Touch Arcade forums' Game of the Week (Nov 6)

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by undeadcow, Nov 7, 2014.

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What was your favorite release the week of November 6

Poll closed Nov 14, 2014.
  1. Mr Particle Man

    28.6%
  2. Muertitos

    24.5%
  3. Bitcoin Billionaire

    20.4%
  4. .NOON.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Battle World Kronos

    6.1%
  6. Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition

    18.4%
  7. Monkey Racing

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Perfect Squares

    2.0%
  9. US Simulator

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. paulkane

    paulkane Well-Known Member

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    Perfect Squares
    Mr. Particle Man
     
  2. mr_bez

    mr_bez Well-Known Member

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    Added Mr. Particle Man. I'd completely missed the thread until today's review.
     
  3. psj3809

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    Particle man
     
  4. undeadcow

    undeadcow Well-Known Member

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    #24 undeadcow, Nov 11, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2014
    Nominations:
    Battle World Kronos
    Icewind Dale
    US Simulator
    Monkey Racing
    Mr Particle Man
     
  5. undeadcow

    undeadcow Well-Known Member

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    The Game of the Week poll is now live, participants are encouraged to discuss their choice.
     
  6. rIcHrAnDoM

    rIcHrAnDoM Well-Known Member
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    What's US Simulator?
     
  7. Shiatama_0

    Shiatama_0 Well-Known Member

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    Clicking game vagely similar to bitcoin billionaire
     
  8. Andy C83

    Andy C83 Well-Known Member

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    Over the Rainbow
    The Sailor's Dream didn't get into the poll. I... didn't see that coming.
     
  9. mr_bez

    mr_bez Well-Known Member

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    Surprising, although I admit I haven't downloaded it. Seems like a slightly too abstract experience for my liking.

    Mr. Particle Man takes it for me.

    (PS. I notice fizzpowgames voted for their own game. I assume this was an honest error.)
     
  10. Andy C83

    Andy C83 Well-Known Member

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    Same here, although the main reason for my not downloading it is that I have a few of their games in my backlog that I ought to finish first before contemplating adding another.

    This does make me wonder though if their next project will be more in the vein of their earlier games on iOS.
     
  11. ROGER-NL

    ROGER-NL Well-Known Member

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    I did liked SIMOGO'S first three games more than the last three to be honest.
     
  12. JCho133

    JCho133 Well-Known Member

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    They'll probably do the opposite of what we expect.

    Most people, including myself, think the same as you.

    So, looking at the opposite of the expected spectrum, I guess we should prepare for a turn based strategy RPG?
     
  13. undeadcow

    undeadcow Well-Known Member

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    Nominations for the poll may not represent actual popular opinion because there are not that many people nominating games. I forgot to post the nomination outcome this week but often just one nomination is pivotal in determining poll eligibility. I've been advertising once the poll is up (inconsistently) but wonder if there are any ideas for increasing participation during initial nominations.

    Curiously it seems like most people here did not pick up Sailor's Dream even though I agree it'd seem a shoe in for the poll.
     
  14. paulkane

    paulkane Well-Known Member

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    #34 paulkane, Nov 12, 2014
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    Maybe have GoTW headline it's own category in the main forum as opposed to being underneath General Game Discussion? It would certainly increase the visibility and hopefully lead to higher participation. I know this would be a lot of work, but pushing out nomination notifications in all eligible new game threads and consistently push out voting eligibility once noms are in?

    I voted for perfect squares because I love the frantic feeling it gives me when trying slide and tap and hit combos. It's a simple, minimal, fun twitch game. Now if game center would get to working...

    I know Mr. Particle Man will crush the competition this week, but I've been traveling and haven't found time to pick it up.
     
  15. ojtitus

    ojtitus Well-Known Member

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    My vote went to Battle Worlds Kronos, I love a good TBS game.
     
  16. fizzpowgames

    fizzpowgames Well-Known Member
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    Yes, sorry, got overly excited when I saw it in the list before reading the rules. Anyway to remove the vote?
     
  17. spajdr

    spajdr Well-Known Member

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    Mr Particle Man as GOTW? no chance.
    Icewind Dale for me!
     
  18. Lazer Kat

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    This was the best week, IMO, since the oceanhorn week, which was exactly a year ago I believe.

    I think there were 7 games that I could easily rate 4.5/5 or 5/5

    - Muertitos
    - Sailor's Dream
    - Day of the Viking
    - Bitcoun billionaire
    - NOON
    - Mr Particle Man
    - Doodle Jump - DC Heroes

    At the end of the day, one stood out and deserves my vote more than the others:
    Mr. Particle Man is not only my choice for game of the week, but will beretta high on my Game of the Year list. I've gotten to level 100, and loved every minute of the torture.

    Shaun's review was spot on, but one thing I think people should know. This game isn't just for those people who love the pain of difficult games. I think almost everyone will enjoy it.
     
  19. JCho133

    JCho133 Well-Known Member

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    I dunno, I think this (next) week may have topped last (this) week.

    With Space Expedition and such
     
  20. Anotherkellydown

    Anotherkellydown Well-Known Member
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    #40 Anotherkellydown, Nov 15, 2014
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    Mr. Particle-Man for me. Let's see if I can avoid throwing around too many cliche adjectives here... Surprising (fail), unique (fail), retrolicious (ok), infuriating (that works), fun (epic fail)...

    Anyways, I loved this game. Hard to explain why, you just have to try it for yourself. Much patience and perseverance is needed to get to the end, and there is more to it than defeating the last boss. The retro graphics reminded me of a couple NES games and even old arcade cabinets at different points in the game. Metroid, Zelda, PAC-MAN are a few... The music is great too.

    Andy, I'm sorry to bring you up once again, but this game is all I've seen you play on Game Center since it was released. I believe you are the ultimate MPM fan, and your inconceivable feats of pure gaming genius are on full display with this. You are something else, man!

    Get Mr. Particle-Man if you haven't already!

    Love, Mike.

    P.S. - I like paulkane's idea about giving the GOTW poll it's own section in the Games and Apps section. It may (hopefully) attract more voters.
     

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