Why Still No Hardcore Titles Made For Mobile?

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  1. Dradynosagequa
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    Why does this still happen? I'm pretty sure that this will sort itself out eventually, but it shouldn't be taking this long.

    Not counting emulators, you can't find many immersive titles that you can really sink a large amount of time into. Minecraft, some older GTA games, some indie JRPGs, and some Gameloft ripoff titles is all that I can think of off the top of my head.

    Surely there are gamers who already own these devices and wouldn't mind purchasing games on them. Do companies think that there own exist a casual userbase of these devices?
     


  2. Foxi4

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    There's plenty. Mass Effect: Infiltrator, Modern Combat, Dead Trigger, Need for Speed, Sega & Sonic All-Star Racing, Dead Space, Chaos Rings, Eternal Legacy, Gangstars, N.O.V.A and loads more.
     
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    Lack of gaming controls , expectations of very low-prices discourage developers from putting a lot of effort into their games, small hardcore audience doesn't help either? I guess it's the case, every hardcore gamer usually buys a gaming console , and most of mobile phone owners are people who just want to play simple game while on the toilet/ in the bus / waiting in the queue or something.
    Maybe the situation will change, but developers would definitely start making such games if the sales were high , well it seems that they're not.
     
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    Lump all those Gameloft ripoff games into one category, and you'd see there aren't many.
     
  5. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

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    Filthy Casuals
    If you want hardcore gaming, get a hardcore PC or at least a console.
    Don't come up in here with this mobile stuff. Thats like asking for a blu-ray film on VCR
     
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    By that logic, I can lump all the first-party Nintendo games into one pile and say that the 3DS has no games. Be realistic, in comparison to what we had, say, 10 years ago, the mobile market has evolved beyond expectations and will continue to do so expotentially as the number of users increases.
    Mobile games don't have as much splendor as full-on console games most of the time, but that's only because the users aren't yet willing to pay for those meaningful experiences on mobile. Yet being the keyword.

    There will be a time when both portable and home consoles will become completely obsoleted by their more advanced multi-purpose bretheren just like MP3 players, PDA's, PNA's and loads of other devices were. It's practically inevitable.
     
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    I'll have you know, I own a custom gaming PC with a FX-6350, an HD 7790, and 8GB of DDR3 memory. But I also own a smartphone and play games on it. What does that make me?
     
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    A mudblood.
    If we have the time and money to be taking smartphone gaming seriously, we have the time and money to be doing better things like abolishing poverty.
     
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    Magic the Gathering has mobile games.
    Mr. Driller and Sonic titles are ported to mobile.
    There seem to be a plethora of driving games with licensed cars.
    Ridge Racer Accelerated.
    gamecenter means a crapton of games have leaderboards if not online play

    why do you assume hardcore games don't exist on mobile?
     
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    You're only mad because you realize that your handheld of choice has been outclassed by smartphones within a pictosecond of its release... no, that's actually not true - it was outclassed before it was even released. ;O;

    Seriously though, mobile gaming is slowly growing into a full-blown industry and if you ask me, we should cheer it on. If mobile gaming evolves into a profitable business, we'll definitely see more gaming-oriented handsets and more games, and since variety is the spice of life, I'd like to see that happen.
     
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    First ya'll complain about graphics and quality of gaming with our current handhelds, then ya'll come up in here advocating Mobile gaming. Waddup with this shit yo?
    Mobile gaming is the platform for the growing population of filthy casual plebians. It will be the downfall of gaming. And I will not stand for it Fox of the West, no sir.
    *salutes self*
     
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    Because phones are terrible gaming devices? other than for casuals.
     
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    So are you suggesting we go around calling everyone who game on mobile "filthy casuals"? Sure.

    In fact, let's throw in dedicated handhelds into the mix as well. They also seem like a breeding ground for casuals.

    How about all Nintendo gamers than, cause everyone knows the Wii U is casuals.

    In fact, to be more hardcore, let's just exclude all console fans in generals, cause they aren't as hardcore as PC gamers. No actually, you aren't hardcore if you game on a normal PCs.

    Everyone who doesn't game on a supercomputer or mainframe is a filthy casual. But not hardcore enough, it has to be a supercomputer you build yourself, from raw silicon.

    <sarcasm>

    Everyone who doesn't game on a supercomputer they build themselves from raw silicon is a filth casual!

    </sarcasm>
     
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    lack of buttons is my main reason for not spending money on games for phones too wierd imo

    gta 3 with no buttons tomb raider with no buttons, just no
     
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    And why would that be? What makes your 3DS or my PSVita any better a gaming device than a mobile other than the attached controls? Nothing, they're even based on the same hardware. They're literally the same in every respect except software support, which will come eventually as more people embrace the emerging market.

    It's not like the 3DS doesn't have casual games. Or the PSVita. Or any other console for that matter. Games are games and they're meant to be played and enjoyed - if you want more triple-A games on mobile then by all means, buy the "bigger, better" games on mobile instead of Angry Birds and advocate buying them. When there's money to be made, developers will take advantage of that, both in terms of hardware and software.

    I wouldn't say that mobile can easily compete with established consoles today, but it will be able to compete eventually if certain conditions are met.
    So your main concern is the hardware, and that can be fixed by getting a controller or a device that has built-in controls like the Xperia Play or any of the Chinese gaming tablets. I don't think that buying a smartphone controller is any worse than buying a bloody Circlepad Pro - it's a tumour, but it's a comfy tumour.
     
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    All I could see there was the petty drivel of a casual, too lazy to make a real comeback and too lazy to game the real way.
    When I want a round of Tekken with my mates, i'll take it on a HD console. Not bluetooth connected 20 fps phone Tekken. Thanks

    The road to having everything conveniently done with half the maximum effort on one computerised system is only a road to ruin.
     
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    <sacrasm> You filthy casual! If you're not gaming on a custom supercomputer, you're not a true gamer! Supercomputer Gaming Master Race!!!!! And you have to control your games with direct computer-mind interface devices. Controllers are for filthy casuals!</sarcasm>
     
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    Games on smartphones with only touch screens are just too hard to actually play and enjoy. Simple as that, I hate on touch buttons, feels so clumsy and I usually ditch it in minutes.
     
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    As they say on your beloved anon derp-chan, art thou enraged?
    Foxi is providing a meaningful conversation, you're just spouting more plebian drivel
     
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    You mean the road to not having to tag along with a bag to carry all your electronics in.

    Imagine living in a world where you have to carry a camera, a GPS, a PDA, an MP3 player, an MP4 player, a laptop, a modem, a phone and a gaming system with you at all times when you're outside. That's "10-or-so years ago". Now all this stuff is done by one device - a smartphone. Embrace it, it makes your life so much easier.