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Is mobile gaming just about empty experiences? An unbiased answer from an owner of a Vita, 3DS, and iOS device.
Phone gaming has become synonymous with casual fluff like Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja. I’m not saying they are bad games. In fact, they are pretty ideal for killing 5 or 10 minutes of time. Launching birds at pigs does have its initial novelty, as does swiping fruit like some kind of crazed, lunatic chef. Also, both games play rather well with the strengths and limitations of any touch screen device. However, there are titles that go beyond being mindless entertainment. Some even rival, and surpass, the innovation found on traditional handheld gaming devices. Most of these gems are usually some kind of puzzler, platformer, or adventure game. The touch screen services these genres rather well. As for big budget shooters and action-adventure titles, I doubt you’ll see anything comparable to Uncharted Golden Abyss or Resident Evil Revelations for a long time…if ever! Those are genres that just work much better with analog sticks and traditional button layouts. Also, iOS or Android gamers won’t shell out $30-$40 for any of these titles…at least not now. Fortunately, I have both a Vita and a 3DS for these kinds of games. I keep my iOS device for those rarities you won’t find on either Sony’s or Nintendo’s portable platforms. Now, the following list isn’t my top 10 of all time. I left out games like Ghost Trick, which is superior to the DS version, and World of Goo (a PC/Wii game) because they are ports. I wanted to focus more on titles only available on mobile devices.
Monolith Soft, Xenoblade Chronicles’ developer, has opened a recruitment page seeking staff for the following positions, effect designers, motion designers and 3DCG designers. All three positions are for their newly formed Kyoto studio.
Apparently, Monolith Soft will have its new studio develop a new 3DS game. Which is good news for the 3DS, since in my opinion it’s still in need of more games. Gamers can only play Ocarina of Time and Resident Evil Revelations for so long until they get bored.
Good news everyone, It looks like Nintendo will be bringing their latest Pokémon game to both Europe and American this year, instead of waiting a year like they usually do. They set their eyes on fall for the US and autumn for Europe.
Apparently Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is possibly coming to Europe during the summer of 2012. There is still no news on when the game is coming to the US, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets a similar release date as the European version.