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Reviews section for iOS only?
« on: August 03, 2013, 10:54:28 AM »
Are there plans to add an Android section? or maybe change the section to 'mobile' and have flags/icons to denote their availability in iOS and/or Android

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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 12:21:16 PM »
I can't answer for the site as a whole, but this is something we've tossed around internally, but we haven't made any solid decisions just yet.
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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 11:27:17 PM »
Our issue with Android has been that the huge number of different devices makes it hard to predict how well a game will work with your phone or tablet. Also, not many of the staff like to play games on their phone. (I, obviously, am an exception.) ;)
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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 02:24:03 PM »
all new phones run everything,  the issue of some game not working for some phones hasn't really been an issue for years. 

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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014, 07:20:13 PM »
This is a WIP. We've already started doing some work on making it happen. No ETA yet.



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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2014, 04:15:34 AM »
Our issue with Android has been that the huge number of different devices makes it hard to predict how well a game will work with your phone or tablet.

I don't really see it being much different from doing PC reviews. As long as the game is available for the platform its fair game to review. Its up to the developer/publisher to provide the requirements and the user to determine weather their device can handle the software. All we would need from you is the minimum OS version required and possibly what device the game was being reviewed on as a benchmark, and even those are optional.
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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2014, 09:10:04 AM »
This was a more significant issue in the early days of Android.  As Andrew said, we're in the process of revamping that section and will have information/reviews on all 3 major mobile platforms.
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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2014, 09:23:53 PM »
I'll admit this was largely on me to implement, and I apologize it's been so late in coming, Thanks to Andrew helping me with platform research, I finally got these together! Please give the new pages a look, and let us know your thoughts!

http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2014/1982.html

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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2014, 10:50:31 AM »
Looks good! Now we just need more reviews ;)

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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2014, 12:05:24 PM »
You wound me, Aurian!  I've written 29 iOS reviews myself!  Just because only one of mine was this year... ;)
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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2014, 10:31:01 PM »
Are there any games in particular you're interested in having us review?
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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2014, 12:28:36 AM »
I ended up getting that one Tooker :)

I have a list of games at home (on vacation at present) but I find iOS very difficult to browse due to the high amount of CRAP on there, so finding a game, any game, is daunting. Especially when they ask for prices for more than a few bucks due to the high proportion of crappy games and games that don't work very well. But free games also have their issues (hitting a wall because you don't want to pay every few hours).

The site seems to review visual novels so I would like to know if there are iOS visual novels worth getting. I did like Juniper's Knot (albeit on the short side) and One called Banshee Manor (or something to the effect - although replaying the story over and over to have different options show up later wasn't something I liked).

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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2014, 12:33:15 PM »
Re: searching.  So true.  I hate all the garbage they put under "RPGs."
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Re: Reviews section for iOS only?
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2014, 01:00:03 PM »
I think it's pretty obvious what 2014 iOS game I would recommend. 

As for iOS VNs to stay away from, I would skip the iOS version of If My Heart Had Wings.  Stick with the PC version.  The "free-to-pay" structure of IMHHW iOS is nonsensically stupid and the iOS version lacks voiceovers. 
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