nakamura wrote:I do agree that games like Real Racing work really well on the iOS device. However as good as it look it is wonderfully shallow and simplistic compared to many others of its type. For me the iOS represents a solid but not brilliant platform for gaming. The Vita on the other hand could and perhaps should be the perfect machine for both types of games due to the vastly superior touch screen over the 3DS.
I dont think iOS gaming will take away the 'hardcore' gamers. My friends had a couple of PSP's and the games are great on it from what i've seen, DS games i've seen also are very very good. I think handheld gaming is in a great place at the moment even though you hear about doom/gloom of Nintendos profits etc, theyre releasing a new handheld as are Sony.
iOS gaming is a big notch above old old mobile phone games, its not up to Sony/DS level but its very very very good. But considering a DS game is what, 10-15 quid and theres a lot of excellent iOS games for 69p or for free i think the quality you get for your money on iOS is amazing.
And Evermore, come on fella, some of those comments are ridiculous. Yeah your fingers obscure the screen, 99% of games it doesnt matter as theyre not covering the gameplay area. The comment about non-puzzle games is stupid though, i've got 600 games on my device, all so playable. iOS gaming wouldnt be popular if you couldnt play non-puzzle games easily, look at any past system, the second games arent playable for that device the public will drop it. Same for iOS, thankfully it is very very playable hence iOS gaming is huge at the moment.
I'm not some Apple fanboy, i just love a system which provides me with great games. If Nintendo had a similar device with lots of great amazing cheap games and the controls worked i would be singing their praises.
Again with iOS doing so well it actually means good things for all of us, similar handheld devices will try and better it, the 'main' handhelds like Nintendo/Sony will keep pushing their hardware/games to be one step above, its win win for all of us. Just great healthy competition. Go back to the 90's where the Gameboy ruled the roost and stuff like the Lynx was no competitor at all, now look, a lot of handhelds and a lot of great games.