Posts Tagged ‘Good iPhone Game’
I got an iPhone for Christmas and through a number of unintentional, predictable, and completely preventable events I am now deep into it’s gaming world. So far, the iPhone has done little to impress.
But when the little that impresses does, it does so with cartwheels and you, the beholder,cannot help but gasp and grin.
Let me explain.
As a whole, the iPhone App Store has been nothing more than a brilliant psychological test by Apple to see how much garbage people are willing to buy. We are failing this test. When a fart machine application makes more money than the downright amazing game Edge, everyone is failing.
I find it hard to blame the consumers. I find it hard to blame anyone actually. Farts are funny and that is the sad state of things.
This sad state makes the fact that some bright shiny gems have floated to the surface of this ocean of cell-phone-programs-that-choose-lotto-numbers-for-you and bile all the more amazing.
I mentioned Edge before. Edge is this perfect little game that works so well for the iPhone… it’s… it’s almost as if it were made for the thing. I’ll put that thought out of my head though since most of my experiences with these games have shown otherwise.
Edge combines the astetics of Marble Madness with pick-up-and-play game design that is perfect for a portable device. The levels are nice bit sized chunks so you can pop out the iPhone and play one quickly while you have a few minutes to kill. Or you can play a whole bunch if you’re lonely on a Saturday night (like THIS guy).
The games design is very well done too as it gently teaches you new tricks and then works them into the rest of the game. Dare I say this almost feels like Portal game design? I dare.
There are some other good games for the iPhone (and a lot of terrible ones) but right now Edge is the holder of my heart. My ooey, gooey heart. Good games deserve success. So I hope everyone who owns an iPhone and enjoys FUN will purchase Edge.
What I learned today: Most people on Twitter are not funny, witty, interesting, or sincere. So Twitter is for most people.