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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.

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The_Infected913d 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-JeRzYzFyNeSt913d ago

and they will always include App purchases and Phone apps are not the same as console games

SpiralTear913d 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.

starchild913d 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.

SolidGear3912d ago

Yeah, I'm about to purchase Deus Ex: The Fall on my Samsung Galaxy Light. How are the controls?

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