iPad The "so close" thread - aka, waiting for an update

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  1. nickels

    nickels Well-Known Member

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    There are a few apps that I have my eye on, and some that I own, that are this close to being 5 star apps but something is missing. Here's hoping the developers are listening...

    iChalky - this looks like it could be amusing if they work out a few of the jerky animations and clean this up a bit.

    Koi Pond - did the developer forget about this app? Some updates would be nice as this app is falling off the radar. More fish and more reasons to open this app are sorely needed. How about at least adding the ability to raise the fish so you have to feed them and they grow over time. Anything!!!

    Zen Pinball: Rollercoaster - again, so close. How about more responsive flippers and a better framerate. Also, the game should be three balls not five, it takes too long to play.

    iBowl - it's free but, come on how about the addition of some spin.

    Shovel - whats the use of having a Digg app if you can't digg up and down articles?

    Sol Free - should solitaire be this difficult? I win like 1 out of like 20 games. Anyway, they also need to move the flip cards a tad farther away from the deck so that you don't shuffle by accident when trying to grab a card. I know they have an undo button, but that to me is a cheater button that should never be pressed.

    Virtual Pool - needs masse and multiplayer over a network.

    Anaconda - I wish I could contact this developer to offer my graphic design skills. Update the graphics and this could be a top 10 game. They are terrible, its almost like they are beyond bad on purpose.

    Carve3D - make the pumpkin thicker and this would be a killer free app for Halloween. The paper thin pumpkin kinda looks silly.

    Virus - how about some save points so we don't always have to start at the beginning.
     
  2. BATTLE BORN

    BATTLE BORN Well-Known Member

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    Venger - definitely a step in the right direction, just wish the controls were a bit better. but to be fair, I haven't spent a ton of time playing this game.
     
  3. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    Not a game, but WEATHERBUG

    I want moving radar LOL
     
  4. darwiniandude

    darwiniandude Well-Known Member

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    #4 darwiniandude, Nov 6, 2008
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    Agree on Venger.

    Virus? Good idea, and I bought it, but have you played Expando? I feel sorry for the Virus author when saying this, but Expando is way more fun to me. Same idea really.

    Haven't played either much lately, anything changed?

    AeroGyro... bought this expecting marble madness, horrible controls, it could be so much better.

    EDIT: I got a little side tracked, below is a list of my opinions on the games I play regularly, ignoring the big main ones like Monkey Ball, Asphalt 4 etc:

    Waiting for monopoly/simcity/NFS Undercover now, all of which I shall buy. REALLY waiting for Rolando, but isn't everyone? We need more platformers. Currently enjoying Papijump Cave (needs a way to start from an earlier completed level, or autosave on quit) and the excellent GForce. I was sceptical, but GForce rocks. Field runners is brilliant, but i'm forcing myself not to play with it till the update comes out so i don't get sick of it. Update is meant to add music and more levels etc, should be good.

    I love iShooting Gallery for some reason, done by the warblade guy... Pathways is keeping me interested, i fire it up, do a level, and come back later. Blue Skies is my favorite flying one although chopper is good. X-Plane is fun/relaxing but Blue Skies is very arcadey and reminds me of a good many Amiga games. Love it. (don't hear about it much on the forums? play on hard, demo levels are too basic) Galcon Lite is good, don't have the full one. Love Lux Touch, can't wait for Lux Touch Deluxe. Hated this initially as the instructions didn't work but i've worked it out now it's fun. Never played risk before. Dizy Bee free is cool, haven't bought the full one, should I? Lite versions often stop me buying the free one, but dizzy bee looks good, how long is it? enigmo good of course. Fuzzle I enjoy, but can't get more than 600 score. Lemonade Stand is fun. Jelly car, Trace, Loopy Lab, Reign of Swords, Touch4 by FS5, Vexed, Diner Dash, all good. Didn't like Diner Dash on the computer, much better on a touch screen I'm really waiting for Chapter 2 in Toy Bot Diaries too.
     
  5. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    Aero Gyro - This is just unplayable :(

    BiiBall - Triple the number of levels!

    Besiegement - Horrible user interface and tooooooo small



    I also have to full version of Dizzy Bee. It#s fun, go for it!
     
  6. Armbruster

    Armbruster Well-Known Member

    Besiegement's interface isn't that bad.
     
  7. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

  8. 1. Midnight Pool. Far too fast. Characters talk before the other has finished. Balls move around like their arse is on fire (do balls have arses?). If they slowed it down a bit, and made the balls move at a more realistic speed, it would beat VP.
    2. X-Plane. Needs more places, airports, planes, objectives.
    3. Asphalt4. Needs accelerometer sensitivity option, so players can set it to how they want it.
    4. iChalky. Needs to be able to dance to music played on the device rather than what it hears on the mic.
    5. PixelCross. Needs more puzzles or a daily puzzle. Needs to have a lot more puzzles that aren't symmetrical (as unfortunately at the moment most of them are).
    6. Topple. Needs a high score system for the Free Play mode. Needs to make stages 8 and 9 easier.
    7. Nanosaur. Needs mid-level save.

    Great thread :)
     
  9. spmwinkel

    spmwinkel Well-Known Member

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    Or rename level 9 to level 15 (and possibly level 8 to 14) and add several levels inbetween with progressing difficulty.

    Aqua Forest, it needs to be smoother when the screen is filled with various objects.
    Also, more puzzles. Most of the included ones are basically just tutorials.
     
  10. AppAttack

    AppAttack Well-Known Member

    I'd LOVE to see Pangea tidy up two of their games : Bugdom 2 and Nanosaur 2. Nothing big, I'd just absolutely be thrilled if they had a "save the game where you leave it" addition. I have both of these on my Touch and NEVER play them because I don't have the time to endure the levels. I really want to...I just don't :( Loot Wars is also losing my interest because of it's setup. There's something missing there I can't think of at the moment but it needs a little pep. The dufflebag feature kinda missed IMO.
     
  11. Gregz0r

    Gregz0r Well-Known Member

    [app]3D Vector Ball[/app].
    The first screenshot shows you the one thing that's wrong with the game...
    It looks like the ball is still hittable, but in fact, it's already behind the paddle, on it's way to being 'out'.
    Those two thin lines in front of the ball(one horizontal, one vertical), is where the paddle is positioned, but it needs to be set right up against the screen.
     
  12. I haven't bought this game, but from what you described and what I can see from the screenshot, you are right. The way it is there, it doesn't make sense. Looks a bit silly as it is there.
     
  13. Wegmans

    Wegmans Well-Known Member

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    FieldRunners....What's taking so long for an update?! I'm pretty excited either way, but it's been a longgg time! I would also like to see an update for Clusterball, and a more complicated version of Galcon...
     
  14. McGill

    McGill Well-Known Member

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    And one more request...

    iBowl - make it a game with more than 1 player option!!!
     
  15. SwingOnThis

    SwingOnThis Well-Known Member

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    Same boat as you, i max out at around 600. And i LOVE the game. Maybe an update where you can play where you only need 4 in a row? Or even 3? Anything to keep you playing longer.
     
  16. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    My Max score in Fuzzle is 1224. There was a bit of luck involved, because Fuzzle sometimes filled in the last gaps with bombs which cleared the field ;).

    You might also try BeeCell as an alternative to Fuzzle. It's a bit easier because you are not forced to straight lines or diagonals than in Fuzzle.
     
  17. SwingOnThis

    SwingOnThis Well-Known Member

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    Love Beecells too, but the same gameplay issues exist, there is only so far you can get on a consistent basis, and to me that lessens the replay value of the game, if you know going in the result is going to be similar to every other result. Don't mind me, i'm just whining.
     
  18. nickels

    nickels Well-Known Member

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    My BeeCells record is 429 - and that was the best game of my life. Ususally I get to about 230 before running out of space.

    Flick Bowling and 300 Bowl are both supposed to be updated very soon. I look forward to some real pin physics in Flick Bowling and making my own bowling ball patterns.
     
  19. jlake02

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    I would definitely like to see more apps take advantage of WiFi by using online multiplayer. :)
     
  20. Wegmans

    Wegmans Well-Known Member

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    agreed

    THANK YOU.. after seeing your reviews, i think we agree on most everything..

    This is why i maintain that Galcon is one of the best valued games in the store, because you're not relying on Single Player! Every game is different, whereas with Monkey Ball or BiiPlane or what have you, it's very linear
     

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