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It’s Time to Stop Making So Many Series for Smartphones

Chris Penwell from BagoGames writes: I get it. The install base is huge on smart phones. In fact, the Entertainment Software Association claims that 53% of American households who own a gaming system play on a smart phone with a 15% increase of smartphone and wireless device use in 2012 alone. It's worrying, and cell phone gaming alongside free-to-play has been behind the likes of micro-transactions and in-game currency within modern games.

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lockedongamer1912d ago

What do you guys think of smart phone gaming?

drizzom912d ago (Edited 912d ago )

I don't. The two greatest banes to smartphone games is that they are far too reliant on a freemium/f2p micro transaction model. Its rampant in the market and goes to show the overall intent of the smartphone gaming scene. Its become normal to have that crap in there games and that nonsense is leaking into the console market. I do not like the idea of having a cashier living in my pocket. Once I put money down for that game I NEVER want to see them again until a sequel comes out. Being constantly teased with things in the game locked behind a paywall is immersion breaking and I cant stand that shit.

The second issue is that there are no tactile buttons on the hardware. The device is a phone first and everything else second. I dont want to play games on hardware that sees it as an after thought. If I have to buy an entirely separate peripheral just to play a game properly then that just tells me that they never thought about it seriously from the start.

There are a "handful" of games on smartphones that show good quality. They have pretty cutscenes and high definition 3d models. But their ultimate potential is truncated by being on hardware that isn't specifically made for gaming. Controls just aren't as responsive period. You can never play Ninja Gaiden/DMC/Bayonetta on a Smartphone the way you can on a Vita let alone a ps2/3.

And because of these reasons I don't bother thinking about smartphone games.

SteamPowered912d ago (Edited 912d ago )

I love it. I really truly do. I play android games on my Nvidia Shield all the time. The emulators are top notch and there are some quality games out there. Now I say some good games. There are a Lot of garbage apps to soft through, but lots are worth the effort. Some gems that come to mind; half life 2, KOTOR, Gta:SA, bards tale, Reaper, and of course Conduit.
Edit: I should really reiterate how great the psp emulator is. I love monster hunter and ufc on the go.

MasterCornholio912d ago

Funny how you say the best games come from consoles or PCs.

I think it only proves the level of quality that consoles have versus Android\IOs games.

Hasswell-NeverCold912d ago

I have a phone which basically just can be used to talk or text.It's quite old and not fancy.

So that's my background on that when I say "I don't like this rise of mobile gaming at all, infact I hate that it has become so popular and makes people stupid with too simple games"

So in a nutshell I hate what I don't really know. =)