storyline is that the human race has been taken over by the Corporation which is run by robots. As part of the Rebellion, you are the human race fighting for survival and battling the evil Corporation.

    When you open up the menu, you have single player and multi-player modes. There are three levels of difficulty: easy, medium and hard. Under Single Player, you have the option of Campaign and Single Mission. With Campaign, you have 8 levels which are unlocked as your progress from level to level. You can choose either to play as the Rebellion or the Corporation. In order to play Single Missions, you have to first beat the level in Campaign before they unlock.

    In terms of controls, the game implements a d-pad which is used to move your vehicles. On the left-hand side are your weapons options which type of weapon and number of ammo; Terrain Map which is your radar; Battlefield View Mode which allows you to switch to/from aerial view or a close-up view. On the right-hand side is your shooting angle meter which you use to set the tilt; and your fire button. There also a gauge in the middle indicating the power behind the weapons launch…the longer you hold the fire button, the farther it will launch.

    Weapons include a variety of missiles: Basic, Cluster, Shrapnel, Hydra, and Homing. There is also Artillery Support which sprays a variety of weapons fire, and Teleport which allows you to deploy squad units.

    The graphics and animation are great. From the damage and destruction shown in the vehicles (you can actually see damage and blown circuits) to the various landscapes, the game is very polished. The gameplay itself is turn-based, and I found that the Corporation is the stronger of the two, and you can experience that for yourself. Your opponent moves a lot so you'll be fiddling with your controls and maneuvering to protect yourself. The controls are very responsive and accurate based on my settings, and you also receive weapons drops in the form of crates throughout the level. Once you complete or lose a level, a statistics page shows such things as # of successful missile hits, remaining shields, and accuracy. The one shortcoming of Iron Sight is that it does not track high scores local or online as far as I can tell. Plus because the game is new, my guess is not too many people are online just yet.

    Overall, Iron Sight is visually a great looking game and involves of plenty of strategy. The various layouts and the increasing number of enemies as you move up the levels will keep you playing. As I said, the shortcoming right now is the scoring.
     
  14. superbad

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    ZOMORGASM!!!

    It looks like Worms and Armored Core combined. Fark it! Downloading now.
     
  15. NotYou

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    The more I play this, the more I like it. The levels seem to grow in complexity as you go.

    I just started playing Uniwar and was amazed by it, but I'm actually finding it even harder to put this game down. It's almost a shame that this came out late at night:p.
     
  16. Big Albie

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    Tell me about it. I have to go to work in the morning, and I'm finding the levels get more complex. I'm only through level 3 on medium and you definitely have to practice.
     
  17. starjimstar

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    When I read the name, I had assumed this was a game about a paraplegic Raymond Burr. My mistake.
     
  18. Phil_Synowiec

    Phil_Synowiec Well-Known Member

    Just got it:



    The Video should be up in a sec.
     
  19. Big Albie

    Big Albie Well-Known Member

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    Nice video Phil!
     
  20. NotYou

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    #20 NotYou, Apr 17, 2009
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    Wow. By level three, the game starts getting a lot more interesting. You have more machines, more missiles, and teleporters. I've found that with the teleporters you can get right in the enemies face and shoot him;)

    I'm on four now and it's totally different from all the others so far(it's green:confused:). Here's some screen shots from level four:

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