Mobile games do certain things very, very well, but there are a couple of trends that can ruin the experience.
because it turns people into f#*!g Retards
also lack of physical controls.
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@cesuf if i have to buy something like that just to play a game on a phone decently i'll just continue playing my Vita and 3DS
There are some brilliant examples that show how amazing mobile gaming can be. Final Fantasy 3 etc are kind of great for mobiles. The games controls don't hinder the experience because of the combat system. I can only enjoy GTA Vice City on my android with my PS3 controller connected, but games like Plants vs Zombies , Rayman Jungle Run and even Minecraft show how fantastic mobile games can be even with the controls.
they suck balls and anyone who believes they are a threat to consoles and handhelds are not gamers just journalist trying to get hits
They are a threat to handhelds, but the games are nowhere near as good as on handhelds. They are a threat to handhelds because you always have your phone with you to play on. Hardcore gamers will always prefer dedicated handhelds, but for the masses a smartphone game is sufficient.
Bumnut is correct I'm afraid. A lot of the school kids I see on trains these days have a mobile phone an play games on it. It's rare to see one playing a dedicated handheld these days unlike 10 years ago handhelds were the best portable gaming experience. Me for example I bought a psp back when it first came out. But now I play games like walking dead an limbo on my iphone 5 an it's really enjoyable. I just find the all in one purpose device fits my lifestyle. As when I'm at home I can game on my PC an consoles.
Sorry but mobile games don't suck. I can rememeber spending many hours playing snake on my Nokia mobile(s) It's a saturated market... but so what, each to here own at the end of the day. The pathetic "gamers" are the ones who try to make a point of "omgz f2p Facebook games are so lame, mobile games sux cuz I don't have a ControllEr, Anybody who plays mobile Games are losers" I don't go out of my way to play mobile games, but they come in handy on airplanes/airports.
that's only because we see articles all over N4G talking about how smartphones are on the same level as PS4.
@drizzom "that's only because we see articles all over N4G talking about how smartphones are on the same level as PS4" Its a reference level point, not a blunt one ; that the chipset that both the xboxone and the PS4 are using are in fact mobile device chipset's. we are talking about chipsets that do not really go into desktop's but tablets and netbook size Laptop's and with reduced number of cores for smaller devices into smartphones. Its not about the level of the hardware at this point its about the very fact they are using a mobile chipset! That is the point, That is what many are really missing, the mobile devices are no longer seen as just 3rd tier computing devices anymore. did you listen or watch John carmacks key note recently? He went into very long depth talk about Mobile devices and how they have moved much faster in advancement then many even think they have, just learning the Arm Core development is akin to learning what the PC or game console's advancements are doing, no one person can learn it all. And you can spend all your time just learning Mobile devices as a platform now because they as a platform are far more advanced than they were in the past 10 year's, but they advanced sofast that in some points advance much faster than everyother platform for game development out there. what carmack was pointing out is the mobile smart device is really interesting on what developments have transpired and that there is a very large thriving development community that even he has to learn thing's going in because he has spent all his time on other platforms. but yet on stage he had his iPad right there with him, that is one thing many seem to overlook smart devices are pretty much glued to user's everywhere they go person, to a developer that is a key to platforms viability if its pretty much everywhere the end user is why not develop for it.
They don't necessarily suck. They certainly have their place. But they're not some replacement for console or even handheld games.
I have been a longtime supporter of handheld games and systems, I love my 3ds and plan on getting a Vita at some point. But I also love mobile gaming. It has its own charm and doesnt need to directly compete with traditional handheld game experiences. I like the more bite-size approach that makes them enjoyable for even only a few minutes. People who dismiss mobile games just truly aren't authentic gaming enthusiasts or really have no clue about what good games are out there now.
No controls and cellphone gamers consist of teenage girls and children so they're attention span is of about 3 seconds so having a game with substance and quality would be pointless to make because they wouldn't appreciate it.
@Summons75 while what you stated is very valid, and while i agree with what you stated, I do feel its not that cut an dry anymore about the mobile market and the software that is being made for it. due to the very fact that developer's and publisher's are no longer just looking at the smart devices as lesser platforms to put games on now. what you in effect just said, is why would rockstar games make 3 of their past game console games released on a platform like smart Mobile devices is if as you said. "No controls and cellphone gamers consist of teenage girls and children so they're attention span is of about 3 seconds so having a game with substance and quality would be pointless to make because they wouldn't appreciate it." to cash in ? you bet, but it's more than just cashing in now, there is development tool's and APi's made from the big publisher's that are putting their game engines not just a stripped out ver. but the full game engine for smart devices. example: ...eventually it wouldn't be too far fetched to see a full port of Gears of War to something as small as an iPhone. NAND Flash capacities to support multiple 9GB games will be there in another few years, as will GPU horsepower -Epic Games V.P. Mark Rein that is what is and has changed when big Developing Game publisher's are no longer ignoring the smart device platform, than you know there has been a disruption.
Its not going to Disrupt this part of the market it already has done it! the very simple point is Game publisher's and Developer's of game engine tool's and API's are and Now are making room for smart devices on their list of platforms to support now. the point today being right now is. An this fact cannot be in dispute, is that the Games today that are made for Mobile smartdevices , are no longer just small resource needed games that simple feature phone's had made for them. we now Have Smart Phone capable of running the full Game engines like Unreal III, Unity 3D run full Suite of API's like DirectX 10+ or even DirectX 11 on a chipset for a Phone! That is what I think many are really Missing, these were Communication devices, Consumer electronic's that are made for Communication, and Yet the freaking thing's are now able to run Advanced Game engines like Unity 3D or Unreal III. Yes they may be older 3D game engines, but its the blunt truth of the very principle that a communication device in consumer electronic's like the smartphone is running GTA Vice city and running it well. The Mobile devices we have today are no longer really simple OS back ended function devices anymore, they are in fact full blown advanced computing devices in their own right. think about that again: GTA: Vice City is running on a device that is made for communication 1st , but a Phone has enough umph to run this game with increased resolution. The fact that GTA: Vice city Game was released on Living room game console's and is now on a Communication device that is mainly used for Talking or texting. And yet its Running game's that were made for living room game console's. Developer's are not going to ignore that and even publisher's. among those development's you have good games and app's and Bad games and Apps, just like every computing market, in PC you have good software and Bad software. they are all running programs, so the simple fact is now a general communication Device is now running advanced programming is at this very core of why there has been now a disruption in this market. Low Investment large ROI.
I have many games on my Android phone, those android games don't hold a candle against my psp, 3ds and vita games.
"I have many games on my Android phone, those android games don't hold a candle against my psp, 3ds and vita games" but I think that is what you are Missing, the point they are for the majority not going to be designed right now for that to be as you say "Hold a candle" but there are more and more of them that are being made now that is just the same or maybe even a better experience due to the fact that even with dedicated Game handhelds the size of the control's are still cramped vs a full size game pad being hooked upto a smartphone or Tablet, also most smartphone's and tablets have HDMI out. Thus even when you hook it upto the TV the output through to your TV is 720p or even 1080p Even though the game is older the fact of the matter is the hardware in smartphones and tablets are no longer just simple silicon designed devices anymore. just like dedicated game handhelds are no simple silicon designed devices. The point being even the iPod touch or the iPhone 4 has even better hardware in those devices than even the 3DS! and the 3DS is a fantastic handheld. but it does not change the fact that when a general computing device like the smart device is outperforming in a dedicated system at its own game pun intended, than that's saying something. the Smart devices are like the PC platform is to game console's. As they are to Mobile devices, because the best example is the chips they use in them is the very same Arm Cortex chip sets as what you run in dedicated game handheld game console's they are all using Arm Core processor's. that is just the truth of the matter, the PSVita is very robust but the Nvidia Shield is even more robust than the PSVita, and in the next few months that again will be dwarfed by yet another devices over the Nvidia shield. @Geovanny "There cool i guess but they will never replace consoles." That's the thing, they really are not meant to replace, they are in a designed market as a communication device first, but just like the PC overlap the game console market with functions like steam, so do the smartphone's and Tablets overlap the dedicated mobile handheld game system market. this very disruption also happened to the dedicated PDA market, Now the PDA has not gone completely away, that's what most of the time happens with Disrupting technology, its most of the time indirect results, not outright challenge. calling it an outright challenge is kinda moot because its always a communication device with the smartphone first before a general computing device 2nd. Its never going to be a 1st priority Game system dedicated to gaming 1st over being a communication device. as for tablets again, they are not designed outright as a mobile game system 1st priority, exceptions to this rule are like the WikiPad but even then the OS level will play are big part along with entry point price market share advancement viability to overcome from the will established market presence like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. and currently both Microsoft and sony already offer's Tablets of their own, really good one's at that.
I don't disagree seeing as phone hardware does go stronger on mobile phones. But that's also the problem with android phones. There are so many devices and games have to be programmed to be compatible with many types of processors and gpu's, also piracy is quite rampant with android so it can be quite scary with major developers. I'm not really against mobile phone gaming, I just can't take it as a serious alternative to my consoles cause all of my favorite games and developers are there.
There cool i guess but they will never replace consoles.
they suck cause they never ending. I feel like there is no a consequence for dying. because i dont restart the level, i restart the game. Im sorry but these games have no purpose, except to waste your time.
You obviously didn't grow up when that's how all games were, you lost your 3 lives and BAM you restarted the game! On consoles and arcades, we didn't always have memory cards in gaming you know?
well,of course they will suck if you expect them to be like console games but still smartphone games are a lot better than games we used to get on mobiles 6 years ago.
Not if you actually treat them as mobile games, and not constantly compare them to console games. Hate Angry Birds all you want, but i payed 1 dollar for it. I'm not complaining even if i did not end up liking it, which is not true. I think it is a pretty fun game for what you get.
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