Here's what gaming on the iPad looks like (NOVA)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Palm Pimp, Jan 27, 2010.

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  1. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    OK. We get it. You hate everything about the iPad. You don't need to make any more new threads about it. Thanks.
  2. solideliquid macrumors 6502


    Aug 8, 2008
    Well, it does look clumsy and hard to control. They'd be better off allowing us to use the PS3 or some other gamepad via bluetooth to control games.
  3. InvalidBassist macrumors regular


    Feb 8, 2008
    I'm not going to lie... I think it looks fun.

    Yes, you might have to put it on a table to get full use out of it and the graphics aren't as good as say... a game running on a MacBook, but I doubt that they built this from the ground up for the iPad, they just ported it over from the App Store.
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    That actually looks great, I'll just ignore that all you ever do, being a palm troll, is bash apple. Actually, whoops, i guess i didn't.

    At least I know that once the excitement dies down you'll crawl back under your bridge and lay dormant until the next apple event, like usual.
  5. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Change thread title to 'Here's what a non-optomized game on the iPad looks like (NOVA)'......

    With control adjustments it would play fine. If second thumb where exisiting fire button controlled screen turn, and tap on screen controlled firing, the games controls would be sorted.

  6. boxstboy macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2009
    Wow, that looks like a lotta fun!!! LOL! Watch out Xbox and PS3! :eek:

    I'm so glad I didn't buy that Apple stock !!!
  7. marklight macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    why not use the accelerometer to control where the person looks? wow... controls really look bad.
  8. sfmountainbiker macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2009
    I actually bought this game for my iPod touch since it had great reviews, but was frustrated by the control issues you see here (and was thus skeptical of the gaming potential for the iPad).

    There simply is not enough "buttons" to control moving, aiming, and looking at the same time. Yes, the accelerometer or another button might help, but ultimately I think that the problem is that pc/platform gaming simply does not translate perfectly to touch screen gaming.

    Another problem I have with the driving games is that they want you to use the accelerometer to steer. Hell, I have to LOOK at the screen to see where I'm going, so tilting it and turning it this way and that does NOT improve my ability to drive.

    Still, other games that involve physics, or turn based games like Civ Revolutions work great. I think it's about finding the right game/interface for the platform.
  9. Palm Pimp thread starter macrumors regular

    Palm Pimp

    Jan 8, 2009
    Tilt to look is the worst possible control scheme for the iPhone, let alone a bigger version of it.
  10. Zerg macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2009
    I have ZERO interest in playing a fps on a 9 inch touch screen.

    For me, I'd like to see a nice touch MMO (Guild Wars'ish) or something like that. Boardgames would be great on this (think Senet, Backgammon, Chess). I hate the idea of a FPS with virtual sticks but this device will be great for other types of games, IMO :)
  11. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    Hmm. Take video footage of an iPod touch playing an FPS game. Zoom to 400% while watching.

    Is that what we just saw? :D
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