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Submitted by Sidology 204d ago | opinion piece

Mobile games can be “legitimate” games as well

Save/Continue writes: There is an all-too-common trend of dismissing mobile games as “not real games” among gamers. The arguments are usually along the lines of “touch screen controls are bad”, “mobile games are quick cash-ins” and “mobile games can’t offer the depth that real games do”. Which are all fair arguments if we look at cynical corporate cash grabs such as Final Fantasy: All The Bravest. However, dismissing an entire platform because of the worst examples on it is unfair. (Android, Casual games, Deus Ex: The Fall, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 "Faith", XCOM: Enemy Unknown)

The_Infected  +   204d ago
I agree but they're in a App Store flooded with an infinite number of BS games! So much as the budget can't be huge for a mobile game and win. The cheap stupid games "candy crush" for example will beat any "good" mobile game any day of the week. They're a lot of problems with mobile including dedicated buttons etc.
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   204d ago
and they will always include App purchases and Phone apps are not the same as console games
CursedHero  +   204d ago
Love iOS Injustice!!!
SpiralTear  +   204d ago
Of course they can be. The problem is that the general mobile audience rarely ever wants "legitimate games." They want bite-size distractions that you can pick up and play on a brief bus ride or in a waiting room. That's why these smaller games thrive on smartphones and tablets.

Putting these "legitimate games" on a mobile device is like putting a game like Angry Birds on PS4; the audiences are incompatible with the game's placement.
KillrateOmega  +   204d ago
This. So this.
starchild  +   204d ago
Deus Ex: The Fall is a an excellent game on Android platforms. Well, that's the version I've played and it's good.
SolidGear3  +   204d ago
Yeah, I'm about to purchase Deus Ex: The Fall on my Samsung Galaxy Light. How are the controls?
Mr Marvel  +   204d ago
Mobile games are crap.
Agent_hitman  +   204d ago
To OP I beg to disagree with you guys but mobile gaming is awesome, primarily because some apps with great graphics are free to download..
nope111  +   204d ago
That Deus Ex game needs to release on a REAL platform, like Vita.
hiredhelp  +   204d ago
http://m.youtube.com/watch?...
Dead trigger 2

http://m.youtube.com/watch?...
N.O.V.A 3

http://m.youtube.com/watch?...
Infinity blade 3

http://m.youtube.com/watch?...
Real Racing 3

Just few examples i could go on please disagree with the evidence shown.. Im a PC Gamer I Game consoles on too but have also had IPADS every device has its own place. But all are apart of games industry not all casual on mobile devices.. What has no buttons .. All on screen TOUCH key word there. Try it
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Nerdmaster  +   204d ago
Only when they decide to make an iPhone with actual buttons. I can't stand virtual joystick.
ShockUltraslash  +   204d ago
I will play mobile games when there is mouse&keyboard support with 2560x1600 resolution with DX11 support, at 60fps.

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