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Are there any good mobile games?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Shaewaroz, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Shaewaroz Arcane Patron

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    I recently got a new Android phone and was wondering if there are any good games to play on mobiles? Aside from KoDP and Six Ages, which are great of course. Most mobile games just look so shallow, grindy and pointless. Are there any games that have considerable depth and mechanical complexity? What about online games for mobile?

    Also, are there any emulators that actually work well with mobile devices and that offer functional controls?

    I guess I have to mention Daredevil Donut Lad to save you guys the trouble.
     
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    I had a bit of fun with Powder. It's a port of a Gameboy roguelike.
     
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    Infinity Blade is only on iPhone. A lot of the "quality" mobile games made by Gameloft were emulating AAA franchises, so you're better off playing Halo, COD, Diablo, GTA, Crysis, etc. than playing their clones
     
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    The answer is no. It's just a bunch of glorified flash games with extreme grinding. Any real games ported to mobile control horribly, so I wouldn't waste my time on those either.
     
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    I liked Monument Valley.
     
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    It's kind of like a pocket version of 'Slay the Spire' if you like that sort of deckbuilding combat stuff. It's moderately entertaining in 20 minute bursts while watching the clock tick down until work finishes. I'm not really very good at these sort of games, but it gives me a decent game on 'hard' once you've played it a few times and unlocked a few more advanced cards.
     
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    King of Dragon Pass + Six Ages.
     
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    Looks great, but I suck at chess. Maybe some other board game app - Risk or such?
     
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    This is exactly the kind of game I was looking for. Looks absolutely awesome. Thanks a lot for the recommendation!
     
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    I really like QuestLord

    There's also the free implementation of the openly available lone wolf gamebooks
     
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    Check out Exiled Kingdoms and Shattered Pixel Dungeon
     
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    Hey guys, I finally got an iPhone after about 10 years using a flip phone. The last time I had one, I did get to play Final Fantasy 1 and The Quest. I wonder how much gaming has changed since then...well, let me just do a quick search for what's hot in mobile RPGs....

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    What ... the... fuck.... ? When did the pseudo-Japanese hentai trend start?
     
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    Templar Battleforce is pretty good.

    There's also an X-COM clone (they practically replicated almost everything from UFO) called Aliens vs Humans.
     
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    Sent from my iPhone with Crapatalk, buy Tetris now!
     
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    Thanks for the recommendations. Especially the XCOM clone looks interesting.
     
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    I would have, but the app girl said that I needed to pay for some of the content in order to have a good time. I really thought she and I had something special up until then.
     
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    There is a conundrum. I can give a fairly interesting, in my opinion, answer to the question from the topic title, but, at the same time I can't answer the question from the OP-post. What to do, what to do.

    Well, I have next to zero experience with Android games, and I abhor touchscreen controls anyway. So I can't help you there.

    That having been said, what I meant to convey, having initially entered this thread is that. Basically if you exclude Gameloft (which was doing mobile things explicitly mainstream, "big guys", way) from the general picture, then early (2002-2006, I guess?) "era" of J2ME gaming was basically a precursor to the indie gaming scene, only without the annoying fart-sniffing le auteurs, and, basically, keeping it short, playable, and the point. Moreover, contrary to flash games of that time, these were commercial products, and only few of them had demos, so developers generally tried keeping things fairly polished and playable. And, in contrast with handhelds of that time, stuff was strictly digital, so there were far lesser risks due to absence of physical distribution, thus incomparably more possibility to just do things your way. Anyway, the majority of those games are fairly unplayable from touch controls, I imagine, but in case you'll ever just want some bite-sized entertainment, that's both experimental (to varying degrees) and understandable (to varying degrees), I suggest you to try just ACQUIRING a number of random J2MEs from SOMEWHERE (there are a couple of collections hosted on archive.org, just sayin'), and just firing them up in KEmulator and just giving them a spin.

    In other words, what I explicitly liked about those games was that there was a heavy skew towards a game as a proof-of-concept, a sketch of an idea, with just enough content, so it doesn't start to get old yet. You just start it, you possibly complete it once, you possibly say "neat", and you go play some other game without ever looking back. It was completely opposite of any le artistic pretension, any "getting your money's worth", any unimaginable nail-biting story, any gitgudding, anything that made you feel obligated to play. Well, Gameloft excluded, Gameloft just tried to hook you to play more Gameloft. Apart from that, the whole thing had this "free", strictly voluntary, vibe of sorts to it, I haven't really seen anywhere else in videogaming ever before or since.
     
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  24. Shaewaroz Arcane Patron

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    So... me try emulator?
     
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