Universal Submerged: Miku and the Sunken City (By Uppercut Games)

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  1. redribbon

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    #41 redribbon, Sep 7, 2016
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    no, i can confirm this. one letdown for me, since i like the game on the console, but the control here on touch screen is really uncomfortable for me. i have no complained with the watered down graphics but unreal engine is really inefficient when it comes to optimization on mobile compared to unity. once again, i dont mind with no mfi support but please give us the floating joystick option at least, also please, please, turn off the auto climb and down its really annoying.

    overall i still like the game but its not enjoyable as on console due to controls and framerate issue.

    ps. oh about the battery drain. im on 6s plus and my battery goes down from 38% to 20%(warning pop up) in 14minutes.

    ps2. if you want to make it fully swiping to move then please consider my suggestion here:
    1. swipe and hold to move when facing the wall to move left or right. if player lift the finger then the movement will stop.
    2. divide the controls layout into two part on the screen, left part is to move, right part to look around, so there is no visible UI on screen that will ruin the beautiful landscape(dead space style). adjust the control so when the player only swipe forward a little bit will make the character walk and any further will make her run.
    3. when facing the wall, swiping up(fast) will make the character climb if there is a rock or edge above her head.
    4. same control layout applied when driving a boat.
     
  2. eufeion

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    Really disappointed that the game does not support iPad Mini 2 or 3 when other higher graphical games that are recent do!
     
  3. redribbon

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    i think they clearly stated on the description that the game does not supported on iPad Air 1st gen?
     
  4. sinagog

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    Lol, I didn't read that. Once you get past that initial loading hiccup, the game works great.
     
  5. ip4weather

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    maybe little lag but game work on ipad mini 2 and iphone 5S,i tested on mine...
     
  6. RedThumb

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    While contemplating if I should buy it or not, I noticed that it's not compatible with iPad Air 1
    This marks the first time EVER, that something does not run anymore on my device.

    I feel old now ;-)
     
  7. Malrulezzzu

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    Also Metacritic 3/5 stars for PS4/XBOX ONE, hardly disastrous..
     
  8. Malrulezzzu

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    Terrible graphics? Your standards are unrealistically high lol..the game looks real good on my iPhone 6s plus.
     
  9. sinagog

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    Yeah, the sun glistening in the sea like a thousand yellow diamonds is uggggggly.
     
  10. fulcizombie

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    Bought it , more out of curiosity to see a game that plays only on iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro . The game looks very similar to its console version and saying that it has bad graphics is properstrous, though some people were saying that for eisenhorn too so....whatever . The experience is better on an iPad than it is on a console (or PC) , more intimate. Another positive is that it's less than 500mb installed . The controls are fine but lili was smoother , IMO . It's not like it controlled great with a joypad anyway .
     
  11. orangecan

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    When I read that the Air 2 was the minimum device I felt the same.... Not had a device that was the minimum spec for something since my old touch 3rd gen!
     
  12. dalglir

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    I'm really enjoying this but it's clear that this is a bit of a 'Marmite' title.

    The control scheme wasn't immediately intuitive (tap to toggle run/stop + floating d-pad) but intuitive enough to feel natural in fairly short order. The simple and largely floating control scheme makes it ideal for Apple TV play where the phone is the controller, as you won't find yourself constantly looking for fixed buttons.

    Visually, thematically, great... As long as you remember it has been optimised for mobile. So: it's a little less shiny and a little rougher than the PC version on closer inspection (of course it is) but... I'm writing this as someone who grew up with a ZX Spectrum 48k so it all looks great to me :)

    On the topic of 'Marmite': I love this game. It has all the wall climbing exploration aspects from Tomb Raider that I really enjoyed without any of the tedious combat (which I was never very good at). It's saturated with hidden stuff to find, a well paced story and back story, vehicle upgrades and all without the pressing need to do anything quickly. Ideal for dipping into or pootling about on all morning. I'm really digging the serene post apocalyptic vibe.

    For certain, I'm looking forward to playing this tomorrow at the airport and during flight where I always worry that someone will overreact to bloodier and more violent titles (I'm looking at you, GTA San Andreas, Regicide, etc). This has a distinctly 'U' or 'PG' feel about it while still remaining engaging.

    I've had a couple of crashes but the game auto saves regularly so it hasn't been problem, per se.

    Overall: I've been on the fence to buy this for PC for some time but having it on mobile is a no brainer.
     
  13. dalglir

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    Tap to stop climbing in any direction ;)
     
  14. Breinstein

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    Since most of you seem to like to wander in the surrounding and enjoy the relaxed gameplay , you also might enjoy Nimian Legends : BrightRidge HD (by Robert Kabwe) , it recently got a great quest mode upgrade. Maybe I should not talk about other games in a game thread , but I think Nimian Legens really deserves more attention
     
  15. I actually noticed that update but my poor iPad didn't have enough room for it. Gaming woes! Didn't realize it was the one with the quests, so will make sure to free up some space for it.
     
  16. Remote_

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    I love this, I really do. The exploration is simple but satisfying. The atmosphere overall, rather than just the graphics which are good, is lovely. Very evocative.

    I'll be playing this to the end for sure as it has a charming vibe and plenty to see. Not exactly up there with Ico, but it certainly has that flavour.

    Total battery killer though as plenty of other people have noted.

    Running it on a 6S.
     
  17. darrinsden

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    Is iCloud support perhaps coming?
     
  18. I asked yesterday and it sounds very unlikely. :(
     
  19. redribbon

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    so agree with this, thats what im trying to say since the beginning. same game, different experience. oh finally somebody did notice that lili also share the same feel and atmosphere.
     
  20. italodance

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