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WarpRattler

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« on: December 05, 2011, 03:38:24 PM »
EDIT: Changed thread title to reflect broader topic.

Alright, so I'm getting a fourth-gen iPod touch on Wednesday (technically Thursday morning - I'm picking it up at midnight when I get paid). I'll have access to most of the apps available for iOS - the main concern is, what games should I be looking for?

Here's the current list of games I'm already getting:
-Every CAVE iOS game (DoDonPachi Resurrection, Espgaluda II, DeathSmiles, Mushihime-sama Bug Panic, and when it comes out, Bug Princess)
-TapSonic (free rhythm game from the DJ Max publisher, with some music I like from that series available)
-Words With Friends (Scrabble)
-Hanging With Friends (Hangman)
-Angry Birds, just to annoy ShadowBrian
-The King of Fighters -i- (and probably The King of Fighters: Encounter, though that one's not as much of a game)
-jubeat plus (I'll check out Jukebeat, the US version, as well, but I'm mainly focused on the Japanese version with the real bemani songs)
-Reflec Beat (if it's iPod-capable - I know it's on iPad right now)
-Possibly Final Fantasy Tactics, if I can get over the ridiculous price
-osu! (yes, I'm jailbreaking my device)

Anything important/cool that I'm missing? I'm also open to suggestions for non-game apps.

EDIT: Forgot a few:

-World of Goo
-various PopCap stuff
-Space Invaders: Infinity Gene
-Groove Coaster
-Infinity Blade
« Last Edit: January 10, 2012, 04:01:23 PM by WarpRattler »

« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 10:03:50 PM »
Donut Games gives one of their games for free on Mondays. They're decent little puzzle-like games. Good to waste a few minutes. Spikeys bounce and their breakout knockoff are very good.
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WarpRattler

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 03:33:08 AM »
I remembered in the course of discussing stuff with some people elsewhere that the Ace Attorney games and Ghost Trick are all on iOS...

...but only the first Ace Attorney game is in English. God[darnit], Capcom.

BP

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 04:05:02 AM »
Man I bet my dad would like Ghost Trick. I'd make him play it if it came out on iOS here
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 12:21:41 PM »
Minecraft is on iOS for 7 bucks, but it's also on Androids, which are a [dukar]load cheaper if you get the right phone. :)

WarpRattler

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 12:40:54 PM »
So it turns out osu! was released on the App Store at some point, with some really cool licenses. That's good to know.

I also found this.

I don't want Minecraft on a portable device when it's Creative-only, because that's not why I'd be interested in the game. And an Android phone would be more expensive than an iPod touch, because I already have a phone under contract.

Kimimaru

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2011, 01:15:15 PM »
I know this isn't related to iOS, but Windows Phone has a lot of games currently on Xbox Live like Assassin's Creed and such, and more games are being developed for it all the time (I'm even making one).
The Mario series is the best! It has every genre in video games but RTS'! It also has a plumber who does different roles, a princess, and a lot of odd creatures who don't seem to poop!

« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011, 03:12:31 PM »
So it turns out osu! was released on the App Store at some point, with some really cool licenses. That's good to know.

I also found this.

I don't want Minecraft on a portable device when it's Creative-only, because that's not why I'd be interested in the game. And an Android phone would be more expensive than an iPod touch, because I already have a phone under contract.
Minecraft will have Survival soon, and I thought that you were getting an iPhone.

WarpRattler

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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2011, 03:28:18 PM »
From the first post:
fourth-gen iPod touch
lrn2readingcomprehension

Anyway, when Minecraft Portable has Survival and some of the actual features of the PC version that I'd be interested in, I'll look into it. Until then, I'm unlikely to touch it (aside from downloading the Lite version to see how well it runs).

Kimimaru, yeah, I know. I had a training course at work where I got to use a Windows Phone 7 device for a day - customize it, use it as my own phone, and so on - and I loved it, especially the LIVE integration (for that day, I basically got paid to earn achievements in some of the free titles). Once I'm up for my upgrade (which probably isn't until next year), if there's a good Windows Phone 7 (or, more likely, Windows 8) device available on Verizon, that'll probably be what I go with.

« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2011, 07:30:11 PM »
Junk Jack. It's amazin'.

Also, both of the Call of Duty Nazi Zombies games are pretty awesome, though I'd recommend only getting the first one because currently it's cheaper and has more maps, and the Black Ops has performance problems (but it has the top-down Dead Ops Arcade mode, which runs fine).

Oh yes, and Doom. It's perfect.
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WarpRattler

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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2011, 08:22:19 PM »
I don't know if I'll buy Doom, but Wolfenstein 3D on iOS is $1.99 and includes Spear of Destiny, which makes it a no-brainer.

I found out previously that the first four episodes of sound novel series Higurashi: When They Cry are on iOS, with a pretty neat pricing scheme: the first episode is ninety-nine cents, while the other three are $6.99 each. I know I'll definitely buy the first episode at that price.

WarpRattler

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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2011, 04:59:36 PM »
So far:
-TapSonic, Groove Coaster, osu!stream, and Jukebeat are all excellent.
-I bought Zoo Keeper because it was a dollar. Good Engrish match-3 fun.
-I haven't bought any of the CAVE stuff yet, but I'll definitely be picking up DeathSmiles and Bug Panic. DoDonPachi Resurrection and Espgaluda II don't really have any advantages over their console ports, and Bug Princess isn't out yet for me to know if I'll get that, but the smartphone mode in DeathSmiles seems like it'll be fun, and Bug Panic is iOS-exclusive, so if I want to play more of it I'll have to buy this version.
-I didn't buy The King of Fighters -i- because it didn't have Athena Asamiya in it. The King of Fighters: Encounter, which is a free social game involving KoF characters, does have her.
-I found a couple of other free games that are really fun: ElectroMaster and HungryMaster, two arcade-style games from a small Japanese dev. I laughed out loud when I launched ElectroMaster for the first time and saw a screen-alignment grid with scanlines.

Oh, and the MP3 player functions of this MP3 player I bought are excellent too, except that iTunes itself sucks.

WarpRattler

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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2012, 05:30:05 PM »
So, I've recently been playing Kairosoft's management sims Game Dev Story and Grand Prix Story.

In Game Dev Story, you manage an up-and-coming game development studio for twenty years, starting with humble PC-based origins and eventually moving up to developing for platforms like the Intendro Whoops. My studio, Box of Mice (thanks, Fifth), was known for its well-polished niche titles that never failed to sell millions of copies and gather high review scores, including their beloved visual novel series Dragon & Dumpling.

Meanwhile, in Grand Prix Story, my racing team, SAY SPEED RAVE (thanks, Tatsh & Naoki), is still up and coming, having just finished their last race of their first year, but they're already shaping up into one of the hottest teams around, already known for their sleek cars wot go fast.

Kairosoft has several other games as well, and all of them are proving to be pretty fun so far. Highly recommended for those with iOS devices (and I believe at least Game Dev Story is on Android, if that's how you roll) and a few bucks to spare.

« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2012, 09:35:34 PM »
Minecraft Pocket Edition is getting Survival this month.
BUY IT.

WarpRattler

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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2012, 02:06:20 AM »
Forget Minecraft, man. I just found out the iOS version of Ghost Trick was released in English a week and a half ago.

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