Wednesday, 14 August 2013

AAA games and mobile devices

If you like to play playstation or Xbox games you probably like to play AAA shooters. What you probably don't want to play are mobile games for your iPad. Even though you see so many people playing games for the iPad. There just isn't a game for you.


There are two reasons for this. The first reason is that mobile devices are meant to be much simpler. Where an XBOX 360 controllers has 20 buttons, mobile devices have gestures and 2 buttons at the most to play with.


Certainly the design of an AAA mobile game would have to be much different. In addition the gameplay would have to be changed as well. Gestures change the gameplay quite a bit and they can actually make the game much better. Instead of making a tradition AAA game for mobile devices, designers should think up new innovative ways.


There is a game that really performs when it comes to AAA games on mobile. To be clear, I would like to see a game like Mass Effect on the iPad. It seems too hard to make it happen but the new Stargate game is awesome, just simply awesome.


First of all, the game feels like a AAA game without compromising on the controls. Thegame play uses a touch joystick and a lot of mobile quick time events. Instead of controlling the characters all of the time there are quick time events that handle certain actions. Frankly it’s the best design I have seen for a mobile game.


In addition, the QTE have sounds that make it feel just right when you complete them. If you don’t know this already, most of the top selling games on iOS have sounds that are similar to casino sounds. In fact a lot of developers hire people from casinos to work on their game. In this game the sounds are just satisfying.


While mobile controls are still being worked out, if you like Sci-fi, Stargate or mobile games go check out the game. It’s really awesome.


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