Your Favorite specific ios Genre

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  1. coolpepper43

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    If you had to choose one specific type of game genre on iOS what would you choose as your all time favorite?

    Mine would be trippy twitch games like Duet, SH, Boson X.
     
  2. Shirika

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    #2 Shirika, Mar 3, 2015
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    Thats a though one.. im a sucker for games with some form of collectible mechanic

    Summoner Wars Eluna Saga, Crusaders Quest, Soul Seeker etc

    Though any game that has RPG elements as im a huge RPG fan
     
  3. psj3809

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    Tough call between platformers and RPG's, have to say platformers.

    Cant stand flappy games, 'tap' games or any games where you can dress up a character !
     
  4. Exact-Psience

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    On iOS, it's a tossup between RPGs and platformers as well (like PSJ's) but more specifically the metroidvanias and exploration-heavy RPGs. That said, here are some titles i completed on iOS just because i really love the exploration involved in these titles:

    Oceanhorn
    KOTOR
    Ravensword
    Chrono Trigger
    Battleheart Legacy
    Wayward Souls
    Tainted Keep
    Cardinal Quest 2
    Mines of Mars
    Swordigo
    Goblin Sword
    Adventure Time Game Wizard
    Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsvile
    VVVVVV
    Traps n Gemstones

    These are just some examples of why i love exploration in games.

    Ironically, some my top favorite games on iOS are MHFU, EPOCH.2, Boson X, Hearthstone, Heroes & Castles, Evoland, Limbo, Infinity Blade 3, and Polara. These are either lacking or even missing in the exploration department. ;)

    Good thread Coolpepper!
     
  5. Shaun Musgrave

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    Mmmm, I don't know.

    Oh wait, I've got it!

    Freemium city-builders!
     
  6. Primoz

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    I don't like to generalize things, especially not genres. There are many games of the genre I like, that I don't like. It's especially hard to name the genres since they are getting more and more mixed with other genres to the point you can't really tell what genre the game is at its core.

    With that being said, I would rather list sub-genres which I dislike (since I didn't like any games of the sub-genre I played):

    - JRPG
    - KRPG
    - anything that requires you to get 3 of the same diamonds in a row/column (candy crush equivalents, including "rpg's" that require you to match 3 swords in a row, for example)
    - Clash of Clans and the like
    - Shoot 'em up
    - massive online battle arenas
    - anything turn based (unless it's completely strategical, with no preparation or collecting, like chess for example.)
    - dual stick shooters
    - anything that requires you to mindlessly smash a button (God of War type games)
    - "tap" games as psj3809 called them
    - on rail shooters and other shooters where you can't control your movement.
    - 3rd person shooters
    - minecraft/terraria type games
    - sports games

    Might seem like I'm avoiding a lot of sub-genres but don't worry, I still get to play a lot of games on this platform.
     
  7. Jim Shorts

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    TBS ala X-COM
    Turn-based SRPG
     
  8. Andy C83

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  10. psj3809

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    One thing i love about ios gaming is how much variety we have, looking on my phone at the folders....

    Emulators
    Pinball
    Retro
    Platformers
    Gamebooks
    Misc
    Sport
    Racing
    Shooting
    Tabletop
    Adventure
    Gamebook
    Game Watch
    Dual stick
    Fruit machine
    'Best'

    All on one device, love it !!

    LOVE my emulators folder...

    Gridlee - MAME
    Spectaculator - Add my own games
    GBA4iOS - Love it
    Provenance - Megadrive/SNES
    Gearboy
    Vectrex
    Nestopia
    Powerdos

    etc
     

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