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#1681 ViolentLee

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:30 AM

Only played a couple cursory minutes of Vice City, but I'm so glad I bought it. The graphics are much improved; the controls are super customizable (gyro steering OR L/R only steering OR analog steering, plus you can reorder/resize the buttons); the radio stations still kick ass; there are cloud saves (I have iPhone 5 and iPad 2). It's an amazing piece of software to be portable, only $5, and improved over the original -- which is on my all-time top 10 list.
Of course, I pretty much got busted immediately. Also, I didn't see how to punch passersby.

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#1682 CrimsonTribe

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

Final fantasy 3 for $9 ......


Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II are $4 each. According to Appshopper that matches their lowest price ever.

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#1683 arcane93

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:58 PM

Chaos Rings is worth the money imo. No iOS game since has kept me interested enough to play for 10+ hours.


I hated Chaos Rings. It started off well enough, but it quickly felt like I was just doing the same thing over and over again, and the story felt like it was just tacked on and wasn't going anywhere. I finally got bored and just stopped playing.

#1684 NaiveCynic

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

Considering how rarely Square Enix apps go on sale, I'd say snatch these up quick. From what I can tell, the last time they were this cheap was back in March of 2011, so basically a year and a half ago.

I'd snag em, but I've already played their PSP counterparts and the niftiness of having them on my phone isn't worth it to me. I DID get the Final Fantasy Dimensions IAP though. Lord knows the original $28.99 asking price was WAY too much. Even $16.99 seems like too much, but considering the game is only available on iOS and I don't want to have to wait another 21 months for another sale, I just decided to bite the bullet.

I DO like the game so far. And to be fair, the sale price is cheaper than FFIII on PSN. Granted, I can't play it on my Vita, but I don't carry my Vita with me at all times, either.

#1685 Junpei

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

I hated Chaos Rings. It started off well enough, but it quickly felt like I was just doing the same thing over and over again, and the story felt like it was just tacked on and wasn't going anywhere. I finally got bored and just stopped playing.


Trust me, you are doing the same thing over and over again, each time easier than the last since monsters pose absolutely no threat after a short while, so the game feels no more than a glorified technical demo in this regard... however, the story is a horse of a different colour and it develops over the course of each couple's adventure (plus a final chapter that encompasses them all), so you must endure the standard turn-based RPG fare to enjoy it.

Sure enough, I couldn't possibly justify its full price, but I bought it during a massive SE discount a couple of years ago at about $3 or $4 and didn't regret a single moment of it, since it was an almost-console like experience with a gripping story, interesting characters and wonderful art :)

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#1686 biocat

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

Ugh. Baldur's Gate EE requires ios 6.0. I guess I should finally bite the bullet and update.

#1687 Multicron

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:55 PM

Is appshopper down? I can't connect to it from my iPad or iPhone 5.

#1688 Stimes

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

Is appshopper down? I can't connect to it from my iPad or iPhone 5.


Down for me, this happened to me a couple days ago and got it to work after updating the app, maybe if you delete and re-install it might work. Haven't tried the web site, that might work also.

#1689 Crunchewy

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

Appshopper.com is working for me. I guess they fixed it.

Carcassonne soon finally getting Traders & Builders expansion. Yeah! It's a great expansion to the game. They are saying it will be out this month. I think it's in review, but it's a little hard to tell from their post on twitter. Here's an iPhone screenshot:

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#1690 Multicron

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:34 PM

I refuse to update the AppShopper app - they added ads! Sadly, they added them right before I downloaded the app on my new iPhone.

Oh yeah, and the AppShopper apps work again.

#1691 envelopes

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

I refuse to update the AppShopper app - they added ads! Sadly, they added them right before I downloaded the app on my new iPhone.

Oh yeah, and the AppShopper apps work again.


Just out of curiosity, is there IAP to remove the ads? If so I might get it again.

It's sad but we now know there are much worse things to do than throwing ads into an always free app. Like turning paid app into ad supported. Or turning app people paid money for into just a demo. Etc.

#1692 rewerbkcirtap

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

What is extra weird is that on the iPad, appshopper does not have ads. Go figure

#1693 jazzman

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

What is extra weird is that on the iPad, appshopper does not have ads. Go figure


Don't worry it will be in the next update

#1694 Dmonrei

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

Considering how rarely Square Enix apps go on sale, I'd say snatch these up quick. From what I can tell, the last time they were this cheap was back in March of 2011, so basically a year and a half ago.

I'd snag em, but I've already played their PSP counterparts and the niftiness of having them on my phone isn't worth it to me. I DID get the Final Fantasy Dimensions IAP though. Lord knows the original $28.99 asking price was WAY too much. Even $16.99 seems like too much, but considering the game is only available on iOS and I don't want to have to wait another 21 months for another sale, I just decided to bite the bullet.

I DO like the game so far. And to be fair, the sale price is cheaper than FFIII on PSN. Granted, I can't play it on my Vita, but I don't carry my Vita with me at all times, either.


I'm incredibly tempted by FF Dimensions just because people I know say it's the best new "old-school" Final Fantasy in years (I played a little of the free version but not enough to form a solid opinion) I just don't know if I can justify paying that amount for it given that the only game I've paid >$10 for is FFT:WoTL and even that took a few updates before it was worth the price tag (slowdowns were initially worse than the PSP port while adding a ton of glitches)

#1695 Crunchewy

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

I'm not seeing ads in the appshopper app on my iPhone and there's no update available? I'm not complaining.

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#1696 Chemosh013

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:10 PM

I refuse to update the AppShopper app - they added ads! Sadly, they added them right before I downloaded the app on my new iPhone.

Oh yeah, and the AppShopper apps work again.


How dare they try to monetize their exceptionally helpful app.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

If I was to only buy one of the Final Fantasies between I & III which would you suggest? I played the first on the NES as a kid so I've always had nostalgia for that title. Never played the other two iirc.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

I like III, and I spent a HELL OF A LOT of time playing it on the DS with the re-release. Not sure about any of the iDevice ones though. SE charges too much IMO for the i-Versions.

#1699 NaiveCynic

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

I'm incredibly tempted by FF Dimensions just because people I know say it's the best new "old-school" Final Fantasy in years (I played a little of the free version but not enough to form a solid opinion) I just don't know if I can justify paying that amount for it given that the only game I've paid >$10 for is FFT:WoTL and even that took a few updates before it was worth the price tag (slowdowns were initially worse than the PSP port while adding a ton of glitches)


I agree that the price is still steep, but I think it's safe to say that it's not going to get any cheaper. I haven't played too far past the prologue yet, but so far I'm pretty content with my purchase. If you're an fan of the old school Final Fantasy games, it'll scratch your nostalgia itch quite nicely.

If I was to only buy one of the Final Fantasies between I & III which would you suggest? I played the first on the NES as a kid so I've always had nostalgia for that title. Never played the other two iirc.


FFIII on the App Store is based on the DS remake, so it's the most modern feeling one, but decidedly still very old school gameplay-wise. I'd say it's my favorite of the first 3 Final Fantasy games. FFI is also an easy recommendation, but I'd say be cautious of FFII. It has a very unique stat leveling system which has been a point of controversy with fans.

Either way, I'd say it's easily the weakest of the 3, but still worth playing. If I had to endorse only one, it would be FFIII.

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#1700 Shimrra

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Is the Youtube app as bad as they say or should I just stay with using youtube thru Safari?

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#1701 Crunchewy

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

Is the Youtube app as bad as they say or should I just stay with using youtube thru Safari?


Is there some great burden involved in installing it and finding out for yourself? LOL. :)

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#1702 Shimrra

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

Is there some great burden involved in installing it and finding out for yourself? LOL. :)


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#1703 darrenaero

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:00 PM

Please enlighten us. It's a small file size. Can be downloaded over 3G and is free. This burden would literally take a minute of your life.

It's not even a game you have to invest time in to see if you like it.

#1704 Shimrra

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

Please enlighten us. It's a small file size. Can be downloaded over 3G and is free. This burden would literally take a minute of your life.

It's not even a game you have to invest time in to see if you like it.


Enlighten you?
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Its a rather simple question is it worth even the download or is there something else out there better. Have you even stop and looked up all the other youtube apps out there.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:28 PM

The wifey just got home with a iPad 2. Pretty fucking stoked right now. I've bought so many games that were a pain to play on my phone, it'll be nice to finally play them!

#1706 RollingSkull

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

Youtube App is not awful but I'm not that big a fan
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:41 AM

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:56 AM

I like the youtube app. Works perfectly fine for what it is. The voice recognition from ios6 is clutch when youre sitting in traffic.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:12 AM

Bal-ders gate! Bal-ders gate! Balders gate! Balders gate!


Tempted to pick that up since I never played it before. Not sure how I missed it the first time, think I was too preoccupied with FF7 on my PS1. (Damn I'm getting old)

I've already got too many games in my back log thanks to this thread, lol, here's hoping for a Christmas sale. But I'm not holding my breath.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:48 AM

The wifey just got home with a iPad 2. Pretty fucking stoked right now. I've bought so many games that were a pain to play on my phone, it'll be nice to finally play them!


Way jealous, would love to be hittin' up Vice City on one of those right now! The graphics look great.