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KO_OP's "Winding Worlds" is this week's addition to Apple Arcade on the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. The game is described as a finger-wiggling puzzle-adventure about a girl named Willow, a Wurm, and how to say goodbye.

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You're far from home. You're not sure how you got here. But you do know one thing: it's your calling to help your new friends, however you can. But not all of them are being cooperative...

"From the award-winning studio that brought you GNOG comes Winding Worlds, a finger-wiggling puzzle-adventure about a girl, a Wurm, and how to say goodbye.

Willow just wants to mind her own business. But after she finds a broken magical necklace, she is transported on a spellbinding journey to a network of strange planets, each with a different inhabitant. Hired and guided by a mysterious cosmic Wurm, Willow's task is to find out how to help her new friends heal and move on. In Winding Worlds, join a cast of characters, big and small, in a heartwarming tale of grief, love, truth, and acceptance.
"Winding Worlds" is available on the App Store with an Apple Arcade subscription. The service provides iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac users with access to over 100 games with no in-app purchases or ads for $4.99 per month.



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Jordan Klein

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People pay a subscription to play games like this ?
Nope. Not even interested in trying it for free if this is the kind of game available. This seems like a service where you get unlimited access to games you'd normally pay $1-$5 for anyway. Thanks but no thanks.

If there are very immersive, complex games there, such as FPS or RPG types, then maybe I'll give it a try.
 
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ToneDriver

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Nope. Not even interested in trying it for free if this is the kind of game available. This seems like a service where you get unlimited access to games you'd normally pay $1-$5 for anyway. Thanks but no thanks.

If there are very immersive, complex games there, such as FPS or RPG types, then maybe I'll give it a try.
There are very few games like that, especially in the FPS category. Apple has a certain branding style when it comes to the Arcade games, and they're pretty soft on certain kinds of violence. Unless there's a game where you kill people who are mean to the environment, the typical shooter isn't gonna make it in.

There are several RPGs, but whether they're good or not I can't really tell you because that's not the kind of game I'm interested in or have any business evaluating.

I'm enjoying Arcade because $5/month isn't much, and it has several titles so far that I like. What I'm after are games that I can just pop into on the couch for 20 minutes here and there, without any nonsense. I have the new 2020 iPad Pro and a PS4 controller, which is a pretty incredible experience.

If you know you only want a console experience, with anything resembling COD and other big console titles, no it won't be for you at all.
 
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Plutonius

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Nope. Not even interested in trying it for free if this is the kind of game available. This seems like a service where you get unlimited access to games you'd normally pay $1-$5 for anyway. Thanks but no thanks.

If there are very immersive, complex games there, such as FPS or RPG types, then maybe I'll give it a try.

To me, this looks more like a $.99 game :).
 
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Azrael9

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There are very few games like that, especially in the FPS category. Apple has a certain branding style when it comes to the Arcade games, and they're pretty soft on certain kinds of violence. Unless there's a game where you kill people who are mean to the environment, the typical shooter isn't gonna make it in.

There are several RPGs, but whether they're good or not I can't really tell you because that's not the kind of game I'm interested in or have any business evaluating.

I'm enjoying Arcade because $5/month isn't much, and it has several titles so far that I like. What I'm after are games that I can just pop into on the couch for 20 minutes here and there, without any nonsense. I have the new 2020 iPad Pro and a PS4 controller, which is a pretty incredible experience.

If you know you only want a console experience, with anything resembling COD and other big console titles, no it won't be for you at all.

Aye.

Apple Arcade has much simpler and broader appeal.

It's not all about Call of Duty and 'bobbing' gun style games. Pricing wise, the ATV is under that more 'heavy' weight of console eg. PS or XBOx. If people want that, it's easy to get that.

The Casual Market of 'Cooking Momma' or 'Bejewelled' (Activision bought them out for $4billion or something?) is huge.

It may not be for 'serious' (I wry smile that...I was 'serious' on my C64 back when gamers were weirdos playing abstract squiggles on the tv.) gamers. I scoff at the k/b and mouse being necessary too. When I was playing in the Arcades or the C64. It was joystick and buttons. Not playing with a bar of soap called a mouse.

But I have a big admiration for many of the iOS platform style games with novel ideas, cute graphics and approachable pick up and play 'Angry Birds' addictive style of game play.

Not every gaming sense has to be over wrought. Not every one wants that. Just as many pc gamers look down on consoles...there seems to be this 'looking down at' approach to iOS games.

Any platform that has tens of thousands of games will have loads of duff ones. But there are probably plenty of good ones too.

$5 a month (I hate subs...) for a pick up and play deal is far cheaper than plonking down £50-70 PER game on the PS or X soles.

Soon there will be loads of magnitude of games on Apple Arcade. For a mere $5 a month.

The one above looks ok. Decent enough concept. Arcade has it's own friendly house 'Arcade' style just as Nintendo or PS or X or 'ThHe PC GaMoR...' has their's. In fact, the PS/X consoles are far more homegenous in appearance, at times the difference between them has been largely academic. Except that M$ and Sony have their own 'eclusives' on each platform.

Azrael.
 
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