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edhe

I can accept that.

As for me, I'm stuck with a iPod Touch. Am I right in thinking games such as Baldurs gate are only compatible with the iPad?
And that's not even considering how impractical it would be on a[n iPod Touch's] tiny screen.

Anyway, I'm of the belief there are plenty of iOs games out there for me - I've recently downloaded all of the demos for those Kairosoft games for one thing, but there are many more games I've got my eye on.

The only thing that puts me off buying some games is that reviews tend to wail about bugs that aren't fixed and compatibility issues.

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edhe wrote:

I can accept that.

As for me, I'm stuck with a iPod Touch. Am I right in thinking games such as Baldurs gate are only compatible with the iPad?
And that's not even considering how impractical it would be on a[n iPod Touch's] tiny screen.

Anyway, I'm of the belief there are plenty of iOs games out there for me - I've recently downloaded all of the demos for those Kairosoft games for one thing, but there are many more games I've got my eye on.

The only thing that puts me off buying some games is that reviews tend to wail about bugs that aren't fixed and compatibility issues.

Unfortunately yeah, this one is iPad only (and I have a vague impression it's 3rd gen+ only?)

You can also get the same game on PC - it's called the "enhanced edition" - new characters, cut scenes and etc. I drained a 100% battery in one sitting yesterday getting reacquainted with the game.

Kairosoft are awesome. Love them to death - I recommend Dungeon Village, personally, though Game Dev Story is the classic.

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Well I had Game Dev Story before I tried out the demos and it's certainly my favourite of the lot. The problem with the demos is that they give you such a short time frame and the demo often ends before I can get a good feel for the game. On top of that, I find some are pretty hard to control by touch, and some are pretty complicated.

The ones I got on best with were Epic Astro Story, Dungeon Village Story, Venture Towns Story and especially Grand Prix Story.

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Did someone say Game Dev Story? Man, I loved that game. Few games make me drain batteries on any device, and that was one of them. So good.

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Does anyone know of any decent $100 (U.S.) tablets? I'm not expecting a powerhouse or anything, & I know absolutely nothing in this price range would be good for gaming.

I just want something that has a better browser than the 3DS (which shouldn't be too hard to find), that's capable of running YouTube, & might have some simple games for time wasting (chess, checkers, solitaire, ect).

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RR529 wrote:

Does anyone know of any decent $100 (U.S.) tablets? I'm not expecting a powerhouse or anything, & I know absolutely nothing in this price range would be good for gaming.

I just want something that has a better browser than the 3DS (which shouldn't be too hard to find), that's capable of running YouTube, & might have some simple games for time wasting (chess, checkers, solitaire, ect).

If I were you I would spring for a Kindle Fire ($159) or Nook Tablet (also starts at $159). Although these aren't the latest and greatest of either model, I have a hunch they will serve your purposes much better than some non-name brand, cheap Android tablet. Unless you plan on doing any sort of work on these devices, they're worth the extra $60.

If you want my top recommendation for best 7-inch tablet for the money, I would have to go with the Nexus 7. At $200, it's basically everything you could ask for from a tablet. Other than good tablet apps. But that's another story.

TL;DR version: if you want a great, general purpose tablet, buy a Nexus 7. If you want an OK consumption device for less money, buy an first-gen Nook or Kindle. Please don't buy anything cheaper than those.

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^OK then. If I manage to scrounge up the extra $60, I'll probably get the Kindle Fire, & if not, I'll probably just get games for my 3DS (although I heard Polaroid has a decent $100 one...).

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You might be satisfied with a sub-$100 tablet, but I couldn't guarantee you would. I had a first-gen Kindle Fire and it served me well for reading the Internet/books, and it wasn't bad as a Netflix player, either. Try to do anything more than that, with it, though, and its limitations start to show.

Then I'm kind of a tablet snob, so most things actually aren't as bad as I make them out to be.

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Sky Raiders is another Must Have iOS title too. It's only $5 and it's a full arcade/simulation flight title on iOS that is home console quality - love it!

Just to throw my two cents into the argument - I've got the 4th Generation iPad (The New iPad, or Retina Display iPad.... whatever) and it absolutely destroys Vita in graphics, power and accessibility. Then again, it is the most powerful tablet on the market too, so I guess that's to be expected.

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Just to throw my two cents into the argument - I've got the 4th Generation iPad (The New iPad, or Retina Display iPad.... whatever) and it absolutely destroys Vita in graphics, power and accessibility. Then again, it is the most powerful tablet on the market too, so I guess that's to be expected.

Yep, and it's way more expensive too.
By any chance, do you know how many games actually utilize the device's power? Because I can't think of anything outside of Real Racing 3.

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Did someone say Game Dev Story? Man, I loved that game. Few games make me drain batteries on any device, and that was one of them. So good.

Ahh I love that game!
I make it a habit to buy every Kairosoft game once a new one comes out, I really like Cafe Nippon, my favorite after game dev story.

Anyway, Im looking for DS games that have moved onto iOS, I have found that those are the best to buy... are there any I don't know about?

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Slapshot wrote:

Just to throw my two cents into the argument - I've got the 4th Generation iPad (The New iPad, or Retina Display iPad.... whatever) and it absolutely destroys Vita in graphics, power and accessibility. Then again, it is the most powerful tablet on the market too, so I guess that's to be expected.

Yep, and it's way more expensive too.
By any chance, do you know how many games actually utilize the device's power? Because I can't think of anything outside of Real Racing 3.

And does a few thousand more things than a Vita does.

It amazes me that people always use the price thing with iPads as a reason dedicated consoles are better. The iPad does more than just play games, and it does games as well as dedicated consoles. Totally reasonable to charge more for it.

As for games that take advantage of 3rd and 4th gen iPads: Ravensword was just released and it looks as good as Oblivion, for a similar style of game.

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It amazes me that people always use the price thing with iPads as a reason dedicated consoles are better. The iPad does more than just play games, and it does games as well as dedicated consoles. Totally reasonable to charge more for it.

As for games that take advantage of 3rd and 4th gen iPads: Ravensword was just released and it looks as good as Oblivion, for a similar style of game.

Aside from the fact that people are willing to buy Apple's products for a lot

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Yeah I don't know if I could bring myself to buy a tablet. They're probably great and useful, but I don't think that they are worth the price imo.. Everytime tablet I have used feels like an oversized phone to me..

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@Magi Thanks for the tip! I'll head to Best Buy today and see if they are in my area as well. I loaded up on a Black Friday deal I found and I've pretty much blasted through them already with all of the pre-Christmas iOS sales.

Also, ARC: Squadron and ORC: Vengeance are both FREE right now for iOS. They are both fantastic games that I'd highly recommend giving a download, as well as Bastion is currently on sale for $0.99 cents - it's worth 10x that price - give it a go too. If you really want to have a blast with your new iPhone 5, I'd recommend the HD version of Real Racing 2 and Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders.

I do a lot of iOS reviews these days too and you can find the links to them through my blog in my signature down there at the bottom of my post.

@moomoo Yes, basically every game with a decent budget and releases from here on out. Developers are already optimizing their games for it and Mini too - that's how things work on the iOS Market. Oh, I can also run everything on the Marketplace - meaning older games designed for older hardware run even better on my device.

I love the iOS haters - I really do. I sit down and show people the things on my iPad, because every single time I get the exact same reaction: "Wow! I had no idea that I could play games like that on an iPad!"

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