Angry Birds may be all the rage on mobile this year, but if you ask Henk Rogers, manager of The Tetris Company, Rovio's success with the blockbuster title will be fleeting.
Okay, Pot. You leave Kettle alone. No point getting racist here. (Because the pot is calling the kettle black, see).
*slap to back of your head* Actually, aren't the Tetris guys trying to set up some uber-lame paid subscription Tetris club?
Angry birds is a great game, so is Tetris.
"Tetris is a great game" I fixed your comment for you.
Angry birds is a pretty lame game that seems designed to limit how much your skill affects the outcome. You can make the exact same shot a dozen times and get a range of points that varies by as much as a factor of 4. It's more a game of chance than a game of skill. Finishing the levels is pretty easy, but getting 3 stars usually involves doing the same thing over and over again waiting for a different outcome. For many that is the definition of insanity.
pot kettle? Tetris has been around for decades and is still the most popular puzzle franchise ever. I don't see how you can call a game that has had proven longevity and success on every platform hypocritical of Angry Birds?
i know im a minority but i could not get into angry birds, for the people who like it, more power to you but it just wasn't for me.
Same here. I just can't play it. I am not saying the game is not good... just saying it's not for me.
Yep, same for me... Looks like it might not be such a minority. XD
I never liked it either. I get more angry than the birds while playing it, could get no joy out of it.
Same... Came to the comment section thinking how many people would be saying how much they love it, looks like I am not in the minority after all :P
Same, i tried downloading it. And even had fun for the first 10 levels or so.... then i realized it doesnt change much, and it gets boring rather quickly. God only knows why its been downloaded over 600 million times!! o.0
Angry Birds is fun and I'm sure they will continue to regurgitate levels like Pysgnosis did with Lemmings but Tetris is really the king of puzzle games, it doesn't need level updates, its endless and anyone can play it and so thats why it gets converted onto every gaming format.
angry birds is actually based on another game. not a fan of angry birds.
most games are dude, not many original games these days anymore. nothing wrong with it either as long as you do it better than your inspiration
He's not entirely wrong though , even if biased ... like it or not angry birds is kinda the sum of every crappy flash free games we didnt wanna play back then , unless stuck and bored at a work desk . At some point even casual gaming will require more investments and work , and enough creativity to do more than cheap holidays themed rip offs
Angry Birds has been available for free by other names for years, Rovio basically got rich by stealing an idea from newgrounds.
what they did was take familiar gameplay and give it cute colorful characters. once they did that everyone loved it, just goes to show how important a solid art direction and nice graphics are. add in the fact that its gameplay is perfect for mobile phones, which as we all know is a pretty limited platform genre wise ( despite the fact that every other day we see an article of "mobile devices t overtake console gaming soon" ) and they had a perfect recipe for success
I'm sorry angry birds fans but he is right. Tetris player since i learned of tetris existence...
As far as I'm concerned, they can both exist. It opens more peoples minds to the idea that video games are for leisure and fun, and not only kids enjoy them. Sadly, there's still way to many people that don't see video games as a legitimate hobby/past-time, and games like these that are popular with the mass casual audience helps the cause.
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