NO.V.A. gyroscope controls for Ipod touch 4?

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  1. AEREC

    AEREC Active Member

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    Are the gyroscope controls in NOVA only for the iPhone or are they included with the iPod Touch version (4th gen) as well, since it also has a accelerometer?
     
  2. FourthKnight

    FourthKnight Member

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    I'm pretty sure they'd be implemented because as far as i know, ipt4 has a gyroscope.
     
  3. AEREC

    AEREC Active Member

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    I guess Im a little hesitant because the gyroscope controls are not in the demo version...and the iphone has the extra 256 mb of ram over the ipod touch.

    Anyways since I cant find any info on it anyway I may just take the plunge and find out for myself.
     
  4. hbernritter

    hbernritter Well-Known Member

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    I bought NOVA yesterday for my touch 4 but I'm waiting to get mine still. When I do I will let you know if you don't want to pull the trigger on it yet. I should have my touch by tues.
     
  5. DrMonkey

    DrMonkey Well-Known Member

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    I played the NOVA demo on the new ipod at the apple store. I didn't actually play it, but I remember that it asked whether I wanted to use gyroscope controls or not.
     
  6. AEREC

    AEREC Active Member

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    Thanks!...I went ahead and jumped the gun and bought it. It does use Gyroscope controls on the new touch and it looks considerabley nicer than the demo version.

    It took a little while to get use to the controls but they are pretty cool.
     
  7. sammysin

    sammysin Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan of gyro implementation as of yet. I tried it with NOVA for a few minutes and disliked it.
     
  8. ovalprocess

    ovalprocess Well-Known Member

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    I played the N.O.V.A. demo on the ipod touch 4g at the Apple store and loved it. It really adds a new dimension to the game.

    I find that it is like looking out a window (a small window, but still a window).

    You move the ipod touch through the air to look around in the game. It saves a lot of extra screen-scrolling with your finger to look around in the game. You do look a little funny playing, because your body is turning side to side and up and down instead of scrolling around on the screen to look around in the game. There is a YouTube video demoing some egg-paint app that shows this.

    It makes the game more immersive, I find, and makes the game play quicker by not having to use a finger to look around the game environment.
     
  9. Peter321

    Peter321 Well-Known Member

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    I agree, it's SOOO much better with Gyro controls.

    I didn't like it at first, but now all FPS games without it seems old and clunky.

    I hope they add it to BIA2 soon.
     

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