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« on: November 14, 2012, 12:23:40 AM »

I bought a Nexus 10 today when they went on sale and I was wondering what I should pick up for the tablet when it arrives. 

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 06:32:42 PM »

Well you people are useless! smile

I bought the Android Humble Indy bundle since that was a cheaper way of getting a few games to try.  So far I am not impressed.  Avadon is so tiny you can't really play it - as if you started the games a in impossibly high resolution.  Mechianium plays so slow I actually wondered if it was frozen.  Completely unplayable. I have a few more to try but so far gaming on a large screen Android has been crap.

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 09:00:34 PM »

Machinarium is working great on my Transformer.

I picked up world of goo as well, but haven't tried it.

Having at least one HD Angry Birds is worth it.

Cthulhu Wastelands has been really frustrating with regards to selecting units.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 11:34:19 PM »

World of goo is great fun on my iPhone. I've heard it is also good on tablets...
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 08:03:57 PM »

Did the lack of quality games lead you to sell it?  Just curious.

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 08:33:18 PM »

I have quite a few games I enjoy on my Nexus 7.  I don't have many HD-specific ones (maybe because of the 7" screen, maybe because I owned a bunch on my phone first), but I think most fun games are just as fun on a larger screen.

One of the most surprising was Rayman: Jungle Run because I'm not usually into infinite runners for more than a few minutes.  I found that Jungle Run was really well done (and just as beautiful as Rayman Origins) and because of the constant moving I didn't have the same feeling of missing secret areas and stuff from normal platformers.  I did go back to ace levels after a while, though.

I'm also a big fan of the racing games from Vector Unit (Beach Buggy Blitz, Shine Runner and Riptide GP).  I wish Beach Buggy Blitz was more of a traditional racing game than infinite runner/driver, but it's fun for short bursts (and free)

Asphault 6 or 7 are also pretty good racing games if you're into that sort of thing.

And of course you have all the Angry Birds games, and Bad Piggies, and Amazing Alex from Rovio.  I also think that Where's My Water is much better to play on a bigger screen than a phone.

Oh, and then there's the Kairosoft games like Game Dev Story, Dungeon Village, Kairobotica, etc.  Those are all fun on any size screen!  smile
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 08:40:36 PM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on December 05, 2012, 08:03:57 PM

Did the lack of quality games lead you to sell it?  Just curious.

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Not really.  I am just heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem so I decided to stay there.  I finally found Android games that I really liked but the pull was just too great with all the stuff I already have purchased from Apple.
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 06:50:17 PM »

I have both iOS and Android and have definitely found games I enjoy on both, but  the number of high quality games on iOS definitely exceeds what is available on Android.

I understand that iOS attracts the bigger developers first, but iOS apps as a whole seem more polished overall.  I wish that wasn't the case, because I actually prefer Android.  Hopefully the trend will shift.
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012, 07:04:34 PM »

screen resolution and size is a challenge for developers. Making a game optimal for a small screen , usually doesnt allow for the game to play all that well on other larger variations. Screen optimization and resolution is one factor, but UI is another.  One size fit all games are not going to be all that common IMHO.
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