Smart phone gamingJuly 12th, 2013 at 10:51 pm by Chris Essex under Gadget Talk, WTHI Blog
Why can’t cell phones really be taken seriously as a gaming device?
The graphics are there…there are an endless number of games, but for me…there is one glaring thing missing.
I just purchased Contra from the App Store. Any gamer over 25 knows Contra…and the Contra code I’d be willing to bet.
Great game, very faithful to the original…except no controller!
A game like that…that could turn a smartphone into a powerhouse gaming machine, is held back.
Many games like that force you to make hard jumps…while shooting and dodging. It worked wonderfully on that old Nintendo controller because you could feel what you were pressing.
That’s just not the case on my iPhone. You slide your finger down (while shooting…dodging) to make the jump and you miss the button entirely.
Some of the casual games…Angry Birds for example work great, because you’re not in a mad rush to find a button you can’t feel on the corner of the screen.
What do you think? Is this holding back smartphone gaming? Or do you think it’s right on track?