iPad Games (and Apps) Catch All

Citizen86 wrote:
MacGyverBomb wrote:

Has anyone put time into gaming on a mini? I like the idea of a smaller device, especially for reading, however I have heard that the processor speed can be an issue for some games, and some of the textures don't scale properly. Might it be worth waiting for a version 2, or should I just stick with the bigger brother?

Isn't it comparable to an Ipad 2? There might be some games that don't run on it, but I believe the vast majority would...

I sold my 2 for a mini earlier this year and it's been able to tackle everything I've thrown at it, though (like the 2) sometimes it takes a few seconds to load a game or app. I haven't noticed any issues with graphics.

The Mini is almost identical to the iPad 2 except for the size. I've seen a few people on here complaining about the small size making playing some board games too fiddly - I can imagine Le Havre being tricky.

Zelos wrote:

The Mini is almost identical to the iPad 2 except for the size. I've seen a few people on here complaining about the small size making playing some board games too fiddly - I can imagine Le Havre being tricky.

For tricky stuff, I use a stylus. Half the size of my finger, and just as responsive. I'm on an iPad 2, but I imagine this would work out well for the mini as well.

Ron Gilbert is a genius. Scurvy Scallawags is fantastic.

Robear wrote:

Ron Gilbert is a genius. Scurvy Scallawags is fantastic.

I guess I have to try it again after all the praise. I didn't think much of it when I played.

Obviously, if you played it and don't like it, that's your take. I don't think it will improve second time around. But I am a big match-x game fan, and this is the best I've seen since Puzzle Quest. Great humor, good variety in boards, fun skills and silly intermezzos. And the music is amazingly good.

Loot 'n Scoot is on sale for a buck right now, so I grabbed it last night. It's based on a board game and has a nice simple push your luck mechanic combined with dungeon delving and looting with a fun goofy feel. Definitely worth a dollar if you want a light delving dice game.

I just bought a Mini this week, fwiw. Aside from the occasional slowdown in the AppStore I haven't noticed anything strange. I've played Ascension, Agricola, Temple Run2, Neuroshima Hex and Puzzle & Dragons all without issue or lag. I find the size and form factor VERY nice, its very easy to support by a corner in one hand making the experience more like holding paper than anything. There are a few instances where a slightly larger, higher-rez, screen might be nice (Agricola is pretty cluttered for example)... but I'm keenly aware that that real estate comes at a price both financially and, more importantly, at the cost of portability. The Mini fits in an inside coat pocket like a paperback which makes it extra cool in my book.

Frozen Synapse is on sale for $2.99. I haven't yet fired it up on the iPad, but the PC game is great. There is cross-platform, asynchronous multiplayer involved...that's good, isn't it??

firesloth wrote:

Frozen Synapse is on sale for $2.99. I haven't yet fired it up on the iPad, but the PC game is great. There is cross-platform, asynchronous multiplayer involved...that's good, isn't it??

Thanks for the heads up. I had this on PC, but never gave it the time it deserved. At less than half price, I'll grab this. I think I'm getting close to the end of Scurvy Scallywags anyway, so I'll need a new fix

I likewise haven't given Frozen Synapse the time I wanted to on PC. Very tempting.

I'm also pretty far into Scurvy Scallywags myself, but most of my time on the Ipad has been spent with Tiny Thief lately. Such a charming little game.

Anyone get Breach & Clear? If so, any thoughts?

Well, for some stupid reason the Apple store believed this iPad to be a new device. It asked me a stupid bloody security question I can't remember the answer to, and now I am locked out of my account for 8 hours.

I try and contact support, but I get a 503 service overloaded error message.

WTF?

So I finally got around to trying Dark-Quest, aka a HeroQuest knockoff. It's pretty disappointing. I don't know if it's because the game itself is underwhelming, whether the iOS implementation is poorly thought out, or because I haven't played HeroQuest in about twenty years.

Thanks all for the feed back on the mini. I am strongly considering one when the next generation comes out.

firesloth wrote:

Frozen Synapse is on sale for $2.99. I haven't yet fired it up on the iPad, but the PC game is great. There is cross-platform, asynchronous multiplayer involved...that's good, isn't it??

Nice! I echo what's been said, I have it on PC, but haven't given it much time.... But some of these indie games just click, they work better on the Ipad for me. I'm double dipping!

Argh. Can't remember Apple password, and the reset emails don't seem to be getting sent to me.

wordsmythe wrote:

Argh. Can't remember Apple password, and the reset emails don't seem to be getting sent to me.

Call their phone support. I had a similar issue just recently, couldn't even get the security questions correct, and they found a way to verify me and reset my do-dads. Very happy experience overall. Of course, that is Apple AU, so with Apple US YMMV.

m0nk3yboy wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

Argh. Can't remember Apple password, and the reset emails don't seem to be getting sent to me.

Call their phone support. I had a similar issue just recently, couldn't even get the security questions correct, and they found a way to verify me and reset my do-dads. Very happy experience overall. Of course, that is Apple AU, so with Apple US YMMV.

The Apple Developer site was hacked a couple of days ago. If you had a developer account, that could be part of the reason you're having trouble.
http://www.businessinsider.com/apple...

Can anyone recommend a good item finding game? We've played through Escape from Rosecliff Island and are looking for something similar.

They are called 'hidden object' games if you want to google reviews. I have read Mirrors of Albion is good.

Strewth wrote:

Can anyone recommend a good item finding game? We've played through Escape from Rosecliff Island and are looking for something similar.

I recently played Azkend 2 after playing Rosecliff Island, scratched a similar itch.

EDIT:
Scratch that, my head is playing games with me. That is a match three that has a hidden object sub game as a bonus round at the end of each section.

Strewth wrote:

Can anyone recommend a good item finding game? We've played through Escape from Rosecliff Island and are looking for something similar.

Tiny Bang Story?

Strewth wrote:

Can anyone recommend a good item finding game? We've played through Escape from Rosecliff Island and are looking for something similar.

Check out Big Fish's catalog, they have some good ones. Mystery Case Files is nice.

wordsmythe wrote:
Strewth wrote:

Can anyone recommend a good item finding game? We've played through Escape from Rosecliff Island and are looking for something similar.

Tiny Bang Story?

+1 on Tiny Bang Story (not sure if that is what is meant by an item finding game, but i loved this).

Has anyone tried Frozen Synapse on the first gen iPad? Does it run OK? I got Breach and clear nut it's not nearly as good as Frozen Synapse is.

TempestBlayze wrote:

Has anyone tried Frozen Synapse on the first gen iPad? Does it run OK? I got Breach and clear nut it's not nearly as good as Frozen Synapse is.

Breach and Clear doesn't work on iPad 1, does it? I couldn't even buy it for my iPad 1.

Frozen Synapse does run ok on my iPad 1 -- at least it did when I first bought FS at launch. I think it's been updated since then, so I don't know how it runs now.

ebarstad wrote:
TempestBlayze wrote:

Has anyone tried Frozen Synapse on the first gen iPad? Does it run OK? I got Breach and clear nut it's not nearly as good as Frozen Synapse is.

Breach and Clear doesn't work on iPad 1, does it? I couldn't even buy it for my iPad 1.

Frozen Synapse does run ok on my iPad 1 -- at least it did when I first bought FS at launch. I think it's been updated since then, so I don't know how it runs now.

I have been playing Breach and Clear on my iPhone 5.

TempestBlayze wrote:
ebarstad wrote:
TempestBlayze wrote:

Has anyone tried Frozen Synapse on the first gen iPad? Does it run OK? I got Breach and clear nut it's not nearly as good as Frozen Synapse is.

Breach and Clear doesn't work on iPad 1, does it? I couldn't even buy it for my iPad 1.

Frozen Synapse does run ok on my iPad 1 -- at least it did when I first bought FS at launch. I think it's been updated since then, so I don't know how it runs now.

I have been playing Breach and Clear on my iPhone 5.

Gotcha. I'm playing it on iPhone 4S, but it would definitely be better on an iPad.

So my wife was given an iPad 2 for her birthday last week. She's had a phone for work for a couple years, but since it was for work hasn't really bought any games.

1st off, any free games that are "must haves" and especially any that aren't on Android?

And 2nd, is there any "free app of the day" thing like Amazon does for Android? I've still got a backlog of things to try on my phone from that.

And then once those are covered, could consider some paid games. Again, any iOS exclusives that we shouldn't skip?